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Smith, Halley are school board chair, vice chair

The Rev. Dr. James P. Smith is the new chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Trustee Ron Blackmon, in his last act as the board's former chair, nominated Smith, who was elected unanimously during a special daytime meeting on Tuesday morning. Smith, who is the senior pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, won Seat 5 in June 2016 defeating the incumbent trustee, Louis Clyburn by a two to one margin.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Historic Camden to focus on battlefield site in 2018

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site Executive Director Halie Brazier told Camden City Council during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night that the park will be focusing a lot of attention on the Battle of Camden site this year. Brazier made the comments during a presentation on 2017 Historic Camden accomplishments that included a look ahead for both the main site in Camden and the battlefield, about 8 miles north of the city.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Jackson’s bond revoked

A circuit court judge revoked a previously set bond for a man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on Dec. 29, 2017. Fifth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Brett Perry said Circuit Court Judge Tommy Cooper revoked bond for Cody Gene Jackson, 26, of U.S. 601 South, Lugoff, during a hearing Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

January 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Legislators remember Bobby Jones

A very large group of people -- elected officials, business owners and community leaders -- crowded into the ALPHA Center's meeting room Thursday for lunch, an update from the local legislative delegation and to remember the late Bobby Jones.

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCBST to elect chairman, officers at morning meeting

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will elect its chairman, vice chairman and chaplain during a special organizational meeting at 10 a.m. today. The board usually meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, but -- in accordance with state law -- holds a daytime meeting at the beginning of the year to take care of such business.

January 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Ready to be your voice

Last September, I was supposed to attend my first-ever meeting of the S.C. Press Association's Freedom of Information (FOI) Committee. Unfortunately, the effects of a certain hurricane required us to postpone that meeting. It's been rescheduled for next Friday (Jan. 12), one week from today.

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Year in Review - Part 3 of 3

September

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Flu spiking early

The flu is back in Kershaw County and it's come a little early this season.

January 05, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Year in Review - Part 2 of 3

May

January 02, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


Year in Review - Part 1 of 3

January

December 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


My 2017 People of the Year

This was a strange year in terms of people having an impact. No one person, or group of people, had what I would consider a year-long impact on Kershaw County and its communities in a way that I would want to single them out.

December 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Dave Brubeck was a master

I can't believe that, in my more than 17 years with this newspaper, I've never written about jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

December 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New CCTC nearly complete

There was still a lot of work going on Monday -- and more work to be done during the coming weeks -- but Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) new home in Kershaw County, across from where construction of the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) is underway, will be ready for classes to begin Jan. 16.

December 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


City honors former mayor, wife with bench

At least 100 people filled the lower end of Kirkwood Common near the park's pond on Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to former Camden Mayor Tony Scully and his wife, Joy Claussen Scully.

December 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


‘Let’s get started’

More than 30 officials actively participated Friday morning in a "golden shovel" groundbreaking for the new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) on the joint Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC)/Kershaw County Economic Development campus near I-20 Exit 98 in Camden.

December 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


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Articles By Author - Martin L. Cahn


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Wm. T. Miller Lumber Co. Inc. closes today after 78 years

After 78 years of continuous operation, Wm. T. Lumber Co. Inc. will close both its Camden and Elgin locations today.wner John Miller, who began ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Finalists for KCSD superintendent named

The Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) selected its three finalists Thursday night in its search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan who ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Column: More stories from The Wall That Heals

There were a few stories and pictures from The Wall That Heals a week ago we were unable to include in Tuesday's edition.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s candidates answer questions at student-led forum

All five candidates vying to be the next sheriff of Kershaw County answered prepared questions from students at a forum held in Camden High School ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s assistant charged with embezzlement

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a long-time assistant to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews for embezzlement on Thursday.

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies arrest felon with sawed-off shotgun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man following a shooting call Sunday evening and charged him with possession of a sawed-off ...

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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