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LFD battles large truck fire near I-20

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) responded to a major tractor trailer fire around 1:15 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 601 at I-20. Engine 10 and Engine 9 from Lugoff Fire responded with career and volunteer fire crews. Crews arrived on the scene to find a van-type tractor-trailer on fire with the truck cab fully involved in fire. Firefighters quickly shut down the northbound lanes of U.S. 601and began fighting the fire. Firefighters had to use foam to extinguish the blaze that had grown more intense when the diesel fuel saddle tanks became involved in the fire. The ...

November 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 14, 2012

Two Columbia men were arrested after stealing meat and fish from the IGA in east Camden -- by hiding it in a wheelchair.

November 14, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests suspects in Kangaroo robbery

Two men wanted in connection with the Oct. 27 robbery of a Kangaroo convenience store in Lugoff are now behind bars.

November 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD offers winter fire safety tips

Each year fire claims the lives of 3,500 Americans, injures 18,300, and causes billions of dollars' worth of damage. People living in rural areas are more than twice as likely to die in a fire as those living in mid-sized cities or suburban areas. The misuse of wood stoves, portable space heaters and kerosene heaters are especially common risks in rural areas. Here are some general fire prevention tips to keep our homes safe from fire:

November 12, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO to hold third 'town hall'

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will hold its third town hall meeting in Camden Middle School's (CMS) multipurpose room Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

November 07, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 7, 2012

A Camden-area woman received a scam email from "National Mediation Group" claiming that she owed $800. The woman also received several voice messages from the company.

November 07, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crimestoppers, KCSO hope someone can ID suspect

Crimestoppers and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) are hoping someone will recognize a male suspect who robbed a Lugoff convenience store at gunpoint on Saturday, Oct. 27.

November 07, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man arrested for fathering child with 14-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Jonathan Edgar Sandoval, 23, of Cassatt, Thursday, charging him with criminal sexual conduct with a minor after positively determining he fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl.

November 05, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Explorer Post wins big again

During the Lugoff Fire Board of Commissioners' Oct. 22 meeting, members recognized the Lugoff Fire Explorer Post for placing first in the Team Midnight Alarm Explorer Competition and third in the Team Gear Donning Competition at the annual Fire Fest held in Camden Sept. 29. The Lugoff Fire Explorer Post has a successful history winning competitions throughout the state. In 2010, the post won second place in the S.C. State Explorer Team Competition as well as first place in the State Individual Explorer Competition. In 2011, the post won first place in the State Individual Explorer Competition. At Fire ...

November 05, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


County man sentenced in molestation case

A circuit court judge sentenced a county man, 33-year-old Danny Shawn Johnson II, to 16 years in prison for committing a lewd act on a 9-year-old girl. Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning handed down the sentence Wednesday.

November 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smith found guilty in 2011 Lugoff meth lab murder case

A Lugoff man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine and murder was found guilty on both charges on Friday.

October 31, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Bodies of missing NC teens found under I-20 bridge

The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and other law enforcement and emergency agencies recovered the bodies of two missing Catawba County, N.C., teenage boys from underneath a bridge near the Wateree River on I-20 near the Sunday afternoon.

October 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 31, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently charged a Cassatt man out on a $200,000 personal recognizance bond for the murder of his brother with allegedly physically abusing his girlfriend.

October 31, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Solicitors seeking death penalty in Melton murder case

Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson is seeking the death penalty against Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, for the Dec. 26, 2011, rape and murder of a woman from the town of Kershaw.

October 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 24, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) reports that an African-American woman, perhaps 30 to 40 years of age, defrauded another gas station last week.

October 24, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - March 25, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man and a Camden woman in separate drug cases recently.

March 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Thieves make off with ATM from Lugoff credit union

Someone managed to steal an entire automatic teller machine (ATM) from a credit union branch in Lugoff despite a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy's rapid response to an alarm.

March 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD, LF-R Explorers take firsts at Columbia competition

Camden's and Lugoff's fire departments are often lauded as some of the best in South Carolina, and that legacy appears to also pertain to the next generation. Explorer Scout groups from both departments dominated a competition at the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia on March 14.

March 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


After a year, Kelly indicted for Briana Rabon’s murder

More than a year after 18-year-old Briana Rabon's abduction and murder, a grand jury has indicted her accused killer, Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, on charges of murder, kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Both Rabon and Kelly lived in Lugoff, where Rabon had graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School less than a year before her death.

March 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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