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Lugoff Fire Dept. Explorer attends national camp

Christina Kirk, an Explorer assistant chief at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Explorer Post, recently attended a national firefighter training camp in Concord, N.H. Camp Fully Involved, is a physically challenging, aggressive, hands-on summer camp directed towards young women between the ages of 14-20 who are interested in exploring the career of firefighting. According to Dave Danielson, of the New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services (NHFSTEMS) division, Christina was one of two cadets from South Carolina. Danielson said the other South Carolina cadet was from Walterboro. Other cadets attending the camp included 16 cadets from ...

September 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO to present annual Safetypup program

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is participating in this year's National Child Safety Council's (NCSC) Safetypup program. The program promotes the importance of staying safe and drug free, and will reach children ages 5 through 12 throughout the Kershaw County area.

August 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KH conducting internal investigation after arrest of PC tech

KershawHealth will conduct an internal investigation to determine if a PC technician arrested August 23 for inappropriately texting a 14-year-old Kershaw County teen used any KershawHealth assets "as part of acts similar to what he has been charged with," KershawHealth Vice President of Marketing and Community Development Joseph Bruce said in an email.

August 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests one in moped murder

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested one of two men accused of deliberately running over a man riding a moped who later died of his injuries.

August 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sharpe sentenced for sexually assaulting girl

A Johnsonville man arrested in 2012 for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old, and allegedly plotting to have the victim and her family killed, pleaded guilty under a negotiated plea deal on Monday.

August 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


County man arrested for texting teen about sex

A Lugoff man employed by KershawHealth is in jail in Darlington County after allegedly texting a Kershaw County teen about sex.

August 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 28, 2013

Two men allegedly ran over a Bethune man with a van and then stole the victim's moped, according to information from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The victim later died of his injuries.

August 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO warns of paving, work scams

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is warning citizens of two scams in different neighborhoods where con artists are going door-to-door.

August 26, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD, LFD team up to ‘Fill the Boot’

Camden and Lugoff firefighters are 'fired up' to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Thursday through Saturday this week.

August 26, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSF calls for Price Award nominations

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2013 nominations for the Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award. The KCSF established the award in 2012 to recognize the support of Kershaw County residents for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The award is named after the late Mr. Leonard L. Price, a former resident of the North Central area of Kershaw County who invested heavily in supporting law enforcement.

August 26, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff firefighters welcome kids ‘Back To School’

As most Kershaw County schools opened their doors to students Monday, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was there for the fourth year in a row with a fire truck at Wateree Elementary School (WES) early in the morning as students returned to class. LFD headquarters sent out its 77-foot ladder truck to WES as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day."

August 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 21, 2013

An allegedly drunk Lugoff man who may have also been high on drugs, purportedly rammed into the back of his girlfriend's vehicle following an argument.

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


Grant to serve 30 years in Swainson killing

Freddie Grant, 53, of Elgin will spend 30 years in prison for the kidnapping and murder of Richland County teenager Gabriella "Gabbiee" Swainson after negotiating a deal with authorities. Grant pleaded guilty to the charges in front of 5th Circuit Court Judge Robert Hood at the Richland County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon. Grant will be 83 years old when he completes his sentence.

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


Camden woman filed false tax returns

A Camden woman pled guilty Wednesday in federal court to filing false tax returns using other people's identifying information without their authority.

August 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 14, 2013

A man posing as a Charleston police officer called a Camden home and said that the residents owed more than $300 in speeding tickets. The man said they had been caught on tape speeding and instructed the resident to purchase a GreenDot card and call him back with a card's number.

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


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Crime Report - April 15, 2015

A Hartsville man is in the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on charges related to the theft of two U-Haul trailers in Bethune after being released on bond from the Darlington County Detention Center on related charges.

April 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO named Agency of the Year for fourth straight year

Honors and accolades continue to come in for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), as the S.C. Department of Public Safety named the KCSO its Agency of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. The annual award is given to the top law enforcement agencies in the state in divisions based on the size of the agency. The KCSO won in the category for agencies with 51 to 100 officers.

April 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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