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City honors 'everyday heroes'

Four Camden Fire Department (CFD) firefighters were honored by the city of Camden and their chief, John Bowers, during Tuesday morning's Camden City Council meeting.

January 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Push to ban alcoholic energy drinks started in Camden

Four Loko. Joose. Moonshot. These are just some of the alcoholic energy drinks available at local convenience stores. But they may not be on shelves much longer thanks to a movement that started in Camden to ban the beverages.

January 26, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Reliving old college jazz radio days

I recently posted a blog entry in the C-I website's Community section about the music I was listening to during the winter season. I followed that up with a "Note" connected to my personal Facebook page about music from the 1980s I've downloaded to or copied from my collection in recent years.

January 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Woman arrested in pawn shop robbery

The young woman waited in the wrecked van as law enforcement officers chased her brother and his two friends through the woods north of Westville. When they were gone, she got out, walked a bit and then used her cell phone to call a ride.

January 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City 'Ready-to-Go' for sewer rehabilitation grant

Camden City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday to provide nearly $100,000 in matching funds for $500,000 grant. The nearly $600,000 in total money will be used to rehabilitate sewer lines and manholes in an area south of York Street.

January 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO, EPD investigating string of auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Elgin Police Department (EPD) are investigating separate but possibly connected sets of automobile break-ins. The break-ins were perpetrated between late Monday night and early Wednesday morning.

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


Three teens arrested in pawn shop break-in

An alarm, an alert Camden Police Department (CPD) patrolman and a bad tire rim led to the arrest of three Cassatt teenagers early Thursday morning.

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


Two more arrested in stolen truck case

A Cassatt couple has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 11 theft of a Ford truck and subsequent chase that injured a Kershaw County deputy.

January 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Reports - Jan. 19, 2011

Four county men have been called to appear in summary court on malicious injury to property charges after allegedly tearing up the Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) soccer fields at the West Wateree Sports Complex.

January 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Tucson rampage wasn't about politics

The shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people, including a federal judge, and put many in the hospital, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is a tragedy.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Johnson takes oath as solicitor

Already sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the 5th Circuit's new solicitor, Dan Johnson decided to hold a second ceremony early Thursday evening at the Kershaw County Courthouse. The 5th Circuit is made up of Kershaw and Richland counties and the fact that they are very different counties didn't escape Johnson in either his prepared remarks or an exclusive interview after the ceremony.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Chik-fil-A looking at Camden

It's not a definite "yes" yet, but it looks like there's a better possibility than ever that Chick-fil-A will come to Camden.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


B&B changes get final approval

Despite opposition from the chair of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission, a nominee for the Camden Planning Commission (CPC), a member of the public and one councilman, Camden City Council passed second and final reading approving changes to the city's bed and breakfast (B&B) ordinance.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO finds missing boy safe

A 13-year-old special needs student at an Elgin private residential school was found safe after a nearly two-hour search Tuesday evening. The boy, who climbed out of his bedroom window at Pine Grove School on Chestnut Road near Elgin around 5 p.m., left without a coat or shoes in freezing temperatures, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More information released on North Central break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information about break-ins at two North Central schools in the hopes of catching the perpetrators.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


This is journalism?

I love my job. As harried as I can be sometimes, I really do love it. I think long-time readers of this column know that by now -- that I love to write stories about Kershaw County, especially in Camden, which has been my primary beat (along with healthcare) for 14 years. You know that I'm passionate about the S.C. Freedom of Information Act and that I truly believe it doesn't just benefit journalists like myself, but individual citizens like you.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


County man killed in two-car collision

A 23-year-old county man died in a two-car collision in the Cassatt area shortly after noon Saturday when he failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. The collision occurred at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road West and Robinson Town Road, according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KH projecting nearly $2 million loss for FY15

A proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 presented during the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' Aug. 25 meeting projects an operating loss of a little more than $1.92 million. A total margin loss of approximately $1.69 million is also projected in the proposed budget.

September 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Judge Stegner honored at city council meeting

Camden City Council devoted part of its regular meeting Tuesday night to wish Municipal Judge Michael E. Stegner a happy retirement after 20 years on the bench. Camden Mayor Tony Scully read a certificate of appreciation to Stegner and his wife, Neal, that noted Stegner took office on Feb. 1, 1994.

August 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Texas man rides through Camden for stroke awareness

Angel waited patiently outside as Leslie Fender sipped a cup of coffee inside a shop on Broad Street around a quarter to 10 on Tuesday morning. Even with her reins simply dropped on the curb, the well-trained 9-year-old quarter horse filly knew that Fender would come back out to continue their journey to Washington, D.C.

August 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KH board votes, 6-3, to change charity policy

On a split, 6-3, vote, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, voted at its meeting Monday to approve a new version of its financial assistance, or charity, policy. The new policy will go into effect Oct. 1, the beginning of KershawHealth's fiscal year.

August 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


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