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City to honor retiring secretary

Camden City Council will lead the city in recognizing Julie W. Lee tonight on her retirement as administrative secretary with 34 years of service. Lee began serving the city in this capacity in 1983, having worked for a number of city managers and many iterations of council.

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


A possible end to gerrymandering?

Two special elections grabbed headlines this week. There was the U.S. House District 5 special election here in South Carolina, the outcome of which will be reported Tuesday. Nationally, a special election for Georgia's U.S. District 6 seat garnered far more interest. Republicans prevailed, but by far smaller margins than anyone thought possible.

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case

A Kershaw County jury awarded a total of $225,000 to an east Camden couple on June 15 following a four-day trial involving allegations the S.C. Department of Social Services' (DSS) Kershaw County office kept a 66-year-old man in a skilled nursing facility against his and his wife's wishes.

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the "Bloods" gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff on the night of June 16.

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to take action on survey responses

Tuesday night, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees wrapped up their summaries of a recent district-wide all-employee survey. The survey covered a wide range of topics, from how employees feel about their jobs and supervisors to how they perceive trustees and their work.

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - June 23, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who had been deported three times prior to his arrest. Monday, that man -- Ramon Orlando Alvarenga-Rodriguez, 34, of Honduras -- pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry in federal court.

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board meets tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight beginning at 6 p.m. in the board room at the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices, 2029 West DeKalb St., Camden.

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City council approves ATAX, HTAX recommendations

During its meeting Tuesday, Camden City Council approved recommendations from its accommodation and hospitality tax committees, disbursing nearly $164,000 for a number of requesting organizations.

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Behind the scenes

As you can probably imagine, it's impossible to, literally, include everything about a particular event, person or issue in a single article or even a series of articles in a newspaper.

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Assisted living/memory care center coming to Camden in 2018

A new assisted living/memory care center should open in Camden in 2018.

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking its Facebook followers for helping out.

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former Bi-Lo shopping center on council agenda

Camden City Council will take up first reading of an ordinance tonight that, if passed on second and final reading, would annex the former Bi-Lo shopping center off West DeKalb Street with interim zoning of General Business District (GBD).

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trustees reject changes to policy, then amends it

During its June 6 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of Trustees rejected, 3-6, a suggested revision by the district's insurance carrier to a policy on the community's use of facilities. The revision would have mandated individuals or groups renting school property to carry a $1 million liability policy. A short time later, trustees voted, 8-0-1, to amend the language to read that renters must either carry the $1 million policy and/or sign a "hold harmless" agreement with the district.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Admit, apologize, do better

To my fellow men of Earth, of any age:

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Six inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

A year and a half after Camden High School (CHS) inducted its first honorees into its Hall of Fame, the school added six more names ...

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Habitat finishes 40th, starts 41st home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County recently celebrated two milestones in one week.

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Quaker, developers agree to property swap

The Quaker Cemetery Association Board of Directors and the prospective developers of more than 23 acres of adjacent land who plan to create a new ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Oct. 17, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why I’m not watching new ‘Trek’

For those of you who follow the goings on in the entertainment world, you might have noticed that the first new Star Trek TV show ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Amy McLester, 1933-2017

Amy J. McLester is being remembered as a pioneer for women in education and a friend to the women she inspired.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


October is Unity Month

Camden City Council unanimously proclaimed, with Councilman Jeffrey Graham absent, October as Unity Month in Camden during its meeting on Tuesday evening.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Woman pleads guilty to car break-ins

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to four of eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles a year ago. Kristina Danielle Lake, of Humphrey Drive ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD investigating Boykin Park shooting incident

Camden police are investigating a shooting incident that took place near Boykin Park on Sunday.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Students honored for perfect state test scores

During its Oct. 3 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized 12 students who earned perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2016-2017 ...

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fatal collision after car runs stop sign

A Pinewood man died Saturday evening after a car that ran a stop sign struck his pickup truck in the Cassatt area.

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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