Five hours after being sworn in Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews asked Kershaw County Council for extra money to create a new traffic enforcement unit and enhanced victims advocate services. Matthews made the requests during a "State of the Sheriff's Office" report he gave to Kershaw County Council before a crowd of more than 100 people.
A change in a long-standing policy came as Jim Matthews took the reins of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Tuesday.
The mother of a high school student has accused another student of providing her son drugs that landed him in the hospital.
About this time last year, I started a new tradition: looking back at the year in crime -- but from a funny point of view.
Clouds covered the sky.
When President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Lands Bill in March 2009, it marked another step forward in a years-long process to turn the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Battle of Camden site into a joint national military park.
On this last day of 2010, we come to the last part of a look back at the year as it comes to a close. A groundbreaking event heralded change to come. An election heralded even more change (while keeping some other things the same).
The lazy, hazy days of summer were -- well, hazy and hot with temperatures sometimes hitting the century mark. They were anything but lazy, however, as the news barely slowed down in the late spring and early summer.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a 24-year-old woman officers say stabbed her 33-year-old boyfriend at a West DeKalb Street motel.
It's cliché to say it was the best of times and it was the worst of times, but when it comes to year-end reviews that cliché also serves as truth. 2010 was beset with tragedies and controversies but also rewarded with triumphs. For some in the political arena, 2010 marked the end of an era. For others, it was only the beginning.
Kaptin, Siren, Kare Bear, Venom and Professor. They sound like superhero names. And they are certainly heroes in my book.
Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 12 shooting incident in Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery.
Is there a serial arsonist in the Mt. Pisgah and Cassatt areas? Are there two?
Jim Matthews will have a busy day Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. At noon, he will be sworn in by Circuit Court Judge G. Thomas Cooper at First Baptist Church of Camden as Kershaw County's new sheriff. During that ceremony, Matthews will sign memorandum of understanding -- mutual aid agreements -- with other sheriffs and police chiefs. That will be immediately followed by a luncheon at the Robert Mills Courthouse with many of those same law enforcement leaders.
At least three men are being sought by the Camden Police Department (CPD) for robbing a store employee at gunpoint as she was making a night deposit at a DeKalb Street bank Saturday night.
KershawHealth may offer its employee a 2 percent raise effective at the end of the year. The decision will be influenced -- in part or in total -- by the healthcare organization's "financial performance through the end of the calendar year and other factors known by year end to impact fiscal year 2015," according to a summary of KershawHealth's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget.
Family and friends of a missing Sumter County man gathered at Patriots Landing on the Wateree River Sunday as Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS) and S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel searched for the missing boater.
S.C. Equine Promotion Foundation Board Vice Chair John Cushman provided Camden City Council with some good news during its meeting Tuesday evening: the foundation already has commitments for all but about $220,000 of the $850,000 needed to construct a second covered arena at the S.C. Equine Park.
A check for $10,000 from First Citizens Bank and a speech by S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell highlighted a dedication ceremony for the next step in Potter Community Park's evolution in Elgin on Saturday morning.
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