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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


Law enforcement report -- Oct. 19, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested a Columbia man on multiple charges after finding him in possession of nearly 2 pounds of marijuana near Elgin.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD charges kidnapping 'victim'

A woman who said she was kidnapped Saturday morning has now been charged with filing a false police report of a felony.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City may annex KCSD offices

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is petitioning the city of Camden for annexation of its new district offices on West DeKalb Street. The former corporate office of Howden Buffalo is one of the few developed properties on the eastbound side of West DeKalb Street between Springdale Drive and Wylie Street not already in the city limits of Camden.

October 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth approves FY 2012 budget

KershawHealth hopes to earn more than $2.88 million in net income during its 2012 fiscal year which began Oct. 1. The KershawHealth Board of Trustees approved the budget more than a week after the fiscal year began during an Oct. 10 meeting at the healthcare system's Health Resource Center. The board also approved a capital budget -- used for construction, renovations and equipment purchases -- of $8.07 million.

October 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Dealing with online music overload

An interesting personal statistic (one I didn't realize until a few days ago): I have been out of the radio broadcasting business for longer than I was in it. I actually passed that landmark more than a year ago. I worked at radio stations, on and off, for 14 years, ending in the summer of 1995. That was 16 years ago. Where has the time gone?

October 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSO arrests former deputy on sex charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a former deputy early Wednesday morning, charging him with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 11 years of age. Sheriff Jim Matthews confirmed that Nakia Karrien Johnson, 36, who currently serves with the Fairfax Police Department in Allendale County, worked as a KCSO deputy from November 1999 to April 2001.

October 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


TIF district ordinance passes, 4-1

Camden City Council's creation of a nearly 127-acre tax increment financing, or TIF, district is another step closer to reality following a 4-1 vote Tuesday night. The vote came after a public hearing on the proposed ordinance that would establish both a redevelopment plan for the district and its proposed borders.

October 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 12, 2011

Deputies arrested a 72-year-old man Saturday night after he allegedly ran his 24-year-old wife off the road near White Pond and Jeffers roads outside Elgin.

October 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


4,000 babies, 33 years

The day before gynecologist John Moore saw his last two patients, he heard a patient who had just checked out screaming in the lobby.

October 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Public hearing on proposed redevelopment area Tuesday

Camden residents will get to have their say about whether the city of Camden should create a nearly 127-acre redevelopment project area, which will also be designated as a tax increment financing, or TIF, district.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

A conversation 20 years ago between Victor Jowers and his wife, Sarah, created an academic legacy which has lasted ever since. Jowers said he was looking at the Chronicle-Independent and other newspapers and saw how they were recognizing the county's top athletes.

March 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH finances rebound, but still suffering losses

KershawHealth still suffered an approximately $80,000 operating loss for the month of January, but -- thanks to an increase in emergency department visits and other factors -- improved its fiscal year-to-date bottom line by $1.5 million from January 2014. KershawHealth had lost $2.41 million dollars for the first four months of the 2014 fiscal year. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2015, KershawHealth has only lost about $918,000.

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Net neutrality is finally here

For those of you who believe in an open internet in the United States, the fight is still on. For the moment, though, we can bask in the glory of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote last week to impose so-called "net neutrality" rules on internet service providers (ISPs).

March 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


‘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


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