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Sheriff wants to reform DUI laws

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says too many guilty driving under the influence (DUI) offenders go unpunished or "underpunished." The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCOS) regularly receives awards for enforcing South Carolina's DUI laws, but Matthews said the way those laws are written often end up with less than optimal outcomes in his mind.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lightning causes house fire in Lugoff

A lightning strike to the roof of a Lachicotte Road, Lugoff home during a strong Sept. 4 thunderstorm started a fire, according to a Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) press release. LF-R crews responded to the fire around 11:40 p.m.

September 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden, Lugoff firefighters set Fill the Boot record

The Camden Fire Department and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) set a new record by raising more than $31,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Sept. 3-5. The two departments raised $31,116 during the three-day "Fill the Boot" campaign. According a to joint press release, the amount is the second highest raised in the state this year.

September 11, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 9, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two Cassatt men Sept. 1 after incriminating themselves in burglaries from the previous night. The arrests may clear up a number of burglaries from throughout Kershaw County.

September 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA is this week

As Kershaw County enters the annual Labor Day weekend, it's also time for local fire departments to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Firemen in Camden and Lugoff took to the streets Thursday and are doing so again today and Saturday, holding a boot they hope to fill with donations from passing motorists.

September 04, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 2, 2015

A man injured in a home invasion on Salt Pond Road in Lugoff near Ridgeway spent several days unable to move before being discovered by a neighbor.

September 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R quickly douses another house fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews worked quickly to stop and control a house fire in Lugoff within six minutes of entering the home Saturday.

September 02, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 26, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is reporting a rash of auto break-ins in the Hunter's Crossing subdivision in Elgin on Monday night.

August 26, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD, LF-R Fill the Boot kickoff Tuesday

Members of the Camden Fire Department (CFD) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), will host a special event to kick off the firefighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to continue a 60-year tradition of helping save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Camden and Lugoff communities. The media event will be held at CFD headquarters next to Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St., Camden, on Tuesday at 11 a.m., according to a press release.

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff’s candidate pleads guilty in video gambling case

A man who ran against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews in the 2010 Republican primary could spend up to five years in prison after entering guilty pleas in federal court.

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pickup, bus crash sends two to area hospitals

Two drivers sustained injuries Thursday evening on I-20 when a pickup truck and school bus collided, drove off the highway and into nearby trees.

August 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


House fire closes Wildwood Lane in Lugoff

A house fire in Lugoff near the intersection of Richardson Boulevard and Wildwood Lane closed down Wildwood Lane for about two and a half hours Tuesday night.

August 21, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Back to school means back to work for KCSO dog Elsa

While school went back in session in Kershaw County this week, it was back to work for Elsa, a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) K-9 and her handler, Sgt. Mike Lyons. Lyons is the supervisor for the KCSO's school resource officers (SROs). Elsa is a 2-year-old German Shepherd donated to the KCSO by Beverly Conley of Blythewood in December 2013.

August 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 19, 2015

A Camden man said he was stabbed in the back by an unknown assailant Aug. 13.

August 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Traffic fatalities result in extra SCHP presence

Additional S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers will be on Kershaw County's roads in the weeks ahead following five fatalities in one week.

August 12, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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