As of last spring, Kershaw County had the highest percentage of alcohol-related automobile fatalities in the state.
In its weekly law enforcement reports, the Chronicle-Independent sometimes publishes cases of sex offenders failing to register on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry or inform law enforcement of their movements. Until now, the C-I has not published the names of these "non-compliant" sex offenders. Effective with this story, the C-I will begin publishing the names and other vital information of wanted non-compliant sex offenders whenever they appear in our weekly reports.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is the Agency of the Year when it comes to DUI enforcement.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a man who allegedly pulled a gun on his ex-wife the night of March 27.
Kershaw County is close to meeting a federally-mandated Dec. 31 deadline concerning emergency communications. The mandate grew out of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and further solidified following Hurricane Katrina's punch to New Orleans.
Donnie Thigpen will spend the next 10 years behind bars for leaving a friend to die in an accident he caused by driving drunk.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said his office is not currently investigating allegations that a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet was sexually assaulted in 2008.
A traffic stop Tuesday by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office traffic unit turned up 600 Ecstasy pills in a vehicle driven by a Virginia man.
A 21-year-old Sumter woman said she wrecked her car after a 26-year-old Pageland man she met at a party with friends tried to force her to have sex while she drove him to a store to get more beer.
The Carolina Cup is almost here and that means a lot of people are going to descend on Camden. Most will head for the grandstands, infield and "College Park" at Springdale Race Course. That means a lot of law enforcement will descend on the area as well.
A North Carolina man already accused of molesting a 15-year-old Kershaw County girl is sitting in jail now after the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested him in an Internet sexual predator sting.
A Camden man died following a single-car crash Wednesday afternoon on Bishopville Highway (S.C. 34) several miles east of Camden.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Camden police officers arrested and charged a 35-year-old Lugoff man March 15 with assault and kidnapping. The charges stem from allegations he assaulted his wife of 15 years and threatened her with a pistol.
Three days later and the odor of charred timbers still reached the quiet street at noon Tuesday.
A 31-year-old county man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies for reckless driving may face a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies answered a call of shots fired near a Camden apartment complex on Aug. 14.
Kershaw County residents, especially those in the fire service, are mourning the loss of retired Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Steve McIntyre, 60, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 10. Current LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said McIntyre had encountered continuing medical issues over the past few years.
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