Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) resources were stretched thin Wednesday afternoon when a severe thunderstorm ran through the community causing numerous issues that included lightning strikes, ripped down power lines blocking roads, flooding rains closing roads, trees knocked down over roadways and in yards, strong winds, hail, and activated fire alarms.
The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and local law enforcement will team up for special enforcement efforts in Kershaw County Wednesday geared toward stemming the spike in fatalities that the area is seeing this year compared to 2012.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (left) receives his first-place S.C. Sheriff's Association (SCSA) pistol match trophy from Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. The competition is held every year at the SCSA's summer conference. This year, the SCSA held the pistol match at the Myrtle Beach Police Department's indoor firearms training facility, located at the old Myrtle Beach Air Force base. Competitors, all of whom are South Carolina sheriffs, competed in a timed combat-type course which required speed and accuracy. The second-place winner was Marion County Sheriff Mark Richardson who also won second place in the 2012 ...
The body of a 44-year-old Lugoff man that went missing after he fell out of his boat into the Wateree River was found late Monday afternoon. Michael Thompson fell out of his boat into the Wateree River around 11 p.m. Saturday after he and a female friend hit debris in the river, according to Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers, who also acts as director the Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS).
A 34-year-old Lugoff man is accused of inappropriately touching two teenage girls and a 21-year-old woman, and of having sex with one of the teens. Neither a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report nor online court records indicate deputies have charged the man with a crime as of Tuesday afternoon.