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Straight shooter

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (left) receives his first-place S.C. Sheriff's Association (SCSA) pistol match trophy from Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. The competition is held every year at the SCSA's summer conference. This year, the SCSA held the pistol match at the Myrtle Beach Police Department's indoor firearms training facility, located at the old Myrtle Beach Air Force base. Competitors, all of whom are South Carolina sheriffs, competed in a timed combat-type course which required speed and accuracy. The second-place winner was Marion County Sheriff Mark Richardson who also won second place in the 2012 ...

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges fugitive sex offender

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old Kershaw County girl he met online is in jail after being located by Lexington County authorities.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff fire truck dedication, open house Saturday

The public is invited to a new fire truck dedication and open house at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff, Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with attempted murder in knife attack

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested and charged a Camden man with attempted murder following a knife attack in east Camden Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 17, 2013

A 21-year-old Camden man said he was assaulted with a baseball bat after he got into a confrontation with an old foe at a party on Spring Creek Road in Lugoff.

July 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Lugoff man’s body found Monday afternoon

The body of a 44-year-old Lugoff man that went missing after he fell out of his boat into the Wateree River was found late Monday afternoon. Michael Thompson fell out of his boat into the Wateree River around 11 p.m. Saturday after he and a female friend hit debris in the river, according to Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers, who also acts as director the Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS).

July 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 10, 2013

A 34-year-old Lugoff man is accused of inappropriately touching two teenage girls and a 21-year-old woman, and of having sex with one of the teens. Neither a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report nor online court records indicate deputies have charged the man with a crime as of Tuesday afternoon.

July 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fugitive sex offender apprehended after harming child

A man wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl is now in jail.

July 10, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Fire Department Explorers earns two first-place finishes

Camden Fire Department Explorer Post 09 won two first place awards for the second year in a row at the 108th S.C. Fire-Rescue Conference at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center last month.

July 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Military exonerated in hazing trial

A federal jury exonerated Camden Military Academy (CMA) on all counts in a nearly four-week long hazing trial after deliberating for only 90 minutes Tuesday night.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Department ‘trains for trains’

"The hazard is in not knowing"…that was the primary point emphasized by the CSX Railroad Police (CSXRP) during a training exercise June 29 at Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) headquarters.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 3, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Department of Social Services are looking into a case where a 31-year-old woman with mental issues claimed to have been forced to commit sex acts against her will while staying with someone who was supposed to be taking care of her. One of the alleged victim's friends brought the matter to the KCSO's attention.

July 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


County man pleads guilty to breeding, abusing dogs for fights

A Kershaw County man pled guilty June 27 to 12 counts of ill treatment of animals and eight counts of breeding dogs for illegal purposes, all felony charges. Burton Lushawn Mincey, arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Jan. 8, immediately received a sentence of five years, suspended upon one year of active prison time and two years supervised release from Judge Robert Hood at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

July 03, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two men arrested in West DeKalb Street drug bust

People driving on West DeKalb Street in Camden got to see something they normally don't on a Monday afternoon: a short car chase and the arrest of two men in a drug bust.

July 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP July 4 enforcement begins today

S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County's Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST), will begin its July 4th weekend enforcement program Wednesday at 6 a.m. Enhanced patrols, checkpoints and other efforts will continue until 12 a.m. Saturday night.

July 01, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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LF-R publishes results of wildfire protection survey

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County fire chiefs urge fireworks safety

Saturday is July 4. It is celebrated in many ways, with cookouts, patriotic concerts and parades. But one fun thing about the holiday carrying the potential for danger is fireworks. Kershaw County fire chiefs want everyone to have fun this weekend, but to also use caution and common sense when dealing with fireworks.

July 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents return bank robbery suspect to jail after escape

The parents of a suspect arrested for the June 23 Sandhills Bank robbery in Bethune drove their son back to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on Wednesday after he escaped earlier in the day.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released details on the June 23 robbery at Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin police officer Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal domestic violence.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy to serve 20 years for sexual assault

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy will spend 20 years in prison for a series of sexual acts with a child less than 11 years old.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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