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CPD officer arrested for act of misconduct

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Camden Police Department (CPD) officer for misconduct in office Friday morning. Marshall Lee Hardin, 41, is accused of watching pornography on his personal cellphone and masturbating while in his patrol car at a local park.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Good turnout for Republican primary

More than 25 percent of Kershaw County's 41,996 voters turned out for the Republican primary Saturday, casting 10,751 ballots for their choice of Republican presidential nominee. Kershaw County Voter Registration Director John Caughman said the 25.6 percent turnout was better than the statewide average of 24.7 percent.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Methe released on $200,000 bond

Jimmy Joe Methe, the 49-year-old man charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Feb. 13 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Brandon Scott Spencer, is now out on bond. During a brief appearance late Friday morning, Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning set Methe's bond at $200,000, but allowed him to pay a 3 percent minimum in order to be released from the Kershaw County Detention Center.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County council to review 2016 goals, objectives tonight

Kershaw County Council will review a series of goals and objectives it came up with at a recent council retreat during its regular meeting tonight.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Feb. 23, 2016

Then Elgin Police Department (EPD) arrested a 50-year-old Gadsden man and a 39-year-old Hopkins man for allegedly threatening officers after they stopped their vehicle next to EPD Chief Harold Brown's home.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Republican presidential primary Saturday

Voters in South Carolina wishing to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary will go to the polls Saturday to choose who they would like to see as the party's nominee for president this November.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Judge defers decision on bond for Methe

A circuit court judge deferred setting bond Wednesday for an east Camden man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy who may have been stealing items from one of the man's trucks.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Trustees vote, 7-2, to consolidate school to Keys Lane

On a 7-2 vote, with Trustee Matt Irick joining Kim Horton DuRant in dissenting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted Tuesday night to place a potential consolidated elementary school on Keys Lane near North Central high and middle schools. The board voted a month ago to place a consolidated school on a list of projects for a potential referendum, but tabled a decision on where to place such a school until Tuesday night.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: The president’s responsibility

If Kathleen Parker and my columns today appear to echo each other somewhat, it is not intentional, although I'm happy to agree with her on the issue of President Barack Obama's naming of a replacement for late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Student arrested for bringing loaded gun to school

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an 18-year-old Camden High School (CHS) student Feb. 10 for bringing a loaded gun on campus. According to a CPD report, officers arrested Johnquevious "Jay" Dashon-James Johnston, 18, of Chesnut Street, after an officer received information Johnson had brought the gun to school with him the day before.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board chairman meets with North Central area residents to discuss possible school closings

About 30 to 50 people sat scattered in the North Central High School (NCHS) auditorium for two hours Thursday night as Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon answered questions from area residents about the potential closing of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


East Camden man jailed for fatally shooting teen who fled after theft

An east Camden husband and father is in jail today after shooting and killing a 17-year-old who law enforcement says was fleeing after stealing items from the man's truck.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report for February 16, 2016

A man who accused a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy of making racially charged comments during his arrest for public disorderly conduct has now been charged with filing a false police report.

February 16, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: S.C. FOIA making headlines

Those of us in the newspaper business here in South Carolina who are also members of the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) receive an e-newsletter each week about things going on within the organization and also in journalism across the state and nation.

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Editorials


Bozard vs. Gary for District 1 special election

Republican Al Bozard will face Democrat Bobby Gary for the Kershaw County Council District 1 special election slated for March 29. The two men won their respective primaries Tuesday. Former Councilman Willie Mickle vacated the District 1 seat at the end of November 2015 citing personal insurance issues involving Medicare versus state-issued insurance as an elected official.

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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Crime Report - April 26, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men in a single incident during which a KCSO traffic deputy caught them excessively speeding on ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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