Tyrone Keith Frierson will be at least 62 years old before he can walk out of prison. Frierson, 42, pled guilty Monday morning to strangling his wife, Kisha, on Oct. 15, 2009. Originally charged with murder, which could have carried a 30 years to life sentence, Frierson pled to voluntary manslaughter.
Two men from North Carolina have been arrested and another North Carolina man is being sought in connection with the theft of a pair of large lawn mowers from one Camden business and a trailer from another. The mowers were valued at a combined total of $15,000.
Kevin Bronson will be Camden's city manager for another four years and get a nearly $8,000 raise, bringing his annual salary to $105,000.
The Camden Fire Department (CFD) was twice called to a home on Copeland Circle just outside the city limits Monday morning. The home was deemed a total loss by the time the second battle was over.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies are investigating two roadside robberies. In one case, the victim was assaulted and his wallet stolen. In the second incident, the victim was forced to give up his vehicle at gunpoint.
(This police report was inadvertently not published to the C-I website when it appeared in our print edition Nov. 3, 2010. It is produced now as a service to our website subscribers.)
Merchants and restaurant owners within Camden's city limits could begin selling alcohol on Sunday as soon as early December. Camden voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum allowing the possibility in the Nov. 2 general election.
(A shorter version of today's column first appeared as a blog entry on the C-I's free community website. To start your own blog, go to community.chronicle-independent.com, look for Blogs in the left-hand column under our Photo Gallery and click "Post a Blog.")
Former Kershaw County Administrator Bobby Boland and current Kershaw County Utilities Director Russell Wright filed a federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Tuesday against Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. David Thomley. Boland and Wright are claiming Thomley violated their civil rights.
With 1,554 votes, incumbent Walter Long led balloting Tuesday to win re-election for a second term on Camden City Council. Willard Polk, coming in second with 1,397 votes, gained the seat held by departing Councilman Ned Towell who is stepping down following a failed bid for Kershaw County Probate Judge. Challenger Phyllis Hampton Dye came in third with 1,148 votes.
Jim Matthews is going to take a little bit of a break. A week, perhaps, to recharge after nearly two and a half years of campaigning to become Kershaw County's new sheriff.
A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy caught on tape beating an arrested man has been indicted by a federal grand jury with violating the victim's civil rights.
A 30-year-old former Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) corrections officer has been charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting his girlfriend's 14-year-old sister.
Nearly 40 firefighters from more than a half-dozen fire stations converged on Bethune Saturday night responding to a large fire on the SAFA Exxon property at the corner of Main and King streets. The first calls came in around 8:40 p.m, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.
The deadline for residential developer Cypress Pointe LLC and the Kershaw County School District to come to terms over the old Camden Middle School property has been extended yet again to Nov. 30. However, real estate agent Robert Horton, who is representing Cypress Pointe said he doesn't believe it will take the full 30 days for things to be worked out.
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is part of Capella Healthcare's recently proposed strategic partnership with KershawHealth. Capella Healthcare, based in Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville, is one of two for-profit healthcare companies which recently presented strategic partnership proposals to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees in separate executive sessions.
Camden City Council will recognize outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk as they attend their last meeting Tuesday night. Long and Polk chose not to run for reelection. Voters elected former mayor Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis as Long and Polk's replacements. They are tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and will take their seats on council at its Dec. 9 meeting.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.
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About 50 people spent some time Nov. 13 to help the city of Camden celebrate the official grand opening of its new wastewater treatment plant. The plant, which cost around $35 million to build, actually began operating in late-February. The city chose to wait until late in the year to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and offer tours of the plant while it worked to drain the old plant's remaining lagoon. The new plant replaces one built in 1979.
As 2015 approaches, Kershaw County's oldest continually operating business is celebrating its 150th anniversary by doing what it's always done: offering a wide variety of insurance products with competitive pricing and hometown service.
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