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Deputies’ lives touched thousands

I did not know Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Rob Evans, who passed away last week. I knew him, but only in the sense that I spoke to him a few times when the two of us happened to be at KCSO headquarters at the same time. Evans certainly seemed like a nice guy; I remember him smiling a lot.

December 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council passes electric rate increase

Camden City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase electric utility rates by 6 percent starting with the first billing cycle in January 2014. The increase is necessary, City Manager Mel Pearson said during council's Tuesday meetings, because of an expected 12.9 percent increase in the cost of purchasing power from Duke Energy Progress (DEP).

November 29, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cassatt man caught up in animal fighting raid

A Cassatt man is among 13 adults arrested Thursday in a multiple agency raid of an alleged dog fighting operation in Rembert.

November 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council to consider 6 percent electric rate hike

Camden City Council will consider imposing a 6 percent electric rate increase to be effective with the first billing cycle in January 2014. Council will take up the possible increase during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

November 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth board chooses Gunn to be interim CEO

It didn't take long Friday morning for the KershawHealth Board of Trustees to choose Terry J. Gunn as the person members would like to have as the healthcare organization's interim chief executive officer (CEO).

November 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


‘A madman with a (police) box’

Back at the beginning of September, in a column about my sons' "sci-fi education," I mentioned that Doctor Who was about to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

November 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board could name interim CEO today

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees could name its choice for interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the healthcare organization today. The board voted to narrow the field to two finalists during its one regular meeting of the month Tuesday. After contacting them Wednesday, the board publically announced that Terry J. Gunn and David E. Loving are the two candidates it is considering for the interim CEO position.

November 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth lost $3.6 million in Fiscal Year 2013

It won't be official until an audit is conducted in December, but internal financial statements at KershawHealth show the organization lost $3.62 million in Fiscal Year 2013 and a decrease in net assets of $4.75 million. The fiscal year ended Sept. 30.

November 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Looking at the new statin guidelines

About one in four Americans, according to one set of statistics in 2010, take medication to control cholesterol. I'm one of them.

November 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Maxway, sewer plant affected city finances

An audit of the city of Camden's Fiscal Year 2013 financial statement reveals that purchasing the former Maxway property and ramping up construction of a state-mandated wastewater treatment plant impacted the city's bottom line.

November 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH board interviews another CEO candidate

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees held a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to interview another candidate for the position of interim chief executive officer. The board, which held the meeting at KershawHealth's Health Resource Center, interviewed Terry Gunn, a former healthcare CEO in South Carolina, during a closed-door executive session.

November 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Evans pleads guilty pair of 2011 murders

A Lancaster County man arrested more than two and a half years ago for allegedly murdering his estranged wife and his male roommate in Kershaw County pleaded guilty to those charges on Oct. 31.

November 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Son’ unveiled at Kershaw County Library

The little girl at the Kershaw County Library has a new companion with whom to read books -- and a cat for her little Boykin Spaniel to chase, too.

November 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A museum I’d want to be a part of

I may just have to look for part-time living accommodations back up in the Washington, D.C., area. Why in the world -- or, more precisely, why in the whole universe -- would I want to subject myself to living up there, even part-time?

November 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Proclamations, Maxway RFP on city agenda

Camden City Council will consider two proclamations during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

November 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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