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FAC executive director arrested for DUI

Woody Goff, executive director of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will have a court hearing Aug. 8 on DUI (first offense) and open container charges in connection with his arrest by a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy around 4:15 a.m. June 23.

July 06, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect injured following high speed pursuit

A 24-year-old Elgin woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after she flipped the SUV she was using to flee from Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on June 29.

July 06, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


BRWC gets $156,648 grant for generators

Bethune Rural Water Company Inc. (BRWC), a private non-profit water distribution company located in northeastern Kershaw County, recently received Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds through the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will provide 75 percent, or $156,648, toward a total cost of $208,864 to install one permanent diesel-powered, standby generator at each of four BRWC well sites. The well sites provide water for consumer and commercial consumption along with fire protection for more than 1,100 customers in the Buffalo, Mt. Pisgah, Abney, Gates Ford, Timrod, and ...

July 03, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Head-on collision claims two lives

A two-vehicle head on collision on Flat Rock Road around 2:30 p.m. Friday claimed the lives of two Lancaster County people. The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

July 03, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 3, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Catoe awaiting bond

Stacey McClintock Catoe, 43, of Westville, continues to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on a murder charge as she awaits a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.

June 26, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests woman in Sunday shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Westville woman Thursday for shooting another Westville woman on Sunday night.

June 22, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pickrell’s defense team files notice of appeal

As expected, attorneys representing convicted murderer Gregg Pickrell filed a notice of appeal Friday afternoon, exactly hitting a 10-day deadline to do so after she was found guilty for fatally shooting Robert L. Demary in September 2014. Pickrell's lead defense attorney, John Delgado, filed the notice.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO investigating shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the shooting death of a woman Sunday night in the Westville area. Kershaw County Coroner David West confirmed the victim is Brenda Marie Coates, 54, of Westville. West also confirmed Coates died of a single gunshot wound.

June 19, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests three after receiving tip

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested one woman and two men after Sheriff Jim Matthews received a tip Friday morning from a citizen that the trio appeared to be using drugs while parked at a BP station on U.S. 1 in Lugoff.

June 12, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two killed in motorcycle versus truck collision

Two people died after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck Saturday afternoon.

June 12, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Jury finds Pickrell guilty of murdering boyfriend

Unless her case is overturned on appeal, Gregg Pickrell will be 100 years old when she finishes serving her 35-year sentence for fatally shooting 33-year-old Robert L. Demary, of Salmond Street, Camden, nearly four years ago. A jury found Pickrell guilty of murder mid-afternoon Tuesday, closing a trial that had lasted six days over a two-week period.

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Feature photos: 2018 Special Olympics artist winners

June 08, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man charged with murder

A 28-year-old Camden man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of his 19 year old girlfriend.

June 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed when car hits tree

A single-car accident killed a Fayetteville, N.C., man Saturday night.

June 05, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Man dies of heat stroke

A county man died of heatstroke on July 10, according to a press release from Kershaw County Coroner David West. In the press release, West ...

July 17, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Police in the Park

For the second in its "Police in the Park" series, the Camden Police Department (CPD) set up at Rectory Square on Saturday, July 7. The ...

July 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ray transferred to Kershaw County jail from Iowa

The father of a 2-year-old girl listed as missing for more than a month earlier this year is now behind bars at the Kershaw County ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Explorers win at two competitions

The Lugoff Fire-Rescue Explorer Post recently participated in two local competitions in Columbia.

July 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested for attempted murder

A 30-year-old Lugoff man is in jail on three counts of attempted murder after allegedly firing several shots into a car, injuring two of the ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 10, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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