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Sales tax would offset millage increase for referendum

If voters approve a $138.8 million bond-funded list of construction projects for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) in November, property tax millage would increase by 40 mils unless voters also approve a 1-cent sales tax. That's why KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson is calling the first of four referendum funding alternatives -- or scenarios -- "ideal." Wilson told the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday having voters approve both the construction and sales tax referenda would be the best outcome.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Carolina Cup draws thousands to Camden

Saturday marked Nick Ellis' first time overseeing the Carolina Cup as chief executive officer of the Carolina Cup Racing Association (CCRA). Ellis said the day proved to be a success despite threatening weather.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

School board to meet at Jackson tonight

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight at Jackson Elementary School at 6 p.m. Among the items on the short agenda include having the board waive a fifth make-up day due to the effects of October 2015's historic flooding.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Man killed by car while trying to check mail

A Cassatt man died around 11:30 a.m. Monday after being hit by a vehicle while he tried to cross U.S. 1 to check his mailbox.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - April 5, 2016

Officers arrested a 14-year-old juvenile female on the evening of March 26 after responding to a disturbance at a Chesnut Ferry Road apartment complex.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Cahn: An alternate internet history

(Martin Cahn is on vacation this week but re-offers this April 2012 column, edited for space.)

April 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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

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