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Public hearing on Camden's proposed budget Tuesday

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing at the beginning of its regular meeting Tuesday morning. Council received a "budget-in-brief" presentation from city administrators during a work session Thursday.

April 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jones accuses council of straw poll after hiring freeze

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones is accusing four fellow councilmen of using a "straw poll" to circumvent a hiring freeze they voted for during an April 12 meeting. Jones, who represents District 4, said the councilmen's actions allowed several county department heads to hire employees after the freeze went into effect.

April 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Law Enforcement Report - April 20, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men and is seeking four others for their participation in a dogfight Sunday evening. A deputy stopped James Edward Nelson, 40, of Lancaster, and Willie J. Nelson, 52, of North Carolina, as they were trying to leave the scene of Sunday's raid at a Bob Hugh Road address near Jefferson. The Nelsons relationship to each other was undetermined at press time.

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


Woman eats marijuana as KCSO closes in

"(Deputies) proceeded to secure the residence when Subject #2 came to the door, eating marijuana."

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


A movie in my mind

For a total of 20 hours over the past several weeks -- and thanks to the Friends of the Kershaw County Library's recent book sale -- I played a movie in my car.

April 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sheriff offers tips following rash of auto break-ins

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car belonging to an investigator who lives in Lugoff's Pepper Ridge subdivision was one of 16 automobile break-ins reported Tuesday morning. The break-ins in or near the subdivision off U.S. 1 across from Lugoff Elgin High School are just the latest in a long string of such incidents that have been reported during the last four months.

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


Utility rates on the rise in Camden

City of Camden electric, water and sewer rates will be going up again come July 1.

April 15, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Lexington vendor out, local vendors in for Town Green concert

The posters were printed, the announcements made, but a Lexington-based barbecue restaurant will not be a part of the upcoming Meet Me at The Town Green concert.

April 15, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


One killed, three injured in separate accidents

A 24-year-old Ridgeway man has been charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence (DUI) in connection with a two-car accident that killed his passenger and sent a pregnant woman to the hospital.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Elgin boy wanders off again; mother, boyfriend arrested

A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with unlawful neglect of a child after the woman's 22-month-old son was found wandering around his Elgin neighborhood Sunday for the second time in eight days.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


NTSB preliminary report on Elgin plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has preliminarily determined that the March 25 crash of a small, single-engine plane near Elgin was caused by a "loss of engine power."

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Camden City Council digs into budget

Monday, March 28, consisted of a long afternoon for members of Camden City Council, City Manager Kevin Bronson and other city department heads as they spent five hours reviewing the city's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - April 13, 2011

Twenty-five more automobile break-ins were reported April 4 and 7, according to reports filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The thieves stole items from the automobiles in at least 17 of those cases.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The first president I voted for

Ronald Reagan was already in office by the time I turned 18 in 1983 and was eligible to vote. The next year, however, I cast my first vote for president: for Reagan to have a second term.

April 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Doby, Baruch statuary to be installed on archives grounds

Imagine a day when you can "invite" yourself to join a conversation between two of Camden's most notable historic figures by sitting on a bench outside the Camden Archives and Museum. You would be facing baseball legend Larry Doby, standing up to sign a baseball for Bernard Baruch, who was primarily responsible for funding what would later become KershawHealth. Baruch would be sitting on a bench opposite you, reading a book.

April 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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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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