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City to officially consider annexing school district office

Camden City Council will officially consider Tuesday annexing the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) new offices on West DeKalb Street. Council accepted the district's petition in mid-October, sending it on to the Camden Planning Commission for review. The commission did so at its Oct. 26 meeting, returning it to council for formal consideration.

November 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Deadline Nov. 17 for TIF court challenge

On Oct. 25, Camden City Council, 4-1, passed second reading and final adoption of an ordinance designating a redevelopment project area tied to the creation of a tax incremental financing (TIF) district. The district, a 127-acre area along West DeKalb Street, will now be targeted for redevelopment by the city in the hopes of spurring private investors to do the same. An "anchor" of the TIF district is the proposed construction of a sports complex that may be managed by the YMCA of Columbia.

November 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘You can lead a horse to water...’

I admit it.

November 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Taking root

Clear blue skies and only slightly chilly breezes greeted visitors to Camden's Town Green at noon Thursday for a tree dedication ceremony. The ceremony also served as a thank-you to those who donated trees to the Green.

November 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - Nov. 2, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 54-year-old Camden man around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 after he allegedly tried to break into his own home while brandishing a 20-gauge shotgun.

November 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man accused of meth lab murder fires lawyer

A man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a woman found dead in a Lugoff methamphetamine lab fired his lawyer during a short hearing at the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man injured in accidental shooting

An Elgin man was in a Columbia hospital Friday being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered from an accidental shooting Thursday afternoon in Lugoff.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


It’s not just Halloween, it’s 7B Day

Here's a scary thought: somewhere, sometime today, the 7 billionth living human has or will be born.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Drug dealer pleads guilty

Warren Edward Washington, 29, of Cassatt, skipped out on his Oct. 17 trial date for crack cocaine distribution and marijuana possession charges. Less than 24 hours later, an anonymous tip led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a home on Clearwater Lake Road near Westville where they found Washington and arrested him.

October 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man killed in single-car accident

A 22-year-old Lugoff man died in a single-car accident around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

October 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Man bonds out on DUI, child endangerment charges

A Darlington man is out of jail on $2,712 bond – which included $445 for a child endangerment charge -- after being arrested Saturday when he was found passed out in his car on Interstate 20 with his 5-year-old daughter in the car.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden TIF district created on 4-1 vote

On another 4-1 split vote, with Councilman X. Willard Polk opposing, Camden City Council voted Tuesday morning to pass second and final reading of an ordinance creating a redevelopment project area.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Ex-deputy denied bond in sexual assault case

Nakia Darrien Johnson did not appear in court Monday afternoon when a circuit court judge denied him bond on charges of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 26, 2011

Thanks to a tip to Crimestoppers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men for the Oct. 9 burglary of Hawthorne Pharmacy in Lugoff.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Final TIF district reading Tuesday

Camden City Council will consider second and final reading Tuesday morning of an ordinance establishing a redevelopment project area tied to the creation of a tax incremental financing (TIF) district in the city of Camden.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Playing games teaches good choices

Even as I close in on 50 (mark your calendars for next March), I still like to play computer games. Frivolous, I know ... or is it?

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council votes on power contract, bond reissue

In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden honors ‘Dr. Mac’ with Legacy bench

A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth core measures hit 100 percent again

In July, KershawHealth reported scoring 100 percent on six quality core measures for the third month in a row. Monday, KershawHealth Board Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom reported four of those core measures struck the 100 percent again for at least six months, ending in September. Holmstrom, chair of the board's quality committee, reported one core measure hit 100 percent for the ninth straight month.

November 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Camden council approves $4 million bond on first reading

Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve first reading of an ordinance that would authorize the issuance of an up to $4 million bond to pay for renovations at Rhame Arena and pitch in to the construction of a community building at Central Carolina Technical College's proposed expanded campus.

November 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Thomley drops lawsuit against sheriff

Former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. David Thomley is dropping his lawsuit against Sheriff Jim Matthews. Thomley lost the Republican nomination to Matthews in 2010, who went on to be elected sheriff in that year's general election. Thomley lost again to Matthews this July when the sheriff beat him in the Republican primary and there were no Democratic contenders.

November 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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