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School board may finalize referendum meeting schedule

"What do you see as the most critical facility issues in your community?"

August 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Capella to be acquired by MPT for $900 million

As the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday to extend its letter of intent with Capella Healthcare to Aug. 31, Capella made an announcement of its own. The private, for-profit healthcare and hospital company is being acquired by Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPT) for $900 million. In a press release, Capella and MPT said they expect the transaction to be finalized during the second half of 2015. Capella, based in Franklin, Tenn., is currently owned by funds affiliated with GTCR, a leading private equity firm headquartered in Chicago. MPT is based in Birmingham, Ala.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Cahn: This column may already be obsolete

There's an old joke claiming a new computer is obsolete by the time you buy it.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Revamped Armory restaurant could open in September

If everything Ed Caraminas is working on goes as planned, he'll open his new downtown Camden restaurant in mid-September or early October, maybe earlier.

July 31, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business

Hospital deal extended again

For the fourth time, members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday night to extend a letter of intent involving the lease/purchase of the hospital by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. The deal -- originally set to close back on March 31, was initially extended to May 31 and then twice more to June 30 and July 31. The board voted unanimously, 8-0, Monday to extend the deal yet another month to Aug. 31.

July 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

KH board to discuss old PTHS property, Capella deal tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting tonight to receive and update and legal advice on two topics. One item concerns the old Pine Tree Hill Elementary School property on Lakeshore Drive. KershawHealth purchased portions of the former school property from the city of Camden a number of years ago after the city purchased the property from the Kershaw County School District.

July 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

KCSD referenda public meeting schedule nearly finalized

A schedule of public meetings regarding school construction referenda is almost finalized. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees continued working on the schedule during its July 14 meeting. At least one referendum, possibly two, are planned for the November 2016 general election.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Cahn: Looking back at myself

My father recently pulled the old "baby picture" trick, but for the modern age.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Heritage celebrates 25 years as family-owned dealership

Although the Weiss family is celebrating 25 years of owning and operating Heritage Chevrolet Buick GMC in Lugoff, the real story started 54 years ago in 1961.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business

Man who shot into ex-girlfriend’s home sent to prison

A Camden man who pled guilty July 8 to shooting into his ex-girlfriend's home a year ago will spend at least the next three years in prison. Harley Joe Moore, 34, pled guilty to charges of discharging a firearm into a dwelling, unlawful carrying of a pistol and second degree burglary in conjunction with a July 14, 2014, incident.

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

Ice cream shop owner purchases Old Armory restaurant

A limited liability corporation whose registered agent is a Camden ice cream shop owner purchased the building which housed Old Armory Steak & Seafood for $300,000 the day before the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auctioned off the restaurant's inventory.

July 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business

Cahn: Closer to closing the Lyon case

Eleven months ago, I wrote about what has long been considered a kidnapping case which has haunted me since just before my 10th birthday. More than 40 years ago, on March 25, 1975, two sisters disappeared from a mall near where I used to live in the Washington, D.C., suburbs of Montgomery County, Md.

July 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

District website logs nearly 600,000 hits in 2014-15

During the 2014-15 school year, the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) website received a total of 599,214 hits, the most in one school year. The district website received 306,986 hits in 2012-13 and 434,618 in 2013-14.

July 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Confederate battle flag hung from downtown building

Someone -- no one knows who yet -- hung a Confederate battle flag from a downtown Camden office building sometime before dawn Thursday morning. Whoever was responsible cut the letters H A T E out of the middle of the flag, which caught the attention of people driving down Broad Street near the main intersection with DeKalb Street.

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

New ED partnership at KershawHealth

At 7 a.m. July 8, KershawHealth's emergency department began a new partnership with ApolloMD, a physician services company headquartered in Atlanta.

July 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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