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Ray transferred to Kershaw County jail from Iowa

The father of a 2-year-old girl listed as missing for more than a month earlier this year is now behind bars at the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) after being held at a jail in Iowa.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council may extend manager’s contract

Camden City Council will meet in executive session near the end of its meeting tonight in order to discuss a personnel matter. Immediately thereafter, in open session, council will consider a resolution authorizing Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford to executive an employment agreement between the city and City Manager Mel Pearson.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Robbins to attend first school board meeting tonight

New Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins will attend his first Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Robbins is expected to speak to the board about preparations for the new school year, which will begin Aug. 20.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lugoff man arrested for attempted murder

A 30-year-old Lugoff man is in jail on three counts of attempted murder after allegedly firing several shots into a car, injuring two of the three people inside. The shooting took place at the Trinity Apartments on Church Street in Camden late Thursday morning.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Second FOIA filed for ‘severance package’ info

The Chronicle-Independent has filed a second S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Kershaw County concerning "severance packages" following the county's insistence that it sufficiently answered the C-I's first request by only releasing information about a $22,150 payment made to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office administrative assistant Samantha Connell.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - July 10, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: 18 years and counting

Thursday marked my 18th anniversary with the C-I. I celebrated by doing what I usually do on Thursdays: polish up my latest article (in this case, my interview with new Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins); proofread some pages (including this one, so if you find any mistakes ... uh ... talk to the editor); and load up today's articles, columns, obituaries, etc., on the C-I's website.

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Robbins settling into superintendent’s role

In March, Shane Robbins had left Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Health Clinic and was driving on I-20 to a hotel in Richland County when he received a phone call from a South Carolina number. Thinking it was from the clinic, he answered. It turned out the person calling was a representative of a firm conducting a nationwide search for someone to replace Dr. Frank Morgan as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


FOIA response reveals reason for Connell package

Kershaw County's response to a Chronicle-Independent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the county paid out a $22,150 severance package to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Samantha Connell in October 2016 in response to her allegations that she was sexually harassed by a county deputy.

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Column: Annapolis

On Friday, I felt ready to write about what happened in Annapolis, Md., the day before. I needed to wait at least 24 hours, in order to know as much as I could about the senseless murder of five people working at The Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday. Friday, though, I went on Facebook and posted a draft version of this column -- admitting that parts of it could have ended up being outdated almost as soon as I wrote it -- with the intention of publishing it as my column for this Friday.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council approves River Oaks annexation, incentive package

With no discussion whatsoever during its June 26 meeting, Camden City Council unanimously -- minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who was attending a mayor's conference out of state -- approved first reading of ordinances annexing the River Oaks Shopping Center and offering an incentive package to Bright-Meyers 2001 LCC of Georgia to redevelop the commercial property. The votes came after an approximately 25-minute long executive session to discuss the matters.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 3, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Is your economy doing ‘very well’?

During the last two years, have you:

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A hearty ‘welcome home’ for All-America City delegates

Laurey Carpenter stepped off the bus, faced a crowd of welcoming people and jumped up and down while holding the county's 2018 All-America City award above her head.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Boan wins Republican sheriff nomination

Lee Boan won the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Sheriff on Tuesday and will go on to face Democratic contender Anthony Bell in November. The winner of the General Election will replace retiring Sheriff Jim Matthews.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Bond denied for Davis murder suspects

Clinton "C.W." and Peggy Danielle "Dani" Beebe (pronounced "BB") will continue to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center for the murder of ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City gets $500K grant for riverfront park project

Residents of and visitors to the city of Camden may get their first chance to enjoy the city's proposed 24-acre Wateree Riverfront Environmental Park ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: Archery needs help to hit target

Athletics is an important part of school life, from elementary school all the way through college. That is certainly true at Kershaw County's three ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


ALPHA Center in top 3 percent worldwide

The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center, with its headquarters in Camden and locations in Chesterfield and Lee counties, is among the top 3 percent of its ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Ray pleads guilty to stealing van used to flee with wife, daughter

William Eugene Ray, 43, of east Camden -- who, with his wife, fled the county with his 2-year-old daughter earlier this year in violation of a ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City to review comprehensive plan

Camden City Council will begin reviewing a new version of the city's 10-year comprehensive plan with a presentation by City Planner Shawn Putnam of ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


There’s a new sheriff in town

Lee Boan, currently serving as the Camden Police Department's (CPD) captain of operations, will be Kershaw County's new sheriff come January 2019.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


KCSO seeks Bojangles robber

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday -- about the same time most candidates in this year's elections were either celebrating their wins or lamenting their ...

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Truesdale remembered as community leader

For the second time in two weeks, the Camden Fire Department served as the site of a Leader's Legacy bench dedication due to pending ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Former solicitor’s aide pleads

In a press release issued late Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Nicole Halliett Holland, 49, the 5th Circuit Solicitor ...

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2018

(This is an expanded version of the Nov. 6, 2018, crime report that appeared in the print edition of the C-I on the same date.)

November 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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