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City may accept Beard weapons collection

There's a very good chance that the Camden Archives and Museum will become the new home of Camden resident Ross Beard's weapons collection. Camden City Council will consider a resolution authorizing just such an agreement at its meeting Tuesday evening.

February 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden remembers Max Wood’s generosity

"Max Wood loved Camden," Joe Sullivan said of his best friend who died Tuesday at the age of 88.

February 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


It’s Citizens United all over again

Last July, I wrote about how disheartened I was that the Supreme Court of the United States refused, on a 5-4 partisan vote, to reconsider one of its worst decisions ever: Citizens United. The original 2010 ruling opened the door for "super" political action committees (Super PACs) to accept unlimited contributions and, in at least some cases, without full disclosure on where that money's coming from.

February 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSO seeks man posing as officer

During the past six months, an unidentified man has pulled people over conducting "traffic stops" while claiming to be a deputy or police officer. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says the man -- who stopped several people as recently as this past weekend -- is not a member of law enforcement.

February 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CBA to hold first ‘Breakfast Before Hours’ Feb. 28

The Camden Business Alliance (CBA), formerly the Downtown Camden Guild, will hold its first "Breakfast Before Hours" event at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 upstairs in TenEleven Galleria, 1011 Broad St.

February 20, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Grammys reflect mixed bag of music

I did not watch the Grammy Awards this year. Such affairs have lost their shine for me as I've matured and, especially when it comes to pop music, this former radio announcer quickly realizes he's lost touch with today's modern sounds.

February 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Lancaster road named for SCHP trooper with Kershaw County ties

Seventy-four years after his death, a S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) trooper with Kershaw County ties was recently honored in Lancaster County. Walter T. Bell, a native of the town of Kershaw whose family includes residents of Kershaw County, died in a traffic crash on Feb. 4, 1939.

February 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Rembert man picks $400,000 lottery ticket

An unnamed Rembert man is $400,000 richer, thanks to a lottery ticket he purchased at a store near Camden.

February 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


The last of a legend passes

Paul Tanner died Wednesday at the age of 95.

February 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Pearson to become permanent Camden city manager

Mel Pearson will become Camden's new city manager, dropping the word "interim" from the title he's held since Jan. 4 when former City Manager Kevin Bronson left for Rock Hill. Camden City Council unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Tony Scully to negotiate a contract with Pearson during a special called meeting Tuesday evening.

February 08, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sparkleberry Fair offers new KCSD scholarships

An annual Richland County tradition will begin benefitting schools in the West Wateree portion of Kershaw County this year.

February 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Legislators honor Historic Camden’s Craig

Joanna Craig, executive director of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park, was speechless January 30.

February 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Examining the NYT’s Chicago gun story

Several weeks ago, we ran a column by Chicago-based Clarence Page about the "virus" of Chicago violence in relation to the national gun control debate. He noted that there were 506 murders in Chicago in 2012 compared to only 418 in New York City. He didn't mention how many were committed by using a gun or other firearm.

February 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


100 days/100 years

They walked, they ran, sometimes they fell down, but -- despite low, gray clouds and high winds -- they were all smiles.

February 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


From father to son

In the 96 years since it opened, Home Furnishing Co. Inc. on downtown Camden's Broad Street has only had two generations of owners.

January 30, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


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