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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


Crime Report - May 12, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man twice in two days in connection with a number of incidents which took place April 29 and 30.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Record 24 amendments to proposed county budget

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a record 24 amendments to the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget and then unanimously passed that amended budget on second reading, with Councilman Jimmy Jones absent. Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. made the long motion to include the 24 amendments, most, if not all, of which his fellow councilmen appeared to expect.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Jackson School drums up character

The drums banged, the maracas shook, the vibraphones rang and dozens of 5th Grade voices sang out to the rhythm about respect.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Preservation awards tonight at city council

Camden City Council will hand most of its meeting tonight over to the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission for the presentation of its annual preservation awards.

May 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


School board may amend budgets tonight

Tonight, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials will ask the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to amend both the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 and ...

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Shots fired early Friday morning on Broad Street

Several people out running around 4 a.m. Friday noticed a number of police cars in front of a home on the 1600 block of ...

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wastewater lagoon recovery plan proposed

There may come a day when hardly anyone will remember that a 16-acre wastewater lagoon existed at the end of Bramblewood Plantation Road.

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Who’s an ‘illegal immigrant’?

On Tuesday's front page, we published a story I wrote about 42-year-old Gheorge Iordache, who pleaded guilty in late August to 60 of 97 ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council gets silversmith preview

Members of Camden City Council, along with City Manager Mel Pearson, donned blue non-latex gloves at the behest of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine ...

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cassatt woman sentenced in drug case

A 64-year-old Cassatt woman will spend the next 12 years in a state prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to four drug charges.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 15, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Taking to the skies

There had been threatening clouds earlier -- and would likely return -- but by the time Barbara Francisco and Ruth Hoyt were ready to fly on the ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Skimmer sentenced and deported

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of "skimmers ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


When it’s time to stop

With new technology, such as newly acquired LUCAS 3 automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices, and the ever-increasing level of training they receive, Kershaw County Emergency ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man sent back to federal prison

A Camden man who pleaded guilty in late May to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition will spend an additional five ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 8, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


FOIA report could have been better

One of the agenda items during this week's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting was a report from Trustee Shirley Halley on topics ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Hurricane Irma

"In some way, shape or form, we are probably going to be impacted by this."

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


High speed chase ends with collision Sunday

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two teenagers charged them in connection with a high-speed pursuit through Kershaw and Lee counties that ended ...

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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