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Cahn: Spring forward one last time

(This column first appeared in November 2010.)

November 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board to continue facilities discussion

Facility needs will once again be the subject of discussion during a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Trustees, using information compiled from their own Oct. 20 reports of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities, will likely begin prioritizing those needs and, possibly, begin discussing exactly how to fund any projects.

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Capella/MUSC Health era begins at KH

The sign atop KershawHealth said it all: "In affiliation with MUSC Health."

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Crime Report - Nov. 3, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man after he allegedly attacked a 41-year-old man while wielding a machete and fired shots at the victim and a witness.

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: We’re here for you

Newspaper Association of America President & CEO David Chavern recently wrote a column titled "Local Elections & Newspapers."

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board lauds longest serving members as transition begins

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees congratulated three of their own Monday night as they met for the last time as the governing body of the county's public hospital. When members meet again Nov. 9, they will do so as trustees of the Health Services District of Kershaw County. They will do so not at the Health Resource Center where they did Monday night, but at the Karesh Long Term Care Center, the only aspect of healthcare delivery in the county the board will oversee.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Flood victims tell stories, ask questions at meeting

Cindy Hartman had been through a lot before showing up at Wednesday's post-flood community meeting at Lugoff Fire-Rescue's (LF-R) headquarters.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


$17.2 million bond passes final hurdle, 4-2

Bonds worth up to $17.2 million will be issued in December to help fund a series of upgrades to Kershaw County's three main industrial parks. Work at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial will likely begin in early 2016. The county will start paying for the bonds -- $390,000 annual payments from $4 million in reserve funds -- in either 2017 or 2018.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Oct. 27, 2015

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 40-year-old Camden man for first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing another man in the chest Oct. 17.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Public hearing tonight on $17.2 million bond issue

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting tonight to receive comments from the public on a potential $17.2 million bond issue to fund upgrades at the county's industrial parks. The hearing is listed early on tonight's agenda. Third reading of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of the bonds is also up for consideration. Council passed second reading of the ordinance two weeks ago on a split, 4-2 vote with one councilman absent.

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


Trustees hear possible school construction bond scenario

A bond issue of $106.47 million and a penny sales tax to offset a potential increase in property millage.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


‘Final’ KH board meeting tonight

At 6 p.m. today, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet for the final time as the authoritative body governing all aspects of KershawHealth operations. Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the healthcare providing arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- are set to take over most KershawHealth operations Sunday at 12:01 a.m.

October 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board transfers contract authority to new chairman

In August, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees granted authority to former Chair Karen Eckford to sign documents on behalf of the board in connection with the pending takeover of most hospital functions by Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health. In late September, Eckford signed three documents constituting final agreements between KershawHealth and Kershaw Hospital LLC -- representing the Capella/MUSC partnership -- to purchase certain hospital assets; to lease the main hospital and Elgin center for 40 years; and for Capella to at least temporarily manage the Karesh Long Term Center, of which the board will retain control.

October 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Trustees review public feedback on facilities

North Central area residents of Kershaw County feel as though they've been overlooked and want to keep their small, community schools open. People living in the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin areas want the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) moved to a proposed joint economic development campus with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC).

October 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: The way we do the things we do

Supposedly, one of the worst things you can do in the world is show people how you make the sausage. No one cares -- or they might find it so ugly they run for the hills. All they care about is whether or not the sausage tastes good and is safe to eat.

October 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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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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