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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|