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Executive sessions for ‘specific purpose’

Around the same time I learned that I had been named to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) S.C. Freedom of Information Committee, a very important circuit court ruling came down concerning how public bodies -- city and county councils, school boards, commissions -- enter executive sessions.

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Columbia teen drowns in Lake Wateree

A 15-year-old Columbia boy drowned in Lake Wateree on Thursday afternoon.

July 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Late Jimmie Green served on county, city councils

James Davis "Jimmie" Green who served on Kershaw County Council for one term starting in 1969 and then on Camden City Council from 1992 to 2000, died Saturday. He was 81.

July 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Working for freedom of information

During my 17 years with this newspaper, I have championed South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act (S.C. FOIA) and the cause of open government. I have done this not just because my job depends on the freedom of information, but because having access to government information is crucial for every single man, woman and child in the state.

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New schools to cost $5 million less to build

It will cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) $5 million less to build replacements for Camden, Lugoff and Wateree elementary schools than originally estimated. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to issue three guaranteed maximum (GMP) price contracts to two firms to build the new schools for a total of approximately $56.49 million. The original estimates put the cost building the three schools at more than $60 million.

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - July 14, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New management to upgrade, reopen Camden Burger King

A Charlotte, N.C.-based Burger King franchise will spend between $350,000 and $450,000 to completely upgrade the fast-food company's currently closed location at 210 East DeKalb St. in Camden.

July 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Board to review ‘guaranteed maximum price’ for new schools

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will gather tonight for its only regular meeting of July. On the agenda will be consideration of a "guaranteed maximum price" to construct three replacement elementary schools.

July 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


17 years

It was exactly 17 years ago Wednesday morning, to the day, that I walked in the doors of the Chronicle-Independent as an employee for the first time. For many reasons I've explained in the past, Wednesday, July 5, 2000, was my Independence Day.

July 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - July 7, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

July 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City hears economic development presentations

During Camden City Council's June 27 work session, members heard two presentations regarding economic development. The first focused on Camden's Main Street SC program, with Beppie LeGrand, manager of the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) Main Street program, and Eric Budds, MASC's executive vice president. They presented initial suggestions based on work done so far by Camden Main Street SC Manager Kat Spadacenta.

July 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


The positivity factor

"So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!'" -- Howard Beale, as played by Peter Finch, in "Network" (1976).

June 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


City honors Julie Lee

Tuesday was Julie Lee Day in Camden.

June 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - June 30, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

June 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple charged with unlawful neglect of 7-month-old

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a Cassatt couple Friday and charged each with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person. According to a SLED press release, Elizabeth Jade Napper, 22, and Jonathan Daniel Smith, 32, both of Marshall Road, Cassatt, face up to 10 years in prison, fine set at the discretion of the court, or both.

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Admit, apologize, do better

To my fellow men of Earth, of any age:

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Six inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

A year and a half after Camden High School (CHS) inducted its first honorees into its Hall of Fame, the school added six more names ...

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Habitat finishes 40th, starts 41st home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County recently celebrated two milestones in one week.

October 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Quaker, developers agree to property swap

The Quaker Cemetery Association Board of Directors and the prospective developers of more than 23 acres of adjacent land who plan to create a new ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Oct. 17, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why I’m not watching new ‘Trek’

For those of you who follow the goings on in the entertainment world, you might have noticed that the first new Star Trek TV show ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Amy McLester, 1933-2017

Amy J. McLester is being remembered as a pioneer for women in education and a friend to the women she inspired.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


October is Unity Month

Camden City Council unanimously proclaimed, with Councilman Jeffrey Graham absent, October as Unity Month in Camden during its meeting on Tuesday evening.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Woman pleads guilty to car break-ins

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to four of eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles a year ago. Kristina Danielle Lake, of Humphrey Drive ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD investigating Boykin Park shooting incident

Camden police are investigating a shooting incident that took place near Boykin Park on Sunday.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Students honored for perfect state test scores

During its Oct. 3 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized 12 students who earned perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2016-2017 ...

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Fatal collision after car runs stop sign

A Pinewood man died Saturday evening after a car that ran a stop sign struck his pickup truck in the Cassatt area.

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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