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Burglars arrested after being ‘caught in the act’

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three county men Saturday after they were caught burglarizing a home on White Street in Camden.

July 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - July 22, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man Friday and charged him with third-degree burglary and several car break-ins after learning his identity from a cellphone he apparently dropped during his alleged crime spree.

July 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah VFD gets $27,000 grant for gear

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department recently received a $27,096 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The department will use the funds to purchase new turnout gear for the firefighters.

July 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

One dead after van strikes moped

A Kershaw County man was killed after a mini-van struck the moped he and his daughter were riding Friday afternoon.

July 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire

Elgin man killed when motorcycle strikes deer

An Elgin man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle struck a deer on U.S. 1 near Bookman Road just outside of Elgin.

July 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Confederate battle flag hung from downtown building

Someone -- no one knows who yet -- hung a Confederate battle flag from a downtown Camden office building sometime before dawn Thursday morning. Whoever was responsible cut the letters H A T E out of the middle of the flag, which caught the attention of people driving down Broad Street near the main intersection with DeKalb Street.

July 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Overturned truck blocks part of U.S. 601 Tuesday morning

An 18-wheeler carrying nearly depleted natural gas canisters overturned on U.S. 601 near Brevard Road approximately 5 miles south of I-20 around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The accident shut down the highway for several hours, forcing commuters to find alternate routes as the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County emergency management teams, Doby's Mill and Lugoff fire crews dealt with the situation.

July 15, 2015 | By Martin L. Cahn and Gary Phillips C-I editors | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - July 15, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a report of at least two shots fired at a Cassatt business sometime between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday, while the store was closed.

July 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

LF-R battles woods fire with help from other departments

Crews from Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and other Kershaw County fire departments battled a 30-acre woods fire Saturday caused by a passing freight train behind the Pepperidge Subdivision in Lugoff off U.S. 1.

July 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - July 8, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Liberty Hill men on various charges Sunday, including resisting arrest and assaulting police officers.

July 08, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Deputy fired after DUI charge

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews relieved a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy of duty following the officer's arrest by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) on July 4 for driving under the influence (DUI).

July 08, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO deputies now equipped with body cams

All Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) uniformed deputies who work in an enforcement capacity are now wearing Taser Axon body cameras. The last group of uniformed patrol officers attended their final training session July 2 and equipped with the new cameras, according to a statement released by Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

July 08, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

LF-R publishes results of wildfire protection survey

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Kershaw County fire chiefs urge fireworks safety

Saturday is July 4. It is celebrated in many ways, with cookouts, patriotic concerts and parades. But one fun thing about the holiday carrying the potential for danger is fireworks. Kershaw County fire chiefs want everyone to have fun this weekend, but to also use caution and common sense when dealing with fireworks.

July 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

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Crime Report - Nov. 24, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is searching for two men who reportedly brandished a firearm while confronting residents on Watson Drive near Elgin ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

CHS student dies from injuries sustained in Nov. 13 wreck

Sterling Felder, a 17-year-old outside linebacker who wore the No. 5 jersey for the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football team, died Monday morning of ...

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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