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LFD offers winter fire safety tips

Each year fire claims the lives of 3,500 Americans, injures 18,300, and causes billions of dollars' worth of damage. People living in rural areas are more than twice as likely to die in a fire as those living in mid-sized cities or suburban areas. The misuse of wood stoves, portable space heaters and kerosene heaters are especially common risks in rural areas. Here are some general fire prevention tips to keep our homes safe from fire:

November 12, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO to hold third 'town hall'

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will hold its third town hall meeting in Camden Middle School's (CMS) multipurpose room Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

November 07, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 7, 2012

A Camden-area woman received a scam email from "National Mediation Group" claiming that she owed $800. The woman also received several voice messages from the company.

November 07, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crimestoppers, KCSO hope someone can ID suspect

Crimestoppers and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) are hoping someone will recognize a male suspect who robbed a Lugoff convenience store at gunpoint on Saturday, Oct. 27.

November 07, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man arrested for fathering child with 14-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Jonathan Edgar Sandoval, 23, of Cassatt, Thursday, charging him with criminal sexual conduct with a minor after positively determining he fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl.

November 05, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Explorer Post wins big again

During the Lugoff Fire Board of Commissioners' Oct. 22 meeting, members recognized the Lugoff Fire Explorer Post for placing first in the Team Midnight Alarm Explorer Competition and third in the Team Gear Donning Competition at the annual Fire Fest held in Camden Sept. 29. The Lugoff Fire Explorer Post has a successful history winning competitions throughout the state. In 2010, the post won second place in the S.C. State Explorer Team Competition as well as first place in the State Individual Explorer Competition. In 2011, the post won first place in the State Individual Explorer Competition. At Fire ...

November 05, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


County man sentenced in molestation case

A circuit court judge sentenced a county man, 33-year-old Danny Shawn Johnson II, to 16 years in prison for committing a lewd act on a 9-year-old girl. Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning handed down the sentence Wednesday.

November 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smith found guilty in 2011 Lugoff meth lab murder case

A Lugoff man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine and murder was found guilty on both charges on Friday.

October 31, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Bodies of missing NC teens found under I-20 bridge

The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and other law enforcement and emergency agencies recovered the bodies of two missing Catawba County, N.C., teenage boys from underneath a bridge near the Wateree River on I-20 near the Sunday afternoon.

October 31, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 31, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently charged a Cassatt man out on a $200,000 personal recognizance bond for the murder of his brother with allegedly physically abusing his girlfriend.

October 31, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Solicitors seeking death penalty in Melton murder case

Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson is seeking the death penalty against Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, for the Dec. 26, 2011, rape and murder of a woman from the town of Kershaw.

October 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 24, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) reports that an African-American woman, perhaps 30 to 40 years of age, defrauded another gas station last week.

October 24, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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October 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges two men with molestation

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Cleve Edward Burchett, 52, of Kershaw, S.C., and Ricky Van Ross, Jr., 18, of Elgin, in Richland County in two separate unrelated cases of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Burchett was arrested on Oct.16, 2012 and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. On Oct. 18, 2012, Ross turned himself in to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators after his attorney was notified that a warrant charging Ross with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor had been obtained by the Sheriff's Office.

October 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


After ban, synthetic marijuana sales continue

Nearly one year ago the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Board took action on 'bath salts' and synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice" or K2. They designated three substances that are commonly known as "bath salts," and five substances used to make synthetic marijuana as Schedule I controlled substances.

October 22, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


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Prestage pleads guilty to D.C. misdemeanor gun charge

Prominent Camden businessman Dr. Ron Prestage entered a guilty plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of having an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition in his possession as he entered a congressional office building in Washington, D.C. on July 23.

October 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 22, 2014

A Camden woman reported to the Camden Police Department (CPD) that a tractor-trailer driver threatened with her a gun Monday morning.

October 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver injured when turkey truck overturns

A truck driver suffered injuries after his tractor-trailer overturned on S.C. 34 in Lugoff just west of Richardson Boulevard around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

October 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on

A Kershaw County woman died after the moped on which she was a passenger was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Smyrna Road outside Elgin around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

October 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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