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Constable arrested on EBT fraud

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) constable has been arrested and charged with two counts of electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card fraud and one count of misconduct in office.

March 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


King disturbed by plans for Mather site

Charles King, owner of Atlas Gym, said he was "disheartened" after reading of the city's possible plans for a portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property.

March 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Financial challenges continue for KH

The economy continues to be a challenge for many, and KershawHealth is no exception. Although January was a better month for the health care system -- compared to both its budget and to financial reports of the previous three months -- "year to date, we are still extremely challenged," KershawHealth Board of Trustee Vice Chair Scott Ziemke told his fellow trustees during the board's Feb. 28 meeting.

March 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Law Enforcement Report - March 9, 2011

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy responded to an Elgin concrete plant in Richland County around 2 p.m. March 3 in response to a company truck driver who had been stabbed.

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


Dixon arraigned on federal drug charges

Jamie Lubell Dixon, the 33-year-old Elgin man Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has called a "well-known" drug dealer, has been arraigned on federal charges.

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


Two charged with trafficking, child neglect after motel room raid

A Camden man and his common-law spouse, both 23, were arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and three counts of child neglect after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents raided a West DeKalb Street motel in Camden.

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


Being the best, for you

"You are holding a first-class newspaper in your hand."

March 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City to purchase Mather property

"Hallelujah!" Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford shouted Thursday afternoon.

March 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Meet Me at the Green

Completion of Camden's new Town Green is just weeks away, and the city and a local business have already made plans for the venue's first major event.

March 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Drive-by shooting triggers second attack

Two Camden men are behind bars, one charged with attempted murder, in connection with two shooting incidents Tuesday night, including a drive-by shooting in Camden.

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


Man who 'ordered' gang shooting pleads guilty

Byron Michael Wood was 18 years old in late 2007 when he ordered Markelle Jamar Reid, also 18 at the time, to "ride someone" in order to get back into Camden's Nine Trey Bloods gang. That order ultimately led Reid to shoot and kill 17-year-old Michael Joseph Smith -- the first, and so far only, person to die in a gang-related shooting in Kershaw County -- on Dec. 7, 2007.

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


Law Enforcement Report - March 2, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a shooting incident at a West DeKalb Street, Camden, motel.

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


A '21st century model' of primary care

Michael Nienhuis and Vanessa Wideman came to medicine from two very different directions. Yet, the two KershawHealth Primary Care at Elgin physicians got into medicine for the same reason: to help people.

March 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Councils' strategies are smart moves

Both Camden City and Kershaw County councils seem to be made up of people with good heads on their shoulders.

February 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ukrainian law enforcement educators visit KCSO

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in Lugoff, South Carolina, is 5,260 miles, or 8,465 kilometers, from Kiev, Ukraine. If the half-dozen men and their two interpreters had taken a direct flight from Kiev, spelled by Ukrainians as Kyiv, the trip would have lasted nine and a half hours.

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


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Again, KershawHealth is year’s top story

After years of declaring a group or person of the year, I used this space a year ago to name KershawHealth the 2013 story of the year.

December 22, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth board to discuss finances tonight

Finances will be the focus of tonight's meeting of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden, and is open to the public.

December 22, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Miller won’t go to trial until February 2016

The man accused of kidnapping a woman in Chesterfield County, sexually assaulting her there, bringing her into Kershaw County, sexually assaulting her again and then killing her with a baseball bat three years ago will not face a jury until Feb. 9, 2016.

December 19, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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