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Two arrested after Elgin shooting incident

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Elgin residents Saturday after deputies responded to a 911 call of shots fired near Walking Horse Lane in Elgin.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune hosts vigil for Charleston victims

In the wake of the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston where nine people were gunned down during a Bible study, groups throughout the state have pulled together in a unified effort of faith, respect and honor for the victim's and their families.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to consider budgets for Lugoff Fire-Rescue and KCSD

Kershaw County Council will consider the annual budgets for Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) during its meeting Tuesday.

June 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Local leaders reflect on Charleston church shooting

As Charleston, South Carolina and the nation mourn the killings of nine people Wednesday at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, a predominantly African-American church, Kershaw County leaders are reflecting on and trying to make sense of the tragedy, while remembering the victims.

June 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Suspected burglar caught shortly after theft, chase

Camden police arrested an Eastover man early Saturday morning on charges of burglary of a business and failure to stop for police after he fled from a crime scene trying to escape the officer and wrecking the vehicle.

June 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested for heroin, ecstacy trafficking

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two New Jersey men passing through the county on I-20 Monday after finding them in possession of a large amount of heroin and MDMA, commonly known as ecstacy.

June 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman charged with embezzling $117,000

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Lugoff woman Thursday after she turned herself in following accusations she embezzled nearly $117,000 from her employer.

June 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former business colleagues reflect on life of Charles Gay Sr.

Camden is looking back fondly on the life of a pioneering businessman who passed away Friday, June 12. Charles Clark Gay Sr., 94, was a native of Garfield, Ga., but he made Camden his home and his love for trucking led him to found Builders Transport, which he relocated to Camden from Savannah, Ga.. The firm grew to be the second largest trucking company in the United States.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Camden police arrest suspected armed robber

A suspected armed robber is in the Kershaw County Detention Center after his arrest Sunday, only hours after he allegedly held up a cab driver in east Camden. A Camden Police Department (CPD) report said Tyrone Cook Jr., 18, of Elkwood Lane, Camden, was arrested around 4 p.m. at a fast-food restaurant on East DeKalb Street.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Yesteryear - 29 years ago

29 years ago

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Yesteryear


Phillips: The stuff some people pay for

Although the "official" first day of summer is still a few days away, around here we don't need the calendar to announce the arrival of the season.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


School gyms open for basketball this summer

With Kershaw County schools on summer break, children in the area, and their parents, are always looking for fun and productive activities during the idle time. The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department (KCPRD) offers a variety of summer activities and, for the second year, has teamed with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to open school gyms for basketball play in the summer months.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Education


Crime Report - June 17, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the theft of a TV, an air conditioner and a shotgun from an Elgin home June 10. A KCSO report said the victim was away from his Silicate Way home for four hours and when he returned he noticed a gate and a shed door were open. Not realizing the house had been broken into, he closed the gate and shed before going into the house and discovering the thefts. The report said the total value of the missing items is approximately $1,500.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune council approves annual budget

The Bethune Town Council passed the town's budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 during a 6:30 p.m. special meeting Thursday before the regular 7 p.m. monthly meeting. Vice-mayor Don Witham presided over both meetings, as Mayor Charles McCoy was away on business.

June 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | News


School board meets Tuesday

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meets Tuesday evening, beginning with recognitions for the Camden High School baseball team and the Lugoff-Elgin High School softball team.

June 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | News


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Articles By Author - Gary Phillips


Four arrested in prostitution sting

Four men -- two from Lugoff, one from McBee and one from Sumter -- were arrested Friday in a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) prostitution sting ...

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Phillips: The best medicine

The world, and life in general, is filled with sadness, despair, hopelessness, hatred, evil, negativity and sorrow of all kinds. Sorry to be such a ...

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Lexington County fugitive arrested in Camden

With the help of local authorities, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department (LCSD) arrested a man in Camden over the weekend who eluded them for ...

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO bloodhound team locates missing 84-year-old man

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) bloodhound team located a missing elderly Cassatt man near his home Sunday. According to a KCSO press release ...

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


County council meets Tuesday

Kershaw County Council will receive a final update on the Community Playground Project between Lugoff and Elgin during its meeting Tuesday evening. The playground is ...

July 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


VisionKershaw 2030

With Kershaw County growing at a steady pace, the county government is looking to the future and asking for citizen input on priorities and concerns ...

July 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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