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Amtrak train collides with logging truck in Cassatt

A northbound Amtrak passenger train struck a logging truck around 6 a.m. Monday just off U.S. 1 in Cassatt. According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, the truck had just turned off of U.S. 1 on to Robert Reynolds Road. Railroad tracks hug U.S. 1 with the ungated and unlighted crossing just feet off the highway.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pine Grove Road bridge to be closed until Spring 2016

A detour around a structurally damaged bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff will remain in place until Spring 2016, according to a S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) engineer. SCDOT District One Engineering Administrator Bryan L. Jones said the hope is for the bridge to be replaced by the end of May 2016.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KH Foundation deciding its future

One organization is still deciding its future in the wake of Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health's takeover of KershawHealth. The KershawHealth Foundation is trying to decide not only its future, but exactly how it will disburse approximately $2 million in donations it still holds.

November 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Spring forward one last time

(This column first appeared in November 2010.)

November 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board to continue facilities discussion

Facility needs will once again be the subject of discussion during a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Trustees, using information compiled from their own Oct. 20 reports of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities, will likely begin prioritizing those needs and, possibly, begin discussing exactly how to fund any projects.

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Capella/MUSC Health era begins at KH

The sign atop KershawHealth said it all: "In affiliation with MUSC Health."

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Crime Report - Nov. 3, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man after he allegedly attacked a 41-year-old man while wielding a machete and fired shots at the victim and a witness.

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: We’re here for you

Newspaper Association of America President & CEO David Chavern recently wrote a column titled "Local Elections & Newspapers."

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board lauds longest serving members as transition begins

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees congratulated three of their own Monday night as they met for the last time as the governing body of the county's public hospital. When members meet again Nov. 9, they will do so as trustees of the Health Services District of Kershaw County. They will do so not at the Health Resource Center where they did Monday night, but at the Karesh Long Term Care Center, the only aspect of healthcare delivery in the county the board will oversee.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Flood victims tell stories, ask questions at meeting

Cindy Hartman had been through a lot before showing up at Wednesday's post-flood community meeting at Lugoff Fire-Rescue's (LF-R) headquarters.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


$17.2 million bond passes final hurdle, 4-2

Bonds worth up to $17.2 million will be issued in December to help fund a series of upgrades to Kershaw County's three main industrial parks. Work at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial will likely begin in early 2016. The county will start paying for the bonds -- $390,000 annual payments from $4 million in reserve funds -- in either 2017 or 2018.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Oct. 27, 2015

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 40-year-old Camden man for first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing another man in the chest Oct. 17.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Public hearing tonight on $17.2 million bond issue

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting tonight to receive comments from the public on a potential $17.2 million bond issue to fund upgrades at the county's industrial parks. The hearing is listed early on tonight's agenda. Third reading of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of the bonds is also up for consideration. Council passed second reading of the ordinance two weeks ago on a split, 4-2 vote with one councilman absent.

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


Trustees hear possible school construction bond scenario

A bond issue of $106.47 million and a penny sales tax to offset a potential increase in property millage.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


‘Final’ KH board meeting tonight

At 6 p.m. today, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet for the final time as the authoritative body governing all aspects of KershawHealth operations. Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the healthcare providing arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- are set to take over most KershawHealth operations Sunday at 12:01 a.m.

October 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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


Column: Three bad apples

If you've ever watched CBS' Criminal Minds, you're probably familiar with its opening credits during which a montage of mugshots are shown. Look ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD releases Robbins contract for superintendent

When new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent. Dr. William Shane Robbins officially begins working on July 1, his starting base salary will be $170 ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jury finds Pickrell guilty of murdering boyfriend

Unless her case is overturned on appeal, Gregg Pickrell will be 100 years old when she finishes serving her 35-year sentence for fatally shooting 33-year-old ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD considering changes to offering alternative meals

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may be changing the way it handles providing lunches for students who either can't afford to pay or ...

June 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - June 5, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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