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Woman arrested for beating fiancé’s children

Two surreptitiously recorded cellphone videos have landed a Camden woman in jail.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two birthdays symbolic of life's mysteries

My birthday and my wife's happen to be only four days apart. Today is mine while hers was Thursday when I took the day off to celebrate by doing what all married couples with children do: run all over creation on errands and medical appointments. Oh, we did stop in at this great bagel place (yum) where we caught up with my mother and one of my sisters, but this certainly wasn't a typical birthday the way I think of it.

March 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Plane crashes in Elgin; pilot killed

A small, single engine plane headed to an air festival in Lakeland, Fla., from Amherst, N.Y., crashed into a wooded area along Larry Jeffers Road near Elgin just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Amherst is part of the greater Buffalo, N.Y., metropolitan area.

March 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Restaurant manager charged with breach of trust

A 21-year-old restaurant manager has been accused of racking up $28,000 in bogus credit card fees and pocketing the money that would have been used to pay those fees.

March 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


In sync

The throb of music to dance to filled Camden's Rhame Arena the evening of March 12 for the Mayor's Cup Step Competition

March 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Law Enforcement Report - March 23, 2011

A Lugoff man was arrested March 14 on drug charges after being stopped by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators for a traffic violation.

March 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Mather purchase approved on second reading

The city of Camden should become the new owners of 8.9 acres of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property no later than the end of May. Camden City Council -- with Mayor Jeffrey Graham recusing himself and Councilman Pat Partin absent -- voted 3-0 Tuesday morning on second and final reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase.

March 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO stops serving municipal probate court orders

Starting today, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are no longer serving Kershaw County Probate Court orders of detention for mental health evaluations and commitments within the municipal limits of Camden, Elgin and Bethune. While deputies will continue to handle mental health probate court orders, the change leaves those municipalities' police departments to handle such matters within their jurisdictions.

March 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Former Legion treasurer may have stolen more money

A Lugoff man already charged with stealing money from the American Legion post where he was treasurer has been accused of stealing more money over a longer period of time.

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


Law Enforcement Report - March 16, 2011

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a 59-year-old Camden man after he allegedly slashed a tire on a vehicle in an East DeKalb Street parking lot and swung his knife at a witness.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pedestrian killed near county line

A man walking on U.S. 521 near Carolina Motorsports Park was killed Tuesday morning.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Security at the Cup

If your high school and college-age kids are going to the Carolina Cup this year -- especially to Springdale Race Track's "College Park" area -- you might want to pass along a message: it might take them a few extra minutes to get to their spots.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


5 Questions with...

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself -- where were you born? Where did you go to school and how did you get the job (originally) as Camden Downtown Manager?

March 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Be a 'Local Hero' during Sunshine Week

It just so happens that this week -- a week after we announced this paper's win in the S.C. Press Association's General Excellence category -- is Sunshine Week.

March 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Constable arrested on EBT fraud

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) constable has been arrested and charged with two counts of electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card fraud and one count of misconduct in office.

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


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‘Critical, hazardous’ fixes at Zemp to only cost $5,000

It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.

February 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


County native’s ‘Lighthouse’ combats sex trafficking

Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.

February 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Bulldogs Giving Back

Saturday night, a number of basketball players spent a few hours on the Camden High School's (CHS) basketball court playing five-on-five games to raise money for the Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The highlight of the evening: a game between members of the CHS' 2009 state championship basketball team and a team made up of other CHS basketball alumni. The alumni came out on top, narrowly defeating the 2009 team 38 to 36 after two 20-minute periods.

February 25, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cahn: ‘This isn’t why I moved down South’

During those times when it gets positively frigid here in Kershaw County -- say, 9 degrees when I woke up Friday morning -- I often tell people, "This isn't why I moved down South."

February 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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


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