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Political races set for local offices

Filing for this year's primaries and general election closed Wednesday at noon, setting up the races for most of the political field. The one exception is Camden City Council, for which candidate filing does not officially open until July 1. So far, current councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks have announced they are running for the mayor's seat being vacated by Tony Scully. Drakeford and Parks are, effectively, giving up their seats on council to run for mayor. No one has yet announced their intention to run for the two city council seats.

April 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


School district, community remembers Andy James

On March 3, 2011, the S.C. General Assembly adopted a joint resolution of the state House and Senate honoring M. Andrew "Andy" James for his 34 years of "outstanding service" to the people of South Carolina.

March 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Council moves forward on roadside fundraising ordinance

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved second reading of an ordinance at its March 22 meeting which would require organizations to obtain a permit before soliciting funds from motorists.

March 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - March 29, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into a theft perpetrated from the scene of a 68-year-old man's natural death on March 19 near Jefferson.

March 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCC District 1 special election is today

Today, voters in Kershaw County Council District 1 are choosing who they want to replace Willie Mickle, who resigned in November 2015 citing issues with state insurance benefits. Up for the seat are Republican Al Bozard and Democrat Bobby Gary, who won their respective primaries in February to face each other in today's special election. In the Feb. 9 primaries, Bozard defeated fellow Republican George Harkins while Gary -- who held the District 1 seat prior to Mickle -- defeated Democrat Art Graham.

March 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Cahn: Talking about Briana

I am not a television star, nor do I want to be. I have a good voice, which is how I managed to work in radio for 14 years. I consider myself a good writer, which is why I think I've been able to work for this newspaper for nearly 16 years. As a youngster, I acted in children's musicals.

March 25, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Different parcels may be rezoned for Family Dollar

Less than a month ago, Kershaw County Council approved third and final reading of an ordinance rezoning 5.18 acres of land along U.S. 1 from rural to general development in order to facilitate the proposed construction of a Family Dollar store. The parcel, which has a Cassatt address is approximately half-way between Camden and Cassatt.

March 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - March 22, 2016

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly attacking a motel manager and his wife and robbing the office on Friday morning.

March 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man found guilty of incest sentenced to 30 years in prison

A 39-year-old man found guilty by a jury Friday of incest and criminal sexual conduct will spend the better part of 30 years in prison. A circuit court judge sentenced James Wayne Miller to consecutive 10- and 20-year sentences for sexually assaulting his own daughter for more than a year during 2011 and 2012. He will have to serve at least 85 percent of the 30 years before he is eligible to be released from prison.

March 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New tests won’t allow for special needs accommodations this year

Just like all other 3rd through 8th grade students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), special needs students in those grades will take two new standardized tests this year. Unlike for other standardized tests, however, special needs students -- in fact, any student with an Individual Education Program (IEP) -- will not be allowed some of the accommodations they normally have while taking them.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


New flood elevation levels could save some residents on insurance

Near the end of Kershaw County Council's Feb. 9 meeting, Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter announced the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had reviewed a study commissioned and paid for in part by the county on Lake Wateree elevations and their impact on flood insurance. Carpenter said at the time FEMA agreed changes needed to be made which could mean the owners of approximately 600 lots in Kershaw County would no longer be required to purchase flood insurance. He said it would take between 16 and 24 months to finalize the change.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: A Jewish woman helps Syrian refugees

I may be a Sprint customer, but I'm in love with the young woman in the AT&T commercials. OK, yuck, I'm old enough to be her father, or very young uncle. Forget I said anything.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - March 15, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 27-year-old Elgin woman after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the shoulder Sunday evening.

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


Reaching for Mars

Christopher Jacob "Jake" Dean wants to go to Mars.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Hasty officially filing for clerk of court office

After 27 years working in the Kershaw County Clerk of Court's Office, Janet Hasty says she's just "not ready" to retire. Hasty began working in the office under Tillie Goodson and then Joyce McDonald, who recently announced her decision not to seek reelection.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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Cahn: Parsing the Foster v. Chatman ruling

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against lower courts in Foster v. Chatman, finding Georgia prosecutors purposely used what are known as "preemptive strikes ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


County budget passes second reading with amendments

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget, but not before voting down several amendments ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - May 27, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations this week, we are running only a portion of today's Crime Report covering just the Kershaw County ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ALPHA Center’s Wright receives Youth Arbitrator of the Year award

Ed Wright, a member of The ALPHA Center's Youth Diversion Program, is the 2016 Youth Arbitrator of the Year. Wright received the honor during ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Health Foundation of Kershaw County hands out first grants

In late April, the Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) handed out its first five grants under its new program to award grants to 501 ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth may be getting neighbor in Elgin

When KershawHealth's Outpatient/Urgent Care Center opened in Elgin seven years ago in October 2009, the county's plan was for it to become ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Attempt to give NC area schools more money fails

An attempt by Kershaw County Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon to provide more money to North Central area elementary schools failed 3-6 Tuesday. As ...

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter ...

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Mid-life romance in the digital age

It is very, very weird to be 51 and single in the second decade of the 21st century.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

In addition to recognizing Palmetto Gold award-winning nurse Julie Watson in absentia (see accompanying story), KershawHealth took time out May 11 to celebrate National Nurses ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Watson is 2016 KH Palmetto Gold nurse

A month ago, S.C. Nurses Foundation Inc. and its all-volunteer steering committee chose KershawHealth's Judith A. Watson, BSN, RN, CGRN, as one of ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Due diligence on North Central schools tonight

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees will receive a due diligence report tonight on how much it would cost to bring not just Bethune and ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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