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Smoldering light

Camden firefighters check out the remains of an external light fixture at the entrance to the Camden Archives and Museum around mid-morning Wednesday. Archives Director Katherine Richardson said the fixture -- likely a 1915 original that hadn't been turned on in years -- was likely turned on by an electrician who had been changing light bulbs the day before. "There's been a bird's nest made of pine straw in it and we think it smoldered all night until it caught the wooden panel above the door," Richardson said. "Around 10 a.m., we smelled smoke and thought it was ...

January 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Chicken truck spillage contributes to accident in Camden Tuesday

An accident at Camden's main intersection of Broad and DeKalb streets blocked traffic for more than an hour Tuesday morning, thanks -- in part -- to a chicken by-products truck that had passed through the city hours earlier.

January 09, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 9, 2013

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies tracked a Camden man to the theft of several snacks, beer and cigarettes at the Cassatt Country Store on U.S. 1 over the weekend.

January 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Miller death penalty case still awaiting trial date

Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 24, is still awaiting trial for the December 2011 murder of Beverly Hope Melton.

January 09, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


SCHP nabs suspect in Waffle House robbery

An armed robbery suspect is now in custody after the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) arrested 27-year-old Tyrell Boagef around 9 p.m. Saturday.

January 07, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


AAA gives Kershaw County the green light

Kershaw County residents were given a "green light" in the American Automobile Association's (AAA) "Green Light, Red Light" 2012 evaluation in the January/ February 2013 edition of Go Magazine.

January 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 2, 2013

Two Lugoff fast food restaurant employees were videotaped "handling" a Camden woman's wallet containing $244.

January 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Car crash kills one

A 55-year-old woman died at Kershaw Medical Center on Saturday evening after a single-car collision on U.S. 1 and Campbell Street in Camden. Michelle Ludy was trapped in the passenger side seat for an "extended amount of time" after her husband, Mike Ludy, ran their vehicle off the road and struck a tree near Rite Aid Pharmacy around 7:30 p.m., according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers. Mike Ludy was treated for injuries at Kershaw Medical Center and was transferred to Palmetto Richland Hospital, Fellers said. Ludy was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m.

December 31, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 26, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men on drug charges following a short high-speed car chase.

December 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff home destroyed in fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) responded to a residential fire in the area of Longtown Road at 25 Mile Creek around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 24, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who shot at deputies arrested

A man who jumped out of a van and shot at four Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies Thursday night is now in jail. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Ernest Maurice Allen, a.k.a., Ernest Pickett, 25, around 3:15 p.m. Friday in Lee County.

December 24, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Arrest made in kidnapping, robbery

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a man they said wielded a box cutter to force a man into his home, tying him up, beating and robbing and stealing his truck.

December 21, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Asst. Solicitor Moak resigns amid allegations

Ron Moak, of Camden, an assistant solicitor with the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office in Kershaw County, resigned Dec. 10 following several allegations. Solicitor Dan Johnson, through his director of communications, Nicole Holland, confirmed Moak's resignation.

December 19, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


One arrested, two sought in armed robbery

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested one man and are seeking two others in the armed robbery of an individual on Nov. 25.

December 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 19, 2012

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a suspect after he assaulted and robbed a man in Kershaw County.

December 19, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - March 25, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man and a Camden woman in separate drug cases recently.

March 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Thieves make off with ATM from Lugoff credit union

Someone managed to steal an entire automatic teller machine (ATM) from a credit union branch in Lugoff despite a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy's rapid response to an alarm.

March 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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