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Carolina Brotherhood rides into Camden

Twenty-seven firefighters from North and South Carolina rode up on bicycles to the Camden Fire Department (CFD) at Camden City Hall a little after 11 a.m. Monday. Family, friends and other supporters rode ahead or behind in trucks. Monday marked the Carolina Brotherhood's third day of riding, having started in Rocky Mount, N.C. They had just come from Darlington where they got the chance to run a circuit around the Darlington Raceway.

August 14, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Gabbiee Swainson’s body found in Kershaw County

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews knew something big was happening Thursday when 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson received a phone call while they were having lunch.

August 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation buys SCLEOA memberships for deputies

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation recently purchased S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA) memberships for every sworn officer at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). While each membership costs only $30, the benefits are substantial, according to a KCSO press release. Members receive a $5,000 line-of-duty death benefit, free legal representation for officers facing litigation stemming from line-of-duty incidents, scholarship opportunities for children of officers and discounts at motels and attractions.

August 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD, Safe Kids offering car seat installations

The city of Camden Fire Department (CFD) is teaming up with Safe Kids Kershaw County to provide free child safety seat inspections and installations during the annual Belk Back to School Kid Fest. Kid Fest features games, prizes, discounts and fashion shows. This year, Kid Fest will also offer free child safety seat inspections and installations.

August 07, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 7, 2013

A 17-year-old boy's story about being shot in a drive-by shooting ended up not being true.

August 07, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman charged with having sex with 14-year-old boy

A 21-year-old Richland County woman is in the Kershaw County Detention Center, charged with having sex with a 14-year-old Lugoff boy.

August 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Baseball bat attacker to stay in jail

A 20-year-old Lugoff man held on a $225,000 bond after being charged with attempted murder for repeatedly hitting a man with a baseball bat will remain in jail for now.

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


Porter Cross Road fire under investigation

A fire at an old truck stop most recently being used for storage is under investigation.

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


Man accused of having sex with girl

Sunday, a 29-year-old Camden man turned himself in at the Kershaw County Detention Center after learning the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) had a warrant for his arrest charging him with allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

July 31, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP issues 726 citations during ‘blitz’

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) issued 726 citations during its recent law enforcement "blitz" in Kershaw County. The SCHP partnered with the Camden and Elgin police departments and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office in an effort to combat a near tripling in fatal traffic accidents in the county.

July 31, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 31, 2013

An Elgin man allegedly kicked in the door of a woman's house after her current boyfriend threatened that there "was going to be a problem" if the subject kept calling the woman. The current boyfriend told deputies that while at his girlfriend's home, the subject kept calling her, even after she told him to stop calling.

July 31, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 24, 2013

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident where a Camden woman was allegedly dragged along the ground by a vehicle driven by her boyfriend.

July 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeking state accreditation

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking to better serve the community and its own employees with state law enforcement accreditation.

July 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Everyone Goes Home’

A large crowd from within and beyond the Lugoff community gathered Saturday morning at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) to help dedicate two new fire trucks. The event included speeches from local dignitaries and a traditional "hose uncoupling" and wash down. Local businesses also provided food for all and memorabilia for children.

July 24, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD stretched thin during storm

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.

July 22, 2013 | | 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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