S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County's Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST), will begin its July 4th weekend enforcement program Wednesday at 6 a.m. Enhanced patrols, checkpoints and other efforts will continue until 12 a.m. Saturday night.
The civil trial over the alleged 2008 beating and rape of a cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA) transitioned this week from the plaintiff's case to the defense.
An 18-year-old Lugoff teen was allegedly beat up by three men after he refused to give up his laptop.
A 44-year-old Camden man died in a single-car crash on Precipice Road Friday night.
A 50-year-old Camden man is in jail without bond for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
Kershaw County Sheriff James Matthews and two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies will not testify in a trial about the alleged rape of a former cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA).
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men for allegedly breaking into several vehicles parked at Cassatt Water Co. The two men also allegedly stole gas from Cassatt Water Co. vehicles as well as tools. According to a KCSO press release, the two arrested men are John Cleadus Hunter, 35, of Ray Street, Camden, and William Harvey Martin, 41, of Cassatt Road, Cassatt. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said both men ...
A team from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Explorer Post won a first place ranking June 13 at the annual S.C. Fire Rescue Conference Firefighter Explorer Competition at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
An Elgin woman allegedly pointed a shotgun at her foster son.
One day before an Elgin homeowner found 15-year-old Daven Williams dead in their swimming pool, a Camden man was transported -- alive -- to the hospital after nearly drowning in Kendall Lake. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said the 35-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after he tried to rescue his fiancé's flotation device.
A 15-year-old teen with a developmental disorder was found dead on Friday after he walked away from the school he attended in Elgin for the second time, according to authorities.
A federal jury is hearing testimony this week as the trial begins of a lawsuit brought against Camden Military Academy (CMA). In the trial's first days, attorneys for a former cadet have brought forward testimony and evidence they say show that, in 2008, other CMA students raped the then 13-year-old boy, according to news reports. The former cadet, listed in the lawsuit only as "JBC," is now 18.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 43-year-old Camden man June 3 after he attempted to break into a car wash on Jefferson Davis Hwy. in east Camden.
For the third year in a row, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will host three summer camps designed for young people who will be in the fifth through eighth grades. The S.T.A.R.S camps, which stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Selfless Service will give participants a positive, meaningful week of exposure to: crime scene investigations, police K9 demonstrations, fire safety, basic first aid by EMS personnel, Internet safety, anti-bullying, goal setting, team ...
The trial in a federal case of alleged hazing involving sexual assault at Camden Military Academy (CMA) will begin Monday, according to one of the attorneys representing the purported victim from Woodstock, Ga.
For the past several weeks, the Chronicle-Independent has been unable to publish Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident reports due to the implementation of a new incident report database called InterAct Online. The C-I has not yet been provided access to the new database as it had with the KCSO's previous system.
Another burglary in east Camden, another set of suspects. For the second time in as many days, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two suspects Wednesday after they were caught burglarizing an east Camden home. According to a KCSO press release, a homeowner walked into her home and saw three people as they fled carrying a television and other items.
Two members of the school improvement council (SIC) at Camden Middle School (CMS) say they are satisfied with the way school administrators handled an incident Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old student bringing a gun and box cutter on campus. Camden's police chief also praised administrators, saying their choices made it possible for the Camden Police Department (CPD) to complete its investigation.
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