The Camden Fire Department (CFD) responded to a fire Wednesday night at a vacant home on Broad Street just down from the Robert Mills Courthouse.
Nearly four years ago, residents of the relatively small, quiet Springdale neighborhood -- appropriately located off Springdale Drive -- woke up to find a large wooded property across Cornwallis Avenue wasn't very wooded anymore.
Melvin Lawhorn, 26, is dead, shot once Tuesday night by a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies received reports involving an 18-year-old Camden man four times in three days. In the first report, the man called his 17-year-old girlfriend -- with whom he has a 14-month-old child -- and asked her for money. When she refused, he allegedly threatened to break her neck and texted and called her continuously for the next two hours making similar threats. He allegedly showed up when she went to pick up her younger sister from school and allegedly yelled at her and banged on the vehicle, even breaking a door handle by pulling it. The man ...
A woman who reportedly confessed to committing several acts of vandalism at local tobacco stores died Sunday.
"Should the City of Camden continue with plans to construct a recreation facility and partner with a third party to administer the facility?"
"10-42," a man's voice came over emergency frequency scanners across Kershaw County on Wednesday morning. The police code means "ending tour of duty," and Bethune Police Chief Larry Davis, 58, used it for the final time of his career.
Occasionally, they gasped. Sometimes they laughed. On a few occasions, they applauded.
A Camden son will be heading to Munich, Germany, this summer to head up the S.C. Department of Commerce's European office. Ford Graham will spearhead Commerce's international recruitment efforts on the continent.
The city of Camden could seek damages for any delays caused by a legal action attempting to prevent the use of hospitality taxes to construct a proposed sports complex on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men whom Sheriff Jim Matthews described as "career criminals" following a car chase Feb. 13 where the suspects ran other drivers off the road. Matthews identified the men as Marcus Antwon Greene, 24, of Lyttleton Street, Camden, and Jermaine Davon Mickle, 26, of York Street, Camden. Both men, he said, have extensive criminal records.
It's no secret I love music. I was a radio announcer in an earlier life, after all. I love all kinds -- rock, jazz, pop, soundtracks -- just about anything.
As has become custom in recent months, Camden City Council conducted a work session just ahead of its Feb. 14 meeting. In addition to getting a handle on that evening's regular meeting, council received two important briefings.
A unanimous vote to seek a $36.5 million loan to construct a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)-mandated wastewater treatment plant and a split vote to award a more than $34 million construction bid to build the plant were the highlights of one of the longest Camden City Council meetings on record Tuesday evening. The work session began at 5 p.m.; the regular meeting ended after 9:15 p.m.
Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. is in violation of a S.C. Ethics Commission (SCEC) decision ordering him to pay $21,000 in fines and late-filing fees. The Chronicle-Independent discovered the order as part of a check on SCEC filings by Kershaw County elected officials and candidates as the 2012 election season gets underway. The order is listed in the SCEC's Complaints Resolved Index.
It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.
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.
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