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FAC seeks $50K city Blues Festival sponsorship

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County wants the city to become lead sponsor of the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, to the tune of $50,000 in hospitality tax (HTAX) funds. FAC Executive Director Kristen Cobb made the proposal to Camden City Council during its work session Tuesday afternoon. The Blues Festival is held each year during the first weekend in October.

May 16, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


What are the consequences of closing BES?

When I first moved into Kershaw County in 1999, I lived just inside the Cassatt zip code, close to Camden's. The following year, I began working for this newspaper as a staff reporter. My beats comprised covering the city of Camden, including crime; healthcare, especially as related to KershawHealth; and the town of Bethune.

May 12, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Work session, meeting on tap for city council

Camden City Council will hold both a work session and regular meeting Tuesday. The work session will include a request for the city to once again sponsor the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in conjunction with the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. FAC Executive Director Kristen Cobb will make the presentation, a draft of which mentions that the city is "at the brink" of a new emphasis on tourism to stimulate the local economy.

May 12, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Lois Rhame West - 1921-2014

John Carl "Jack" West Jr. remembered his mother, Lois, as being strict while he was a child.

May 07, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


A waterfowl weekend

There's a good chance that at least one, if not most, of about 20 teenage boys from Camden experienced their first real taste of nature recently. The group of at-risk youth, accompanied by Family Outreach Ministries' Brian Mayes and ALPHA Center Director Paul Napper traveled to Camp Woodie in Pinewood the weekend of April 26. At the camp, which serves as headquarters for the S.C. Waterfowl Association (SCWA), the boys canoed, shot at clay targets, learned about plants and animals on nature hikes and did a bit of stargazing. The boys went to the camp for free, thanks ...

May 07, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Discovering new music to enjoy

Back at the end of January in this space, I mentioned my use of Spotify to discover new music to listen to in addition to managing an extensive collection of music dating back ... well, let's just say a long time.

May 05, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Watson receives appointment to Air Force Academy

A Camden High School (CHS) senior will head to the Air Force Academy in Colorado after graduation, thanks to a congressional appointment. Zack Watson received a letter from U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney in early February that the congressman was submitting his name to the prestigious academy in early February. In late March, Zack, the son of Beth Watson and grandson of Max and Judy Ford, received a second letter confirming his appointment.

May 02, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


McElveen challenges Junior Leadership grads to help others

State Sen. Thomas McElveen wants graduates of this year's Junior Leadership Kershaw County program not to forget to "look around" in the midst of their busy lives for chances to contribute to the world around them.

May 02, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KH board approves strategic plan

KershawHealth hopes to at least mitigate a potential $32 million loss by 2018 through a strategic plan unanimously adopted by the KershawHealth Board of Trustees during its meeting Monday night. The plan focuses on strengthening existing healthcare services, adding new facilities adjacent to the Elgin Outpatient/Urgent Care Center and transforming Burndale Plaza.

April 30, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


I dream of an airport museum

Recently, I took my sons on what we called the Cahn All-Boys 2014 Spring Break to see my father in Upper Marlboro, Md., about 30 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.

April 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Polk won’t be candidate for reelection

Camden City Councilman X. Willard Polk will not run for reelection this November. Polk made the announcement at the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council work session.

April 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Carpenter, Hardee tout CCTC expansion to city council

Dr. Tim Hardee, president of Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter want the city of Camden to become a partner in CCTC's proposed expansion of its campus at I-20 Exit 98. Hardee and Carpenter spoke before council during its work session Tuesday afternoon; there was no evening meeting.

April 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Long, Polk clash over CHLC

An annual report from the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) on its activities led to a spirited debate between two members of Camden City Council during its work session Tuesday afternoon.

April 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Diamonds are the ‘better gang’ now

Americans love their sports. We especially love baseball, basketball, football and hockey. We love the Super Bowl, March Madness, the Stanley Cup and World Series.

April 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Camden City Hall elevator in proposed FY 2015 budget

An elevator could finally be installed at Camden City Hall if the city's Fiscal Year 2015 budget goes through as proposed. Camden City Council held a public hearing on the proposed budget during its meeting Tuesday night. City Manager Mel Pearson presented a budget summary that included $200,000 toward the elevator's installation in its project improvement fund. The fiscal year begins July 1.

April 11, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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That for which I’m thankful

(Due to our Thanksgiving deadlines, today's column was actually written Wednesday. The online version has been modified to reflect that, unfortunately, some plans -- even ...

November 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sullivan’s Balloons

Nearly 200 people gathered at the Kershaw County Recreation West Complex on Wednesday to celebrate the 18th birthday of a boy killed 12 ½ years ago ...

November 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Lugoff-Elgin


Bethune fund gives hope to those in need

Bethune is proving that small towns can do big things.

November 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - Nov. 21, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

November 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


National adoption month

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday was National Adoption Day. Both celebrate the loving option of adoption, spreading awareness of thousands of children in ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CMS’ Lyles awarded for being ‘fearless, kind’

A Camden Middle School (CMS) 8th Grade student is receiving a special national award for being "fearless and kind" in finding ways to unify the ...

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Scott Park trail to be paved

The city's next trail-related project will be to pave the walking trail at Scott Park.

November 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Another car break-in suspect pleads guilty

Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, of Broad Street, Camden, pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking into motor vehicles and one count each of unlawful carrying ...

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man no longer faces murder charge

Kenneth Cordell Rainer, 42, of Elgin, no longer has a murder charge against him. According to online court records, the Kershaw County Grand Jury declined ...

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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