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Fire fest will honor 90th anniversary of Cleveland School fire

The 18th Annual Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rhame Arena (517 Bull St.) in Camden. A part of this year's event will mark the 90th anniversary of the historic Cleveland School Fire -- a fire at a Camden-area school in 1923 that killed 77 people. Because of the Cleveland School Fire, the most deadly in state history, many laws, building codes, regulations, and ordinances have been passed across the nation to prevent this type of tragedy from ever happening again.

September 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Alligator removed from Camden motel room

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers assisted the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with removing an alligator from a Camden motel room on Monday, Sept. 9.

September 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 18, 2013

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy found more than 60 grams of marijuana, less than 1 gram of crack and some other pills in a vehicle after he lawfully stopped a driver and two passengers for not wearing seatbelts or using a turn signal.

September 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Three vehicle collision involving school bus on U.S. 1

An emergency team responded to the scene of a three-vehicle collision involving a school bus full of West Wateree Elementary children Thursday afternoon.

September 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Bishopville man killed in wreck

A Bishopville man died in a one-car collision Sept. 3 after he ran off the road and struck a tree on Black River Road near Camden.

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


Man arrested after being forced off road by deputies

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy forced a vehicle off the road Tuesday following a chase after the driver, Zachary Zaccone, 36, of Jacobs Mill Pond Road, Elgin, was allegedly involved in a hit and run in Kershaw County. Deputies found Zaccone to be intoxicated and placed him in the Kershaw County Detention Center charging him with DUI, failure to stop for a blue light, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest.

September 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Incident prompts alcohol poisoning warning

A Lugoff juvenile suffering from alcohol poisoning was taken to the KershawHealth Saturday.

September 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 4, 2013

Deputies pulled a man over for speeding and realized he was under the influence while escorting two female passengers and two children.

September 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Dept. Explorer attends national camp

Christina Kirk, an Explorer assistant chief at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Explorer Post, recently attended a national firefighter training camp in Concord, N.H. Camp Fully Involved, is a physically challenging, aggressive, hands-on summer camp directed towards young women between the ages of 14-20 who are interested in exploring the career of firefighting. According to Dave Danielson, of the New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services (NHFSTEMS) division, Christina was one of two cadets from South Carolina. Danielson said the other South Carolina cadet was from Walterboro. Other cadets attending the camp included 16 cadets from ...

September 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO to present annual Safetypup program

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is participating in this year's National Child Safety Council's (NCSC) Safetypup program. The program promotes the importance of staying safe and drug free, and will reach children ages 5 through 12 throughout the Kershaw County area.

August 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KH conducting internal investigation after arrest of PC tech

KershawHealth will conduct an internal investigation to determine if a PC technician arrested August 23 for inappropriately texting a 14-year-old Kershaw County teen used any KershawHealth assets "as part of acts similar to what he has been charged with," KershawHealth Vice President of Marketing and Community Development Joseph Bruce said in an email.

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


KCSO arrests one in moped murder

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested one of two men accused of deliberately running over a man riding a moped who later died of his injuries.

August 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sharpe sentenced for sexually assaulting girl

A Johnsonville man arrested in 2012 for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old, and allegedly plotting to have the victim and her family killed, pleaded guilty under a negotiated plea deal on Monday.

August 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


County man arrested for texting teen about sex

A Lugoff man employed by KershawHealth is in jail in Darlington County after allegedly texting a Kershaw County teen about sex.

August 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 28, 2013

Two men allegedly ran over a Bethune man with a van and then stole the victim's moped, according to information from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The victim later died of his injuries.

August 28, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Chesterfield woman dies in collision

A Chesterfield woman died in Kershaw County in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on U.S. 1 in Cassatt. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified ...

April 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R trains new firefighters

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) now has four newly trained volunteer firefighters. According to a LF-R press release, the firefighters recently completed a 105-hour Fundamentals of Firefighting ...

April 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for hitting friend with shovel, twice

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Cassatt man nearly two weeks after he allegedly attacked a friend by striking him twice in ...

April 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 25, 2017

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer released a 19-year-old Sumter man after initially detaining him following a report that the young man had pointed a ...

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune man charged with attempted murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Bethune man Wednesday for attempted murder in connection with an incident that took place April 15.

April 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 20 years for molesting girls in 2013

Charles Richard Bradberry, 37, of Columbia pleaded guilty April 14 to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim ages 11-14 ...

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested, two sought for carjacking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man and a 16-year-old girl Thursday for carjacking. A KCSO press release identified ...

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in tractor accident

A Cassatt man died Friday afternoon while unloading his tractor.

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 18, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man for possession with intent to distribute marijuana April 12.

April 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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