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Crime Report - Oct. 9, 2013

A man impersonating a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy allegedly handcuffed a Camden woman and told her take off her clothes.

October 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Hundreds attend Fire Fest on Saturday

Hundreds of people -- perhaps several thousand -- attended Camden's 18th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena Saturday. Many of those people lined a long stretch of Broad Street to watch as hundreds of fire trucks and related vehicles -- some vintage and some from as far away as Pennsylvania -- paraded through the city to the arena. Those same people cheered as a pair of skydivers, one trailing South Carolina's Palmetto flag, the other the American flag, landed in a field behind the arena.

October 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 2, 2013

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies handled several marijuana cases recently

October 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple donates $1,000 to Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation

In these difficult economic times, many counties -- Kershaw County included -- find it difficult to fund necessary items for law enforcement and public safety employees. Fortunately citizens frequently come to the rescue and donate their hard earned money to help meet the equipment needs of our law officers.

October 02, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cleveland School Fire remembered at Fire Fest

"I feel that God, who is a God of love, carefully closed the chapter for that night."

September 27, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Drug deal leads to chase and arrest

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man following a drug deal and vehicle chase Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Celebration of Life’ ride and festival to honor Peake

Pine Grove Fire Department (PGFD) and Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Firefighting Explorer program will host a "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory DeWitt Peake on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the PGDF, 833 Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A Fire Fest fire safety checklist

In conjunction with this weekend's Fire Fest at Rhame Arena, the Camden Fire Department has released its 2013 Fire Prevention Checklist. Fire Fest, including the annual parade and many new features, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Organizers plan to honor the 90th anniversary of the Cleveland School Fire, which killed many people, but led to new building codes in South Carolina.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 25, 2013

A Lee County man will serve 25 years after a Kershaw County jury found him guilty of molesting his stepdaughters.

September 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Double fatality accident on I-20

A mother and son were killed in a one-car collision 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. The accident took place on I-20 westbound at the 105 mile marker.

September 23, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Race participant dies from medical condition

A participant in the Carolina Motorsports park LeMons race died from a heart related medical condition on Saturday afternoon.

September 23, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire fest will honor 90th anniversary of Cleveland School fire

The 18th Annual Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rhame Arena (517 Bull St.) in Camden. A part of this year's event will mark the 90th anniversary of the historic Cleveland School Fire -- a fire at a Camden-area school in 1923 that killed 77 people. Because of the Cleveland School Fire, the most deadly in state history, many laws, building codes, regulations, and ordinances have been passed across the nation to prevent this type of tragedy from ever happening again.

September 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Alligator removed from Camden motel room

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers assisted the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with removing an alligator from a Camden motel room on Monday, Sept. 9.

September 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 18, 2013

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy found more than 60 grams of marijuana, less than 1 gram of crack and some other pills in a vehicle after he lawfully stopped a driver and two passengers for not wearing seatbelts or using a turn signal.

September 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Three vehicle collision involving school bus on U.S. 1

An emergency team responded to the scene of a three-vehicle collision involving a school bus full of West Wateree Elementary children Thursday afternoon.

September 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - March 24, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers charged a 29-year-old Elgin woman with resisting arrest after responding to Jeffers Circle about an SUV stuck in a ditch ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Men plead guilty in Sandhills Bank robbery case

Two men arrested in June 2015 for the armed robbery of the Sandhills Bank branch in Bethune pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. According to ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 17, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state ...

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


GPS coordinates lead to murder investigation

The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement, businesses team up for memorials

For many years, drivers along any number of roadways, including I-20 in Kershaw County, have seen roadside memorials erected by people mourning loved ones who ...

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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