KERSHAW COUNTY, SC – Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office reports that fear-fueled rumors of KKK activity in the area have been unfounded as across the country very few of the post-inauguration right-wing protests described in the major news media have not panned out to date.
“We are aware of rumors going around Kershaw County about KKK activity on Hwy 601 in Lugoff near the county line. We have absolutely no credible information any such activity has taken place,” the department said. “Your KCSO continues to coordinate with local and bordering agencies, SLED, and Dept of Homeland Security. We currently have no credible information about threats of violence in Kershaw County connected to the upcoming presidential inauguration. Like every other agency in America, we have all of our available resources on standby out of an abundance of caution. But again, we have absolutely no credible information that any violence is planned anywhere in our county.”