Michael Joseph Smith was more than a young adult killed in a "gang-related" shooting five years ago on Dec. 7, 2007. He was a son and a brother. As the Chronicle-Independent concluded its three-part series "Michael's Legacy, 2007-2012" Friday, Michael's mother, Jody Hancock, said she wanted to make sure those impacted by Michael's death and the community's response to it didn't forget Michael himself. The ...
I've heard that one of the hardest things to do in life is to bury your own child. I can't imagine, but don't think I'm too far off in thinking that it would be especially hard when a young son or daughter has lost their life to other young sons and daughters.
Michael Joseph Smith died exactly five years ago tonight, Dec. 7, 2007, in a gang-related shooting at the McDonald's near the U.S. 521/I-20 interchange. His death spurred a conversation about how Kershaw County would handle gang-affiliation and prevention. Since his death, many Kershaw County entities have come together to apply for and implement Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS), a five year, $6 million federally funded program. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Lt. Danny Templar said the night of Dec. 7, 2007, was "a jagged pill of reality." Michael Smith, 17, had been fatally wounded by a gunshot at the McDonald's/TigerShop near U.S. 521/I-20.
An Elgin man living on Roberts Drive told Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies that he returned home after a month to find someone leaving out his backdoor.
Michael Joshua Smith -- described as a Camden High School student on the brink of learning what it meant to be a man -- died from a gunshot to the chest on Dec. 7, 2007, at the age of 17. This week, the Chronicle-Independent looks back at the events of five years ago and how his death brought about changes in Camden and Kershaw County. Information for this series is taken from C-I accounts ...
Break out your mittens and winter jackets and experience the "the historic charm of South Carolina's oldest inland city" at the 36th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Dec. 8 from 3 to 8 p.m.
Cyber Monday is the new Black Friday.
A Camden woman claimed she was assaulted after leaving a Kershaw Highway, Westville, home after another woman noticed a bottle of liquor was missing from the home.
The Family Resource Center, a children's advocacy and rape crisis center, will host a dinner and silent auction to inform citizens in Kershaw and Lee counties about the effects of abuse and raise money to support its prevention and counseling programs.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) nurses showed the Kershaw County Board of School of Trustees that they do more than "put on Band-Aids" at the board's meeting Monday night.
Yesterday, people all over the country gave thanks for the various people and opportunities they have in their lives. In a moment of humility and love, some people probably even recognized that they have all they could ever really need in the present moment.
A Lugoff woman told the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) her neighbor was shooting at her horses.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce will vote on the state chamber's 2013 Competitiveness Agenda at its Dec. 20 meeting. The S.C. State Chamber of Commerce presented the new agenda at the chamber's Nov. 15 meeting.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) held its third town hall meeting at Camden Middle School Thursday night. Sheriff Jim Matthews and his command staff were available to answer questions about the state of the KCSO.
An Elgin woman allegedly pointed a shotgun at her foster son.
One day before an Elgin homeowner found 15-year-old Daven Williams dead in their swimming pool, a Camden man was transported -- alive -- to the hospital after nearly drowning in Kendall Lake. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said the 35-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after he tried to rescue his fiancé's flotation device.
A 15-year-old teen with a developmental disorder was found dead on Friday after he walked away from the school he attended in Elgin for the second time, according to authorities.
Kershaw County's insurance carrier will pay former Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill $75,000 to settle his defamation lawsuit against the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The lawsuit and four others were originally directed against current Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews as an individual over comments he made soon after taking office in 2011. However, Matthews has maintained he was speaking as a county official, so all the lawsuits were redirected against the KCSO. <p ...
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