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February 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Matthews responds to lawsuit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews responded Thursday to reports that a Kershaw County Magistrate's Office employee is suing him for defamation of character. Delores Leonard alleges in the suit that Matthews damaged her reputation when he wrongly accused her of misusing victims advocate funds.

February 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


New wastewater treatment plant on schedule

The city of Camden's new S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) mandated waste water treatment plant is on schedule to be completed by an Aug. 2012 deadline, according to the lead engineer with the firm hired to design the plant.

February 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Four arrested in meth lab bust

For the first time in nearly five years, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has made arrests for the manufacture of methamphetamine ("meth").

February 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement report - Feb. 9, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating more automobile break-ins, this time along Wildwood Lane in the Lugoff-Elgin area, with a few more off of U.S. 1.

February 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Waste water treatment plant hearing Tuesday

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to receive comments regarding the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) mandated wastewater treatment plant the city must build by August 2012.

February 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Privileged to cover federal civil rights trial

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, 2:49 p.m. -- It has been my privilege during most of the last week to report on the trial of former KCSO Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. on a charge that he denied a Camden man's civil rights by beating him 27 times with an asp baton.

February 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Tribble guilty; to be sentenced May 12

Former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. was found guilty Thursday of violating a Camden man's constitutionally protected right to be free from the excessive use of force. Tribble will be sentenced May 12; he could face up to 10 years in federal prison.

February 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Key players testify as trial continues

The federal civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. continued with testimony Friday and Monday from both Tribble and the man he was seen beating on a jail sally port video, Charles Shelley.

February 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Testimony continues in former deputy's trial

Former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble didn't take the witness stand Thursday afternoon in Courtroom II of the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia, but his voice was heard nonetheless.

January 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Seeing the changes at the KCSO

Whether you voted for him or not, you can't deny that Jim Matthews, his command staff, investigators and deputies have hit the ground running during his first month in office.

January 31, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First witnesses heard in Tribble case

The civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. began with opening arguments a little after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Opening statements at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia provided different interpretations of Tribble's actions on the night of Aug. 5, 2010.

January 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH to create lithotripsy center

KershawHealth trustees unanimously approved a $126,000 project to convert one of the older operating rooms into a lithotripsy center. Lithotripsy uses non-invasive shock waves to crush kidney stones. The vote came during a KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.

January 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Tribble trial starts Thursday

A former Kershaw County deputy will have his day in court starting Thursday. Opening arguments are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia.

January 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Reports - Jan. 26, 2011

A Camden High School ROTC instructor was placed on administrative leave by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) after being charged Jan. 19 with allegedly pointing a gun at a 12-year-old neighbor in December.

January 26, 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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