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KCSD graduation rate at all time high

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) seniors and other students are receiving high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) at the highest rate ever in the district's history. According to information provided by KCSD Director for Student Assessment Lavoy Carter to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 17 meeting, 90.7 percent of students graduate in four years and 93.5 percent graduate in five years. Carter said the district's goal is to have all district students earn either a high school diploma or GED.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board meeting on tap for Bethune tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight in Bethune as part of its quarterly commitment to meet in off-site locations around the county. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., be held in the Bethune Recreation Center and is open to the public.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSD may bring back referenda in 2016

It's not a done deal, but there appeared to be consensus Tuesday night among members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to bring a pair of construction-related referenda back to voters in November 2016. If trustees ultimately do so, athletic improvements could be taken out of the equation, but still lead to some schools being closed for consolidation.

February 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Echoes of Lugoff’s Uno as beagle wins at Westminster

Miss P became only the second beagle in history to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. The win came Tuesday after a late-night 20-minute-long decision by a judge who favored the 4-year-old beagle over the crowd favorite Old English sheepdog. Winning must run in the blood. Miss P is the grandniece of the first beagle to do so: Uno, who won in 2008.

February 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


North Central schools closed Tuesday due to freezing weather

Students in the North Central area of the county did not attend school Tuesday after conditions from freezing rain caused an area-wide power outage. The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) made the decision around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, citing "downed trees in the roadways and a loss of electricity in parts of the North Central area."

February 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: The ‘Criminal Minds’ of television

Last week, I mentioned I'm a fan of NCIS: New Orleans. I'm also a fan of the original NCIS and its other spin-off, NCIS: Los Angeles. NCIS, as you might know, is a spin-off itself of JAG, which started on NBC and then moved to CBS, home of the NCIS franchises.

February 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board to continue priorities discussion

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue discussing its priorities for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting Tuesday night. At its last meeting, Feb. 3, the board focused on employee compensation as its top priority for the next school year's budget.

February 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH offers county $2.6 million to take EMS

KershawHealth is offering to make a "one-time and final payment" of $2.636 million for Kershaw County to take over emergency medical services (EMS). The KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted, 8-1, to make the offer following an executive session at the end of its meeting Monday night. Board Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom cast the lone "no" vote.

February 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Vacationing with Robots? Maybe.

"The robot revolution may be gentler than we thought," began an article on CNN.com about a new hotel in Japan's Nagasaki prefect.

February 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears leadership development plan

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director for Professional Development Steve Abbott hopes to see more teachers and other employees move into leadership roles during the coming school year. He presented a plan to enhance leadership development to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 3 meeting at Wateree Elementary School.

February 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board to continue Capella, EMS discussions

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will continue discussing its pending lease/purchase deal with Capella Healthcare of Tennessee and the proposed transfer of emergency medical services (EMS) to Kershaw County. The board will receive legal advice on these issues in executive session near the end of its meeting tonight at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

February 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


School trustees pick employee compensation as top priority

As one of the earliest steps in creating an operational budget for the 2015-16 school year, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees each picked their top two priorities when it comes to finances. Overwhelmingly, trustees chose "teacher compensation" or "overall compensation" as their top picks.

February 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Stover, Blaney take first places in regional archery tournament

Archery teams from Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS) and Blaney Elementary School (BES) placed first in the middle and elementary school division, respectively, during a regional tournament Saturday. A team from the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) placed third in the high school division.

February 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Late deputy’s uniform donated to L-EMS

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, parents, supporters and others took a break from a wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) on Saturday morning to remember Rob Evans as more than a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

February 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS to host funeral for beloved JROTC cadet

No flags flew in front of Camden High School (CHS) on Wednesday.

February 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Injured woman recovering in Columbia

A woman struck by a pickup truck while she and her 13-year-old grandson were crossing DeKalb Street from the Little Theater in Camden on Sunday ...

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board meets again tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet again tonight, one week after its annual daytime organizational meeting where the Rev. Dr. James P ...

January 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


I couldn’t come up with anything, so…

(Remember "Noted and passed"? Let's go back six whole years to Jan. 9, 2012, when I had a little trouble -- like I am this ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017 ...

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Legislators remember Bobby Jones

A very large group of people -- elected officials, business owners and community leaders -- crowded into the ALPHA Center's meeting room Thursday for lunch, an ...

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Ready to be your voice

Last September, I was supposed to attend my first-ever meeting of the S.C. Press Association's Freedom of Information (FOI) Committee. Unfortunately, the effects ...

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Year in Review - Part 3 of 3

September

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Flu spiking early

The flu is back in Kershaw County and it's come a little early this season.

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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