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Shooting incident leads to drug arrest

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Georgia man on drug charges following a shooting incident at a Lugoff hotel. KCSO deputies have not been able to directly tie the man to the shooting.

December 24, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 25, 2013

Someone shot out the window to a GMC Yukon as its owner was traveling on Chestnut Ferry Road Ext.

December 24, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Champe, Ray, Brazell are LFD Firefighters of the Year

During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.

December 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Leesville man dies in motorcycle accident

A Leesville man died in Kershaw County when he lost control of his motorcycle Saturday evening.

December 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New Hampshire couple gives to sheriff’s office, others

As they have for the past five years, Bob and Cheryl Morgan are visiting family in Lugoff for the Christmas holidays from Farmington, N.H. And, as they have for the past five years, the Morgans have brought baked goods and other food to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) as a token of their appreciation for the deputies, many of whom have to work on Christmas Day.

December 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD receives and gives recognitions

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) handed out and received special recognitions at its monthly business meeting Dec. 9.

December 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 18, 2013

A Camden woman alleges that a man sexually assaulted her while at her husband's place of business on Knights Hill Road.

December 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews receives Thurmond excellence award

Sheriff Jim Matthew became the first Kershaw County law enforcement officer to receive the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. Matthews received the 2013 Thurmond award during a luncheon Tuesday at Fort Jackson. There are four Thurmond excellence awards, one each for municipal, county, state and federal law officers. Matthews received the county-level award.

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Camden woman found

Law enforcement located a missing Camden woman in Florence County early Thursday.

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 11, 2013

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.

December 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two women for burglary

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.

December 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS is ‘safe and positive place for our students’

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.

December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Reynolds named LCFS Employee of the Quarter

Rollie Reynolds, son of Gay and Rollie Reynolds, of Kershaw County, recently received the Employee of the Quarter award from the Lexington County Fire Service (LCFS) where he serves as an apparatus operator.

December 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Student brings gun to CMS

The Camden Police Department (CPD) detained a 13-year-old Camden Middle School (CMS) student after he brought a .38 Smith & Wesson gun and a box cutter to campus Tuesday.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 4, 2013

With help from its bloodhound tracking team, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two east Camden teenagers on burglary charges Monday. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said both boys are 16 years old.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Aug. 20, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies answered a call of shots fired near a Camden apartment complex on Aug. 14.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R, others remember Chief Steve McIntyre

Kershaw County residents, especially those in the fire service, are mourning the loss of retired Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Steve McIntyre, 60, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 10. Current LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said McIntyre had encountered continuing medical issues over the past few years.

August 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Heavy rains, lightning cause flooding, fires

At least 3 inches of rain fell in Kershaw County on Tuesday as about an hour-long storm brought heavy rains and frequent lightning strikes. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said a rain gauge at the city's parking lot measured 3.2 inches of rain Tuesday.

August 15, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn, Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Prestage D.C. court appearance postponed

A Camden businessman accused of taking a loaded gun into a congressional office building in Washington, D.C., was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, but the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney's Office said the hearing has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 10 before Magistrate Judge Frederick Sullivan.

August 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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