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Bethune man sentenced in federal steroid case

A Bethune man will spend more than eight years in prison for his involvement in a steroid manufacturing and distribution case.

December 04, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 12 people for driving under the influence (DUI) during the Thanksgiving weekend. According to a KCSO press release, deputies only arrested one person on I-20; deputies made the remaining arrests on the county's secondary roads.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue is in the community

Photo 1: Dr. Brian Spilker of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (center) recently purchased and donated pet oxygen mask kits for every fire pumper truck in Kershaw County to include Lugoff, Camden and all county fire departments. Twenty-eight kits were donated to the departments during a brief press conference on Nov. 10 at Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters. Deputy Chief Phil Elliott from the Camden Fire Department, Kershaw County Fire Marshal Keith Ray and Chief Dennis Ray with Lugoff Fire-Rescue were on hand to receive all of the masks to place on each fire truck. Mary Ellen Tobias and Nena Sinclair with the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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. The men reportedly forced one victim to give up $5.

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 injuries sustained in a Nov. 13 collision in Lugoff. Felder lived on Chesnut Ferry Road in Camden, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

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


One killed, several injured in multiple accidents Friday

Four accidents in Lugoff in the space of about an hour Friday, left one man dead and another being treated for severe injuries. Three of the accidents, including the fatality, took place on U.S. 1 in Lugoff. A fourth accident occurred on U.S. 601 near the I-20 interchange.

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


Crime Report - Nov. 17, 2015

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store in the 2600 block of Broad Street around 8 p.m. Sunday.

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


Two killed in collision

An Elgin woman and her boyfriend died early Thursday morning in a head-on collision on Bowen Street near Tupelo Lane.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 10, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) seized a gun found in a purse outside an Elgin apartment during the early morning hours of Nov. 4 and then had to force their way into the apartment to make sure nobody had been hurt.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Amtrak train collides with logging truck in Cassatt

A northbound Amtrak passenger train struck a logging truck around 6 a.m. Monday just off U.S. 1 in Cassatt. According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, the truck had just turned off of U.S. 1 on to Robert Reynolds Road. Railroad tracks hug U.S. 1 with the ungated and unlighted crossing just feet off the highway.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested following home burglary

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men Tuesday not long after the men allegedly burglarized a home on Hunt Road in Lugoff.

November 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 3, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man after he allegedly attacked a 41-year-old man while wielding a machete and fired shots at the victim and a witness.

November 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 27, 2015

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 40-year-old Camden man for first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing another man in the chest Oct. 17.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man wanted in connection to Elgin store burglary

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the public's help in tracking down a man investigators say is responsible for burglarizing an Elgin store during a mandatory curfew Oct. 4 following the historic flood event.

October 23, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 20, 2015

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers are investigating an Oct. 10 shooting incident at a Main Street business.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - June 24, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of 43-year-old Darryl Everette Halley in connection with an arson and assault case on ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two of Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (B-MPFD) volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications. Brady Morgan, 16, attended Fundamentals of Firefighting class ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD Explorers bring back honors from Myrtle Beach

Members of the Camden Fire Department's Explorers post brought back honors from the 2016 S.C. Fire Rescue Explorer Competition.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD wins new DUI enforcement vehicle

You may have seen it around town -- a black Ford Explorer seemingly materializing out of nowhere, blue lights blazing.

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke from Lugoff house fire seen near Lee County line

A June 14 house fire on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff was so intense, thick smoke rising from the roof could be seen as far away ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Explorer is No. 1 in gear donning competition

Amber Terry, an Explorer with the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Explorer Post, won first place in a state female gear donning competition during the annual S ...

June 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 17, 2016

The Kershaw County Alcohol Enforcement Team, working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), cited three businesses for selling either alcohol or tobacco to ...

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Looking out for each other

The town of Bethune received an unlooked for but much needed and greatly appreciated gift Friday: a police car.

June 14, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


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