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Public speaks on rec center, budget at CCC forums

They came to talk about the city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget. They came to talk about a proposal to build a new recreation center on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy. They came to talk about statues and sewers, too.

April 27, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - April 27, 2011

The Department of Social Services took an 82-year-old Elgin man into emergency protective custody and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested his 65-year-old ex-wife after she allegedly assaulted him April 18.

April 27, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing NCHS teen found Saturday

Word started spreading on Facebook around 11 p.m. Saturday that missing 19-year-old North Central High School (NCHS) student Brandon Christopher Smith of Cassatt had been found.

April 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


A well-deserved Pulitzer Prize

It's rare for a reporter from one newspaper to congratulate those from another, but that's exactly what I want to do.

April 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Public hearing on Camden's proposed budget Tuesday

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing at the beginning of its regular meeting Tuesday morning. Council received a "budget-in-brief" presentation from city administrators during a work session Thursday.

April 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jones accuses council of straw poll after hiring freeze

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones is accusing four fellow councilmen of using a "straw poll" to circumvent a hiring freeze they voted for during an April 12 meeting. Jones, who represents District 4, said the councilmen's actions allowed several county department heads to hire employees after the freeze went into effect.

April 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Law Enforcement Report - April 20, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men and is seeking four others for their participation in a dogfight Sunday evening. A deputy stopped James Edward Nelson, 40, of Lancaster, and Willie J. Nelson, 52, of North Carolina, as they were trying to leave the scene of Sunday's raid at a Bob Hugh Road address near Jefferson. The Nelsons relationship to each other was undetermined at press time.

April 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman eats marijuana as KCSO closes in

"(Deputies) proceeded to secure the residence when Subject #2 came to the door, eating marijuana."

April 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


A movie in my mind

For a total of 20 hours over the past several weeks -- and thanks to the Friends of the Kershaw County Library's recent book sale -- I played a movie in my car.

April 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sheriff offers tips following rash of auto break-ins

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car belonging to an investigator who lives in Lugoff's Pepper Ridge subdivision was one of 16 automobile break-ins reported Tuesday morning. The break-ins in or near the subdivision off U.S. 1 across from Lugoff Elgin High School are just the latest in a long string of such incidents that have been reported during the last four months.

April 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Utility rates on the rise in Camden

City of Camden electric, water and sewer rates will be going up again come July 1.

April 15, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Lexington vendor out, local vendors in for Town Green concert

The posters were printed, the announcements made, but a Lexington-based barbecue restaurant will not be a part of the upcoming Meet Me at The Town Green concert.

April 15, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


One killed, three injured in separate accidents

A 24-year-old Ridgeway man has been charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence (DUI) in connection with a two-car accident that killed his passenger and sent a pregnant woman to the hospital.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Elgin boy wanders off again; mother, boyfriend arrested

A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with unlawful neglect of a child after the woman's 22-month-old son was found wandering around his Elgin neighborhood Sunday for the second time in eight days.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


NTSB preliminary report on Elgin plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has preliminarily determined that the March 25 crash of a small, single-engine plane near Elgin was caused by a "loss of engine power."

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


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KershawHealth, Capella/MUSC deal extended

Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- will have to wait a little longer to take over KershawHealth.

March 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSD deferred maintenance list sent to committee

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials offered a list of deferred maintenance projects to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance/facilities committee Tuesday. KCSD Director of Operations Billy Smith said the list is based on safety, security, health energy efficiency and other factors.

March 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: ‘Madam Secretary’ is terrific TV

From 1999 to 2006, I tuned in to every episode of "The West Wing" starring Martin Sheen. It was one of the smartest shows I've ever watched with a superb cast and excellent writing. Like every television show, it had its ups and downs. Its detractors felt it was too idyllic and -- being an Aaron Sorkin product, like "The Newsroom" in more recent years -- too preachy.

March 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board to go over financials tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will receive a financial report from Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch. Bunch will also bring forward a request for the hospital to purchase equipment.

March 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


On 7-2 vote, school board goes for second referenda

Kershaw County residents will have another chance to vote on a pair of school construction-related referenda in November 2016. Exactly what form those referenda will take is yet to be seen.

March 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CMA Blackjacks win first national drill competition

For a newly formed drill team, the Camden Military Academy (CMA) Blackjacks Pershing rifle drill team is quickly rising to the top. In November 2014, it became the first-ever high school Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at U.S. Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing's grave at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, D.C.

March 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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