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Preventing underage drinking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Ed Corey (center) accepts a plaque from Tim James, chairman of the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee (LEAC, left) and Deborah Early, vice president of the Lexington Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (LRADAC, right) during a recent ceremony held at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington. The plaque recognizes the KCSO for "its outstanding contribution to the prevention of underage drinking," according to a KCSO press release. LRADAC is a non-profit agency and is one of 33 county alcohol and drug abuse authorities recognized by the state of South Carolina providing direct intervention and ...

October 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Teen arrested in deputy impersonation case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 15-year-old juvenile hours after reporting that a male subject impersonating a deputy had handcuffed a Camden woman and tried to make her remove her clothes.

October 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Donation is on Target

Target Distribution Center Assets Protection Leader Jennifer Young (left) presents a $2,000 check to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). This is the second year in a row that Target is making such a donation. The KCSO will use the funds to purchase bullet proof vests for deputies. "It is very encouraging to see the business community stepping up to the plate and donating for this very worthwhile cause. Body armor is industry standard equipment that law enforcement officers should not be without. County funding does not provide for this. A Kershaw County business, in this case a major ...

October 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 9, 2013

A man impersonating a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy allegedly handcuffed a Camden woman and told her take off her clothes.

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


Hundreds attend Fire Fest on Saturday

Hundreds of people -- perhaps several thousand -- attended Camden's 18th annual Fire Fest at Rhame Arena Saturday. Many of those people lined a long stretch of Broad Street to watch as hundreds of fire trucks and related vehicles -- some vintage and some from as far away as Pennsylvania -- paraded through the city to the arena. Those same people cheered as a pair of skydivers, one trailing South Carolina's Palmetto flag, the other the American flag, landed in a field behind the arena.

October 02, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 2, 2013

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies handled several marijuana cases recently

October 02, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple donates $1,000 to Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation

In these difficult economic times, many counties -- Kershaw County included -- find it difficult to fund necessary items for law enforcement and public safety employees. Fortunately citizens frequently come to the rescue and donate their hard earned money to help meet the equipment needs of our law officers.

October 02, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cleveland School Fire remembered at Fire Fest

"I feel that God, who is a God of love, carefully closed the chapter for that night."

September 27, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Drug deal leads to chase and arrest

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man following a drug deal and vehicle chase Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Celebration of Life’ ride and festival to honor Peake

Pine Grove Fire Department (PGFD) and Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Firefighting Explorer program will host a "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory DeWitt Peake on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the PGDF, 833 Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A Fire Fest fire safety checklist

In conjunction with this weekend's Fire Fest at Rhame Arena, the Camden Fire Department has released its 2013 Fire Prevention Checklist. Fire Fest, including the annual parade and many new features, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Organizers plan to honor the 90th anniversary of the Cleveland School Fire, which killed many people, but led to new building codes in South Carolina.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 25, 2013

A Lee County man will serve 25 years after a Kershaw County jury found him guilty of molesting his stepdaughters.

September 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Double fatality accident on I-20

A mother and son were killed in a one-car collision 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. The accident took place on I-20 westbound at the 105 mile marker.

September 23, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Race participant dies from medical condition

A participant in the Carolina Motorsports park LeMons race died from a heart related medical condition on Saturday afternoon.

September 23, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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CFD and SC Fire Marshall provide free smoke alarms

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) and the South Carolina Fire Marshal's Office will present a joint community outreach program beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Kirkwood community behind North Towne Square Shopping Center in Camden.

April 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Local law enforcement recognized for DUI enforcement

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report -- April 16, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Wednesday, April 9 after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies found equipment and supplies used to manufacture methamphetamine at his home. A KCSO report said Michael Dean Thompson, 25, 1759 Baughman Road was taken into custody after deputies paid a visit to the home after receiving information that Thompson had been making excessive purchases of pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter cold remedy used to make methamphetamine. The report said deputies found plastic drink bottles with methamphetamine waste in the yard and in a burn barrel. The home is reportedly owned by Thompson's relatives who live ...

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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