A 21-year-old Columbia woman with ties to Kershaw County died in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on I-26 in Calhoun County. The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and the Calhoun County Coroner's Office confirmed Kristen Amodio Baker, a 2010 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School was westbound on I-26 at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The SCHP said she lost control of her 2003 Hyundai and hit the wall that divides the westbound and eastbound lanes around mile marker 125.5.
Longtime Camden Police Department (CPD) officer and former Chief Jack Cobb, 75, passed away Sunday. He served the city of Camden from 1975 to 1997, becoming chief in 1993. Cobb's former colleagues remember him as a dedicated policeman, but one who was always ready with a practical joke.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a Charlotte man Monday after he allegedly tried to carjack a vehicle a KershawHealth parking lot. A CPD incident report identified the arrested man as Shaquan Eric White, 21, of Charlotte. It said he arrived at the hospital by ambulance following a one-vehicle crash in Elgin.
A circuit court judge sentenced a Camden man to 24 years in prison Thursday after a jury found the defendant guilty of firing shots at Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies in December 2012. Not only is Ernest Maurice Allen, 26, looking at a long incarceration, but his mother, Sabrina Allen, 48, is charged with attempting to influence the key witness in her son's trial.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released its crime statistics for 2013 and the good news is most types of incidents were fewer than in 2012. Sheriff Jim Matthews said his deputies' productive year was the result of getting criminals off -- and keeping them off -- the street.
To say that Erica Marshall Broughton will be missed by those who knew her is an understatement. According to her family, she was beloved by her friends, family and community members. Broughton, a postal employee, volunteer firefighter and youth leader, died following a single vehicle accident in November near Bethune at the age of 26.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident where a woman left a West DeKalb Street department store with a cart full of merchandise she didn't pay for.
Earlier this week, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested 65-year-old Kenneth Parker on charges he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl on three occasions. Now, the girl's mother is in jail, charged with two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.
Two men, one from Camden, the other living near the town of Kershaw, are in jail on charges in separate sex-related cases.
An order of suppression, commonly called a "gag order" was issued in the capital murder case of Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 25, of Jefferson. The Chronicle-Independent recently learned of the order, which was actually filed several months ago.
A detainee at the Kershaw County Detention Center allegedly struck another detainee and a female corrections officer on Dec. 26.
Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) personnel were able to grab Santa for a few moments to ride with them one more time this year on a fire truck as crews delivered clothes, presents and lots of food to a Lugoff family adopted by the department for Christmas.
A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.
(This story appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 12, 2013, and is used with permission of the publisher.)
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Georgia man on drug charges following a shooting incident at a Lugoff hotel. KCSO deputies have not been able to directly tie the man to the shooting.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 48-year-old Kershaw County man Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his 12-year-old son.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigated two missing persons cases recently.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators and Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department (OPD) investigators arrested a Camden woman who apparently moved to Camden on the run from the law in California.
Ron Prestage, president of Prestage Farms and a Kershaw County resident, spent most of Wednesday and part of Thursday in a Washington, D.C., jail cell. According to U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Prestage, 59, was arrested around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday after officers discovered he was carrying a loaded handgun and a magazine with ammunition in a briefcase while trying to enter the Cannon House Office Building.
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