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Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director of communications, Nicole Holland, 49, on 26 counts of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy to commit both and the theft of federal funds.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center without bond on three of four charges.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Helping after Florence

It took Camden's Ben Stegner and his crews five hours to get from the small North Carolina town of Supply to Jacksonville, N.C., to help restore power to customers there.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations he and several co-conspirators committed fraud to obtain nearly $350 million worth of federal construction contracts.

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ONLINE ONLY: School board will meet today

Despite schools being closed Friday and staring two hours later than normal on Monday due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet for its regular second Tuesday meeting of the month. Meanwhile, according to the proposed agenda for tonight's meeting, a special called meeting to conduct a hearing on a parent/student grievance that was supposed to take place Thursday will be rescheduled for a later date due to the anticipated early effects of the hurricane.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


County, city deal with Florence’s wind, rain

Schools, businesses, county offices and the library closed. Groups cancelled various activities. Even Walmart closed for a time. Shelters -- including ones for pets -- opened. Kershaw County, which had started preparing for the storm early last week, announced it would be operating at "OPCON 1," its highest level of "operating condition" for emergencies, on Friday.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Of Serena Williams and pay gaps

Earlier this week, I had some interesting "conversations" on Facebook after I commented on two posts by Vox. One story focused on an Australia newspaper's editorial cartoon about Serena Williams' interactions with a tennis umpire during the U.S. Open. Vox's second post actually served as an advertisement for an episode of the outlet's relatively new Netflix series, Explained, titled "Why Women Are Paid Less."

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


River Oaks annexed into city

River Oaks Shopping Center is, finally, a part of the city of Camden. Despite being located across from Walmart on West DeKalb Street just before the U.S. 1 bridge over the Wateree River, River Oaks has been outside the city limits since it was originally developed years ago.

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County gets ready for Hurricane Florence

Wednesday afternoon, it looked like Hurricane Florence would make landfall somewhere near Wilmington, N.C., but then dip slightly south and make its way across South Carolina.

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Final River Oaks annexation reading tonight

Residents and others who plan to attend tonight's Camden City Council meeting should be prepared to be in for a long haul. Among the dozen or so items on the proposed agenda are final annexation of the River Oaks Shopping Center and a proposal for the city to terminate its electric wholesale agreement with Duke Energy in favor of one with a Florida-based company with a generating station in North Carolina.

September 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Column: www.k-through-12.com

If the website address above scares you a bit, don't worry; I made it up. However, there really is a website at www.K12.com and it might be scary.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Hobby Lobby, Marshalls sign leases

According to copies of leases signed on Aug. 16 and 30 and filed with the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds, Hobby Lobby and Marshalls are coming to Camden.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Head-on collision claims lives

A head-on collision on Fort Jackson Road (S.C. 12) where White Pond Road becomes Porter Cross Road resulted in the deaths of a young couple early Sunday morning. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Lance Cpl. David Jones reporting on a media hotline, online Real-Time Traffic Information website, the collision occurred just after 6 a.m.

September 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


City council approves CCTC visitor center partnership

With barely any discussion, Camden City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) to design, construct and operate a ...

December 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to vote on Trane proposal at next meeting

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees decided to hold off on voting on a proposal by HVAC company Trane to bring about a projected $6 ...

December 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report (CPD) - Dec. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 30-year-old Camden man after he allegedly pointed a gun at a 24-year-old Cassatt man and that man's ...

December 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman pleads guilty in MSC embezzlement case

A circuit court judge sentenced Stacey Heather Grein, 45, of Camden, on Dec. 3 for pleading guilty to one count of breach of trust with ...

December 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Top stories of the year (so far)

2018 is almost over. For us at the C-I, that recently meant going back and looking at stories, columns and other articles to submit to ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


HFKC hands out $181,000 in grants to local groups

There might not have been a better "thank you" Monday night inside Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's McCaa Tavern than the one relayed by ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Lugoff woman arrested for meth trafficking, more

On the morning of Nov. 15, the KCSO's Special Response Team (SRT) and narcotics agents executed a lawful search warrant at a Mockingbird Road ...

December 04, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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