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Volunteer Appreciation Week

Bill Fenton followed in his father's footsteps to become a volunteer firefighter. It's not an unusual story; there are many firefighting families, including ones with multiple generations of service. What makes Fenton's story unique is where he started and the path he took to serving with Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for 17 years.

April 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bobby Gary takes office; KCC passes roadside fundraising ordinance

Robert "Bobby" Gary took his seat on Kershaw County Council representing District 1 residents for the second time in six years. District 1 voters first elected Gary to the seat in 2008 and voted him in again during a special election in late March.

April 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


School board gets preliminary 2016-17 budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees received a preliminary look at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year during its April 5 meeting at Jackson Elementary School. The balanced $77.9 million budget reflects a 3.4 percent increase compared to the current 2015-16 budget.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City holding budget public hearing tonight

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting tonight on the city's proposed FY 2017 budget. The fiscal year begins July 1.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Second reading of Suominen FILOT on tap

Second reading of an ordinance authorizing a fee in lieu of taxes, or FILOT, agreement between Kershaw County and Suominen is on the agenda for this evening's Kershaw County Council meeting.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - April 12, 2016

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy used a Taser to keep a 45-year-old Lugoff man from harming himself with a knife following a series of events on the evening of April 6.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New ambulances rolling in Kershaw County

Kershaw County emergency medical technicians Paul Taylor and Ethan Blackmon really like their new ambulance. Taylor, an advanced EMT originally from Elgin who returned to work in Kershaw County three years ago, and Blackmon, a part-time intermediate EMT who works full time for the Columbia Fire Department, have each served emergency medical teams for seven years.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: The right taxes for the right reasons

On today's front page, I report on Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting during which "alternatives" -- scenarios, really -- regarding the impact of this November's construction-related referenda.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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


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Lots on tap for city council

Camden City Council will be busy today with full agendas for both an afternoon work session and regular meeting.

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Morgan skeptical of EOC’s testing proposal

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan expressed skepticism of a recently updated proposal by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to ...

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Finding inspiration in new planets

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced this week that scientists using its Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a total of seven roughly Earth-sized ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 24, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) reported a high number of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles in recent weeks.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


833 South Broad

Thanks to the magic of memories, Rengy Cobb Marshall was able to stand inside 833 South Broad at multiple points in time: Feb. 15, 2017 ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trying to solve a Coca-Cola history mystery

There is a bit of mystery surrounding the history of 833 South Broad, currently the home of a venue of the same name and Dancin ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man charged with arson for setting own home on fire

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Lugoff man on Thursday for allegedly setting his own home on fire Wednesday morning. According ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School accountability/report system proposed

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will hear a presentation during its meeting tonight about a proposed combined accountability/report system developed by the ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS 9th graders learn ‘The Value of Education’

On the morning of Feb. 13, a large number of Camden High School (CHS) ninth graders filled up tables set up on the ground floor ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO arrests man after vehicle chase through woods

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday on multiple charges following a car chase through a wooded area in ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dispatchers, EMS are heroes, too

After writing up my recent stories on 3-year-old Brayden, the little boy who survived a drowning incident several weeks ago, I received an email from ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 17, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Lugoff men following an assault that allegedly took place around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City hires Main Street SC program manager

At the very end of Tuesday night's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson introduced Katharine Spadacenta to council members and the public ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CPD arrests man for armed robberies

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday for two armed robberies, one of which took place that day. The other robbery reportedly took ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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