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2017-2018 school year to start Aug. 17

Students will start school this fall a little earlier than originally planned -- Thursday, Aug. 17, to be exact.

March 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Cassatt woman, 64, arrested for trafficking heroin

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested Doris Hopkins Lester, 64, of Cassatt Road, Cassatt on various drug charges, including trafficking heroin after executing a search warrant of her home on the afternoon of Feb. 27.

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


WES may not be two-story

Unlike plans for the proposed new Camden and Lugoff elementary schools, it does not look like Wateree Elementary School (WES) will be constructed as a two-story facility.

March 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Camden comes out for Irish Fest

A ribbon cutting, children's parade, food, arts and crafts, bounce houses and musical acts brought hundreds of people to downtown Camden's Rutledge Street for the Montessori School of Camden's (MSC) first-ever Irish Fest on Saturday.

March 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


Bus drivers unite against bullying

Hundreds of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) school bus drivers took an oath Feb. 17 to do everything they can to combat bullying on their buses. Taking the oath was the culmination of a months-long partnership with The ALPHA Center. The ALPHA Center helped drivers to identify types of bullying, what to do if they suspect bullying is going on, how bullying affects students and tips drivers can use to intervene in or prevent bullying.

March 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Too much testing going on

On April 9, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) into law. To many political historians, it is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of education-related legislation.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - March 3, 2017

A man who reportedly impersonated a police officer allegedly robbed a female driver from Virginia on I-20 eastbound around 11 p.m. Sunday.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bid awarded for tennis complex

Camden City Council unanimously awarded a bid Tuesday night to Loveless Commercial Contracting for site and construction work of the city's proposed tennis complex on York Street between Campbell and Gordon streets.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


McMaster vetoes bill to annex old Bi-Lo shopping center

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed the city of Camden to annex the old Bi-Lo shopping center on Old River Road off West DeKalb Street. The shopping center is part of a "doughnut hole" that includes part of Old River Road and Smyrl Circle -- commercial and residential properties in Kershaw County's jurisdiction but surrounded by the city of Camden.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Students take some kind of test on 141 of 180 school days

On the evening of Feb. 21, members of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees watched green bars gradually fill up entire weeks on PowerPoint slides of the current school year calendar. Each of the bars represented a day of state testing teachers must administer and students must take.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Mayor’s Cup step show returns Saturday

The Mayor's Cup step show competition returns to the Camden High School gymnasium Saturday at 6 p.m. Jackson Teen Center Executive Director Brian Mayes, who has coordinated the step shows for many years, said 10 acts will compete for the Mayor's Cup -- the first competition under new Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford.

March 03, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Morgan skeptical of EOC’s testing proposal

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan expressed skepticism of a recently updated proposal by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to create a "one report card system" for school accountability. Morgan is so skeptical, he has even written a letter to the county's legislative delegation saying the "proposal needs close scrutiny by legislators." It is a proposal, he told the delegation, with "significant flaws."

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Lots on tap for city council

Camden City Council will be busy today with full agendas for both an afternoon work session and regular meeting.

February 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Finding inspiration in new planets

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced this week that scientists using its Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a total of seven roughly Earth-sized planets in a previously discovered solar system's habitable zone.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crime Report - Feb. 24, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) reported a high number of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles in recent weeks.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Beware of sloppy journalism

Elsewhere on this website is our editorial about the Zemp Stadium scoreboard.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Boy burned by car fire

A helicopter crew airlifted a 5-year-old Lugoff boy from KershawHealth to the JMS Burn Center in Augusta after he suffered severe burns Wednesday. Kershaw County ...

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


City council continues looking at economic development

Members of Camden City Council recently attended two conferences that, they said, focused primarily on economic development in small cities.

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Crime Report - July 28, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

July 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bonds Conway descendants visit ancestor's home in Camden

Two buses rolled up to in front of the Bonds Conway House on Fair Street late Thursday morning. The doors opened and about 100 descendants ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | People & Places


Bond denied in felony DUI resulting in death case

A Kershaw County magistrate judge denied bond for a 26-year-old North Carolina man charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) with felony DUI resulting ...

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia teen drowns in Lake Wateree

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

July 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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 ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


'Welcome Table' project coming to Camden

Before he passed away in March 2015, the late John Rainey was still working on his dream of racial reconciliation in South Carolina with a ...

July 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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 ...

July 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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