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Elgin disaster recovery center closing Saturday

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery center inside the Blaney Fire Department on U.S. 1 in Elgin will close at 3 p.m. Saturday. Despite the Blaney center's closing, Kershaw County victims of October's storms and flooding can still sign up for individual assistance through Jan. 4, 2016. They can also obtain in-person assistance by traveling to disaster recovery centers in Columbia, Bishopville or Sumter.

December 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 12 people for driving under the influence (DUI) during the Thanksgiving weekend. According to a KCSO press release, deputies only arrested one person on I-20; deputies made the remaining arrests on the county's secondary roads.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


FERC issues new Catawba-Wateree license to Duke Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a new 40-year operating license to Duke Energy for the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project. It became effective Nov. 1, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Mickle resigns from Kershaw County council

Kershaw County Councilman Willie Mickle resigned from Kershaw County Council on Monday, citing insurance needs as the basis for his decision. Mickle represented District 1.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: Other things for which I’m thankful

I'm thankful for my family, my job, where I live and the fact my car hasn't completely broken down.

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Proposed 2016-17 KCSD calendar would start school Aug. 15

A proposed 2016-17 school year calendar for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) would have students return to classrooms on Aug. 15, the earliest date possible under state law.

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCC hears ‘sobering’ traffic enforcement report

Tuesday evening, Kershaw County Council heard what Chairman Julian Burns called a "sobering" report on traffic enforcement efforts by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

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


HSDKC board nets $2.3 million from Capella transaction

According to information provided to the Chronicle-Independent in response to a S.C. Freedom of Information Act request, the Health Services District of Kershaw County Board of Trustees netted approximately $2.3 million from the $35 million lease/purchase of KershawHealth by Capella Healthcare.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCC to consider $650K loan for WWTP admin/lab building

When Kershaw County Council meets tonight, it will consider authorizing an application to the S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority for an up to $650,000 loan. The loan, according to a copy of tonight's agenda, would be used to pay for the construction of a new administrative/laboratory building at the county's wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Nov. 24, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is searching for two men who reportedly brandished a firearm while confronting residents on Watson Drive near Elgin. The men reportedly forced one victim to give up $5.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS’ Corner named SCASA Assistant Principal of the Year

Two police officers escorted Camden High School (CHS) Asst. Principal Lesley Corner to the school's media center for what she thought was some type of emergency. It was a good one though: the surprise announcement she had been named the 2016 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS student dies from injuries sustained in Nov. 13 wreck

Sterling Felder, a 17-year-old outside linebacker who wore the No. 5 jersey for the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football team, died Monday morning of injuries sustained in a Nov. 13 collision in Lugoff. Felder lived on Chesnut Ferry Road in Camden, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD athletic facility safety issues could cost $2 million

Taking care of safety-related issues at Kershaw County School District (KCSD) athletic facilities could cost nearly $2 million, according to KCSD Executive Director of Operations Billy Smith.

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: A nation of immigrants and refugees

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris a week ago, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) taking credit for the horror, many countries began rethinking their policies for taking in refugees from certain African and Middle Eastern countries.

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


One killed, several injured in multiple accidents Friday

Four accidents in Lugoff in the space of about an hour Friday, left one man dead and another being treated for severe injuries. Three of the accidents, including the fatality, took place on U.S. 1 in Lugoff. A fourth accident occurred on U.S. 601 near the I-20 interchange.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Hundreds turn out for board meeting at Mt. Pisgah

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Feds give orcas, dolphins new protections

I'm a sucker for orcas (a/k/a killer whales), dolphins and whales. I just love them. Depending on the species, they are, in ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 2, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an Elgin home and stole numerous items.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CCTC breaks ground for expansion

About 100 people braved a sunny but chilly morning Friday to help Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) break ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Making a (musical) difference

A guitar's notes. The staccato of a drum. A young man's soft, but lifting voice.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Midway goes into ‘modified’ lockdown Thursday

Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Penny sales tax, combined school location on tap

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election ...

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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