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Cahn: Not exactly the way I planned

Sometime during the next few weeks, I will become a very distant cousin to the Six Million Dollar Man or, more precisely, The Bionic Woman.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSO arrests man for A/C copper thefts, sales

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a homeless man Tuesday for destroying two air conditioning units from a Lugoff business, stripping the copper from them and selling the copper to a local scrap yard.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in two-vehicle collision Saturday

A man died Saturday evening after his car collided with a pickup truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West said George E. "Butch" Jackson, of Chestnut Road, Elgin, died around 6 p.m. Saturday.

January 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 5, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a Neds Creek Road residence in reference to an assault on Dec. 29 along U.S. 521 North in Westville.

January 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Crime reports can leave you in stitches

A week ago, I named first responders as my People of the Year for 2015. Included among them are our police department officers and sheriff's office deputies. In honoring them, I mentioned some of the things they do to help the community and the risks they take in keeping us safe here in Kershaw County.

January 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


2015 Year in Review - Part 1

As 2015 ends, it's natural to look back at the events which shaped the year. Today, the Chronicle-Independent reviews the news from January to April we believe made an impact on Kershaw County's communities. Friday, we'll look at stories from May to August, and end Jan. 5 with the events from September to December.

December 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: First responders my People of the Year

Choosing my person, or in this case, people of the year was a very easy task. Really, there was no question: Kershaw County's first responders -- from police and deputies to firefighters and paramedics -- are definitively this year's heroes. They are every year, of course, but 2015 showed us why and in a big way.

December 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Dec. 22, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested two 27-year-old Camden men the night of Dec. 12 on several charges after the driver failed to dim the white Toyota Camry's high beam headlights as they drove past the deputy in the opposite direction on Black River Road.

December 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LifeNet holds open house at Camden’s Woodward Field

Members of LifeNet, a commercial emergency helicopter transport service, showed off their new home at Woodward Field east of Camden during an open house Dec. 9. The company, which has served Kershaw and other surrounding counties' first responders and hospitals for a number of years, recently replaced its offices at the Kershaw County Airport with a new, large trailer.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Hewitt is KCSO Deputy of the Year

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Kyle Hewitt, his wife, Katie, and their four sons attended the department's annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at the Kershaw County Government Center. According to colleagues, Hewitt had been told to attend the gathering not merely for the camaraderie with fellow officers and their families, but because one of the fellow deputies on his shift was being named Deputy of the Year by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Harkins announces for District 1 Kershaw County Council seat

There could be a primary for District 1 with another Republican announcing their intention to run for the District 1 seat on Kershaw County Council recently vacated by Willie Mickle. Lake Wateree resident George Harkins announced his candidacy Thursday, setting up the possible Feb. 9 primary against Al Bozard, who announced his candidacy a week ago.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Missing child, parents located in New Hampshire

Charles Hughes Chandler, a 7-year-old boy reported missing by his grandfather just before Thanksgiving is now in the custody of his paternal grandmother in New Hampshire. According to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Steve Knafelc, the boy's grandmother took custody of Charles on Thursday.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Where has the year gone?

In just two short weeks, it will be 2016.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Dec. 15, 2015

A 50-year-old Lugoff man is being held on $9,000 bond for allegedly assaulting a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy while resisting arrest Dec. 9.

December 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: TIME makes best choice in Merkel

I'm one of those people who loves TIME magazine's idea of picking a person (or thing) of the year. Sometimes, the editors' choices have been a bit odd such as 1982 when they chose the personal computer or 2006 when the choice was "You." There have been years when the choices have reflected pure evil -- Hitler in 1938, Stalin the next year and in 1942 and the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Column: An end to the evil of separation

On the surface, President Trump blinked.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Pickrell’s defense team files notice of appeal

As expected, attorneys representing convicted murderer Gregg Pickrell filed a notice of appeal Friday afternoon, exactly hitting a 10-day deadline to do so after she ...

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lackey honored with legacy bench

Not quite a week after he had lauded his friend and fellow American Legion member, Perry McCoy, during a city of Camden Leaders Legacy bench ...

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Empathy is good for everyone’

David Adelman might be one of the smartest people in Camden. He also happens to have lived with cerebral palsy -- and the way people have ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan attends last full school board meeting

Dr. Frank Morgan, who has served as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for 11 years, attended his final full school board meeting ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO investigating shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the shooting death of a woman Sunday night in the Westville area. Kershaw County Coroner David ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Nobody lied; it was worse

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a small schools report given to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance committee showing it will take ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success

More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden's first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boan, Rushing head to June 26 runoff for sheriff nomination

Two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Sheriff -- Lee Boan and Jack Rushing -- will face each other in a June 26 runoff after neither man garnered ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County working on severance package FOIA request

In a response dated June 6, just two days prior to a 20-workday deadline, Assistant Kershaw County Attorney H. Thomas Morgan Jr. notified the Chronicle-Independent ...

June 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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