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CCTC breaks ground for expansion

About 100 people braved a sunny but chilly morning Friday to help Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) break ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion of its I-20 Exit 98 campus in Camden.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Making a (musical) difference

A guitar's notes. The staccato of a drum. A young man's soft, but lifting voice.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Midway goes into ‘modified’ lockdown Thursday

Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Penny sales tax, combined school location on tap

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election. Trustees will focus on whether or not to revisit a 15-year penny sales tax as a funding source for a list of facility-related projects. The board will also receive an update from staff about possible locations for a combined Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary school along S.C. 341. Tonight's meeting is being held at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - Feb. 2, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an Elgin home and stole numerous items.

February 02, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Committee ‘deeds’ new playground to county

The West Wateree Playground Steering Committee officially "deeded" the new Kershaw County West Complex playground to the county Tuesday night. The "transfer" took place during Kershaw County Council's meeting as part of a public presentation by co-chairs Laurey Carpenter and Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons.

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


KCSO arrests two after clocking car at 111 mph

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic deputy arrested two men Sunday after clocking their Kia traveling at 111 mph on I-20.

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


Cahn: My six weeks in a wheelchair

I read a fairly horrifying account of a man who, back in February 1979, found himself paralyzed over the course of just a few days. Thankfully, his condition was temporary, but it took Ralph Neas -- who wrote a first-person account in the Washington Post on Jan. 11 -- nearly two years to fully recover.

January 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Jan. 26, 2016

(The online version of today's Crime Report contains additional information and additional items which could not be published in our print edition due to space considerations.)

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


Camden native heads Army Corps’ regulatory division

Since October, Camden native Travis Hughes has led the Charleston Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' response to that month's historic flood event.

January 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


KCC to consider rezoning Cassatt property for Family Dollar

In November, Kershaw County Council approved a rezoning change of a parcel of land next to Black River Electric Cooperative's offices on U.S. 1 in Cassatt so a Dollar General could be built there. Tonight, council will consider first reading of another rezoning request for another piece of Cassatt property on U.S. 1, this time for the ultimate purpose of building a Family Dollar store.

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


Bethune, Mt. Pisgah to combine if referendum moves forward

On an 8-1 vote Tuesday night, with Trustee Kim Horton DuRant voting against, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to consolidate Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools at a yet to be determined location. The vote puts the schools' replacement on a project list for a potential referendum for this year's general election. The schools would only be consolidated if the board places the referendum on the November ballot and if residents vote to approve it.

January 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


New CCTC scholarship offers free tuition to high schoolers

In June 2014, Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford attended a Small Cities conference in Texas hosted by the National League of Cities. There, she learned of a program where high school students earning a certain grade point average could attend their local technical college tuition free for the first two years.

January 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Doby’s Mill wins first elementary school quiz bowl

A team of Doby's Mill Elementary School students won the gold in the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) first-ever quiz bowl for 4th and 5th graders. The district, which already has middle and high school students competing in tournaments which culminate in state-level competitions, created the intra-district elementary school quiz bowl to emphasize the importance of academic success and to provide a competitive and collaborative opportunity for our students, according to KCSD Executive Director Instructional Support Programs Dr. Alisa Taylor.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


KCC honors former chairman Sheheen

Kershaw County Council held a special 5 p.m. session Jan. 12 for a special reason: to honor former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of only two former members who served on council for 20 or more years.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Cahn: Parsing the Foster v. Chatman ruling

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against lower courts in Foster v. Chatman, finding Georgia prosecutors purposely used what are known as "preemptive strikes ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


County budget passes second reading with amendments

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget, but not before voting down several amendments ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Crime Report - May 27, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations this week, we are running only a portion of today's Crime Report covering just the Kershaw County ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ALPHA Center’s Wright receives Youth Arbitrator of the Year award

Ed Wright, a member of The ALPHA Center's Youth Diversion Program, is the 2016 Youth Arbitrator of the Year. Wright received the honor during ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Health Foundation of Kershaw County hands out first grants

In late April, the Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) handed out its first five grants under its new program to award grants to 501 ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


KershawHealth may be getting neighbor in Elgin

When KershawHealth's Outpatient/Urgent Care Center opened in Elgin seven years ago in October 2009, the county's plan was for it to become ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Attempt to give NC area schools more money fails

An attempt by Kershaw County Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Blackmon to provide more money to North Central area elementary schools failed 3-6 Tuesday. As ...

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter ...

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn: Mid-life romance in the digital age

It is very, very weird to be 51 and single in the second decade of the 21st century.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

In addition to recognizing Palmetto Gold award-winning nurse Julie Watson in absentia (see accompanying story), KershawHealth took time out May 11 to celebrate National Nurses ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Watson is 2016 KH Palmetto Gold nurse

A month ago, S.C. Nurses Foundation Inc. and its all-volunteer steering committee chose KershawHealth's Judith A. Watson, BSN, RN, CGRN, as one of ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Due diligence on North Central schools tonight

The Kershaw County Board of Trustees will receive a due diligence report tonight on how much it would cost to bring not just Bethune and ...

May 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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