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The evidence is clear: CSI still strong

I was amazed the other day to realize that CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -- the original of the CSI franchise -- is now in its 14th season, hitting its 300th episode this past Wednesday night.

October 28, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Camden City Council approves DEP contract

Camden City Council approved a wholesale electric power contract with Duke Energy Progress (DEP), effectively extending a years-long relationship with the utility provider. Council voted unanimously to approve the seven-year contract during its Oct. 22 meeting.

October 28, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

City debates then approves Maxway RFP

Although Camden City Council ultimately gave the go-ahead for city staff to send out request for proposals (RFP) to develop the recently demolished Maxway property at Broad and Rutledge streets, some members expressed concern that things were moving too fast. The discussion came up during council's Tuesday afternoon work session.

October 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Former mayor, council react to HTAX ruling

Earlier this week, those who supported and those who opposed using hospitality tax (HTAX) revenues to pay for the construction of a proposed sports complex in Camden learned that it would have been legal to use the funds for such a project. Circuit Court Judge Alison Renee Lee signed a ruling Oct. 18, filed Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse, determining the city of Camden could have used HTAX funds to pay for the proposed two-story 44,000-square-foot complex.

October 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Judge: HTAX for sports complex was legal

Almost a year after hearing arguments in the case, a circuit court judge ruled Friday that the city of Camden's proposed use of hospitality tax (HTAX) funds to build a YMCA of Columbia-managed sports complex was legal. Circuit Court Judge Alison Renee Lee signed the judgment Friday which was filed at the Kershaw County Courthouse Monday.

October 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

City sending out RFPs for Maxway site

The city of Camden, with assistance from marketing consulting firm Arnett Muldrow, has prepared a request for proposals (RFP) to develop the site of the recently demolished Maxway building. Camden City Council will hear a report about the RFP during its work session Tuesday afternoon.

October 21, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

An hour in the classroom

I spent an hour Thursday morning with Erica Peake's writing class at North Central Middle School (NCMS).

October 21, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

KH to assist residents with healthcare exchange

Three KershawHealth employees will become certified application counselors, or CACs, and assist patients and others interested in learning more about the healthcare insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. During Monday's KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting, KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch said the healthcare organization is waiting for an email giving it the go-ahead to have the employees trained.

October 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Eckford, Holmstrom are new KH board chair, vice chair

Karen Eckford and Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. Eckford, a vice president of NBSC in Camden, recently completed her first year as a KershawHealth trustee. Holmstrom is an internal medicine physician with Sentinel Health Partners and has served on the board for four years of a six-year term.

October 16, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

We are your community watchdog

Last week was National Newspaper Week, the one week of the year during which -- with the Newspaper Association Managers' (NAM) leadership -- newspapers remind readers of their importance to their communities. This year, NAM's theme was "Your Community, Your Newspaper, Your Life," while the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) narrowed the focus even further to newspapers' role as community watchdogs.

October 14, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

CPD officer recognized during city council meeting

Tyrell "Rock" Coleman grew up in Camden, graduated from Camden High School and has worked for some time as a Camden Police Department (CPD) officer. Tuesday, City Manager Mel Pearson took advantage of the passage of a proclamation naming October as Crime Prevention Month to recognize Coleman on his recent promotion to sergeant and his new responsibilities as supervisor of the city's school resource officers (SROs).

October 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Arnett Muldrow: Camden gaining, ‘leaking’ dollars

Camden has some "very dynamic market things" going on, according to Tripp Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct a marketing study, tourism plan and branding effort.

October 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Stories of the federal shutdown

This week is National Newspaper Week but I felt that the federal government shutdown was more important and was struck by several things during the week I wanted to share.

October 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Camden’s Bill Byars supported SCDC as governor, legislature supported him

It's hard to argue with the numbers: the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) has reduced its inmate population almost to 1998 levels and begun generating a surplus after several years of severe deficits.

October 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Proclamations, resolutions fill city agenda

Camden City Council will take up five proclamations and three resolutions during its regular meeting Tuesday. Council will not hold an afternoon work session.

October 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

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