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Johnson takes oath as solicitor

Already sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the 5th Circuit's new solicitor, Dan Johnson decided to hold a second ceremony early Thursday evening at the Kershaw County Courthouse. The 5th Circuit is made up of Kershaw and Richland counties and the fact that they are very different counties didn't escape Johnson in either his prepared remarks or an exclusive interview after the ceremony.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Chik-fil-A looking at Camden

It's not a definite "yes" yet, but it looks like there's a better possibility than ever that Chick-fil-A will come to Camden.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


B&B changes get final approval

Despite opposition from the chair of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission, a nominee for the Camden Planning Commission (CPC), a member of the public and one councilman, Camden City Council passed second and final reading approving changes to the city's bed and breakfast (B&B) ordinance.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO finds missing boy safe

A 13-year-old special needs student at an Elgin private residential school was found safe after a nearly two-hour search Tuesday evening. The boy, who climbed out of his bedroom window at Pine Grove School on Chestnut Road near Elgin around 5 p.m., left without a coat or shoes in freezing temperatures, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More information released on North Central break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information about break-ins at two North Central schools in the hopes of catching the perpetrators.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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Prestage Farms owner arrested in Washington, D.C.

Ron Prestage, president of Prestage Farms and a Kershaw County resident, spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday in a Washington, D.C., jail cell. According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Prestage, 59, was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after officers discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun and a magazine with ammunition in a briefcase while trying to enter the Cannon House Office Building.

July 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Three seeking two seats on Camden City Council

Jeffrey R. Graham, Deborah H. Davis and Bob Williams are the three names city of Camden voters will see on November ballots as they try to fill two open seats on Camden City Council.

July 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Long-time Camden resident part of historic WWII mission

It took 40 years for William G. "Bill" Major, who died Sunday at the age of 92, to talk about what he saw in the early days of August 1945.

July 23, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


S.C. Supreme Court ignored FOIA in autopsy ruling

Let's make something perfectly clear: The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is not dead, but the S.C. Supreme Court is sure acting like they're trying to kill it.

July 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City exploring ‘adaptive reuse’ scenarios for Rhame Arena

For years, the city of Camden has tried to figure out what to do about aging Rhame Arena at the corner of Broad and Bull streets. In the past, ideas have ranged from renovating the facility to tearing it down and building a replacement either on site or elsewhere in the city.

July 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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