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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


County picks Carpenter for administrator negotiations

Victor Carpenter may be the next county administrator for Kershaw County.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Digging into some great mysteries

As regular readers of my column know, my love of novels usually centers on science fiction and fantasy.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council passes first reading of budget

The city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012 should become a reality on July 1 thanks to a first reading vote Tuesday night by Camden City Council. That vote was unanimous, but the sentiments behind the votes weren't.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Greenleaf Inn on auction block today

Camden's historic Greenleaf Inn will go to the highest bidder today during a two-part, on-site auction set to begin at 10 a.m. on North Broad Street.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - May 11, 2011

Is there a chance the people responsible for a long series of auto break-ins in Elgin and Lugoff have widened their reach to Camden? The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported a series of auto break-ins May 4 in the Belmont, Chesnut Hills and Eve's Garden subdivisions off Black River Road.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SEAL training

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent woke up Monday morning, May 1, and saw the news: Osama bin Laden was dead.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


bin Laden takedown victory for all Americans

For those of you saying that the bin Laden takedown was not an "Obama" win, you're right. It was an American win. However, former President Bush, former Vice President Cheney, senators Graham and DeMint and even Rush Limbaugh have all congratulated Obama. He should be credited for maintaining the policies that continued the search and giving the order that resulted in Sunday night's win for the American people.

May 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First vote on Camden budget Tuesday

Camden City Council will take first reading on its Fiscal Year 2012 budget Tuesday. The budget, if approved on second reading in two weeks, would go into effect July 1. The balanced $37.922 million budget is split among five funds: general ($8.442 million), project improvement ($379,341), paving ($502,792), utility ($27.96 million) and local source revenue ($637,000). A public hearing on the budget was held at council's April 26 meeting.

May 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County administrator candidates down to 3

One of four candidates for the position of Kershaw County administrator has dropped out. Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise confirmed that Josh Kay, most recently manager for the city of Clinton, had withdrawn his name from consideration. According to media reports from the Upstate, Kay has accepted a similar position with the city of Washington, N.C.

May 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


More information released on robbery, drug cases

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information on Friday's armed robbery of a home on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

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


Local vets say bin Laden takedown brings 'closure'

Local veterans are expressing pride in their younger counterparts for tracking, confronting and, ultimately, taking down America's most wanted enemy, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


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Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Playing games teaches good choices

Even as I close in on 50 (mark your calendars for next March), I still like to play computer games. Frivolous, I know ... or is it?

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council votes on power contract, bond reissue

In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden honors ‘Dr. Mac’ with Legacy bench

A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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