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West wants to be Kershaw County’s next coroner

David West said he has such respect for the men he worked for as a Kershaw County deputy coroner, that he waited until the current coroner decided not to run for reelection before officially putting his hat in the ring. West, who once served as deputy coroner for close to 15 years under former Coroner Tommy Horton and current Coroner Johnny Fellers, said he has wanted to be coroner for years.

January 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Mental health and the SCDC

I am not a mental health expert, nor an expert on running corrections facilities, whether they be detention centers, like our county jail, or major institutions such as Wateree Correctional over the Sumter county line.

January 13, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Camden could save money with bond, loan agreements

The city of Camden could recognize some savings if it is able to refinance a 10-year-old bond as well as amend a large, multimillion dollar loan from South Carolina's State Revolving Fund (SRF). Camden City Council will learn more about the possible savings during its first work session of the year Tuesday afternoon.

January 13, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fellers not running for Kershaw County Coroner again

Johnny Fellers, Kershaw County's coroner for more than 20 years, will no longer be coroner after this November's election. Fellers, who also served as a deputy coroner for eight years prior to first being elected coroner in 1993, announced Monday he would not be running for reelection this fall.

January 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Coming home to Camden

In recent days, Hezbollah, the Shi'a Islamic militant group and political party, reportedly moved missiles from storage bases in Syria to Lebanon. The missiles include Scud Ds that could target Israel. The news echoes fears Israel faced in December 1998 after the United States and United Kingdom conducted Operation Desert Fox, a bombing campaign on Iraqi targets. After the four-day operation, Israel and its American and U.K. partners worried that Iraq might fire Scud missiles against Israel -- something Iraq had done during the first Gulf War almost eight years earlier in January 1991.

January 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Healthcare industry blues for 2014?

As I spelled out near the end of last month, the biggest local story of 2013 was KershawHealth. As faithful readers know, as the healthcare organization celebrated its centennial, it became further bogged down by losses caused primarily by external factors. Those factors include continuing shifts -- thanks to the economic fallout of the last few years -- from inpatient to outpatient volumes, cuts in governmental and commercial reimbursements and South Carolina's decision not to expand Medicaid.

January 06, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


2013: A look back - Part Three of Three

Whether it be the back nine or the back 40, you know you're getting closer to the end of some stories as you reach them. That's the case with this last third of our review of the year that was: 2013. Some stories are "good;" some less so.

January 03, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


2013: A look back - Part Two of Three

And so we come to the middle of the year gone by -- the months of May, June, July and August 2013. What was the big news? Flooding, the transformation of a former school, Bethune's police department, KershawHealth's financial struggles and the saddest, but not entirely unpredicted end to a story of a missing teenager from Columbia.

January 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Crime Report - Jan. 2, 2014

A detainee at the Kershaw County Detention Center allegedly struck another detainee and a female corrections officer on Dec. 26.

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


A light look back and forward

Isn't that a great cartoon by Ariail up there? I love how Baby New Year's coming in on a drone, taking a selfie as Old Man 2013 looks on incredulously. It's inspiring, even ... at least to someone who needs to write an end-of-the-year column.

December 30, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


2013: A look back - Part One of Three

Whether it was Bethune, Camden, Elgin or Kershaw County, councils of the city, town and county variety grabbed headlines throughout 2013, including during the early months of the year.

December 30, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Shooting incident leads to drug arrest

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Georgia man on drug charges following a shooting incident at a Lugoff hotel. KCSO deputies have not been able to directly tie the man to the shooting.

December 24, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 25, 2013

Someone shot out the window to a GMC Yukon as its owner was traveling on Chestnut Ferry Road Ext.

December 24, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Leesville man dies in motorcycle accident

A Leesville man died in Kershaw County when he lost control of his motorcycle Saturday evening.

December 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KershawHealth is story of the year

At the end of past years, I've picked out a person or group of the year, sometimes both. This year, I'm not so much highlighting a group as I am an organization. Really, what I'm doing is recognizing the year's biggest story.

December 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


A possible end to gerrymandering?

Two special elections grabbed headlines this week. There was the U.S. House District 5 special election here in South Carolina, the outcome of which ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case

A Kershaw County jury awarded a total of $225,000 to an east Camden couple on June 15 following a four-day trial involving allegations the ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the "Bloods" gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board to take action on survey responses

Tuesday night, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees wrapped up their summaries of a recent district-wide all-employee survey. The survey covered a ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - June 23, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who ...

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Behind the scenes

As you can probably imagine, it's impossible to, literally, include everything about a particular event, person or issue in a single article or even ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Assisted living/memory care center coming to Camden in 2018

A new assisted living/memory care center should open in Camden in 2018.

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council approves ATAX, HTAX recommendations

During its meeting Tuesday, Camden City Council approved recommendations from its accommodation and hospitality tax committees, disbursing nearly $164,000 for a number of requesting ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Trustees reject changes to policy, then amends it

During its June 6 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of Trustees rejected, 3-6, a suggested revision by the district's insurance carrier to a policy ...

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man dies in single vehicle collision

A single-vehicle collision on S.C. 34 between Gettys and Three Branches roads claimed the life of a Lugoff man early Saturday morning.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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