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County picks Carpenter for administrator negotiations

Victor Carpenter may be the next county administrator for Kershaw County.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Digging into some great mysteries

As regular readers of my column know, my love of novels usually centers on science fiction and fantasy.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council passes first reading of budget

The city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012 should become a reality on July 1 thanks to a first reading vote Tuesday night by Camden City Council. That vote was unanimous, but the sentiments behind the votes weren't.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Greenleaf Inn on auction block today

Camden's historic Greenleaf Inn will go to the highest bidder today during a two-part, on-site auction set to begin at 10 a.m. on North Broad Street.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - May 11, 2011

Is there a chance the people responsible for a long series of auto break-ins in Elgin and Lugoff have widened their reach to Camden? The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported a series of auto break-ins May 4 in the Belmont, Chesnut Hills and Eve's Garden subdivisions off Black River Road.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SEAL training

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent woke up Monday morning, May 1, and saw the news: Osama bin Laden was dead.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


bin Laden takedown victory for all Americans

For those of you saying that the bin Laden takedown was not an "Obama" win, you're right. It was an American win. However, former President Bush, former Vice President Cheney, senators Graham and DeMint and even Rush Limbaugh have all congratulated Obama. He should be credited for maintaining the policies that continued the search and giving the order that resulted in Sunday night's win for the American people.

May 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First vote on Camden budget Tuesday

Camden City Council will take first reading on its Fiscal Year 2012 budget Tuesday. The budget, if approved on second reading in two weeks, would go into effect July 1. The balanced $37.922 million budget is split among five funds: general ($8.442 million), project improvement ($379,341), paving ($502,792), utility ($27.96 million) and local source revenue ($637,000). A public hearing on the budget was held at council's April 26 meeting.

May 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County administrator candidates down to 3

One of four candidates for the position of Kershaw County administrator has dropped out. Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise confirmed that Josh Kay, most recently manager for the city of Clinton, had withdrawn his name from consideration. According to media reports from the Upstate, Kay has accepted a similar position with the city of Washington, N.C.

May 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


More information released on robbery, drug cases

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information on Friday's armed robbery of a home on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Local vets say bin Laden takedown brings 'closure'

Local veterans are expressing pride in their younger counterparts for tracking, confronting and, ultimately, taking down America's most wanted enemy, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Law Enforcement Report - May 4, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man Sunday and were still searching Tuesday for a Columbia man for allegedly pulling a gun on a woman at a Ballfield Road, Camden, apartment.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Meet Me at the Green a great success

I couldn't stop grinning.

May 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Medicaid cuts could cost KershawHealth $2.246 million

$2,246,000. It's a big number. It reflects KershawHealth's estimated annualized loss of revenue from South Carolina should an 8 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursements be approved by the state legislature.

May 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


McLeod joins Sentinel practice

After 20 years as a solo physician, Dr. Linda C McLeod, OB/GYN, is joining Sentinel Health Partners where she will partner with doctors Leland H. King and John L Moore. McLeod said she is making the move in response to the economy's effect on the health care industry.

May 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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This is journalism?

I love my job. As harried as I can be sometimes, I really do love it. I think long-time readers of this column know that by now -- that I love to write stories about Kershaw County, especially in Camden, which has been my primary beat (along with healthcare) for 14 years. You know that I'm passionate about the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and that I truly believe it doesn't just benefit journalists like myself, but individual citizens like you.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


County man killed in two-car collision

A 23-year-old county man died in a two-car collision in the Cassatt area shortly after noon Saturday when he failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. The collision occurred at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH projecting nearly $2 million loss for FY15

A proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 presented during the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' Aug. 25 meeting projects an operating loss of a little more than $1.92 million. A total margin loss of approximately $1.69 million is also projected in the proposed budget.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Judge Stegner honored at city council meeting

Camden City Council devoted part of its regular meeting Tuesday night to wish Municipal Judge Michael E. Stegner a happy retirement after 20 years on the bench. Camden Mayor Tony Scully read a certificate of appreciation to Stegner and his wife, Neal, that noted Stegner took office on Feb. 1, 1994.

August 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Texas man rides through Camden for stroke awareness

Angel waited patiently outside as Leslie Fender sipped a cup of coffee inside a shop on Broad Street around a quarter to 10 on Tuesday morning. Even with her reins simply dropped on the curb, the well-trained 9-year-old quarter horse filly knew that Fender would come back out to continue their journey to Washington, D.C.

August 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH board votes, 6-3, to change charity policy

On a split, 6-3, vote, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, voted at its meeting Monday to approve a new version of its financial assistance, or charity, policy. The new policy will go into effect Oct. 1, the beginning of KershawHealth's fiscal year.

August 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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