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Kimbrell’s makes $350,000 investment to upgrade store

It's not every day that a furniture store manager can say their company spent $350,000 -- a little more, actually -- to give their retail space a facelift both inside and out. That's the estimate Kimbrell's Furniture Manager Ann Bass gave earlier this week of how much the company invested in exterior façade and extensive interior upgrades.

December 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Marketing Camden - Part 1 of 2

Camden City Council spent two hours during its work session Tuesday afternoon hearing Arnett Muldrow's initial tourism marketing plan recommendations. In this first of two reports, the C-I looks at the Greenville-based firm's suggestions for launching the new "Camden: Classically Carolina" brand and for what it called "product development" -- tourism packages and other ideas for bringing a critical mass of visitors to Camden. Monday's report will focus on organization and funding, data collection and analysis, and the questions asked and concerns raised by council members and others during the meeting.

December 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


New Interim CEO moving forward at KershawHealth

The first thing Terry Gunn mentions is how the older of his two sons loves photography.

December 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Tree lighting, music highlight start of Camden’s Christmas

The city of Camden continued its long tradition of lighting a Christmas tree in front of Camden City Hall on Friday night. In opening remarks, City Manager Mel Pearson noted that city staff planted the Eudora Cedar tree only two and a half years ago.

December 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A son remembers his father at bench dedication

Despite grey skies and a fairly constant drizzle, laughter from 50 people filled the southeast corner of Monument Square late Saturday morning. The laughter came as Bob Wood brought forth memories of his father, Dr. Paul Ariel Wood. The laughter highlighted the dedication of a Leaders Legacy bench in Dr. Wood's honor.

December 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Arnett Muldrow to present draft marketing plan Tuesday

Arnett Muldrow, a Greenville-based consulting firm, will officially present the designs it came up with for the city's new "Camden: Classically Carolina" brand and a draft of its marketing plan for the city. The designs, revealed during a public presentation in mid November, include the new logo featuring graphics representing different aspects of Camden life and heritage and a mock-up of a magazine advertisement.

December 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Drop off our kids safely, please

I'm the parent of a Camden Middle School (CMS) student. Each weekday morning, I drop him off after taking his brother to another school.

December 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Gunn begins as interim KershawHealth CEO

Terry J. Gunn is now acting as KershawHealth's interim chief executive officer (CEO). Gunn signed an employment agreement Wednesday with KershawHealth Board of Trustees Chair Karen Eckford and began working that day.

December 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Deputies’ lives touched thousands

I did not know Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Rob Evans, who passed away last week. I knew him, but only in the sense that I spoke to him a few times when the two of us happened to be at KCSO headquarters at the same time. Evans certainly seemed like a nice guy; I remember him smiling a lot.

December 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council passes electric rate increase

Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase electric utility rates by 6 percent starting with the first billing cycle in January 2014. The increase is necessary, City Manager Mel Pearson said during council's Tuesday meetings, because of an expected 12.9 percent increase in the cost of purchasing power from Duke Energy Progress (DEP).

November 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cassatt man caught up in animal fighting raid

A Cassatt man is among 13 adults arrested Thursday in a multiple agency raid of an alleged dog fighting operation in Rembert.

November 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council to consider 6 percent electric rate hike

Camden City Council will consider imposing a 6 percent electric rate increase to be effective with the first billing cycle in January 2014. Council will take up the possible increase during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

November 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth board chooses Gunn to be interim CEO

It didn't take long Friday morning for the KershawHealth Board of Trustees to choose Terry J. Gunn as the person members would like to have as the healthcare organization's interim chief executive officer (CEO).

November 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


‘A madman with a (police) box’

Back at the beginning of September, in a column about my sons' "sci-fi education," I mentioned that Doctor Who was about to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

November 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board could name interim CEO today

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees could name its choice for interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the healthcare organization today. The board voted to narrow the field to two finalists during its one regular meeting of the month Tuesday. After contacting them Wednesday, the board publically announced that Terry J. Gunn and David E. Loving are the two candidates it is considering for the interim CEO position.

November 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Dispatchers, EMS are heroes, too

After writing up my recent stories on 3-year-old Brayden, the little boy who survived a drowning incident several weeks ago, I received an email from ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 17, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Lugoff men following an assault that allegedly took place around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City hires Main Street SC program manager

At the very end of Tuesday night's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson introduced Katharine Spadacenta to council members and the public ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CPD arrests man for armed robberies

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday for two armed robberies, one of which took place that day. The other robbery reportedly took ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheheen bill would allow city of Camden to annex shopping center

In a somewhat unusual legislative move, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden introduced a bill in January that would allow the city of Camden to ...

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Black River Road, U.S. 521 master plan on city agenda

Camden City Council will consider a resolution during its meeting tonight that, if approved, would support the creation of a master transportation plan for the ...

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO launches ‘Name our New Kershaw County K9’

The 13-month-old female black lab got on her hind legs to jump up to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Justin Spivey's chest ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Meet the mayor

Eschewing the high-back chair behind her desk at Camden City Hall, recently elected Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford chose a chair near her office's door ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Five firms hired for 11 referenda projects

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees approved the selection of five construction management at risk firms to work on 11 different projects on a ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


LF-R getting ‘bounce house’ obstacle course

Most children, when they think of fire departments, get excited about fire trucks -- ladder trucks, engines, rescue vehicles and pumpers -- and, perhaps, dream of being ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


If I chose my ‘People of the Year’ today

For many of my 16 years here at the C-I, I have picked out people and/or organizations I believe to be worthy of praise ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 10, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) may charge a 35-year-old Elgin man with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after allegedly ...

February 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


A miracle named Brayden

On Friday, Jan. 27, the parents of a 3-year-old Lugoff boy pulled from the bottom of a pool four days earlier were told their son ...

February 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


One arrested, one sought in check cash robbery

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man and are seeking another for robbing the Check Into Cash on East DeKalb Street in Camden.

February 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board may choose referendum project firms

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may choose one or more firms to build projects approved by voters for construction and funding by ...

February 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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