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Financial challenges continue for KH

The economy continues to be a challenge for many, and KershawHealth is no exception. Although January was a better month for the health care system -- compared to both its budget and to financial reports of the previous three months -- "year to date, we are still extremely challenged," KershawHealth Board of Trustee Vice Chair Scott Ziemke told his fellow trustees during the board's Feb. 28 meeting.

March 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Law Enforcement Report - March 9, 2011

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy responded to an Elgin concrete plant in Richland County around 2 p.m. March 3 in response to a company truck driver who had been stabbed.

March 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dixon arraigned on federal drug charges

Jamie Lubell Dixon, the 33-year-old Elgin man Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has called a "well-known" drug dealer, has been arraigned on federal charges.

March 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two charged with trafficking, child neglect after motel room raid

A Camden man and his common-law spouse, both 23, were arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and three counts of child neglect after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents raided a West DeKalb Street motel in Camden.

March 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Being the best, for you

"You are holding a first-class newspaper in your hand."

March 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City to purchase Mather property

"Hallelujah!" Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford shouted Thursday afternoon.

March 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Meet Me at the Green

Completion of Camden's new Town Green is just weeks away, and the city and a local business have already made plans for the venue's first major event.

March 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Drive-by shooting triggers second attack

Two Camden men are behind bars, one charged with attempted murder, in connection with two shooting incidents Tuesday night, including a drive-by shooting in Camden.

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


Man who 'ordered' gang shooting pleads guilty

Byron Michael Wood was 18 years old in late 2007 when he ordered Markelle Jamar Reid, also 18 at the time, to "ride someone" in order to get back into Camden's Nine Trey Bloods gang. That order ultimately led Reid to shoot and kill 17-year-old Michael Joseph Smith -- the first, and so far only, person to die in a gang-related shooting in Kershaw County -- on Dec. 7, 2007.

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


A '21st century model' of primary care

Michael Nienhuis and Vanessa Wideman came to medicine from two very different directions. Yet, the two KershawHealth Primary Care at Elgin physicians got into medicine for the same reason: to help people.

March 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Law Enforcement Report - March 2, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a shooting incident at a West DeKalb Street, Camden, motel.

March 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Councils' strategies are smart moves

Both Camden City and Kershaw County councils seem to be made up of people with good heads on their shoulders.

February 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ukrainian law enforcement educators visit KCSO

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in Lugoff, South Carolina, is 5,260 miles, or 8,465 kilometers, from Kiev, Ukraine. If the half-dozen men and their two interpreters had taken a direct flight from Kiev, spelled by Ukrainians as Kyiv, the trip would have lasted nine and a half hours.

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


Strategy for the future -- Part Two

"To provide jobs for existing residents and bring new residents to Camden by attracting businesses and industries."

February 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Strategy for the future - Part One

"To construct an expanded multipurpose recreational facility located as close to downtown Camden as possible with partners to operate it."

February 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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KershawHealth may change charity care policy

Fewer people may be eligible for "free" care at KershawHealth if the healthcare system's board of trustees signs off on a "financial assistance policy" change. Currently, the charity care policy uses a "stair step" formula to determine how much assistance to provide lower income patients.

August 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Fitch ups KH outlook, but lowers rating

Fitch Ratings upgraded its financial outlook for KershawHealth from "negative" to "stable" July 17, according to press releases issued by the ratings firm and KershawHealth on Tuesday. KershawHealth said Fitch upgraded the outlook as a reflection of the healthcare organization starting to implement its strategic plan.

August 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Council celebrates CFD Explorer accomplishments

They've become annual traditions. First, members of the Camden Fire Department's (CFD) Explorers program compete -- and win -- an Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach. Then, Camden City Council honors the Explorers with certificates of merit, giving the team a chance to show off their skills to council and the public.

July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to tackle bonds, referendum

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will take up several matters relating in various ways to the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) facilities equalization plan (FEP) at a combined board and finance/facilities meeting slated for noon Tuesday.

July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH focuses on finances tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in its Health Resource Center on Battleship Road. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on financial matters as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch reports on June's finances.

July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Star Trek ... in the news!

OK, OK, yes I'm talking Star Trek again, but hang on, this is really more about newspapers than Star Trek. All right, maybe 50-50.

July 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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