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Crime Report - July 10, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: 18 years and counting

Thursday marked my 18th anniversary with the C-I. I celebrated by doing what I usually do on Thursdays: polish up my latest article (in this case, my interview with new Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins); proofread some pages (including this one, so if you find any mistakes ... uh ... talk to the editor); and load up today's articles, columns, obituaries, etc., on the C-I's website.

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Robbins settling into superintendent’s role

In March, Shane Robbins had left Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Health Clinic and was driving on I-20 to a hotel in Richland County when he received a phone call from a South Carolina number. Thinking it was from the clinic, he answered. It turned out the person calling was a representative of a firm conducting a nationwide search for someone to replace Dr. Frank Morgan as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


FOIA response reveals reason for Connell package

Kershaw County's response to a Chronicle-Independent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the county paid out a $22,150 severance package to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Samantha Connell in October 2016 in response to her allegations that she was sexually harassed by a county deputy.

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Column: Annapolis

On Friday, I felt ready to write about what happened in Annapolis, Md., the day before. I needed to wait at least 24 hours, in order to know as much as I could about the senseless murder of five people working at The Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday. Friday, though, I went on Facebook and posted a draft version of this column -- admitting that parts of it could have ended up being outdated almost as soon as I wrote it -- with the intention of publishing it as my column for this Friday.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council approves River Oaks annexation, incentive package

With no discussion whatsoever during its June 26 meeting, Camden City Council unanimously -- minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who was attending a mayor's conference out of state -- approved first reading of ordinances annexing the River Oaks Shopping Center and offering an incentive package to Bright-Meyers 2001 LCC of Georgia to redevelop the commercial property. The votes came after an approximately 25-minute long executive session to discuss the matters.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 3, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Is your economy doing ‘very well’?

During the last two years, have you:

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A hearty ‘welcome home’ for All-America City delegates

Laurey Carpenter stepped off the bus, faced a crowd of welcoming people and jumped up and down while holding the county's 2018 All-America City award above her head.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Boan wins Republican sheriff nomination

Lee Boan won the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Sheriff on Tuesday and will go on to face Democratic contender Anthony Bell in November. The winner of the General Election will replace retiring Sheriff Jim Matthews.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Morris retiring as family court judge

According to an email and press release from the S.C. Judicial Merit Selection Commission issued Tuesday, the Honorable Dana Morris plans to retire as of the end of his current term as a Family Court judge, which expires June 30, 2019.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camden to consider annexing Kmart shopping center

Many people are surprised when they learn that the River Oaks Shopping Center, which used to house Kmart on West DeKalb Street, is not in the city limits of Camden. That may stop being a problem as early as tonight as Camden City Council considers first reading of an ordinance annexing the property and assigning it an interim zoning classification of Commercial Mixed Use, or CMU, during its meeting tonight.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Kershaw County wins All-America City award

"A community that engages its residents in visioning, this community uses all sectors to support student success. This community uses schools to improve healthcare availability: The 'All-America County' of Kershaw," former Burnsville, Minn., City Manager Heather Johnston announced.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Catoe awaiting bond

Stacey McClintock Catoe, 43, of Westville, continues to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on a murder charge as she awaits a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: An end to the evil of separation

On the surface, President Trump blinked.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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 ...

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


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 ...

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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 ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Head-on collision claims lives

A head-on collision on Fort Jackson Road (S.C. 12) where White Pond Road becomes Porter Cross Road resulted in the deaths of a young ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


eLearning ‘mock weather day’ before Thanksgiving

There's a good chance of "snow" about a week before Thanksgiving for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). That virtual snowfall -- or flood, tornado ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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 ...

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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