It just so happens that this week -- a week after we announced this paper's win in the S.C. Press Association's General Excellence category -- is Sunshine Week.
A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) constable has been arrested and charged with two counts of electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card fraud and one count of misconduct in office.
Charles King, owner of Atlas Gym, said he was "disheartened" after reading of the city's possible plans for a portion of the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property.
The economy continues to be a challenge for many, and KershawHealth is no exception. Although January was a better month for the health care system -- compared to both its budget and to financial reports of the previous three months -- "year to date, we are still extremely challenged," KershawHealth Board of Trustee Vice Chair Scott Ziemke told his fellow trustees during the board's Feb. 28 meeting.
A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy responded to an Elgin concrete plant in Richland County around 2 p.m. March 3 in response to a company truck driver who had been stabbed.
Jamie Lubell Dixon, the 33-year-old Elgin man Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has called a "well-known" drug dealer, has been arraigned on federal charges.
A Camden man and his common-law spouse, both 23, were arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and three counts of child neglect after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents raided a West DeKalb Street motel in Camden.
"You are holding a first-class newspaper in your hand."
"Hallelujah!" Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford shouted Thursday afternoon.
Completion of Camden's new Town Green is just weeks away, and the city and a local business have already made plans for the venue's first major event.
Two Camden men are behind bars, one charged with attempted murder, in connection with two shooting incidents Tuesday night, including a drive-by shooting in Camden.
Byron Michael Wood was 18 years old in late 2007 when he ordered Markelle Jamar Reid, also 18 at the time, to "ride someone" in order to get back into Camden's Nine Trey Bloods gang. That order ultimately led Reid to shoot and kill 17-year-old Michael Joseph Smith -- the first, and so far only, person to die in a gang-related shooting in Kershaw County -- on Dec. 7, 2007.
Michael Nienhuis and Vanessa Wideman came to medicine from two very different directions. Yet, the two KershawHealth Primary Care at Elgin physicians got into medicine for the same reason: to help people.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a shooting incident at a West DeKalb Street, Camden, motel.
Both Camden City and Kershaw County councils seem to be made up of people with good heads on their shoulders.
I have said before -- in fact, not that long ago -- that covering tragedies is no fun. This is especially true when the tragedy takes place where you live, or at least close by. When you can say that you either know the people involved, or are friends of their friends, it hits you even harder.
A Lugoff man is in custody for allegedly sexually assaulting and then strangling 18-year-old Briana Rabon to death nearly a week ago. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews announced Friday night that investigators had arrested Stephen Ross Kelly, 21, of Leslie Branham Road, Lugoff. Kelly is charged with murder, kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. During a press conference Saturday morning at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Matthews said Kelly is investigators' only suspect.
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