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Prison dairy offers milk and responsiblity for inmates

Camden resident Bert Dew oversees the largest and perhaps a unique farm operation in the state. As agricultural branch chief at the Wateree River Correctional Facility in Rembert, Dew is in charge of running a $7.5 million, "state-of-the-art" dairy farm owned and operated by the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC).

January 30, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden’s Donna Davis has found niche as bail bondsman

Camden's Donna Davis is the exception to the rule.

January 28, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested, one sought in car thefts

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men in connection with the thefts of six vehicles and 25 auto break-ins in the Camden, Cassatt and Kershaw areas. A KCSO press release identified the arrested men as Shawn Michael Cave, 19, and Rick Thomas Kennedy Jr., 17. Deputies are still seeking Jonathan David Bradley, 20, in connection with the thefts and break-ins.

January 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, Columbia PD arrests man for molesting young girls

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Columbia Police Department recently arrested a man for molesting two young girls, one in Kershaw County and one in Columbia.

January 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 23, 2013

Two people suffered wounds following an altercation at a Camden-area nightclub.

January 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fugitive arrested for cocaine trafficking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents and agents from other agencies arrested a county man Friday after learning he was wanted on federal narcotics trafficking charges out of North Carolina.

January 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed in York Street accident

Emergency crews recovered the body of a 49-year-old man from a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am found in a creek on York Street in Camden, near Pitts Street, Friday afternoon.

January 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Bank robber claims to have bomb during robbery

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a man who walked into a Camden bank Wednesday afternoon claiming he had a bomb strapped to him before asking for more than $9,000.

January 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff drug dealer sent to prison

A Lugoff man pled guilty to crack cocaine distribution Wednesday and sentenced to eight years in prison.

January 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who shot at deputies in Dec. was out on bond

Like a scene from a movie, a man jumps out of a van at night, shoots at four deputies and flees into some woods. He empties his gun's chamber, tosses it and continues on foot with bloodhounds chasing after him. He escapes … at least for now.

January 18, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


State’s top prison posts hold ties to Camden

Bill Byars and John Carmichael may know more about prisons than anyone else in South Carolina. Far from holding extensive rap sheets, the two Camden residents serve as stewards of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC), running the state's $413 million prison system.

January 16, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 16, 2013

Two men stole more than $550 worth of jewelry and some cash from a woman at a Denton Street residence in east Camden after reportedly posing as yard workers.

January 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Motorcyclist can’t outrun dispatchers

Even speeding into Camden at estimated speeds of 120 mph, a 19-year-old Columbia man couldn't outrun Kershaw County Central (911) Communication dispatchers Saturday. In a press release, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) identified the man as Herman Lorenzo Bulluck III of Columbia.

January 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with shooting granddaughter’s boyfriend

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a county man after he allegedly shot his granddaughter's boyfriend early Saturday morning. A KCSO press release identified the arrested man as Heyward B. Jacobs, 69, and that he has been charged with attempted murder.

January 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pine Grove firefighter dies in collision

A long-time Pine Grove Fire Department volunteer firefighter died early Friday following a vehicle collision. A Lugoff man is being held on a felony DUI charge at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

January 14, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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LF-R publishes results of wildfire protection survey

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County fire chiefs urge fireworks safety

Saturday is July 4. It is celebrated in many ways, with cookouts, patriotic concerts and parades. But one fun thing about the holiday carrying the potential for danger is fireworks. Kershaw County fire chiefs want everyone to have fun this weekend, but to also use caution and common sense when dealing with fireworks.

July 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents return bank robbery suspect to jail after escape

The parents of a suspect arrested for the June 23 Sandhills Bank robbery in Bethune drove their son back to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on Wednesday after he escaped earlier in the day.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released details on the June 23 robbery at Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin police officer Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal domestic violence.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy to serve 20 years for sexual assault

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy will spend 20 years in prison for a series of sexual acts with a child less than 11 years old.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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