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Trustees hear possible school construction bond scenario

A bond issue of $106.47 million and a penny sales tax to offset a potential increase in property millage.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


‘Final’ KH board meeting tonight

At 6 p.m. today, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet for the final time as the authoritative body governing all aspects of KershawHealth operations. Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the healthcare providing arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- are set to take over most KershawHealth operations Sunday at 12:01 a.m.

October 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KH board transfers contract authority to new chairman

In August, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees granted authority to former Chair Karen Eckford to sign documents on behalf of the board in connection with the pending takeover of most hospital functions by Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health. In late September, Eckford signed three documents constituting final agreements between KershawHealth and Kershaw Hospital LLC -- representing the Capella/MUSC partnership -- to purchase certain hospital assets; to lease the main hospital and Elgin center for 40 years; and for Capella to at least temporarily manage the Karesh Long Term Center, of which the board will retain control.

October 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Trustees review public feedback on facilities

North Central area residents of Kershaw County feel as though they've been overlooked and want to keep their small, community schools open. People living in the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin areas want the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) moved to a proposed joint economic development campus with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC).

October 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: The way we do the things we do

Supposedly, one of the worst things you can do in the world is show people how you make the sausage. No one cares -- or they might find it so ugly they run for the hills. All they care about is whether or not the sausage tastes good and is safe to eat.

October 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Online only: School board meets Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin discussing the feedback it received from a series of public feedback meetings on facilities tonight. The board will meet in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) board room at the district's office on West DeKalb Street in Camden. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Ordinances, bond proposal cause confusion, tension for KCC

Things were confused and tense during parts of Kershaw County Council's Oct. 13 meeting. The culprits: property owner zoning change requests and a potential $17 million general obligation bond for infrastructure improvements at the county's industrial parks. In each case, council considered second readings of ordinances which must pass three readings to be enacted.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Four county dams on DHEC emergency list

Four dams in Kershaw County are on a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) emergency orders list. According to DHEC's website, the orders are part of the agency's "proactive assessment process" looking at what are known as "Class One" and "Class Two" dams across the state. DHEC emphasized even with emergency orders, there are no immediate threats to public safety.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Oct. 20, 2015

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers are investigating an Oct. 10 shooting incident at a Main Street business.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested after standoff with officers in east Camden

Gas canisters thrown through windows and a S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) robot weren't enough to flush 43-year-old Shane Todd Allen out of an east Camden home Friday morning. A six-hour standoff ended when SLED agents themselves went into a house on Davis Street and found Allen hiding behind a piece of furniture in a bedroom, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Feeling overwhelmed? Me, too

Not just due to the change we've made to our twice a week schedule, or even because of last week's weather, but, goodness!, have I felt overwhelmed lately.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ogburn, Tidwell to lead KershawHealth board

Members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted Monday night for Derial Ogburn and Wayne Tidwell to serve, respectively, as chairman and vice chairman as the board transitions to overseeing, primarily, the Karesh Long-Term Care Center.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Kershaw County faces $4 million flood clean-up

Individual families across Kershaw County suffered nearly $690,000 worth of damage, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter. With Kershaw County's addition to a U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) individual assistance list, homeowners should receive at least some compensation for their losses.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Report reveals drowning victim was driving car

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report reveals the man who drowned after his car was washed away off Pine Grove Road at Twenty-Five Mile Creek in Lugoff on Oct. 4 was driving the vehicle, not a female relative as first reported.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD reschedules board, public feedback meetings

Due to conditions created by heavy rains and flooding a week ago, the Kershaw County School District cancelled both the Kershaw County Board of Trustees' Oct. 6 meeting and the last pair of public feedback on facilities meetings on Oct. 5.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Primaries for District 1 special election today

The Kershaw County Democratic and Republican parties will hold their primaries today for a special election to fill the District 1 seat on Kershaw County ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Outcry led trustees to table consolidation discussion

A week ago tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees unanimously tabled a discussion on the pros and cons of placing a consolidated Bethune ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to make presentation to county

Dr. Tray Dunaway, chairman of the Historic Camden Foundation, will make a presentation concerning the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during tonight's Kershaw County ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Feb. 9, 2016

During the past week, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies managed to avoid head-on crashes with drunk drivers in separate incidents. In both ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Hundreds turn out for board meeting at Mt. Pisgah

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Feds give orcas, dolphins new protections

I'm a sucker for orcas (a/k/a killer whales), dolphins and whales. I just love them. Depending on the species, they are, in ...

February 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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