The ISO ratings for several Kershaw County Fire Service districts are being lowered based on a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Services Offices. The ratings are used by insurance companies to help set rates for homeowners and business coverage. The areas covered by the most recent study include the Bethune, Cassatt, Doby's Mill and Pine Grove fire districts.
Following a more than two-week investigation, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a church secretary Wednesday for stealing more than $97,000 in church funds. During an interview with a KCSO investigator, the secretary -- identified in a KCSO press release as Deborah Bradshaw Barfield, 53, of Jesup Court, Elgin -- admitted to taking the money from St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff in order buy drugs she purchased on the streets of Columbia.
A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident report provides additional details about the case against Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road in Kershaw County who is charged with the unlawful neglect of his 4-month-old son. Deputies arrested Davis on April 30, the day after his children were placed into emergency protective custody.
For the second time in two weeks, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Traffic Unit arrested two men for speeding at 120 mph or more on I-20. Deputies made the arrests 20 minutes apart Friday night, at 10:30 and 10:50 p.m.
A section of I-20 eastbound in Kershaw County will be closed for several hours Sunday to allow recovery of a tractor-trailer that crashed into the Wateree River earlier this month. Eastbound lanes will close beginning at 5 a.m. Sunday. Reopening is planned by early afternoon, barring unforeseen circumstances. Westbound traffic is not affected.
Lugoff Rescue-Fire (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray had a big announcement for Kershaw County Council and county agency heads when they gathered Tuesday for a budget work session at the Kershaw County Economic Development Office.
A 60-year-old Batesburg man managed to survive after his tractor-trailer crashed through a concrete barrier on the westbound I-20 bridge over the Wateree River and fell dozens of feet to the water below.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for the young man who abducted a 31-year-old woman and her 18- and 3-year-old sons from a Kendall Street, Camden home at gunpoint on April 27 and forced the woman to withdraw money from an ATM.
A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor along with other charges. The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) have now charged Darius Tyler Davis of Campbell Street, Camden, with having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Crumpton is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old Kershaw County girl.