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Two sought in home invasion

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for two men who invaded a home on Blarney Stone Road near Elgin around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. A total of six people, including three boys, ages 2, 5 and 12, were in the home at the time, according to a KCSO report.

June 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO investigating possible homicide

A Kershaw man is dead, but the woman who shot him may not face charges.

June 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Gas leak, chases keep CPD busy

A lot can happen in 24 hours. That was certainly the case for officers with the Camden Police Department (CPD) between 6:30 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.

June 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin VFW busted for video gambling

Video gambling was alive and well in Elgin until Thursday evening when the Kershaw County Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) and S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) conducted a routine alcohol inspection at the Elgin VFW post on Bowen Street.

June 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Getting America back in the space race

Fifty years ago in April, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to be launched into space. Twenty-three days later, American Astronaut Alan Shepard became the second.

June 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Man arrested for kidnapping son, assaulting boy's mother

"This turned out good."

June 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


S.C. Commerce Secretary: Kershaw County an example of success

Citing thousands of added jobs and millions in commercial and industrial investment during the past several years, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby M. Hitt is calling Kershaw County a success.

June 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Law enforcement report -- June 1, 2011

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy jumped into the bed of a moving pickup truck on U.S. 1 in order to arrest a female drug suspect.

June 01, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO still investigating murder, meth lab

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will return to the site of a murder, meth lab and marijuana grow in Lugoff that sent six Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to the hospital Saturday.

June 01, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City negotiating YMCA partnership

It's not a done deal, but there's a good chance that if a new recreation center is built in Camden, it will be run by the YMCA of Columbia. If constructed, it would be built on the southern portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy site on Campbell Street.

May 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Smallville’ finale was worth the wait

After 10 years and a sometimes absurd number of plot twists, Tom Welling -- er, Clark Kent -- finally flew.

May 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Two more arrested for Hayes murder

A total of five people are now charged in connection with Monday night's murder of a Camden man.

May 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Three suspects in custody; fourth sought in crime spree

Three men have been charged with murdering a 39-year-old Camden man Monday night and may be connected to a series of weekend home invasions and a grocery store robbery.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 18, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men after they solicited sex from a pair of undercover female agents Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KershawHealth starts financial improvement plan

More than 24 people were laid off Tuesday from KershawHealth as part of a "financial improvement plan" to deal with an expected $2.246 million drop in revenue this year. The projected revenue loss represents the expected fallout from the state of South Carolina's decision to reduce Medicaid reimbursements by a total of 11 percent. A 3 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements was announced April 1; another 8 percent reduction will go into effect July 1.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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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