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KCSD graduation rate at all time high

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) seniors and other students are receiving high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) at the highest rate ever in the district's history. According to information provided by KCSD Director for Student Assessment Lavoy Carter to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 17 meeting, 90.7 percent of students graduate in four years and 93.5 percent graduate in five years. Carter said the district's goal is to have all district students earn either a high school diploma or GED.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board meeting on tap for Bethune tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight in Bethune as part of its quarterly commitment to meet in off-site locations around the county. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., be held in the Bethune Recreation Center and is open to the public.

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KCSD may bring back referenda in 2016

It's not a done deal, but there appeared to be consensus Tuesday night among members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to bring a pair of construction-related referenda back to voters in November 2016. If trustees ultimately do so, athletic improvements could be taken out of the equation, but still lead to some schools being closed for consolidation.

February 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Echoes of Lugoff’s Uno as beagle wins at Westminster

Miss P became only the second beagle in history to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. The win came Tuesday after a late-night 20-minute-long decision by a judge who favored the 4-year-old beagle over the crowd favorite Old English sheepdog. Winning must run in the blood. Miss P is the grandniece of the first beagle to do so: Uno, who won in 2008.

February 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


North Central schools closed Tuesday due to freezing weather

Students in the North Central area of the county did not attend school Tuesday after conditions from freezing rain caused an area-wide power outage. The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) made the decision around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, citing "downed trees in the roadways and a loss of electricity in parts of the North Central area."

February 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Cahn: The ‘Criminal Minds’ of television

Last week, I mentioned I'm a fan of NCIS: New Orleans. I'm also a fan of the original NCIS and its other spin-off, NCIS: Los Angeles. NCIS, as you might know, is a spin-off itself of JAG, which started on NBC and then moved to CBS, home of the NCIS franchises.

February 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board to continue priorities discussion

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue discussing its priorities for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting Tuesday night. At its last meeting, Feb. 3, the board focused on employee compensation as its top priority for the next school year's budget.

February 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH offers county $2.6 million to take EMS

KershawHealth is offering to make a "one-time and final payment" of $2.636 million for Kershaw County to take over emergency medical services (EMS). The KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted, 8-1, to make the offer following an executive session at the end of its meeting Monday night. Board Vice Chair Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom cast the lone "no" vote.

February 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Cahn: Vacationing with Robots? Maybe.

"The robot revolution may be gentler than we thought," began an article on CNN.com about a new hotel in Japan's Nagasaki prefect.

February 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears leadership development plan

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director for Professional Development Steve Abbott hopes to see more teachers and other employees move into leadership roles during the coming school year. He presented a plan to enhance leadership development to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 3 meeting at Wateree Elementary School.

February 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board to continue Capella, EMS discussions

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will continue discussing its pending lease/purchase deal with Capella Healthcare of Tennessee and the proposed transfer of emergency medical services (EMS) to Kershaw County. The board will receive legal advice on these issues in executive session near the end of its meeting tonight at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

February 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


School trustees pick employee compensation as top priority

As one of the earliest steps in creating an operational budget for the 2015-16 school year, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees each picked their top two priorities when it comes to finances. Overwhelmingly, trustees chose "teacher compensation" or "overall compensation" as their top picks.

February 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Stover, Blaney take first places in regional archery tournament

Archery teams from Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS) and Blaney Elementary School (BES) placed first in the middle and elementary school division, respectively, during a regional tournament Saturday. A team from the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) placed third in the high school division.

February 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Late deputy’s uniform donated to L-EMS

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, parents, supporters and others took a break from a wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) on Saturday morning to remember Rob Evans as more than a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

February 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS to host funeral for beloved JROTC cadet

No flags flew in front of Camden High School (CHS) on Wednesday.

February 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


‘Empathy is good for everyone’

David Adelman might be one of the smartest people in Camden. He also happens to have lived with cerebral palsy -- and the way people have ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Morgan attends last full school board meeting

Dr. Frank Morgan, who has served as superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for 11 years, attended his final full school board meeting ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCSO investigating shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the shooting death of a woman Sunday night in the Westville area. Kershaw County Coroner David ...

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: Nobody lied; it was worse

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a small schools report given to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance committee showing it will take ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success

More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden's first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Boan, Rushing head to June 26 runoff for sheriff nomination

Two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Sheriff -- Lee Boan and Jack Rushing -- will face each other in a June 26 runoff after neither man garnered ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Mayor touts Elder Abuse Month at council meeting

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford took some time near the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting to speak on a subject that wasn ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


County working on severance package FOIA request

In a response dated June 6, just two days prior to a 20-workday deadline, Assistant Kershaw County Attorney H. Thomas Morgan Jr. notified the Chronicle-Independent ...

June 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Column: Three bad apples

If you've ever watched CBS' Criminal Minds, you're probably familiar with its opening credits during which a montage of mugshots are shown. Look ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KCSD releases Robbins contract for superintendent

When new Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent. Dr. William Shane Robbins officially begins working on July 1, his starting base salary will be $170 ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Jury finds Pickrell guilty of murdering boyfriend

Unless her case is overturned on appeal, Gregg Pickrell will be 100 years old when she finishes serving her 35-year sentence for fatally shooting 33-year-old ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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