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Trustees recognize special students

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized several students at the beginning of its meeting Tuesday evening, including three recent Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) graduates who organized a free prom event for all special needs students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

June 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - June 10, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a purported disturbance on Porter Road in Cassatt on June 2 where a 19-year-old man was allegedly in 25-year-old male victim's driveway threatening to shoot an animal with some type of firearm.

June 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: A community remembers

Shocked.

June 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Fred Sheheen dies in collision

Fred Sheheen, 79, died Monday afternoon in an automobile collision on S.C. 97 north of Camden around Sailing Club Road.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Trustees to take action on referenda

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on a pair of resolutions, each officially affirming the board's intention to place a $129 million construction bond and a 1-cent sales tax to offset any necessary millage increase from the bond on the ballot for November's general election. The resolutions would also officially send ballot language the board approved in May to the S.C. Election Commission for placement on November's ballot.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Weekend, Monday marred by drowning, traffic fatalities

A drowning death and two traffic fatalities made for an unfortunately busy time for law enforcement, fire-rescue crews and the Kershaw County Coroner's Office during the last few days.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: We’ve always been a great nation

I write this not so much in repudiation of Kathleen Parker's column today -- she makes a number of excellent points, some of which I've made in the past, actually -- but more of an answer to her unspoken question: Why don't we act like we're a great nation anymore?"

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Music CD funded by Hootie grant now on sale

It's been a year in the making, but it's finally here: I Believe 'N' SC, a compact disc of music recorded by Jackson Teen Center (JTC) students in the JTC's own music studio on York Street.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Travis’ takes over Greenleaf Villa

A doctor's house. A Confederate hospital. An antiques store. A home for the former KershawHealth Foundation and the hospital's marketing department.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Crime Report - June 3, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into a case where shots were reportedly fired into or at residences on Brown Road and Hilton Street in east Camden early Sunday morning. In both cases, a 22-year-old east Camden man was allegedly involved, but it appears deputies did not arrest anyone.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ernest Health option passes on second reading

The possibility of a new rehabilitation hospital coming to the Elgin area took a step closer to reality May 24 as Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading of an ordinance authorizing an agreement which would grant Ernest Health an option to purchase land at Wateree Executive Park.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bishopville man dies after motorcycle hits truck

A Bishopville man died Saturday from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon after his motorcycle struck a truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the man as Keon Boykin, 29, of Horse Pen Road, Bishopville. West said Boykin died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen and suffered third-degree burns to at least 85 percent of his body.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report Extra - May 31, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations last week, we are running an extra Crime Report today, including incidents from the Camden and Elgin police departments we were unable to run Friday.)

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Parsing the Foster v. Chatman ruling

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against lower courts in Foster v. Chatman, finding Georgia prosecutors purposely used what are known as "preemptive strikes" to keep every single possible black juror off a jury in the 1986 trial against Timothy Tyrone Foster, then 18.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


County budget passes second reading with amendments

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget, but not before voting down several amendments while approving others. The approved amendments include plans to transfer money from the county's reserve fund in order to cover additional spending on employee raises, expansions to the county's emergency medical services (EMS), improving an access road behind the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and more.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Another tale from the Pulitzers

A Facebook post by a friend of mine reminded me that there was another Pulitzer Prize winner I wanted to mention last week.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New ATEC design unveiled

The new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will sport a revised design when it is completed in mid-2019. Thanks to voter-approved referenda authorizing Kershaw County ...

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Another CMA cadet to get West Point ‘experience’

For the second year in a row, a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet will attend the U.S. Military Academy's Summer Leadership Experience (SLE ...

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man gets 20 years for molesting girls in 2013

Charles Richard Bradberry, 37, of Columbia pleaded guilty April 14 to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim ages 11-14 ...

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


Burndale’s history filled with tenants

Contractors are now in the process of removing asbestos from and demolishing the old Burndale Shopping Center. Even before work began -- currently focused on the ...

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - April 18, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for possession with intent to distribute marijuana April 12.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Small papers can do big things

As of 2015, there were 1,331 daily newspapers. That includes dailies in smaller communities, but the vast number of "small" communities is where weekly ...

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council approves demolition funding resolution

At least eight more -- and possibly 10 -- blighted homes could be demolished in the coming weeks in Camden. Tuesday evening, Camden City Council unanimously passed ...

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - April 11, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers arrested a 37-year-old Elgin man on several charges after responding to a fight in progress on the evening of April ...

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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