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Public meetings set for Camden BAR proposal

City of Camden staff is proposing to hold public input meetings on the proposed creation of a board of architectural review (BAR) to replace the current Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC). Camden City Council will discuss the proposed public meeting schedule during its work session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

September 10, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

The two wives’ speeches

I'm going to leave comparisons between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's acceptance speeches to the big gun pundits. Instead, I believe this was the year of the wives when it came to the Democratic and Republican conventions: Michelle Obama and Ann Romney.

September 10, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Camden maintains ‘A’ Rating from S&P

The city of Camden has maintained its "A" rating and "stable" outlook from Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services. The city has continued to demonstrate good fiscal control during an exceptionally tough economy and is reinvesting its own money into reinforcing utility infrastructure, S&P said in a press release. The city also continues to work to build up the city's cash reserves.

September 07, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Sheheen speaks to Dems at convention breakfast

Before Democratic Party delegates from across the country are scheduled to renominate President Barack Obama as the party's candidate Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., one of those delegates spoke to his fellow Democrats about political life here in South Carolina. It's a subject the speaker knows well, considering he's served in the state legislature for 12 years and ran for governor in 2010.

September 05, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

KH finance discussion focuses on cash on hand

How much cash should KershawHealth have on hand in order to stay open if no revenue was coming in the door? Indeed, how much cash (and investments) KershawHealth does have on hand to cover those operating expenses was the question during the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' Aug. 27 meeting. Is it 140 days, as reported in the board's summary financial report for the month of July? Or is it 117 days, as of July 31, as reported on a financial "dashboard" report at the same meeting?

September 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

All hands on deck

Among journalists, there are those stories that show you what you're made of. They challenge you, maybe even drive you crazy as you try to figure out just what the heck is going on. But they also teach you, not just about the craft of journalism, but about yourself.

September 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Camden to improve I-20, industrial park infrastructure

After years of being on the back burner, the city of Camden is ready to bank on the future of another of town: the I-20/U.S. 521 interchange area and two nearby industrial parks.

August 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Htax lawsuit court date set for Oct. 4

They'll finally get their day in court.

August 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

The first days of ‘real’ school

Thursday was my younger son, Caleb's 11th birthday. Unreal, right? One of our gifts was a new Lego Star Wars bookbag, celebrating his love of Legos, Star Wars and a Lego Star Wars video game he and his brother, Joshua (also 11; he'll be 12 in October), love to play.

August 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Camden ready to ‘Grab Life’

The city of Camden is ready to "Grab Life." That's the slogan for a new city branding campaign developed after two years of planning, research and work by a citizen's stakeholder committee and the West Columbia-based advertising, marketing and design firm of Flying Napkins Inc.

August 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

A stark choice come this November

I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was.

August 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Camden annexes proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant lot

Camden City Council expressed its hopes that a Chick-fil-A restaurant will actually be built in Camden with a 4-0, unanimous vote to annex a small piece of property on West DeKalb Street. Tuesday's vote was the second and final reading necessary of an ordinance authorizing the annexation of a 1.08-acre lot being subdivided from the Seven Oaks Shopping Center, anchored by Kmart.

August 17, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

‘Newsroom’ shows how it should be

It should come as no surprise to long-time readers that I am absolutely loving Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom on HBO. In fact, considering some of my latest columns, new readers probably aren't surprised, either.

August 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

City council to consider financing for new radios

The city of Camden has until Jan. 1, 2013 -- a little more than four and a half months from now -- to comply with federal mandates concerning emergency communication interoperability. The mandates grew out of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans where law enforcement and other emergency agencies found it difficult to communicate with each other.

August 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Camden murder suspect arrested after seven years

Seven years ago, the Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man they knew as 24-year-old Ashiko B. Smith. CPD investigators placed Smith ended in the Kershaw County Detention Center and charged him with murder for fatally shooting 41-year-old Walter James Johnson in March 2005.

August 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

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Proposed 2016-17 KCSD calendar would start school Aug. 15

A proposed 2016-17 school year calendar for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) would have students return to classrooms on Aug. 15, the earliest date ...

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

KCC hears ‘sobering’ traffic enforcement report

Tuesday evening, Kershaw County Council heard what Chairman Julian Burns called a "sobering" report on traffic enforcement efforts by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office ...

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Cahn: Other things for which I’m thankful

I'm thankful for my family, my job, where I live and the fact my car hasn't completely broken down.

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

HSDKC board nets $2.3 million from Capella transaction

According to information provided to the Chronicle-Independent in response to a S.C. Freedom of Information Act request, the Health Services District of Kershaw County ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

KCC to consider $650K loan for WWTP admin/lab building

When Kershaw County Council meets tonight, it will consider authorizing an application to the S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority for an up to ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Crime Report - Nov. 24, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is searching for two men who reportedly brandished a firearm while confronting residents on Watson Drive near Elgin ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

CHS’ Corner named SCASA Assistant Principal of the Year

Two police officers escorted Camden High School (CHS) Asst. Principal Lesley Corner to the school's media center for what she thought was some type ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

CHS student dies from injuries sustained in Nov. 13 wreck

Sterling Felder, a 17-year-old outside linebacker who wore the No. 5 jersey for the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football team, died Monday morning of ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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