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City, Brantley celebrate Aberdeen gift

The city of Camden mixed business with pleasure Tuesday night as Camden City Council unanimously passed second and final reading of an ordinance to accept Jack Brantley's gift of Aberdeen, the historic Monument Square property he's owned since 1975.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Child found in pool still recovering

A 3-year-old boy is still recovering after being found by his parents in an in-ground pool at their new home in Lugoff on Monday afternoon. Members of Friendship Baptist Church in Lugoff are assisting the family in both responding to inquiries about the boy and in raising funds to assist in paying for his treatment.

January 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Final reading on Aberdeen tonight

Camden City Council is poised to formally accept Aberdeen owner Jack Brantley's gift of the property, home and contents, including its extensive collections, along with a $100,000 cash gift. Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance accepting the donation of 1409 Broad St. during its meeting at 6 p.m. today.

January 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Looks like this is the end

And with those famous words from the old Underdog cartoon show, I bid you all a fond adieu.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Palmetto Utilities seeks extra discharge at Spears Creek

Kershaw County Council will hold a special work session from 3 to 5 p.m. July 26 to receive information about and discuss a request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County to increase its discharge into Spears Creek in Kershaw County.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - July 15, 2016

An unknown, possibly female suspect called in a bomb threat to KershawHealth on Monday evening.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Engine 10, tractor trailer collide on U.S. 1

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Engine 10 might be a total loss following a collision with a tractor trailer on U.S. 1 in Lugoff early Wednesday afternoon. The collision happened at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday as Engine 10 was responding to a woods fire near Elgin, according to LF-R Chief Dennis Ray. Ray said Engine 10 was backing up a brush unit from the Doby's Mill Fire Department due to no response from the Blaney or Pine Grove volunteer fire departments.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD seeks man for ‘stringing’ change machines

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information about a man who is allegedly using a technique called "stringing" to steal change from coin operated machines while retaining the bill used to make the change.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Joint business park with would help Woodward Field

Kershaw County Council will take up second reading of an ordinance tonight which, if passed on a later third and final reading, would create a joint industrial/business park with Chesterfield County. Any tax revenues collected by Kershaw County from operations in the park would fund "improvements, operating and maintenance expenses" at Woodward Field. The field serves as the county's airport.

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


School board ready to submit referenda for ballot

It's been nearly two months since the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted, 6-3, on the language to be included in two referenda it wishes to place before voters in November. One referenda would ask voters to approve an up to $129 million bond to pay for various facility upgrades and replacements. The other would ask voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax to offset a necessary increase in property tax millage to pay back the bond.

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man on probation for 2008 case arrested following high speed chase on S.C. 34

A Camden man on probation on armed robbery and burglary charges from 2008 is behind bars again after leading Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on a high speed chase during the early morning hours of July 2.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


FERC denies Duke license extension

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a request from Duke Energy to extend its recently acquired 40-year license to control the Catawba River by an additional 10 years. FERC's order, published Monday, keeps Duke's license at the 40-year mark instead of 50, as the power company requested. Duke Energy controls the Catawba River chain, which includes the Wateree River down to Kershaw County's dam on Lake Wateree.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


New walk/run event coming to Elgin this fall

The Elgin Wellness Committee wants more of the town's employees, police officers and residents to get fit by participating in its wellness program. To do that, the committee is in the process of creating a new charity walk/run event to take place this fall in the town limits.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


Crime Report - July 8, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 33-year-old Gadsden man riding a motorcycle following a brief chase on U.S. 601 in Lugoff on June 30.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: I stand with Mark Thomason

One week ago today, an email appeared in my inbox which completely blew me away. It was from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). I've been a member in the past and hope to be again (need to catch up on my dues, you know), and still receive emails from them occasionally about things going on in journalism across the country.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Diamonds from the beginning

"Dimplez" and "Havoc" have been part of the Kershaw County step team program since they were 9 and 10 years old, respectively.

March 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Old Burndale Shopping Center to be demolished

A long-vacant, but long-time landmark in Camden will be demolished in the coming weeks.

March 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Rereading makes for ‘Goodreads’

If you've never heard of it, allow me to introduce you to Goodreads. It is a website, mobile app and Facebook page devoted to ...

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - March 17, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New ALPHA Center to be built on Ehrenclou Drive

The ALPHA Center, currently housed at the south end of Mill Street, will build a new $2.5 million facility on a 4-acre lot on ...

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


From Wallingford to Camden

It's cliché to say someone's life has prepared them for their latest role, but it may actually be true for Katharine Spadacenta.

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


GPS coordinates lead to murder investigation

The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement, businesses team up for memorials

For many years, drivers along any number of roadways, including I-20 in Kershaw County, have seen roadside memorials erected by people mourning loved ones who ...

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Davis case is now murder investigation

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews just released a statement saying that, based on preliminary autopsy information on Adam Ray Davis, 30, this case is now ...

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


South Carolina without the FOIA

(Sunday is the beginning of Sunshine Week, a national celebration through March 18 of access to public information.)

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - March 10, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 50-year-old Cassatt man after he allegedly stole one of his father's vans and, later, assaulted ...

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


2017-2018 school year to start Aug. 17

Students will start school this fall a little earlier than originally planned -- Thursday, Aug. 17, to be exact.

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cassatt woman, 64, arrested for trafficking heroin

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested Doris Hopkins Lester, 64, of Cassatt Road, Cassatt on various drug charges, including trafficking heroin after ...

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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