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Man accused of meth lab murder fires lawyer

A man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a woman found dead in a Lugoff methamphetamine lab fired his lawyer during a short hearing at the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man injured in accidental shooting

An Elgin man was in a Columbia hospital Friday being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered from an accidental shooting Thursday afternoon in Lugoff.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


It’s not just Halloween, it’s 7B Day

Here's a scary thought: somewhere, sometime today, the 7 billionth living human has or will be born.

October 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Drug dealer pleads guilty

Warren Edward Washington, 29, of Cassatt, skipped out on his Oct. 17 trial date for crack cocaine distribution and marijuana possession charges. Less than 24 hours later, an anonymous tip led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to a home on Clearwater Lake Road near Westville where they found Washington and arrested him.

October 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man killed in single-car accident

A 22-year-old Lugoff man died in a single-car accident around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

October 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Man bonds out on DUI, child endangerment charges

A Darlington man is out of jail on $2,712 bond – which included $445 for a child endangerment charge -- after being arrested Saturday when he was found passed out in his car on Interstate 20 with his 5-year-old daughter in the car.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden TIF district created on 4-1 vote

On another 4-1 split vote, with Councilman X. Willard Polk opposing, Camden City Council voted Tuesday morning to pass second and final reading of an ordinance creating a redevelopment project area.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Ex-deputy denied bond in sexual assault case

Nakia Darrien Johnson did not appear in court Monday afternoon when a circuit court judge denied him bond on charges of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 26, 2011

Thanks to a tip to Crimestoppers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men for the Oct. 9 burglary of Hawthorne Pharmacy in Lugoff.

October 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Final TIF district reading Tuesday

Camden City Council will consider second and final reading Tuesday morning of an ordinance establishing a redevelopment project area tied to the creation of a tax incremental financing (TIF) district in the city of Camden.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


3 plead guilty in cemetery shooting

Although three young men pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a shootout in Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery last December, prosecutors still don't know exactly what happened that day.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden’s other Native American leader

Perhaps it's because most of my elementary and junior high school education took place in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Perhaps it's just the too many years since I moved on from high school and college. Perhaps I just didn't pay attention.

October 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Wind gusts cause Camden power outage

For most people, the news came when the lights went out during a bout of high winds Wednesday night. A few minutes later, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham posted the following information on his Facebook page:

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man denied bond in 2008 fatal home invasion

A Circuit Court judge denied bond Wednesday afternoon for a Camden man tied to two fatal home invasions in three years. In August, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies determined that Randy Lewis, 27 of Bobwhite Circle, Camden -- already being held for his role in the May 16 invasion of a Camden home that left 39-year-old Michael Hayes dead -- was also part of a fatal Nov. 14, 2008, home invasion near the town of Kershaw.

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Victim’ in kidnapping ‘very, very sorry’ about false report

The Camden Police Department (CPD) formally charged Tionese Denise Alexander, 39, Wednesday after arresting her Tuesday for filing a false police report of a felony. Alexander originally claimed she was kidnapped Oct. 15 at gunpoint from the May Plant Credit Union's (MPCU) ATM by a man with a gun and forced to start drive to North Carolina.

October 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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‘Critical, hazardous’ fixes at Zemp to only cost $5,000

It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.

February 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


County native’s ‘Lighthouse’ combats sex trafficking

Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.

February 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Bulldogs Giving Back

Saturday night, a number of basketball players spent a few hours on the Camden High School's (CHS) basketball court playing five-on-five games to raise money for the Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The highlight of the evening: a game between members of the CHS' 2009 state championship basketball team and a team made up of other CHS basketball alumni. The alumni came out on top, narrowly defeating the 2009 team 38 to 36 after two 20-minute periods.

February 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: ‘This isn’t why I moved down South’

During those times when it gets positively frigid here in Kershaw County -- say, 9 degrees when I woke up Friday morning -- I often tell people, "This isn't why I moved down South."

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD graduation rate at all time high

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) seniors and other students are receiving high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) at the highest rate ever in the district's history. According to information provided by KCSD Director for Student Assessment Lavoy Carter to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 17 meeting, 90.7 percent of students graduate in four years and 93.5 percent graduate in five years. Carter said the district's goal is to have all district students earn either a high school diploma or GED.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board meeting on tap for Bethune tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight in Bethune as part of its quarterly commitment to meet in off-site locations around the county. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., be held in the Bethune Recreation Center and is open to the public.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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