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Fill the Boot kick off is Monday

Members of the Camden Fire Department along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign and continue a 60-year tradition of helping save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in Camden and throughout Kershaw County. Members of the public and local community leaders are invited to attend Monday at 11 a.m. at the Camden Fire Department. Representatives from MDA and the Camden Fire Department will be on hand to discuss this year's boot drive.

August 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stolen vehicle and marijuana possession

A lieutenant and investigator with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were on Red Hill Road in Camden when they noticed a grey Subaru with a temporary tag that looked weathered and illegible. The agents noticed the tag did not look consistent with temporary tags they have seen through their experience in law enforcement. They conducted a lawful traffic stop on Red Hill Road, and told the driver the reason for the traffic stop. The driver advised agents that the vehicle had been sitting in his yard for about three years, and he removed the tag from another Subaru ...

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Seven charged in $350 million government fraud scheme

Seven people, including two Camden residents, have been charged in a $350 million scheme to defraud the federal government.

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for leaving toddlers in car

A Kershaw County woman was arrested Monday morning after Camden Police officers responded to a call about children left unattended in a car in the Walmart parking lot.

August 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a deputy on a chase Sunday morning.

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A proactive step to help citizens

TruNarc is the new $23,000 drug testing device that helps Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies more accurately test unknown substances efficiently, quickly and accurately.

August 10, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I | Crime-Police-Fire


Body of missing Columbia man found in KC

The body of a Columbia man reported missing August 2 was found Thursday in Kershaw County.

August 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Brothers arrested for driving 111mph in downtown Camden

Around 7:45p.m. on August 7, 2016 a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested and charged two men with speeding 26+ miles per hour over the posted speed limit in downtown Camden.

August 10, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Weary at Wal-mart

A woman reported to the Camden police Department that she bought a few items at the self-checkout at the Wal-Mart on W. Dekalb Street and asked for $80 cash back. She forgot to grab the cash, and she said she told loss prevention about it. Loss prevention reviewed the incident on camera. The video shows that there were two males in line behind her, and one of the males took the money.

August 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single vehicle accident

A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a 68 year old Calhoun County man Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah lowers ISO Rating

After a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation, Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department's current ISO rating of 7 will be dropping to an ISO rating of 5 effective November 1, 2016. This rating applies to any home or business within five road miles of either the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Station, located at 5203 Mt. Pisgah Rd, Kershaw or the Gates Ford Fire Station, located at 4364 Bethune Road, Bethune. The decrease normally results in lower insurance premiums for area residents and local businesses, but owners should consult with their insurance provider to see if they qualify for the savings, B-MP ...

July 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robber wearing Halloween costume robs Laundromat

Camden Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery call at about 1:45 p.m. July 13 at a laundry located at Chesnut and Gordon Streets. When they arrived, they spoke with the complainant, who told them he was sitting inside the business when a subject about six feet tall wearing all black, a "Scream" mask, gloves and carrying a black handgun entered the business and told the complainant he wanted the (cash) box.

July 22, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in motorcycle accident

A Camden man has died after an early morning single vehicle accident on U.S. 521 North.

July 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspects use stolen canoe to transport stolen goods

Two Camden men were arrested and charged with burglary and larceny after they allegedly broke into a home on Trails End Road in Camden and stole a number of items.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


New KCSO Deputy wins marksmanship award

On July 15, 2016 Deputy John Carter graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement Class 650 where he received the Clifford A. Moyer marksmanship award for being top shooter in his class. Carter graduated as a Class I certified law enforcement officer along with 54 officers from around the state.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Man arrested for sexually assaulting children

A 50-year-old homeless man is behind bars on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


4-year-old walks away from sleeping mom in car

On September 19, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies charged and arrested 23-year-old Taquanna Salkie Thomas of Camden with unlawful neglect of a child after ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


21st annual FireFest is Saturday

Grab the kids and get ready for fun and fire safety; the 21st annual FireFest is this Saturday.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Shooting suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder

On September 8, 2016 the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office arrested Liquel Bryant Robinson, 19, of Camden and charged him with attempted murder after he ...

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KSCO arrests five in auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office have arrested five individuals, including one juvenile, from the Columbia area in connection with a number of auto break-ins ...

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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