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Hewitt is KCSO Deputy of the Year

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Kyle Hewitt, his wife, Katie, and their four sons attended the department's annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at the Kershaw County Government Center. According to colleagues, Hewitt had been told to attend the gathering not merely for the camaraderie with fellow officers and their families, but because one of the fellow deputies on his shift was being named Deputy of the Year by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing child, parents located in New Hampshire

Charles Hughes Chandler, a 7-year-old boy reported missing by his grandfather just before Thanksgiving is now in the custody of his paternal grandmother in New Hampshire. According to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Steve Knafelc, the boy's grandmother took custody of Charles on Thursday.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R firefighters of the year announced

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Capt. Michael Stanfield and firefighter Mike Puckett are, respectively, the 2015 LF-R career and volunteer firefighters of the year.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested on numerous drug charges

During the early morning hours Thursday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested James Clerf Javins, 41, of Roberts Drive, Elgin, after they discovered nearly 2 ounces of crack cocaine, 8 grams of cocaine, 4 ounces of marijuana and 20 oxycontin pills following the execution of a search warrant on Javins' residence.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges three men with multiple burglaries

Three men already in jail in Lancaster County now face multiple burglary charges from Kershaw County.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 15, 2015

A 50-year-old Lugoff man is being held on $9,000 bond for allegedly assaulting a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy while resisting arrest Dec. 9.

December 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks help in locating missing child

Late Monday evening, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) put out a missing child alert for 7-year-old Charles Hughes Chandler.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 8, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested one man for marijuana distribution while trying to serve a warrant on another man.

December 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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Man dies in single vehicle accident

A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a 68 year old Calhoun County man Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah lowers ISO Rating

After a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation, Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department's current ISO rating of 7 will be dropping to an ISO rating ...

July 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robber wearing Halloween costume robs Laundromat

Camden Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery call at about 1:45 p.m. July 13 at a laundry located at Chesnut and ...

July 22, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in motorcycle accident

A Camden man has died after an early morning single vehicle accident on U.S. 521 North.

July 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


New KCSO Deputy wins marksmanship award

On July 15, 2016 Deputy John Carter graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement Class 650 where he received the Clifford A ...

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs three on drug charges in two incidents

Three people were arrested on drug charges in two separate incidents on the same day.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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