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Trustees clash with 6-2-1 vote to keep BES, MPES open

It was a night of reversals and recriminations Tuesday during the Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting at Camden Elementary School. Six of the board's nine trustees, led by Trustee Mara Jones, voted to remove the consolidation of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools from a list of construction bond referendum projects. Jones' motion included providing $1 million each to the schools and Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) for renovations.

May 06, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

School board to continue discussing referenda language

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its discussion on the actual language to be written into a proposed $138.8 million bond construction during its meeting tonight at Camden Elementary School (CES). Trustees will also discuss language to be used in a referendum to create a 1-cent sales tax to offset a 40-mil property tax increase to pay for the construction bond.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Man survives tractor trailer fall into Wateree River

A 60-year-old Batesburg man managed to survive after his tractor-trailer crashed through a concrete barrier on the westbound I-20 bridge over the Wateree River and fell dozens of feet to the water below.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

County council debates local preference change

A proposed change to the local preference section of the county's procurement code led to a bit of debate among members of Kershaw County Council during its April 26 meeting. The procurement code serves as the county's guide for obtaining goods and services, either through direct purchase, competitive sealed bidding or requests for proposals or qualifications.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Man kidnaps family, forces ATM withdrawal

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for the young man who abducted a 31-year-old woman and her 18- and 3-year-old sons from a Kendall Street, Camden home at gunpoint on April 27 and forced the woman to withdraw money from an ATM.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - May 3, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to Hunters Lane near Camden late on the night of April 24 to a call of an armed robbery.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Cahn: What ‘The Artist’ meant to me

Unless you are much older or much younger than I am or have been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you should remember the few years when Prince Rogers Nelson, usually referred to just as Prince, changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol. For people like me who were in the radio broadcasting industry at the time, he became known as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince."

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Burns, McLean travel in hopes of bringing business to county

Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns recently returned from Europe while Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean returned from China. The two trips mark a step up in efforts to make Kershaw County known to international companies in the hopes of having them open for business here.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Camden man charged with having sex with 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor along with other charges. The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) have now charged Darius Tyler Davis of Campbell Street, Camden, with having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Collision, drowning mark two deaths in two days

Two men died in separate incidents during a less than 24-hour period Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Stover’s Craig Jelks is 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year

Loud cheers and happy tears greeted Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement Thursday evening of the 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year: Craig H. Jelks, an 8th Grade social studies teacher from Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS).

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

Camden Kmart to close this summer

Sears Holding will close its Kmart store on West DeKalb Street in Camden in late July. Eligible employees will receive severance pay and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other area Kmart and Sears stores, according to a press release issued Thursday.

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Business

King Haigler subdivision may expand near PTHS

More houses may be coming to the King Haigler subdivision behind and adjacent to Pine Tree Hill Elementary School between S.C. 34 and Hermitage Pond Road east of Camden.

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Crime Report - April 26, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men in a single incident during which a KCSO traffic deputy caught them excessively speeding on I-20.

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Cahn: Members of Congress are people, too

As I was running through my Facebook feed, a post someone shared or liked caught my eye: a proposal to offer a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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