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Meet Me at the Green

Completion of Camden's new Town Green is just weeks away, and the city and a local business have already made plans for the venue's first major event.

March 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Drive-by shooting triggers second attack

Two Camden men are behind bars, one charged with attempted murder, in connection with two shooting incidents Tuesday night, including a drive-by shooting in Camden.

March 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who 'ordered' gang shooting pleads guilty

Byron Michael Wood was 18 years old in late 2007 when he ordered Markelle Jamar Reid, also 18 at the time, to "ride someone" in order to get back into Camden's Nine Trey Bloods gang. That order ultimately led Reid to shoot and kill 17-year-old Michael Joseph Smith -- the first, and so far only, person to die in a gang-related shooting in Kershaw County -- on Dec. 7, 2007.

March 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 2, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a shooting incident at a West DeKalb Street, Camden, motel.

March 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


A '21st century model' of primary care

Michael Nienhuis and Vanessa Wideman came to medicine from two very different directions. Yet, the two KershawHealth Primary Care at Elgin physicians got into medicine for the same reason: to help people.

March 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Councils' strategies are smart moves

Both Camden City and Kershaw County councils seem to be made up of people with good heads on their shoulders.

February 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Ukrainian law enforcement educators visit KCSO

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in Lugoff, South Carolina, is 5,260 miles, or 8,465 kilometers, from Kiev, Ukraine. If the half-dozen men and their two interpreters had taken a direct flight from Kiev, spelled by Ukrainians as Kyiv, the trip would have lasted nine and a half hours.

February 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Strategy for the future -- Part Two

"To provide jobs for existing residents and bring new residents to Camden by attracting businesses and industries."

February 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Strategy for the future - Part One

"To construct an expanded multipurpose recreational facility located as close to downtown Camden as possible with partners to operate it."

February 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Man arrested in shooting

One man was injured and another man arrested in an early Tuesday morning shooting on Chesnut Street in Camden.

February 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Reports - Feb. 23, 2010

Two Camden men were arrested after complaints of unusual levels of traffic, drug dealing and other suspicious activity, including people entering and staying at a Woodside Drive, Camden, home without permission.

February 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Regretting the errors with a smile

Today, you'll find a correction and clarification to a story I wrote recently about a pair of neighboring home invasions.

February 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSO seizes weapons, more at S.C. DOC lieutenant's home

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a S.C. Department of Corrections lieutenant Friday after a total of 34 weapons were recovered from his Elginwood Drive home in Elgin.

February 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man robs store, gets away on bike

Wednesday's robbery of the Sally Beauty Supply store in Springdale Plaza has similarities to a robbery in Richland County where the suspect left the scene of the crime on a bicycle, according to Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd

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


County comes out to support NPS designations

Government officials, historic site representatives, preservationists, business owners and history buffs crowded into the Robert Mills Courthouse in downtown Camden for two public meetings Wednesday all in support of an effort to designate two historic sites as units within the U.S. National Park Service (NPS).

February 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


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Camden celebrates completion of wastewater treatment plant

About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Van Horn Agency continues Kennedy Insurance’s 150-year legacy

As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.

November 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Playing games teaches good choices

Even as I close in on 50 (mark your calendars for next March), I still like to play computer games. Frivolous, I know ... or is it?

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Council votes on power contract, bond reissue

In addition to passing first reading of an ordinance authorizing an up to $4 million bond to renovate Rhame Arena and contribute to the construction of a community building at an expanded Central Carolina Technical College campus, Camden City Council took up several other matters at its Nov. 11 meeting.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Camden honors ‘Dr. Mac’ with Legacy bench

A large crowd gathered early at Hampton Park in downtown Camden on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring a long-time physician known as "Dr. Mac." About 70 people sat in chairs while another 30 to 40 stood across the street from the house where Dr. Francis N. McCorkle first lived in Camden. Several people were on the agenda to speak. The Camden Military Academy (CMA) color guard became a last-minute addition, representing the facility where McCorkle has served as school doctor for 57 years.

November 17, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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