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Electric cooperative warns members of scam

Lynches River Electric Cooperative (LREC) is warning members of a telephone scam targeting cooperative members. LREC representatives said another South Carolina electric cooperative has reported its members have received phone calls from an individual claiming to represent the cooperative. The member is told their bill is past due and asked to provide their credit card number for payment.

July 06, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Storms knock out power across country

Severe storms that hit the area Sunday evening left about one-third of Kershaw County residents without power Sunday and Monday morning according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.

July 04, 2012 | By Michael Ulmer, Miciah Bennett and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 4, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into a report that a male suspect forced a Camden man to drive him to Columbia at gunpoint.

July 04, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fireworks safety tips

Independence Day: The time of year that we celebrate our freedom all across our nation and realize this freedom we enjoy is not free. Many have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy daily and this is a perfect time to reflect on this blessing. We are not, however, independent of safety as many celebrate this upcoming holiday. This is not a time to be careless and foolish; especially with the use of fireworks. In 2010, over 8,000 people visited the emergency room across the nation with over 50% of those people under the age of 20 from ...

July 04, 2012 | By Dennis K. Ray, LFD chief | Crime-Police-Fire


An in-vest-ment

July 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests three in drive-by shooting case

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three people between Tuesday and Friday in connection with a drive-by shooting that took place Tuesday. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested one of the suspects Friday and the other two earlier in the week.

July 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stabbing suspect in custody

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Paul Franklin Washington (18) of Camden after he stabbed Peyton Darvis Johnson in the chest following a verbal altercation.

July 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 27, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies conducting a welfare check at a Falling Leaf Lane, Elgin home, discovered a woman's body in a Jacuzzi-style bathtub.

June 27, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD discovers alligator after fighting fire

Members of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) made a startling discovery while checking possible damage from an apartment fire June 18: a young American alligator. According to LFD Chief Dennis Ray, firefighters weren't even in the damaged unit at Lugoff's Lynwood apartment complex off Frenwood Lane when they found the alligator.

June 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Wife in child sex abuse case posts bond

A Kershaw County woman accused of looking the other way as her husband sexually abused their two daughters for more than six years posted bond Wednesday. A magistrate set a cash surety bond at $30,000 for Kelly Browning, charged earlier this week by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office with two counts of unlawful neglect upon a child.

June 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents arrested in child sex abuse case

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Lugoff couple after learning that a man sexually abused his two daughters. According to a statement released to the press Monday afternoon, investigators arrested Michael Dwight Browning, 36, and his 33-year-old wife, Kelly Marie Browning. The KCSO said Michael Browning allegedly abused his daughters sexually, one when she was between the ages of 8 and 14, the other when she was between 7 and 9 years of age. Investigators said they arrested Kelly Browning because she knew of the abuse more than six years ago and did nothing about it. Investigators ...

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD saves 'Lady' from house fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) rescued a long-time family pet Beagle named Lady from a June 9 house fire on North Village Lane. North Village Lane is located off Smith Road between Wildwood Lane and U.S. 1 in Lugoff.

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO starts up summer Stars camp again

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is once again offering its Stars Camp, geared toward middle school-aged students. The camps will be offered at all three county middle schools as follows:

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 20, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man who allegedly exposed himself at a Cassatt convenience store -- but only after twice using a Taser on him.

June 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD holds community forums

The city of Camden Police Department (CPD) held a series of community meetings in May in an effort to receive constructive feedback from the public. Chief Joe Floyd said the forums were organized as part of the city of Camden's strategic plan developed several years ago by city council.

June 18, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


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Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on

A Kershaw County woman died after the moped on which she was a passenger was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Smyrna Road outside Elgin around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

October 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden accountant sentenced

A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.

October 15, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 15, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Monday in connection to a home invasion robbery earlier this month and a September burglary. Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Tanner Reece Brittain, 21, is facing charges following the home invasion Oct. 7 in which he allegedly kicked in the door of a residence and robbed the home owner at gunpoint. Brittain is also being charged with a burglary that occurred Sept. 19 in which he allegedly stole several firearms. After Brittain's arrest Monday he reportedly escaped through the window of a moving patrol car, was apprehended and has been charged ...

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue and Kershaw County Fire Service join forces with Special Operations Team

Kershaw County residents are now provided better emergency response with the recent formation of the Special Operations Team, a cooperative effort between the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Department and the Kershaw County Fire Service. The team specializes in accidents involving hazardous materials, unusual rescues and other unique situations. LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer said the 20 team members were handpicked from the best firefighters around the county and had to receive extra training for the situations they may encounter.

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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