Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, 2:49 p.m. -- It has been my privilege during most of the last week to report on the trial of former KCSO Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. on a charge that he denied a Camden man's civil rights by beating him 27 times with an asp baton.
Former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Oddie Tribble Jr. was found guilty Thursday of violating a Camden man's constitutionally protected right to be free from the excessive use of force. Tribble will be sentenced May 12; he could face up to 10 years in federal prison.
The federal civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. continued with testimony Friday and Monday from both Tribble and the man he was seen beating on a jail sally port video, Charles Shelley.
Former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble didn't take the witness stand Thursday afternoon in Courtroom II of the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia, but his voice was heard nonetheless.
Whether you voted for him or not, you can't deny that Jim Matthews, his command staff, investigators and deputies have hit the ground running during his first month in office.
The civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. began with opening arguments a little after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Opening statements at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia provided different interpretations of Tribble's actions on the night of Aug. 5, 2010.
KershawHealth trustees unanimously approved a $126,000 project to convert one of the older operating rooms into a lithotripsy center. Lithotripsy uses non-invasive shock waves to crush kidney stones. The vote came during a KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.
A former Kershaw County deputy will have his day in court starting Thursday. Opening arguments are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia.
A Camden High School ROTC instructor was placed on administrative leave by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) after being charged Jan. 19 with allegedly pointing a gun at a 12-year-old neighbor in December.
Four Camden Fire Department (CFD) firefighters were honored by the city of Camden and their chief, John Bowers, during Tuesday morning's Camden City Council meeting.
Four Loko. Joose. Moonshot. These are just some of the alcoholic energy drinks available at local convenience stores. But they may not be on shelves much longer thanks to a movement that started in Camden to ban the beverages.
I recently posted a blog entry in the C-I website's Community section about the music I was listening to during the winter season. I followed that up with a "Note" connected to my personal Facebook page about music from the 1980s I've downloaded to or copied from my collection in recent years.
The young woman waited in the wrecked van as law enforcement officers chased her brother and his two friends through the woods north of Westville. When they were gone, she got out, walked a bit and then used her cell phone to call a ride.
Camden City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday to provide nearly $100,000 in matching funds for $500,000 grant. The nearly $600,000 in total money will be used to rehabilitate sewer lines and manholes in an area south of York Street.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Elgin Police Department (EPD) are investigating separate but possibly connected sets of automobile break-ins. The break-ins were perpetrated between late Monday night and early Wednesday morning.
Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.
Saturday night, a number of basketball players spent a few hours on the Camden High School's (CHS) basketball court playing five-on-five games to raise money for the Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The highlight of the evening: a game between members of the CHS' 2009 state championship basketball team and a team made up of other CHS basketball alumni. The alumni came out on top, narrowly defeating the 2009 team 38 to 36 after two 20-minute periods.
During those times when it gets positively frigid here in Kershaw County -- say, 9 degrees when I woke up Friday morning -- I often tell people, "This isn't why I moved down South."
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) seniors and other students are receiving high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) at the highest rate ever in the district's history. According to information provided by KCSD Director for Student Assessment Lavoy Carter to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its Feb. 17 meeting, 90.7 percent of students graduate in four years and 93.5 percent graduate in five years. Carter said the district's goal is to have all district students earn either a high school diploma or GED.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight in Bethune as part of its quarterly commitment to meet in off-site locations around the county. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., be held in the Bethune Recreation Center and is open to the public.
It's not a done deal, but there appeared to be consensus Tuesday night among members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees to bring a pair of construction-related referenda back to voters in November 2016. If trustees ultimately do so, athletic improvements could be taken out of the equation, but still lead to some schools being closed for consolidation.
Miss P became only the second beagle in history to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. The win came Tuesday after a late-night 20-minute-long decision by a judge who favored the 4-year-old beagle over the crowd favorite Old English sheepdog. Winning must run in the blood. Miss P is the grandniece of the first beagle to do so: Uno, who won in 2008.
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