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CFD honors professional, volunteer firefighters

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently named its professional and volunteer recipients of its Carl S. Hammond Firefighter of the Year awards. Lt. Tyheine Bennett, who joined the CFD in 2001 is the 2012 Professional Firefighter of the Year. Mark Parker, who originally joined the department in 1988, is the 2012 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.

February 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin Councilman Ernst charged with vandalism

Elgin Town Councilman Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst spent a few hours behind bars Wednesday after being arrested for vandalism following a dispute over a lease agreement.

February 01, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 30, 2013

An 86-year-old Camden man is accused of stealing an estimated $15,000 of home furnishings from a home in probate located on Fair Street in Camden.

January 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Prison dairy offers milk and responsiblity for inmates

Camden resident Bert Dew oversees the largest and perhaps a unique farm operation in the state. As agricultural branch chief at the Wateree River Correctional Facility in Rembert, Dew is in charge of running a $7.5 million, "state-of-the-art" dairy farm owned and operated by the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC).

January 30, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden’s Donna Davis has found niche as bail bondsman

Camden's Donna Davis is the exception to the rule.

January 28, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested, one sought in car thefts

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men in connection with the thefts of six vehicles and 25 auto break-ins in the Camden, Cassatt and Kershaw areas. A KCSO press release identified the arrested men as Shawn Michael Cave, 19, and Rick Thomas Kennedy Jr., 17. Deputies are still seeking Jonathan David Bradley, 20, in connection with the thefts and break-ins.

January 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, Columbia PD arrests man for molesting young girls

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Columbia Police Department recently arrested a man for molesting two young girls, one in Kershaw County and one in Columbia.

January 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 23, 2013

Two people suffered wounds following an altercation at a Camden-area nightclub.

January 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fugitive arrested for cocaine trafficking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents and agents from other agencies arrested a county man Friday after learning he was wanted on federal narcotics trafficking charges out of North Carolina.

January 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed in York Street accident

Emergency crews recovered the body of a 49-year-old man from a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am found in a creek on York Street in Camden, near Pitts Street, Friday afternoon.

January 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Bank robber claims to have bomb during robbery

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a man who walked into a Camden bank Wednesday afternoon claiming he had a bomb strapped to him before asking for more than $9,000.

January 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff drug dealer sent to prison

A Lugoff man pled guilty to crack cocaine distribution Wednesday and sentenced to eight years in prison.

January 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who shot at deputies in Dec. was out on bond

Like a scene from a movie, a man jumps out of a van at night, shoots at four deputies and flees into some woods. He empties his gun's chamber, tosses it and continues on foot with bloodhounds chasing after him. He escapes … at least for now.

January 18, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


State’s top prison posts hold ties to Camden

Bill Byars and John Carmichael may know more about prisons than anyone else in South Carolina. Far from holding extensive rap sheets, the two Camden residents serve as stewards of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC), running the state's $413 million prison system.

January 16, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 16, 2013

Two men stole more than $550 worth of jewelry and some cash from a woman at a Denton Street residence in east Camden after reportedly posing as yard workers.

January 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | 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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