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Man dies in two-vehicle collision Saturday

A man died Saturday evening after his car collided with a pickup truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West said George E. "Butch" Jackson, of Chestnut Road, Elgin, died around 6 p.m. Saturday.

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


Crime Report - Jan. 5, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a Neds Creek Road residence in reference to an assault on Dec. 29 along U.S. 521 North in Westville.

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


Cahn: Crime reports can leave you in stitches

A week ago, I named first responders as my People of the Year for 2015. Included among them are our police department officers and sheriff's office deputies. In honoring them, I mentioned some of the things they do to help the community and the risks they take in keeping us safe here in Kershaw County.

January 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


2015 Year in Review - Part 1

As 2015 ends, it's natural to look back at the events which shaped the year. Today, the Chronicle-Independent reviews the news from January to April we believe made an impact on Kershaw County's communities. Friday, we'll look at stories from May to August, and end Jan. 5 with the events from September to December.

December 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: First responders my People of the Year

Choosing my person, or in this case, people of the year was a very easy task. Really, there was no question: Kershaw County's first responders -- from police and deputies to firefighters and paramedics -- are definitively this year's heroes. They are every year, of course, but 2015 showed us why and in a big way.

December 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Dec. 22, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested two 27-year-old Camden men the night of Dec. 12 on several charges after the driver failed to dim the white Toyota Camry's high beam headlights as they drove past the deputy in the opposite direction on Black River Road.

December 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LifeNet holds open house at Camden’s Woodward Field

Members of LifeNet, a commercial emergency helicopter transport service, showed off their new home at Woodward Field east of Camden during an open house Dec. 9. The company, which has served Kershaw and other surrounding counties' first responders and hospitals for a number of years, recently replaced its offices at the Kershaw County Airport with a new, large trailer.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Hewitt is KCSO Deputy of the Year

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Kyle Hewitt, his wife, Katie, and their four sons attended the department's annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at the Kershaw County Government Center. According to colleagues, Hewitt had been told to attend the gathering not merely for the camaraderie with fellow officers and their families, but because one of the fellow deputies on his shift was being named Deputy of the Year by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Harkins announces for District 1 Kershaw County Council seat

There could be a primary for District 1 with another Republican announcing their intention to run for the District 1 seat on Kershaw County Council recently vacated by Willie Mickle. Lake Wateree resident George Harkins announced his candidacy Thursday, setting up the possible Feb. 9 primary against Al Bozard, who announced his candidacy a week ago.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Missing child, parents located in New Hampshire

Charles Hughes Chandler, a 7-year-old boy reported missing by his grandfather just before Thanksgiving is now in the custody of his paternal grandmother in New Hampshire. According to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Steve Knafelc, the boy's grandmother took custody of Charles on Thursday.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Where has the year gone?

In just two short weeks, it will be 2016.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Dec. 15, 2015

A 50-year-old Lugoff man is being held on $9,000 bond for allegedly assaulting a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy while resisting arrest Dec. 9.

December 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: TIME makes best choice in Merkel

I'm one of those people who loves TIME magazine's idea of picking a person (or thing) of the year. Sometimes, the editors' choices have been a bit odd such as 1982 when they chose the personal computer or 2006 when the choice was "You." There have been years when the choices have reflected pure evil -- Hitler in 1938, Stalin the next year and in 1942 and the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Special election for Mickle’s Kershaw County Council seat set for March 29

A special election to fill the District 1 Kershaw County Council seat recently vacated by Willie Mickle is set for March 29, according to County Voter Registration Director John Caughman. Caughman said if more than one person files for their party's nomination to fill the seat, a primary would be held on Feb. 9. If necessary, a runoff would be held Feb. 23.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bozard running for Mickle’s seat

When voters go to the polls in March to replace Willie Mickle in the District 1 seat on Kershaw County Council, they will have at least one name to pick from: Al Bozard.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Cahn: What ‘The Artist’ meant to me

Unless you are much older or much younger than I am or have been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you should ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Burns, McLean travel in hopes of bringing business to county

Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns recently returned from Europe while Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean returned from China. The two trips mark ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camden man charged with having sex with 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Collision, drowning mark two deaths in two days

Two men died in separate incidents during a less than 24-hour period Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Stover’s Craig Jelks is 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year

Loud cheers and happy tears greeted Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement Thursday evening of the 2016 KCSD Teacher of ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden Kmart to close this summer

Sears Holding will close its Kmart store on West DeKalb Street in Camden in late July. Eligible employees will receive severance pay and have the ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


King Haigler subdivision may expand near PTHS

More houses may be coming to the King Haigler subdivision behind and adjacent to Pine Tree Hill Elementary School between S.C. 34 and Hermitage ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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


Cahn: Members of Congress are people, too

As I was running through my Facebook feed, a post someone shared or liked caught my eye: a proposal to offer a 28th amendment to ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Upchurch & Jowers, KCSD celebrate academics at 21st annual banquet

For the 21st year, Upchurch & Jowers and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inducted the brightest seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Guidance counselors find novel ways to help students

A decrease in elementary school bus ride disciplinary actions. Helping middle school students prepare better for standardized tests. Giving high school students at risk for ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board to look at referendum ballot language

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin looking at and discussing the actual wording of a pair of referenda to be placed ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - April 19, 2016

Camden officers arrested a 37-year-old Mullins man with grand larceny on April 12 following a traffic stop by a Kershaw County deputy after reports of ...

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


Burns, Carpenter lay out state of the county, future at chamber breakfast

"Kershaw County is open for business" is the mantra Kershaw County Councilman Julian Burns often uses to summarize his vision for bringing industries and other ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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