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.
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.
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.
Below are the final tallies for ALL Kershaw County related races. Look for full coverage of the election in Friday's C-I and online that day.
I don't know if it was unconscious decision on my part due to the Halloween season, but I have found myself enmeshed in the classic mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.
"September was not a good month."
Speaking to perhaps 30 people in Camden High School's auditorium, three candidates vying for two seats on Camden City Council had their last chance to present their views on how to secure Camden's future Tuesday night. Incumbent Walter Long faced challengers Phyllis Hampton Dye and X. Willard Polk during a forum sponsored by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County School District.
Months of campaigning had come to an end. John Carl West's term as governor was beginning. The scene was the inaugural ball. It was time for West and his wife Lois' first dance as South Carolina's governor and first lady.
Camden City Council showed its support of the fight against homelessness and hunger beyond merely making a proclamation Tuesday morning. It did proclaim the week of Nov. 14-20 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, but with Councilman Pat Partin's lead, it also lauded the efforts of those organizations, especially Food for the Soul.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of two men who allegedly robbed a Bethune couple in their home Saturday night.
In addition to my own father, I think I can ascribe some of my upbringing to Tom Bosley.
"We got the bigger of the two fish," said Kevin Bronson, Camden's city manager, to members of Camden City Council during a work session Thursday.
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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