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Petition signatures may be turned in Tuesday

More than five people are already signed up to speak in public forum during Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday. At least some of the speakers are long associated with an effort to get a referendum on a city ballot so citizens can vote on whether to fund the construction of a possibly YMCA of Columbia-run sports complex.

December 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


One arrested, one sought in driveway paving scam

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 54-year-old man and are seeking the whereabouts of a 39-year-old man for scamming an 81-year-old Lugoff man out of $1,500 for "paving" his driveway.

December 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


800 bags of horse feed stolen from Camden store

Sometime since mid-2010, someone stole approximately 800 bags of horse feed from Mane Street Horse & Pet, formerly East SC Hay Distributors, on East DeKalb Street.

December 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pedestrian struck by car at Wylie and DeKalb

A 51-year-old man is in a Columbia hospital, being treated for head and other injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle Monday evening in Camden.

December 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Dec. 7, 2011

A New Jersey man is still being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) following a high speed chase on I-20 involving U.S. Marshals and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies Thursday.

December 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Petition organizers try to submit signatures

A group of citizens and others supporting a referendum concerning a proposed YMCA-managed sports complex in Camden said Mayor Jeffrey Graham rebuffed its efforts to turn in signatures connected to a petition seeking the referendum.

December 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Remembering one of our ‘Greatest Generation’

As a reporter, there are times when your editor comes to you with a story assignment that -- you can't help it -- makes you cringe. I'm not a golf fan. I don't play, I rarely watch and I certainly had no interest a number of years ago in following a couple of guys in their 80s and their grandsons around a golf course. It just wasn't my thing.

December 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Camden's 'Hot Dog Man' loses appeal

Ward Ratz is setting up The Dog House again, this time back at his first location between Kmart and Big Lots on West DeKalb Street. Ratz lost an appeal of a decision by the city of Camden to repeal a one-year business license he received to operate on Broad Street. During an interview Thursday, Ratz said he planned to set up shop again at Kmart beginning today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

December 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Dixon sentenced to federal prison

For four years, Jamie Dixon plied his trade in Elgin: selling drugs, often in exchange for stolen property. Dixon, 33, is now sitting in a federal prison, having pleaded guilty earlier this month to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

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


Kershaw County's well-loved pediatrician retires

There's a good chance a majority of at least two, if not three, generations of Kershaw County residents have passed through Dr. Tommy Joseph's office doors during the past 35-plus years.

November 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Law Enforcement Report - Nov. 30, 2011

The dangers of online identity theft struck a county high school student after someone allegedly created a fake Facebook account looking exactly like his. The fake-out has reportedly led to the boy receiving a number of threats.

November 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bomb scare in Lugoff

A loud bang, about 10 minutes after an earlier one, signaled the end to a tense Friday afternoon in Lugoff.

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


Do we really need to brave Black Friday?

A woman in Porter Ranch, Calif., pepper sprays fellow shoppers at a Walmart in the northwest Los Angeles suburb.

November 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Weight of overturned car suffocates man

A 39-year-old Lugoff man died early Wednesday morning as a result of injuries suffered in an unusual accident.

November 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Voter registration, citizens group won't release petition

The Kershaw County Voter Registration Office and a citizens group both denied requests to release copies of signatures on a referendum petition to the Chronicle-Independent.

November 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

A conversation 20 years ago between Victor Jowers and his wife, Sarah, created an academic legacy which has lasted ever since. Jowers said he was looking at the Chronicle-Independent and other newspapers and saw how they were recognizing the county's top athletes.

March 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH finances rebound, but still suffering losses

KershawHealth still suffered an approximately $80,000 operating loss for the month of January, but -- thanks to an increase in emergency department visits and other factors -- improved its fiscal year-to-date bottom line by $1.5 million from January 2014. KershawHealth had lost $2.41 million dollars for the first four months of the 2014 fiscal year. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2015, KershawHealth has only lost about $918,000.

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Net neutrality is finally here

For those of you who believe in an open internet in the United States, the fight is still on. For the moment, though, we can bask in the glory of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote last week to impose so-called "net neutrality" rules on internet service providers (ISPs).

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘Critical, hazardous’ fixes at Zemp to only cost $5,000

It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.

February 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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