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KCSO arrests former deputy on sex charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a former deputy early Wednesday morning, charging him with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 11 years of age. Sheriff Jim Matthews confirmed that Nakia Karrien Johnson, 36, who currently serves with the Fairfax Police Department in Allendale County, worked as a KCSO deputy from November 1999 to April 2001.

October 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


TIF district ordinance passes, 4-1

Camden City Council's creation of a nearly 127-acre tax increment financing, or TIF, district is another step closer to reality following a 4-1 vote Tuesday night. The vote came after a public hearing on the proposed ordinance that would establish both a redevelopment plan for the district and its proposed borders.

October 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 12, 2011

Deputies arrested a 72-year-old man Saturday night after he allegedly ran his 24-year-old wife off the road near White Pond and Jeffers roads outside Elgin.

October 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


4,000 babies, 33 years

The day before gynecologist John Moore saw his last two patients, he heard a patient who had just checked out screaming in the lobby.

October 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare


Public hearing on proposed redevelopment area Tuesday

Camden residents will get to have their say about whether the city of Camden should create a nearly 127-acre redevelopment project area, which will also be designated as a tax increment financing, or TIF, district.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


Woman assaulted here after Columbia carjacking

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) assisted in the capture of a Columbia man in Marion County and will charge him with kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he was unsure of exactly what charges 24-year-old Franklin Graham of Columbia may face from other jurisdictions.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Thank goodness for S.C.’s FOIA

As a reporter, I am very thankful for South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). You should be, too.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Man killed in Lugoff shooting

One man is dead and another named a person of interest following a shooting incident early Sunday morning on Trinity School Road, located off S.C. 34 about 7 miles north of Lugoff's business district.

October 10, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Federal judge dismisses dog owners' lawsuit

Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Animal Control (KCAC) officers learned Wednesday that a U.S. district court judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed last October by the owners of two German Shepherds.

October 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden woman's not stuck in England

If you've received an email from "Tina West Langley," read it carefully, warns Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd.

October 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former CHLC chair indicted for sexual assault in N.H.

Clarence Mahoney, 69, the former chairman of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC), is under indictment by a New Hampshire grand jury on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault. Mahoney could face between 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted.

October 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 5, 2011

Three juvenile children, ages unknown, were taken into emergency protective custody Sept. 28 after a suspended elementary school student returned to class with bruise marks on his arm.

October 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Your No. 1 source for local news

When you want to know, and more importantly, understand, what's going on in town, we are your No. 1 source for local news. When I say "we," I mean local community papers like ours.

October 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Latham award to honor top KCSO deputy

Fourteen years ago, Joe Upchurch decided to honor the memory of a man many considered the county's top deputy. W. Roger Latham, chief deputy at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) at the time, died suddenly on April 23, 1997.

October 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

An Elgin man could face between 25 years to life in prison if convicted on charges he sexually assaulted his juvenile stepdaughter on several occasions.

September 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Diamonds are the ‘better gang’ now

Americans love their sports. We especially love baseball, basketball, football and hockey. We love the Super Bowl, March Madness, the Stanley Cup and World Series.

April 14, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Camden City Hall elevator in proposed FY 2015 budget

An elevator could finally be installed at Camden City Hall if the city's Fiscal Year 2015 budget goes through as proposed. Camden City Council held a public hearing on the proposed budget during its meeting Tuesday night. City Manager Mel Pearson presented a budget summary that included $200,000 toward the elevator's installation in its project improvement fund. The fiscal year begins July 1.

April 11, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden


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