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'Initiatives' coming to deal with KH financial challenges

While not disclosing any specifics, KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch says the public health care system's senior leadership team recognizes the financial challenges it is facing and is developing initiatives to deal with them.

April 01, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Marijuana growing operation discovered

Two people were arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana at their Frost Road, Camden, home after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies received a tip about a man they were searching for.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed in plane crash identified as N.Y's 'Country Pilot'

The pilot killed when his Piper PA-20 crashed in Elgin early Friday afternoon has been positively identified as Wolfgang Buergel, 71, of East Aurora, N.Y., a rural community located about 15 to 20 miles southeast of Buffalo, N.Y.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Law Enforcement Report - March 30, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into another round of automobile break-ins in Lugoff. A dozen such incidents were reported Friday morning in or near the Hunters Crossing subdivision where similar incidents were reported in January.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for beating fiancé’s children

Two surreptitiously recorded cellphone videos have landed a Camden woman in jail.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two birthdays symbolic of life's mysteries

My birthday and my wife's happen to be only four days apart. Today is mine while hers was Thursday when I took the day off to celebrate by doing what all married couples with children do: run all over creation on errands and medical appointments. Oh, we did stop in at this great bagel place (yum) where we caught up with my mother and one of my sisters, but this certainly wasn't a typical birthday the way I think of it.

March 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Plane crashes in Elgin; pilot killed

A small, single engine plane headed to an air festival in Lakeland, Fla., from Amherst, N.Y., crashed into a wooded area along Larry Jeffers Road near Elgin just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Amherst is part of the greater Buffalo, N.Y., metropolitan area.

March 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Restaurant manager charged with breach of trust

A 21-year-old restaurant manager has been accused of racking up $28,000 in bogus credit card fees and pocketing the money that would have been used to pay those fees.

March 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


In sync

The throb of music to dance to filled Camden's Rhame Arena the evening of March 12 for the Mayor's Cup Step Competition

March 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Law Enforcement Report - March 23, 2011

A Lugoff man was arrested March 14 on drug charges after being stopped by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators for a traffic violation.

March 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Mather purchase approved on second reading

The city of Camden should become the new owners of 8.9 acres of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property no later than the end of May. Camden City Council -- with Mayor Jeffrey Graham recusing himself and Councilman Pat Partin absent -- voted 3-0 Tuesday morning on second and final reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase.

March 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO stops serving municipal probate court orders

Starting today, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are no longer serving Kershaw County Probate Court orders of detention for mental health evaluations and commitments within the municipal limits of Camden, Elgin and Bethune. While deputies will continue to handle mental health probate court orders, the change leaves those municipalities' police departments to handle such matters within their jurisdictions.

March 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Former Legion treasurer may have stolen more money

A Lugoff man already charged with stealing money from the American Legion post where he was treasurer has been accused of stealing more money over a longer period of time.

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


Law Enforcement Report - March 16, 2011

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a 59-year-old Camden man after he allegedly slashed a tire on a vehicle in an East DeKalb Street parking lot and swung his knife at a witness.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pedestrian killed near county line

A man walking on U.S. 521 near Carolina Motorsports Park was killed Tuesday morning.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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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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