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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


Law Enforment Report - Feb. 16, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and school resource officers (SROs) handled about 10 incidents at or related to area schools during the past week.

February 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man arrested after car chase

A 21-year-old Camden man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a high speed, six-mile chase that started in Camden and ended in nearby Lugoff. Raheem Kawon Fuller, of Arnette Drive, Camden, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights (second offense), resisting arrest, driving under suspension and simple possession of marijuana, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report.

February 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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ICU nurse honored with first DAISY Award

A 9-year-old boy got to hug and say good-bye to his grandfather at KershawHealth before he died, thanks to the compassion of a nurse presented with the hospital's first-ever DAISY Award on Friday afternoon.

January 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Random thoughts for a Monday morning

OK, so I'm actually writing this on Friday, but you're reading it Monday, so that's why it's random thoughts for a Monday morning.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD to focus on ‘health, safety and emergency’ repairs at schools

In November, voters rejected two referenda put on the ballot by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to replace or repair aging schools and other facilities. Now, the district must find ways to maintain those facilities without a $130 million bond or 1 percent sales tax it planned to use to pay for the bond.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH board to focus on finances, Capella deal tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will focus on finances in several ways during its meeting tonight at the Health Resource Center in Camden.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


City council to recognize Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen

Camden City Council will recognize the new Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen winners for 2015 during its meeting Tuesday evening. Council will honor 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks and 2015 Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes, as well as their platforms.

January 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSD budget ‘notebook’ provides snapshot of school spending

On the 135th day of school, coming up on March 18, Midway Elementary School's projected enrollment should include 359 students in regular classrooms and another six in self-contained classroom. The school's classroom capacity is 400 students.

January 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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