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Camden begins looking for Bronson’s replacement

Camden City Council gave its approval -- along with that of incoming Mayor-elect Tony Scully and Councilwoman-elect Laurie Parks -- for city staff to begin the search to replace City Manager Kevin Bronson. Bronson recently announced he will resign from the city effective Jan. 3 in order to take a management position with the city of Rock Hill government.

November 16, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cushman pleads guilty to contempt of court

Suspended Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to contempt of court by an attorney and paid a $130 fine. In exchange for the plea, the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office dismissed misconduct in office charges against Cushman connected to allegations that he dismissed Camden Municipal Court charges against certain defendants in exchange for "donations" to the Camden City Drug Fund.

November 14, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


More Welsh Street annexations on tap

Three more Welsh Street property owners are asking to come into the city of Camden, some of the last in the Sunnyhill subdivision to request annexation. Camden City Council will consider three separate ordinances accepting the properties into the city at Tuesday's 6:30 p.m. meeting.

November 12, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The challenge goes to the victors

Last Tuesday's election here in Camden was the tightest I have seen. Mayor-elect Tony Scully won only 91 more votes than incumbent Mayor Jeffrey Graham to win the mayor's seat on council, a mere 2.5 percent difference. Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford and Councilwoman-elect Laurie Parks both earned approximately 27 percent of the vote. The other challengers, Johnny Deal and Peggy Ogburn earned approximately 23 percent each. The sports complex ballot question failed by only 254 votes, or 7 percent.

November 12, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Live Civil War-era cannonball removed from Archives

Authorities evacuated the Camden Archives and Museum for several hours Friday after staff discovered what is believed to have been a live Civil War-era cannonball in its collection. The shell was eventually removed and destroyed.

November 12, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Free’ doesn’t mean we’re skimping

Free. It's a lovely word, isn't it? For most of us this week, "free" means voting for our candidates of choice or express how we feel about certain issues.

November 05, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Htax hearing focuses on lack of ‘tourism’ in documents

"Tourism," "tourism-related," "tourists."

November 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Bodies of missing NC teens found under I-20 bridge

The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and other law enforcement and emergency agencies recovered the bodies of two missing Catawba County, N.C., teenage boys from underneath a bridge near the Wateree River on I-20 near the Sunday afternoon.

October 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City seeks AG's opinion on C-I FOIA

The city of Camden continues to work on a full response to the Chronicle-Independent's September S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents and other materials in connection with charges of misconduct in office filed against suspended City Attorney Charles Cushman.

October 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Munn served press, police, public

Hugh Munn, a Camden native who I rarely worked with but respected greatly, died Oct. 19.

October 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


History unveiled

"You couldn't ask for a better day."

October 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Military museum proposed for Camden

In January 2007, Lt. Col (ret.) Ross E. Beard Jr. of Camden showed off much of his personal collection of military and related memorabilia during a preview tour of the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia.

October 26, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Bronson resigns as city manager

Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson tendered his resignation to Camden City Council during an executive session at Tuesday's regular meeting, to be effective January 3. Council hired Bronson at the end of March 2009; he signed an updated employment agreement in November 2010.

October 26, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Solicitors seeking death penalty in Melton murder case

Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson is seeking the death penalty against Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, for the Dec. 26, 2011, rape and murder of a woman from the town of Kershaw.

October 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New KH trustees object to committee process

Through the power of their words and votes, three of four newly appointed members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees and one returning member objected to the process by which trustees are assigned to board committees.

October 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


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


Sheheen bill would allow city of Camden to annex shopping center

In a somewhat unusual legislative move, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden introduced a bill in January that would allow the city of Camden to ...

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Black River Road, U.S. 521 master plan on city agenda

Camden City Council will consider a resolution during its meeting tonight that, if approved, would support the creation of a master transportation plan for the ...

February 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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