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Pearson to become permanent Camden city manager

Mel Pearson will become Camden's new city manager, dropping the word "interim" from the title he's held since Jan. 4 when former City Manager Kevin Bronson left for Rock Hill. Camden City Council unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Tony Scully to negotiate a contract with Pearson during a special called meeting Tuesday evening.

February 08, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Sparkleberry Fair offers new KCSD scholarships

An annual Richland County tradition will begin benefitting schools in the West Wateree portion of Kershaw County this year.

February 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Legislators honor Historic Camden’s Craig

Joanna Craig, executive director of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park, was speechless January 30.

February 06, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Examining the NYT’s Chicago gun story

Several weeks ago, we ran a column by Chicago-based Clarence Page about the "virus" of Chicago violence in relation to the national gun control debate. He noted that there were 506 murders in Chicago in 2012 compared to only 418 in New York City. He didn't mention how many were committed by using a gun or other firearm.

February 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


100 days/100 years

They walked, they ran, sometimes they fell down, but -- despite low, gray clouds and high winds -- they were all smiles.

February 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


From father to son

In the 96 years since it opened, Home Furnishing Co. Inc. on downtown Camden's Broad Street has only had two generations of owners.

January 30, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Gill, Christenberry to join new KH surgical practice

Kershaw County's only two general surgeons, doctors Edward A. Gill and Paul Christenberry, are joining forces as part of an agreement to form KershawHealth General Surgery. Dr. Gill will leave Sentinel Health Partners while Dr. Christenberry will end his solo practice to join the healthcare organization.

January 30, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


The Wheel of Time never really ends

Since last October, I've spent part of my time in another world. For about three months, I reread the massive fantasy series The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. The final book, A Memory of Light, came out Jan. 8 and I was smart -- and loyal -- enough to pre-order it from our local bookstore in order to take advantage of a pretty great sale price.

January 28, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth left out of DSH expansion

During her recent State of the State address, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that, beginning with the 2013-14 fiscal year, the state's Medicaid-designated rural hospitals would be fully compensated for their otherwise uncompensated costs through what is known as the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program.

January 28, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


DCG reorganizes as Camden Business Alliance

With the new year, the Downtown Camden Guild (DCG) is renaming itself the Camden Business Alliance (CBA) and will no longer limit membership to downtown business owners or even to just merchants. The original DCG formed in September 2009 with the purpose of giving downtown merchants a stronger voice in local matters.

January 28, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Camden City Council drops CLG, BAR plans

Camden City Council decided Tuesday to stop pursuing Certified Local Government (CLG) status and, therefore, dropped plans to transform the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR). The linked decisions came during a lengthy work session Tuesday afternoon ahead of council's much shorter regular meeting that evening.

January 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Urbanized’ Camden now part of Columbia planning org

The city of Camden -- along with the town of Elgin and a portion of Kershaw County -- could find funding for its transportation projects controlled by an organization with a heavy focus on Lexington and Richland counties, according to city officials.

January 25, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


CSX has history of poor relations

A lot of Camden residents and others who pass through Camden had a rough time of it last week when CSX Railroad closed not one, but two crossings in Dusty Bend to replace a 2,000-foot section of track.

January 21, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


BAR to again be topic at Camden work session

Camden City Council will once again tackle the prospect of transforming the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) into a board of architectural review (BAR) during a 4 p.m. work session Tuesday.

January 21, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Cushman’s law license reinstated

The South Carolina Supreme Court reinstated former Camden City Attorney Charles Cushman's law license in an order filed Wednesday. The lifting of Cushman's law license suspension comes two months after 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson dropped a felony charge of misconduct in office in exchange for Cushman pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.

January 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Crime Report - April 25, 2017

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer released a 19-year-old Sumter man after initially detaining him following a report that the young man had pointed a ...

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


School board wants to tie SROs to growth funding

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, likely along with Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson ...

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City council meets tonight

Camden City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. There will be no afternoon work session.

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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


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