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Volunteer Appreciation Week

Bill Fenton followed in his father's footsteps to become a volunteer firefighter. It's not an unusual story; there are many firefighting families, including ones with multiple generations of service. What makes Fenton's story unique is where he started and the path he took to serving with Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for 17 years.

April 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Explorers honored

Lugoff Fire-Rescue's (LF-R) Explorers recently scored big at the S.C. Fire Academy's Explorer Competition event.

April 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R crews extricate two crash victims Monday

Two patients had to be extricated by Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews from two separate vehicles around 8 a.m. Monday from a crash on U.S. 1 near U.S. 601 in Lugoff. LF-R crews quickly removed both drivers from their vehicles after a "T-bone" collision, trapping both drivers inside their vehicles. Crews used rescue tools to remove an entire driver side from one vehicle and a driver door from the other so the patients could be transported by Kershaw County EMS for exam at Kershaw Health. Traffic on U.S. 1 was routed around the collision while the S ...

April 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications.

April 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 12, 2016

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy used a Taser to keep a 45-year-old Lugoff man from harming himself with a knife following a series of events on the evening of April 6.

April 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New ambulances rolling in Kershaw County

Kershaw County emergency medical technicians Paul Taylor and Ethan Blackmon really like their new ambulance. Taylor, an advanced EMT originally from Elgin who returned to work in Kershaw County three years ago, and Blackmon, a part-time intermediate EMT who works full time for the Columbia Fire Department, have each served emergency medical teams for seven years.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO is DUI Agency of the Year for fifth year

For the fifth consecutive year, The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is being recognized as the Agency of the Year for department with between 51 and 100 officers by the S.C. Department of Public Safety and the Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs. The award, presented during a ceremony Wednesday in Columbia, recognizes the KCSO for "excelling in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, and under-age drinking programs in SC during 2015," according to a KCSO press release.

April 08, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests couple for operating meth lab

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff couple the evening of March 31 for allegedly operating a methamphetamine, or meth, lab in their home. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested David M. Gibson, 37, and Shannon Raye Smith, 36, both of Riverside Drive in Lugoff. The home is in a neighborhood near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Longtown Road. Deputies arrested the couple after KCSO narcotics investigators received information from citizens during the past month indicating the couple was producing meth in the home.

April 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed by car while trying to check mail

A Cassatt man died around 11:30 a.m. Monday after being hit by a vehicle while he tried to cross U.S. 1 to check his mailbox.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 5, 2016

Officers arrested a 14-year-old juvenile female on the evening of March 26 after responding to a disturbance at a Chesnut Ferry Road apartment complex.

April 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff fire crews battle fire at INVISTA in March

Back in mid-March, dispatchers sent Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews to INVISTA off U.S. 1 in Lugoff for a vehicle on fire behind one of the company's large industrial buildings.

April 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 29, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into a theft perpetrated from the scene of a 68-year-old man's natural death on March 19 near Jefferson.

March 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Rabon murder featured Sunday on cable TV show

The case of an 18-year-old Lugoff woman strangled to death by a male acquaintance in February 2014 was featured as a new episode of "On the Case with Paula Zahn" on the Investigation Discovery cable network. The episode, titled "Tracks of a Killer," aired Sunday at 10 p.m.

March 25, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for assaulting student at middle school

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old male student at Leslie Stover Middle School (LSMS) on Tuesday morning.

March 25, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 22, 2016

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly attacking a motel manager and his wife and robbing the office on Friday morning.

March 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles by Section - Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery ...

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter ...

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ISO ratings for some fire districts going down

The ISO ratings for several Kershaw County Fire Service districts are being lowered based on a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Services Offices. The ...

May 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Church secretary arrested after funds reported missing

Following a more than two-week investigation, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a church secretary Wednesday for stealing more than $97,000 in ...

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 13, 2016

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident report provides additional details about the case against Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road ...

May 13, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R gets 12 more rescue swimmers

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) now has 12 more swift water rescuers after the group completed training at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N ...

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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