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Camden beginning year with ‘a lot of good news’

In addition to learning that a major catfish tournament championship will be held this October on Lake Wateree (see accompanying story), there was a lot of good news in Camden City Council's first work session of the new year Tuesday.

January 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Major fishing championship coming to Lake Wateree

Hundreds of anglers will descend on Camden and Lake Wateree in early October for a major catfish tournament championship. The Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail Eastern Championship could provide a more than $500,000 economic impact to Camden and the surrounding community, according to Camden Economic Development Director Wade Luther. Luther announced the tournament's decision to bring the championship event to Lake Wateree at Camden City Council's work session Tuesday afternoon.

January 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Free haircuts and fatherhood success intersect at JTC

The day before classes started in Kershaw County, a number of teens stopped by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) across from Camden High School (CHS ...

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fatalities in multiple crashes

Two people died in separate vehicle collisions Thursday.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Old Bi-Lo shopping center up for final zoning

Tonight, Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance setting a final zoning classification of General Business District (GBD) to 1001 ...

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Aug. 22, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why Guam matters (the CNMI, too)

"North Korea attack on hold," the banner read on CBS This Morning on Tuesday. I'm betting folks on Guam felt a little better after ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Camden on Tuesday afternoon. After a late lunch at a downtown Camden restaurant, Graham and his staff ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Hampton Inn Groundbreaking

Vip Patel (third from right) gets help from Wayne Hunter in breaking ground Tuesday at the site of what will be the first new hotel ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


School trustees spar over football ticket prices

Several members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees became engaged in heated discussion over Camden High School's (CHS) decision to charge $7 ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In ...

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 15, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse

The skies will begin to darken in parts of Kershaw County at 1:13 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 as the Moon begins to eclipse ...

August 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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