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School board hears SC READY report

"Our goal is to get away from 'approaching'… to 'meets' and 'exceeds' (expectations)."

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director of communications, Nicole Holland, 49, on 26 counts of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy to commit both and the theft of federal funds.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center without bond on three of four charges.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C., to help restore power to customers there.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations he and several co-conspirators committed fraud to obtain nearly $350 million worth of federal construction contracts.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ONLINE ONLY: School board will meet today

Despite schools being closed Friday and staring two hours later than normal on Monday due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet for its regular second Tuesday meeting of the month. Meanwhile, according to the proposed agenda for tonight's meeting, a special called meeting to conduct a hearing on a parent/student grievance that was supposed to take place Thursday will be rescheduled for a later date due to the anticipated early effects of the hurricane.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


County, city deal with Florence’s wind, rain

Schools, businesses, county offices and the library closed. Groups cancelled various activities. Even Walmart closed for a time. Shelters -- including ones for pets -- opened. Kershaw County, which had started preparing for the storm early last week, announced it would be operating at "OPCON 1," its highest level of "operating condition" for emergencies, on Friday.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper's editorial cartoon about Serena Williams' interactions with a tennis umpire during the U.S. Open. Vox's second post actually served as an advertisement for an episode of the outlet's relatively new Netflix series, Explained, titled "Why Women Are Paid Less."

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before the U.S. 1 bridge over the Wateree River, River Oaks has been outside the city limits since it was originally developed years ago.

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County gets ready for Hurricane Florence

Wednesday afternoon, it looked like Hurricane Florence would make landfall somewhere near Wilmington, N.C., but then dip slightly south and make its way across South Carolina.

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Final River Oaks annexation reading tonight

Residents and others who plan to attend tonight's Camden City Council meeting should be prepared to be in for a long haul. Among the dozen or so items on the proposed agenda are final annexation of the River Oaks Shopping Center and a proposal for the city to terminate its electric wholesale agreement with Duke Energy in favor of one with a Florida-based company with a generating station in North Carolina.

September 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: www.k-through-12.com

If the website address above scares you a bit, don't worry; I made it up. However, there really is a website at www.K12.com and it might be scary.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Hobby Lobby, Marshalls sign leases

According to copies of leases signed on Aug. 16 and 30 and filed with the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds, Hobby Lobby and Marshalls are coming to Camden.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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ALPHA Center in top 3 percent worldwide

The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center, with its headquarters in Camden and locations in Chesterfield and Lee counties, is among the top 3 percent of its ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Ray pleads guilty to stealing van used to flee with wife, daughter

William Eugene Ray, 43, of east Camden -- who, with his wife, fled the county with his 2-year-old daughter earlier this year in violation of a ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City to review comprehensive plan

Camden City Council will begin reviewing a new version of the city's 10-year comprehensive plan with a presentation by City Planner Shawn Putnam of ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


There’s a new sheriff in town

Lee Boan, currently serving as the Camden Police Department's (CPD) captain of operations, will be Kershaw County's new sheriff come January 2019.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCSO seeks Bojangles robber

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday -- about the same time most candidates in this year's elections were either celebrating their wins or lamenting their ...

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Truesdale remembered as community leader

For the second time in two weeks, the Camden Fire Department served as the site of a Leader's Legacy bench dedication due to pending ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Former solicitor’s aide pleads

In a press release issued late Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Nicole Halliett Holland, 49, the 5th Circuit Solicitor ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2018

(This is an expanded version of the Nov. 6, 2018, crime report that appeared in the print edition of the C-I on the same date.)

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Shalom

I was born Jewish, but haven't been in a synagogue since at least the 1990s. I've considered myself a secular Jew: someone who ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Hough feted with legacy bench

A soaking rain didn't deter at least 100 people from crowding into the Camden Fire Department at Camden City Hall on Oct. 26 to ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Elgin man faces 14 charges from September chase

An Elgin man faces 14 charges -- 13 by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) one from the Elgin Police Department (EPD) stemming from a ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Family court judge warning residents of scam

Family Court Judge Dana Morris wants local residents to know about a scam being perpetrated by people claiming to be actual Kershaw County Sheriff's ...

November 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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