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Camden to improve I-20, industrial park infrastructure

After years of being on the back burner, the city of Camden is ready to bank on the future of another of town: the I-20/U.S. 521 interchange area and two nearby industrial parks.

August 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Htax lawsuit court date set for Oct. 4

They'll finally get their day in court.

August 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

The first days of ‘real’ school

Thursday was my younger son, Caleb's 11th birthday. Unreal, right? One of our gifts was a new Lego Star Wars bookbag, celebrating his love of Legos, Star Wars and a Lego Star Wars video game he and his brother, Joshua (also 11; he'll be 12 in October), love to play.

August 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Camden ready to ‘Grab Life’

The city of Camden is ready to "Grab Life." That's the slogan for a new city branding campaign developed after two years of planning, research and work by a citizen's stakeholder committee and the West Columbia-based advertising, marketing and design firm of Flying Napkins Inc.

August 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

A stark choice come this November

I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was.

August 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Camden annexes proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant lot

Camden City Council expressed its hopes that a Chick-fil-A restaurant will actually be built in Camden with a 4-0, unanimous vote to annex a small piece of property on West DeKalb Street. Tuesday's vote was the second and final reading necessary of an ordinance authorizing the annexation of a 1.08-acre lot being subdivided from the Seven Oaks Shopping Center, anchored by Kmart.

August 17, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

‘Newsroom’ shows how it should be

It should come as no surprise to long-time readers that I am absolutely loving Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom on HBO. In fact, considering some of my latest columns, new readers probably aren't surprised, either.

August 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

City council to consider financing for new radios

The city of Camden has until Jan. 1, 2013 -- a little more than four and a half months from now -- to comply with federal mandates concerning emergency communication interoperability. The mandates grew out of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans where law enforcement and other emergency agencies found it difficult to communicate with each other.

August 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Camden murder suspect arrested after seven years

Seven years ago, the Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man they knew as 24-year-old Ashiko B. Smith. CPD investigators placed Smith ended in the Kershaw County Detention Center and charged him with murder for fatally shooting 41-year-old Walter James Johnson in March 2005.

August 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

KH may use tech to track hand washing

Washing your hands. It sounds simple, almost trivial to talk about. However, ever since Joseph Lister -- working off the theories of Ignaz Semmelweis and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. -- pioneered antiseptic surgery, it's been an important component to keeping patients healthy and alive in hospitals around the world. So important that the very act of hand washing has become something to be tracked at KershawHealth.

August 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Fitch affirms KershawHealth’s BBB+ rating

Fitch Ratings, the international credit rating agency has affirmed its BBB+ rating for KershawHealth and deemed the healthcare system's rating outlook as "stable." George Corbin, a member of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees and chair of the board's finance committee, gave his fellow trustees the good news at its July 23 meeting.

July 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

What 'Dark Knight' says about us

On the surface, it seems silly to devote a column to deconstructing a superhero movie, even a huge blockbuster like The Dark Knight Rises. What could be more frivolous, after all, than spending $10 to $20 bucks (popcorn and drink included) to see a summer flick?

July 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

City puts off surveys for a year

Camden City Council decided to put off launching community surveys for one year, citing the fact that the proposal has not been budgeted for the current fiscal year. The idea to conduct surveys came out of an April 30 "road trip" to Rock Hill. Rock Hill City Council conducts such surveys through an independent firm every three years as part of its strategic planning process.

July 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

City council to consider community surveys

Camden City Council may follow the example of their counterparts in Rock Hill and begin conducting community surveys as part of its annual strategic planning process. Council will discuss the possibility during its pre-meeting work session Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

July 23, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Blame Limbaugh for uncivil discourse

Twenty years or so ago, I worked at a prominent Columbia-area talk radio station. I worked behind the scenes, pushing buttons and making sure commercials got played when they were supposed to. For a long stretch, I handled the midday shift, from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Back then, one of my jobs was airing Rush Limbaugh's titular talk show.

July 23, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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Crime Report - Oct. 13, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a man Oct. 7 on drug possession charges after the subject returned to where the same ...

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Report reveals drowning victim was driving car

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report reveals the man who drowned after his car was washed away off Pine Grove Road at Twenty-Five ...

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSD reschedules board, public feedback meetings

Due to conditions created by heavy rains and flooding a week ago, the Kershaw County School District cancelled both the Kershaw County Board of Trustees ...

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Online Only: KCC may support DNR Liberty Hill tract purchase

Tonight, Kershaw County Council will consider approving a resolution regarding the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) pending acquisition of approximately 1,829 acres ...

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

New pet adoption center opens

It took a little time, thanks to an extra bout of rain Saturday, but dozens of people showed up for the grand opening of the ...

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Camden Military Academy, others help with relief efforts in the Midlands

Thursday, a pick-up truck towing a trailer followed a tractor trailer as it left Camden Military Academy (CMA) for Columbia, filled with a combined load ...

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Online Only: Fiery crash kills two

Two people died, one at the scene and another at an area hospital, following a fiery single-car crash on Lovett Road in east Camden.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Kershaw County added to FEMA list

Kershaw County is now among those in South Carolina eligible for assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). S.C. Gov. Nikki ...

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Crime Report - Oct. 9, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about a man who reportedly stole nearly $1,400 at gunpoint from a Lugoff market ...

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Cahn: ‘Disasters’ I’ve lived through, or missed

I've been very lucky.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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