Each year fire claims the lives of 3,500 Americans, injures 18,300, and causes billions of dollars' worth of damage. People living in rural areas are more than twice as likely to die in a fire as those living in mid-sized cities or suburban areas. The misuse of wood stoves, portable space heaters and kerosene heaters are especially common risks in rural areas. Here are some general fire prevention tips to keep our homes safe from fire:
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Jonathan Edgar Sandoval, 23, of Cassatt, Thursday, charging him with criminal sexual conduct with a minor after positively determining he fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl.
During the Lugoff Fire Board of Commissioners' Oct. 22 meeting, members recognized the Lugoff Fire Explorer Post for placing first in the Team Midnight Alarm Explorer Competition and third in the Team Gear Donning Competition at the annual Fire Fest held in Camden Sept. 29. The Lugoff Fire Explorer Post has a successful history winning competitions throughout the state. In 2010, the post won second place in the S.C. State Explorer Team Competition as well as first place in the State Individual Explorer Competition. In 2011, the post won first place in the State Individual Explorer Competition. At Fire ...
A circuit court judge sentenced a county man, 33-year-old Danny Shawn Johnson II, to 16 years in prison for committing a lewd act on a 9-year-old girl. Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning handed down the sentence Wednesday.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and other law enforcement and emergency agencies recovered the bodies of two missing Catawba County, N.C., teenage boys from underneath a bridge near the Wateree River on I-20 near the Sunday afternoon.
October 31, 2012|
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Cleve Edward Burchett, 52, of Kershaw, S.C., and Ricky Van Ross, Jr., 18, of Elgin, in Richland County in two separate unrelated cases of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Burchett was arrested on Oct.16, 2012 and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. On Oct. 18, 2012, Ross turned himself in to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators after his attorney was notified that a warrant charging Ross with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor had been obtained by the Sheriff's Office.
Nearly one year ago the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Board took action on 'bath salts' and synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice" or K2. They designated three substances that are commonly known as "bath salts," and five substances used to make synthetic marijuana as Schedule I controlled substances.
October 22, 2012|