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North Central schools vandalized

Somebody broke into both North Central High and North Central Middle schools, caused $30,000 total damage and stole computers.

January 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police Reports for Jan. 12, 2011

Two Camden men are being sought in connection with the Jan. 2 stabbing of one of the men's 45-year-old father-in-law.

January 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New year, new budget

Something I didn't do very well in 2010 was managing my family's personal finances.

January 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City to repeal procurement code with new policy

Camden City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance repealing the city's entire procurement code Tuesday. The move is being made as a first step toward replacing that section of city code with an administrative policy that would be both more flexible and yet compliant with federal regulations.

January 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Matthews pledges to do 'very best to protect' county

An estimated 1,000 people crowded into an all but standing room only sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Camden to see Jim Matthews sworn in as Kershaw County's new sheriff Tuesday.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Sheriff requests $250,000 to create traffic unit

Five hours after being sworn in Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews asked Kershaw County Council for extra money to create a new traffic enforcement unit and enhanced victims advocate services. Matthews made the requests during a "State of the Sheriff's Office" report he gave to Kershaw County Council before a crowd of more than 100 people.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


New sheriff to charge for funeral escorts

A change in a long-standing policy came as Jim Matthews took the reins of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Tuesday.

January 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Police Reports for Jan. 5, 2011

The mother of a high school student has accused another student of providing her son drugs that landed him in the hospital.

January 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sometimes, crime makes you laugh

About this time last year, I started a new tradition: looking back at the year in crime -- but from a funny point of view.

January 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Chester's flight

Clouds covered the sky.

January 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


2010: A year of change, hard knocks comes to a close

On this last day of 2010, we come to the last part of a look back at the year as it comes to a close. A groundbreaking event heralded change to come. An election heralded even more change (while keeping some other things the same).

December 31, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


NPS launches study of historic sites

When President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Lands Bill in March 2009, it marked another step forward in a years-long process to turn the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Battle of Camden site into a joint national military park.

December 31, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


2010: Celebrations brighten mid-year

The lazy, hazy days of summer were -- well, hazy and hot with temperatures sometimes hitting the century mark. They were anything but lazy, however, as the news barely slowed down in the late spring and early summer.

December 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Police Report for Dec. 29, 2010

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a 24-year-old woman officers say stabbed her 33-year-old boyfriend at a West DeKalb Street motel.

December 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


2010: Tears and cheers marked closing year

It's cliché to say it was the best of times and it was the worst of times, but when it comes to year-end reviews that cliché also serves as truth. 2010 was beset with tragedies and controversies but also rewarded with triumphs. For some in the political arena, 2010 marked the end of an era. For others, it was only the beginning.

December 27, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


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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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