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S.C. Commerce Secretary: Kershaw County an example of success

Citing thousands of added jobs and millions in commercial and industrial investment during the past several years, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby M. Hitt is calling Kershaw County a success.

June 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Man arrested for kidnapping son, assaulting boy's mother

"This turned out good."

June 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement report -- June 1, 2011

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy jumped into the bed of a moving pickup truck on U.S. 1 in order to arrest a female drug suspect.

June 01, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO still investigating murder, meth lab

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will return to the site of a murder, meth lab and marijuana grow in Lugoff that sent six Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to the hospital Saturday.

June 01, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City negotiating YMCA partnership

It's not a done deal, but there's a good chance that if a new recreation center is built in Camden, it will be run by the YMCA of Columbia. If constructed, it would be built on the southern portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy site on Campbell Street.

May 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Smallville’ finale was worth the wait

After 10 years and a sometimes absurd number of plot twists, Tom Welling -- er, Clark Kent -- finally flew.

May 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Two more arrested for Hayes murder

A total of five people are now charged in connection with Monday night's murder of a Camden man.

May 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Three suspects in custody; fourth sought in crime spree

Three men have been charged with murdering a 39-year-old Camden man Monday night and may be connected to a series of weekend home invasions and a grocery store robbery.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 18, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men after they solicited sex from a pair of undercover female agents Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KershawHealth starts financial improvement plan

More than 24 people were laid off Tuesday from KershawHealth as part of a "financial improvement plan" to deal with an expected $2.246 million drop in revenue this year. The projected revenue loss represents the expected fallout from the state of South Carolina's decision to reduce Medicaid reimbursements by a total of 11 percent. A 3 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements was announced April 1; another 8 percent reduction will go into effect July 1.

May 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


County picks Carpenter for administrator negotiations

Victor Carpenter may be the next county administrator for Kershaw County.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Digging into some great mysteries

As regular readers of my column know, my love of novels usually centers on science fiction and fantasy.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City council passes first reading of budget

The city of Camden's proposed $37.922 million budget for Fiscal Year 2012 should become a reality on July 1 thanks to a first reading vote Tuesday night by Camden City Council. That vote was unanimous, but the sentiments behind the votes weren't.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Greenleaf Inn on auction block today

Camden's historic Greenleaf Inn will go to the highest bidder today during a two-part, on-site auction set to begin at 10 a.m. on North Broad Street.

May 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - May 11, 2011

Is there a chance the people responsible for a long series of auto break-ins in Elgin and Lugoff have widened their reach to Camden? The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported a series of auto break-ins May 4 in the Belmont, Chesnut Hills and Eve's Garden subdivisions off Black River Road.

May 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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KCSD wants KCC to revive local funding formula

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) wants Kershaw County Council to return to the days when the county used a formula to come up with local funding to the district.

April 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

Monday night marked the official 20th anniversary of the Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team program. The insurance agency and Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) annual banquet, held in Bethesda Presbyterian Church's Westminster Hall, looked back at those 20 years while inducting 32 members from the district's three high schools.

April 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


SCE&G’s Camden office to close May 29

South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) will close its Camden office May 29, according to a letter included with customers' most recent bills. The office's address is 205 Sumter Hwy., at the corner of Ehrenclou Drive where South Broad Street becomes Sumter Highway.

April 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


School board to continue budget discussion Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue discussing the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed 2015-16 school year budget Tuesday night. According to a copy of the board's proposed agenda, the discussion will include a line-by-line review of proposed expenditures and updates, if any, on state revenue.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: Some Americans can’t vote for president

Who would have thought a goofy looking guy with bad teeth from Britain named John Oliver could make us laugh so hard about the insanity of American government excesses, healthcare bureaucracy and even something as seemingly boring as net neutrality?

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KH board to start process of creating Capella advisory board

When Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the patient care arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- take over operations of KershawHealth, the county's public non-profit hospital will transition to a for-profit operation.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


U.S. Marshals cleared in Folsom shooting

Three U.S. Marshals have been cleared by the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office in the Dec. 5, 2014, shooting death of Joseph Glenn Folsom at his Blue Heron Lane home on Lake Wateree.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


IRS seizes Old Armory Steakhouse

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and officers from the Camden Police Department (CPD) entered the Old Armory Steak & Seafood restaurant on Rutledge Street around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and seized the business.

April 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


All-County Academic Teams: 20 Years

On March 25, Anna Mazurek was in northern Chile. WiFi service was "pretty sporadic" in places and didn't work at all for two days as the month drew to a close and Anna didn't expect it to for a few more days.

April 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Referenda supporters speak to school board

Three people spoke to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its April 7 meeting about the possibility of bringing a new set of facility construction and penny sales tax referenda to voters in 2016.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KershawHealth board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. today. Most of the meeting take place in executive session as trustees go behind closed doors to receive the hospital's annual quality report. The report is allowed to be given in executive session because it includes peer review information coming under the heading of employment matters.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Springdale Plaza changes hands

Springdale Plaza has a new owner. In mid-February, ProVest PDQ Sprindale LLC, part of a merger between ProVest Properties, an investment company, and PDQ Properties Corp. Officially, according to a deed filed at the Kershaw County Registrar of Deeds Office, ProVest PDQ paid $10 and "other valuable consideration" to DDR DownREIT LLC, an Ohio limited liability company. DDR used to be known as Developers Diversified Realty Corp.

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Cahn: Does Tsarnaev deserve death penalty?

We journalists are, usually, taught not to use questions as headlines. This time, it's really to ask myself the question: Does convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarvnaev deserve the death penalty?

April 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KC Diamonds host step show Saturday

The Kershaw County Diamonds will host Camden's annual step showcase Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Camden High School gym. The program is sponsored by the city of Camden and The ALPHA Center.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Morgan’s contract extended to 2017

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted Tuesday night to extend Dr. Frank Morgan's contract as the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) superintendent by one year, to June 30, 2017. In a separate vote, the board also unanimously granted Morgan a 1.5 percent salary increase, retroactive to July 1, 2014.

April 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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