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Crime Report - May 30, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged attack on a 17-year-old girl and 22-year-old man near the intersection of Rutledge Street and Commerce Alley that reportedly took place around 11:15 a.m. May 18.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The missing

Thursday marked a tragic sixth anniversary for the people of Saipan, the principal island of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where I lived during my high school years.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ground broken for three new schools

In what is likely to become a new record -- at least in Kershaw County -- the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) held three groundbreakings for new elementary schools in the space of three hours Monday.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Old Bi-Lo shopping center to be annexed

On May 19, the city of Camden ran a notice announcing a special Camden Planning Commission public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, June 5 to receive input on pending annexation of 1001 Old River Road.

May 26, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 Courthouse. Preceding a meal catered by Old South Catery, the chamber handed out a number of awards, including two Business Partner of the Year awards for assisting the Kershaw County School district; small, medium and large Businesses of the Year; the William F. Nettles Award for furthering chamber objectives; and the President's Award.

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


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 second degree assault and battery Tuesday evening. According to a KCSO incident report, deputies arrested Skigerria Tireck Salmond, age unknown, of Flint Hill Road, Camden.

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


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 an ordinance authorizing the swap of real property located in the city of Camden with Rabon Properties LLC and ratification of actions by the city manager and staff in that regard. We will have more on this in Friday's report about tonight's meeting.)

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 much better now, thank you.

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 Council Coalition (SCC) held a special leadership conference called an "exchange" at the University of South Carolina Inn. So, for the first time, members of the CHS council attended the exchange.

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 Year 2018 budget Tuesday night because state legislators haven't taken any further action of their own on the state budget.

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Upton Trio wraps up 28th year with KCSD

For two years shy of 30 years, pianist Billy Shepherd, composer and violinist Mary Lee Kinosian and cellist Dusan Vukajlovic have shared their love of classical music with students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). During the past 28 years, the three musicians -- collectively known as The Upton Trio -- have entertained and helped educate hundreds of students by combining music, visuals and storytelling.

May 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


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 group -- which included cyclists from Arizona, Colorado, the D.C. metropolitan area, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New York Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- was also raising funds for a camp for the children of fallen law enforcement officers in East Troy, Wis. Known as Law Enforcement United (LEU), the riders committed to raising $1,100 each for the camp as part of the ride. In addition, they have paid for all of their travel expenses, including hotels and ...

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 Kershaw County Board of School Trustees at its meeting tonight to approve an S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT)-funded walking trail at North Central High School (NCHS).

May 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Former mentor brings special football to JTC

A football may be worth 1,000 words, especially if it's signed by members of a football team and given to some special teens by a former (and, hopefully, future) mentor who misses them.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 County, given at the class' annual dinner on April 27. I do this because I think it is exactly what everyone -- young and old -- needs to hear as we continue to deal with some unpleasant truths about our society while growing into an even better country than we already are.)

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Beware of sloppy journalism

Elsewhere on this website is our editorial about the Zemp Stadium scoreboard.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Boy burned by car fire

A helicopter crew airlifted a 5-year-old Lugoff boy from KershawHealth to the JMS Burn Center in Augusta after he suffered severe burns Wednesday. Kershaw County ...

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council continues looking at economic development

Members of Camden City Council recently attended two conferences that, they said, focused primarily on economic development in small cities.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 28, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bonds Conway descendants visit ancestor's home in Camden

Two buses rolled up to in front of the Bonds Conway House on Fair Street late Thursday morning. The doors opened and about 100 descendants ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


Bond denied in felony DUI resulting in death case

A Kershaw County magistrate judge denied bond for a 26-year-old North Carolina man charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) with felony DUI resulting ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia teen drowns in Lake Wateree

A 15-year-old Columbia boy drowned in Lake Wateree on Thursday afternoon.

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Executive sessions for ‘specific purpose’

Around the same time I learned that I had been named to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) S.C. Freedom of Information Committee, a ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


'Welcome Table' project coming to Camden

Before he passed away in March 2015, the late John Rainey was still working on his dream of racial reconciliation in South Carolina with a ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Late Jimmie Green served on county, city councils

James Davis "Jimmie" Green who served on Kershaw County Council for one term starting in 1969 and then on Camden City Council from 1992 to ...

July 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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