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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


Elgin man arrested for domestic assault

An Elgin man with a long list of arrests for criminal domestic violence is back in the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) as of Thursday.

June 12, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested for sexual conduct with teen

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Donnie Lee Hudson, 32, of Lugoff, on two counts of criminal sexual conduct on a minor under 14 years of age. According to a KCSO press release, investigators first arrested Hudson on May 13.

June 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin couple arrested on heroin charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin couple on heroin charges Tuesday morning, the culmination of an investigation into possible heroin dealing at their Rabon Circle home.

June 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Drug charges after 102 mph chase on I-20

An Anderson man with a long arrest history added to his resume Sunday when Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested him with a variety of illegal drugs on I-20.

June 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Arts Arising at FAC broadening children’s horizons

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is conducting a series of entertaining and educational events for children this summer called "Arts Arising." The program includes acting, music, visual arts and more, and each session includes a question and answer time between the audience and the artists.

June 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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Kershaw County Council considers economic development investments

While the recently announced $72 million expansion and 410 new jobs at Haier America in Camden is largely considered a big step forward in Kershaw ...

August 28, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Move to new center prompts special pet adoption rate

As the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter begins to close down so staff and animals can relocate to the all-new Meyer-Thiel Pet Adoption Center on ...

August 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Phillips: The good, the bad and the ugly

Here at the Chronicle-Independent we are charged with the task of reporting the news. Way to state the obvious, right? But, simply put, it's ...

August 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


KCC to receive Palmetto Utilities update

Kershaw County Council will receive an update on due diligence the county is performing in regards to a request from a Richland County-based utility to ...

August 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Riverwinds apartments undergoes major renovation

A Camden apartment complex recently celebrated not only major renovations and improvements, but the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office's (KCSO) help in curtailing drug ...

August 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Pickup, bus crash sends two to area hospitals

Two drivers sustained injuries Thursday evening on I-20 when a pickup truck and school bus collided, drove off the highway and into nearby trees.

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


Back to school means back to work for KCSO dog Elsa

While school went back in session in Kershaw County this week, it was back to work for Elsa, a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO ...

August 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Haier breaks ground on $72 million expansion

Haier America, with help from Gov. Nikki Haley, officially broke ground on the $72 million expansion to the company's existing $40 million Camden manufacturing ...

August 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business


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