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Camden’s Bill Byars supported SCDC as governor, legislature supported him

It's hard to argue with the numbers: the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) has reduced its inmate population almost to 1998 levels and begun generating a surplus after several years of severe deficits.

October 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Proclamations, resolutions fill city agenda

Camden City Council will take up five proclamations and three resolutions during its regular meeting Tuesday. Council will not hold an afternoon work session.

October 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden’s Byars retires as SCDC director

Bill Byars spent his last day as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) Monday. It marked the third time Byars, who lives in Kershaw County just north of Camden, has retired from some type of public or government service.

October 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Hundreds attend Fire Fest on Saturday

Hundreds of people -- perhaps several thousand -- attended Camden's 18th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena Saturday. Many of those people lined a long stretch of Broad Street to watch as hundreds of fire trucks and related vehicles -- some vintage and some from as far away as Pennsylvania -- paraded through the city to the arena. Those same people cheered as a pair of skydivers, one trailing South Carolina's Palmetto flag, the other the American flag, landed in a field behind the arena.

October 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Watch that acetaminophen dosage

Did you know that if you follow the first line of directions on a bottle of extra strength acetaminophen (the primary ingredient in Tylenol and its generic copies) you can actually exceed the safe amount you can take in 24 hours?

September 30, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CCC splits on design guidelines rewrite bid

A majority of Camden City Council voted Tuesday night to award a more than $47,000 bid to a Colorado firm to rewrite design guidelines used by the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC). An attempt to table the vote failed, 2-3, followed by a lengthy discussion and a 3-2 vote to award the bid to Winter & Company of Boulder, Colo.

September 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KershawHealth board votes for employee pay increase

On a night when the KershawHealth Board of Trustees was saying good-bye to three of its own and welcoming their replacements, trustees voted unanimously Monday to give a 2.25 percent across-the-board salary increase to employees beginning Oct. 1.

September 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Power outage hits Camden neighborhood Monday

Tree limbs are believed responsible for a more than two-hour power outage in the northeast section of downtown Camden Monday night. Public Works Director Tom Couch said the outage affected the Chesnut Street circuit starting between 8 and 8:30 p.m.

September 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘The Drumhead’ of conspiracy

Last week, I used a TV series to talk about bullies. This week, it's conspiracy theories through the lens of a single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (commonly referred to as TNG).

September 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City, county may continue tourism partnership

Camden City Council will consider signing an intergovernmental agreement with Kershaw County that would pool portions of each side's accommodation tax revenues to fund a tourism development director position employed by the city. Council will consider the agreement during its regular meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

September 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Arnett Muldrow kick-off

How to define Camden? That is the central question surrounding a new effort to market the city to tourists that kicked off Wednesday night at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Using a series of three "fun" questions, Tripp Muldrow, of Greenville-based marketing firm Arnett Muldrow, got most of about 75 residents to help describe Camden:

September 20, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Under the Dome’s’ Big Jim

I've always been a physically small person. As I'm sure many of you can imagine, that led to being bullied quite a bit as a younger person. In fact, I'd dare say that it wasn't until my sophomore year of college that most of the folks around me matured enough not to engage in such behavior.

September 16, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Why we must go after Assad

I'm going to head some folks off at the pass right from the start with this column because I know they'll be fuming just from reading my headline.

September 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Utility improvements coming to Dusty Bend

The city of Camden may spend more than $630,000 to for utility and other improvements to both Dusty Bend and two locations in downtown Camden.

September 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


My sons’ Star Trek education

For many pre-teen boys (and those of us who are ... um ... much older) science fiction TV shows and movies are exciting fare that are almost required watching. How can a young man (or older one) get through life without knowing who Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, Han Solo, Marty McFly or The Doctor are?

September 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Chamber hands out awards at annual gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 107th annual awards gala and barbecue on May 12 at its headquarters at the historic Robert Mills ...

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


CPD stats on council agenda

(Webmaster's Note: After the C-I's print edition went to press, we realized the city had amended its agenda to include first reading of ...

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - May 23, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden with resisting arrest and threatening the life of public officials after deputies arrested him for ...

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


S.C. FOIA is better now

The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) recently underwent some surgery. Things were a little dicey there for a while, but it's doing ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CHS student council is tops in state

A weekend in April marked some firsts for the student council of Camden High School (CHS). For the first time ever, the S.C. Student ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Schools budget in ‘suspended animation’

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) administrators and the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees were unable to take any further action on its proposed Fiscal ...

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Riding in honor of fallen officers

More than 30 cyclists on their way to Washington, D.C., stopped in Camden on May 3 in honor of fallen law enforcement officers. The ...

May 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Walking trail may be installed at NCHS

As part of his ongoing series of updates on referenda-approved construction projects, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Operations Billy Smith will ask the ...

May 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Sheheen’s message is the right one

(I am turning over my column today to a transcript of State Sen. Vincent Sheheen's speech to the 2017 Class of Junior Leadership Kershaw ...

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - May 12, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man twice in two days in connection with a number of incidents which took place April 29 and ...

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Record 24 amendments to proposed county budget

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a record 24 amendments to the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget and then unanimously passed that amended ...

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Jackson School drums up character

The drums banged, the maracas shook, the vibraphones rang and dozens of 5th Grade voices sang out to the rhythm about respect.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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