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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


Bishopville man killed in wreck

A Bishopville man died in a one-car collision Sept. 3 after he ran off the road and struck a tree on Black River Road near Camden.

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


Man arrested after being forced off road by deputies

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy forced a vehicle off the road Tuesday following a chase after the driver, Zachary Zaccone, 36, of Jacobs Mill Pond Road, Elgin, was allegedly involved in a hit and run in Kershaw County. Deputies found Zaccone to be intoxicated and placed him in the Kershaw County Detention Center charging him with DUI, failure to stop for a blue light, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest.

September 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Incident prompts alcohol poisoning warning

A Lugoff juvenile suffering from alcohol poisoning was taken to the KershawHealth Saturday.

September 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 4, 2013

Deputies pulled a man over for speeding and realized he was under the influence while escorting two female passengers and two children.

September 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Bear sightings reported to police

Sporadic reports of a black bear spotted in Camden this week remain unconfirmed as the Camden Police Department (CPD) said responding officers have not seen the animal. CPD Capt. Mike Stone said Wednesday the department had received calls, but officers were unable to verify the presence of a bear within the city limits.

May 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Local law enforcement meeting with public June 4

The Concerned Clergy of Kershaw County will host a public meeting with the county's leading law enforcement officials at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4 in the Camden High School auditorium.

May 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies nab fugitive in creek

The physical fitness and tenacity of two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies is being credited in the arrest Saturday of a Camden man wanted by the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardons (SCDPPP).

May 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


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