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Public hearing on proposed city budget tonight

Camden City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its meeting at 6 p.m. today. If approved, the proposed nearly $44.38 million budget would go into effect July 1.

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - April 11, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers arrested a 37-year-old Elgin man on several charges after responding to a fight in progress on the evening of April 3 in the Food Lion parking lot off Main Street. According to an EPD report, officers charged the man with third-degree assault, public disorderly conduct and intimidation/threatening the life of a public official.

April 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


I only write fiction at home

(Today's column is an extension of a Facebook post I wrote on Sunday, April 2.)

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


School board hears $81 million budget proposal

"We need some help," Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan told members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lightning starts three fires during storms

Lightning kept firefighters busy during Wednesday afternoon's severe thunderstorms, causing at least two house fires and producing smoke at a third home.

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


District may name softball field after Marcus Warren

Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will consider naming the Camden High School (CHS) softball field in honor of the late Marcus D. Warren. The softball field is located adjacent to Legion Field, which the district acquired as part of a property swap with the city of Camden in exchange for the former CHS tennis courts. The courts will become part of the city's new tennis complex.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - April 4, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating allegations that an employee embezzled $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) since December 2014.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Brother, sister killed in Thursday Lugoff shooting

A Lugoff woman and her brother from California died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the victims as Maliaka Truesdale, 36, who was living in the Bridle Ridge Apartments No. 307, 40 Boulware Drive, in Lugoff; and her brother, 38-year-old Hannasan McGhie, of Los Angeles, Calif. West said McGhie was visiting his sister. Both died of gunshot wounds to the head.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fewer charges, no DUIs for the Cup

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said it seems people have gotten the message about behavior at the Carolina Cup.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pots of money, and fake news, too

After my report Tuesday ahead of that day's groundbreaking for the city of Camden's new tennis complex, I noticed that our link to the story on our Facebook page generated some comments showing there may be some misunderstanding about how money works in government.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Community contributes to Brayden’s ‘miracle’

People from the Lugoff community and beyond are contributing to the ongoing miracle named Brayden who survived a non-fatal drowning in a family pool on Jan. 23. Brayden, who was actually in cardiac arrest, managed to be resuscitated but remained comatose. Four days later, his parents, Kelley and Zach, were told he might never wake up and, if he did, would never walk again.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


City breaks ground for tennis complex

Fifty or so people showed up to a cleared section of land between south Campbell and Gordon streets to officially break ground on the city of Camden's new tennis complex Tuesday afternoon. The 4 p.m. ceremony featured Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, other members of city council, city staff, architects, contractors and others using golden-colored shovels to break up a mound of dirt at the 12-acre site north of York Street.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Shooting victims were brother and sister

(SECOND UPDATE)

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


New schools may cost $3.5 million less to build

Thanks to a change in building materials, it may cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) approximately $3.5 million less to build three new elementary schools. However, the district's project consultant told school board trustees at their March 21 meeting that doesn't mean the district will have $3.5 million left over when the referenda-approved projects are completed.

March 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Tennis complex groundbreaking today

Camden's dream of having a tennis complex for both casual play and tournaments will take another step forward at 4 p.m. today when Camden City Council hosts a groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the corner of York and Campbell streets where the city owns six existing courts. The city took possession of the courts in 2016 from the Kershaw County School District by swapping it for the city-owned American Legion baseball fields on Ehrenclou Drive.

March 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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Free haircuts and fatherhood success intersect at JTC

The day before classes started in Kershaw County, a number of teens stopped by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) across from Camden High School (CHS ...

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Fatalities in multiple crashes

Two people died in separate vehicle collisions Thursday.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Old Bi-Lo shopping center up for final zoning

Tonight, Camden City Council will consider second and final reading of an ordinance setting a final zoning classification of General Business District (GBD) to 1001 ...

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - Aug. 22, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Why Guam matters (the CNMI, too)

"North Korea attack on hold," the banner read on CBS This Morning on Tuesday. I'm betting folks on Guam felt a little better after ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Sen. Graham meets with local leaders

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Camden on Tuesday afternoon. After a late lunch at a downtown Camden restaurant, Graham and his staff ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Hampton Inn Groundbreaking

Vip Patel (third from right) gets help from Wayne Hunter in breaking ground Tuesday at the site of what will be the first new hotel ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


School trustees spar over football ticket prices

Several members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees became engaged in heated discussion over Camden High School's (CHS) decision to charge $7 ...

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More students involved in KCSD summer reading program during 2017

Two years ago, during the summer of 2015, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inaugural summer reading program served 27 students at one location. In ...

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Aug. 15, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse

The skies will begin to darken in parts of Kershaw County at 1:13 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 as the Moon begins to eclipse ...

August 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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