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New ATEC design unveiled

The new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will sport a revised design when it is completed in mid-2019. Thanks to voter-approved referenda authorizing Kershaw County School District (KCSD) construction projects and a penny sales tax to fund them, ATEC is being moved from U.S. 1 in east Camden to the joint Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and Kershaw County Economic Development site off U.S. 521 near I-20 Exit 98.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Another CMA cadet to get West Point ‘experience’

For the second year in a row, a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet will attend the U.S. Military Academy's Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) at West Point in New York. Cadet Staff Sgt. Jack Allen Furlow, 17, will attend the SLE June 3-9, just as fellow CMA cadet Jake Dean did in 2016.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man gets 20 years for molesting girls in 2013

Charles Richard Bradberry, 37, of Columbia pleaded guilty April 14 to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim ages 11-14 years old and one count of incest concerning incidents which took place in Kershaw County. A circuit court judge sentenced Bradberry to 20 year sentences for each of the criminal sexual conduct charges and five years for the incest charge, all to be served concurrently. The judge credited him with the 1,522 days he spent in jail after being arrested in January 2013.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Burndale’s history filled with tenants

Contractors are now in the process of removing asbestos from and demolishing the old Burndale Shopping Center. Even before work began -- currently focused on the old bowling alley at the center's north end -- people started talking about Burndale, which has been an East DeKalb Street landmark in Camden for 60 years.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - April 18, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for possession with intent to distribute marijuana April 12.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to begin ‘detailed review’ of budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin a "detailed review" of the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) preliminary 2017-18 budget tonight. Two weeks ago, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan presented the proposed $81 million budget to the board as information. Now, the board will begin going through that proposal in an effort to determine what, if any changes, it might want to make.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Small papers can do big things

As of 2015, there were 1,331 daily newspapers. That includes dailies in smaller communities, but the vast number of "small" communities is where weekly, twice-weekly and thrice-weekly newspapers like ours live and breathe.

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council approves demolition funding resolution

At least eight more -- and possibly 10 -- blighted homes could be demolished in the coming weeks in Camden. Tuesday evening, Camden City Council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the city to advance $100,000 to the Santee-Lynches Regional Development Corporation (S-LRDC). That money will help the S-LRDC -- an arm of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (COG) -- close on the final phase of blighted homes identified as part of Camden's participation in the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP).

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Public hearing on proposed city budget tonight

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting at 6 p.m. today. If approved, the proposed nearly $44.38 million budget would go into effect July 1.

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - April 11, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers arrested a 37-year-old Elgin man on several charges after responding to a fight in progress on the evening of April 3 in the Food Lion parking lot off Main Street. According to an EPD report, officers charged the man with third-degree assault, public disorderly conduct and intimidation/threatening the life of a public official.

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I only write fiction at home

(Today's column is an extension of a Facebook post I wrote on Sunday, April 2.)

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears $81 million budget proposal

"We need some help," Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan told members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lightning starts three fires during storms

Lightning kept firefighters busy during Wednesday afternoon's severe thunderstorms, causing at least two house fires and producing smoke at a third home.

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


District may name softball field after Marcus Warren

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider naming the Camden High School (CHS) softball field in honor of the late Marcus D. Warren. The softball field is located adjacent to Legion Field, which the district acquired as part of a property swap with the city of Camden in exchange for the former CHS tennis courts. The courts will become part of the city's new tennis complex.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - April 4, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating allegations that an employee embezzled $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) since December 2014.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Bonds Conway descendants visit ancestor's home in Camden

Two buses rolled up to in front of the Bonds Conway House on Fair Street late Thursday morning. The doors opened and about 100 descendants ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


City council to consider property purchases

Camden City Council will hold a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St. Only two ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Bond denied in felony DUI resulting in death case

A Kershaw County magistrate judge denied bond for a 26-year-old North Carolina man charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) with felony DUI resulting ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia teen drowns in Lake Wateree

A 15-year-old Columbia boy drowned in Lake Wateree on Thursday afternoon.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Executive sessions for ‘specific purpose’

Around the same time I learned that I had been named to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) S.C. Freedom of Information Committee, a ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


'Welcome Table' project coming to Camden

Before he passed away in March 2015, the late John Rainey was still working on his dream of racial reconciliation in South Carolina with a ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 21, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Late Jimmie Green served on county, city councils

James Davis "Jimmie" Green who served on Kershaw County Council for one term starting in 1969 and then on Camden City Council from 1992 to ...

July 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Working for freedom of information

During my 17 years with this newspaper, I have championed South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act (S.C. FOIA) and the cause of open ...

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New schools to cost $5 million less to build

It will cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) $5 million less to build replacements for Camden, Lugoff and Wateree elementary schools than originally estimated ...

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - July 14, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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