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Teaching assistant arrested for assaulting student

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a Camden Middle School (CMS) teaching assistant on an assault charge Monday following a nearly week-long investigation.

February 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD: Music teacher followed protocol

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Wateree Elementary School (WES) Principal Gail Stehle opened an email sent to her that afternoon from a concerned parent. The parent, whose child attends 4th Grade at WES, expressed their concern that recorders -- many students' first wind instrument beyond a kazoo -- were being shared at a time when the county and district, along with the rest of South Carolina and the country, are experiencing one of the worst flu seasons during recent years.

February 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man found dead in truck cab

A Rembert man was found dead in the cab of his tractor-trailer cab at the Black River Shell convenience store and gas station on Sumter Highway (U.S. 521) Tuesday afternoon.

February 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia man charged with felony DUI for Jan. 27 crash

A Columbia man is charged with felony DUI with great bodily injury for causing a Jan. 27 collision involving three vehicles in front of the main Camden post office and sending a husband and wife to the hospital.

February 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


English Country Dancing in Camden

The music coming from the pair of portable wireless speakers Thursday night was definitely not pop, rock or even modern jazz. Neither were the dance steps to that music ones most people have seen in a very long time, despite the jeans, sneakers and even T-shirts the dancers wore.

January 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCSO arrests fugitive in major drug bust

A Camden man who never showed up for court hearings in connection with a June 2017 arrest on drug and weapons charges is now behind bars again.

January 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Armed’ robber arrested

The man accused of entering two Camden convenience stores and demanding money by claiming an accomplice was in a car with guns is now behind bars thanks to an alert Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

January 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man pleads to federal firearm, drug charges

A Camden man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to a press release issued by South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.

January 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: So, it’s been a year already

It was this week one year ago that I returned to Camden and this newspaper.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


ELISHA GRANT SR.

Elisha Grant Sr., affectionately known as "Uncle Sonnyboy," "Chuck," and "Chuckie Boy," life's journey ended peacefully at Palmetto Richland Hospital on January 20, 2018 after living 90 wonderful years.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Obituaries


Bench dedicated to ‘Daddy Mac’ McLester

It wasn't a Sunday, but the pews were filled at Camden First United Methodist Church on Camden's DeKalb Street. Not knowing what the weather would be like, Camden First's pastor, the Rev. Larry McCutcheon, had agreed to hold a special Leaders Legacy Bench dedication inside the sanctuary Tuesday in honor of one the church's longest-serving members, Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Number of flu cases growing rapidly

The flu is spreading quickly in Kershaw County, based on new data released by KershawHealth on Monday that it shares with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Boy Scouts Q&A with city council

Camden City Council had to answer some questions Tuesday evening. They weren't especially tough, and they came from two young citizens, Ahmel Hicks and Craig Jeffers, of Cub Scout Pack 113.

January 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Is Camden landing a ‘Big Fish’?

Camden City Council will meet tonight and the last items on its agenda appear to indicate a major economic development announcement for the city might be imminent.

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


School board to hold special called meeting

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is calling a special meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in order to begin the process of replacing Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. Morgan announced his retirement, effective June 30, on Jan. 17.

January 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Column: Legislature needs to obey own law

On today's front page, I have an article looking back at the Kershaw County school board's April 10 meeting and a presentation on ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD budget tweaks come with criticism of lawmakers

As lawmakers in Columbia continue working on a proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, so, too, does the Kershaw County School District (KCSD ...

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


School board begins looking at five-year strategic plans

During its April 10 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees began looking at a five-year strategic plan for the Kershaw County School District ...

April 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Superintendent search interviews to start May 7

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin interviewing candidates to replace retiring Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on May ...

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a ...

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Orphaned and homeless - Part 2 of 2

Fourteen-year-old "J.M." ended up on the streets of Elgin for four months in 2015. In 2016, his attorneys, Deborah and Robert Butcher, filed a ...

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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