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Posted: September 15, 2015 4:45 p.m.
Updated: September 16, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Expansion of Lugoff sewer system is reviewed by council

Although Lugoff’s new sewer system has not yet been completed, Kershaw County Council began discussing plans Tuesday for the possible expansion near the Interstate 20 and U.S. 601 interchange.

Representatives from the Lugoff Water District and the Columbia engineering company drawing up plans for the new sewer system met with council members at their regular meeting Tuesday to discuss the possibility of using a larger pipeline in the portion of the system running underground along U.S. 601.

According to the council’s discussion, there is a possibility the system can be improved significantly before it’s even completed, an improvement that will cost the county less money now than if it’s expanded in the future.

The I-20 interchange area in Lugoff, according to local attorney Ed Royall, will be growing quickly in the near future. Royall was at the meeting to represent Pinder Hill Association, a group of investors which has acquired property around the interchange.

“Frankly, I think there will be all kinds of growth near that interchange,” Royall told the council.

City of Camden animal restraint law in effect; animal control supervisor says ‘no exceptions’

The new animal restraint law has gone into effect, and the local animal control office is actively enforcing it, says Jimmy Jones, animal control officer.

The second reading of the restraint law, approved by the public referendum in April, was recently approved by Camden City Council. It states all pets must be either under leash or voice control of the owner when off the owner’s property.

There is a $5 citation for offenses. If an animal is picked up, there is a $10 impoundment fee and an additional $3 for each day of impoundment.

Once a citation is issued, the owner may immediately post bond, or do so within the next five days, either by going to the Camden Police Department or mailing it in.

If these steps aren’t taken, a warrant will be issued for the owner’s arrest.

Also, owners may receive additional citations if their animal is not wearing the proper rabies tag and a city license tag on the neck. Jones stressed these must be on the dog’s collar.

School board delays facilities study deadline

At Tuesday night’s school board meeting at Bethune Elementary, trustees decided to hold off making a definite facilities study time line until after they meet with a state bond referendum consultant Oct. 4 in Columbia.

Trustee Barbara Truesdell suggested the board wait until after they consult with Jeannie Henry, director of training for the School Boards Association, before setting specific dates. Henry, a consultant provided to all districts free of charge, will assist Kershaw County’s school board in planning its bond referendum campaign.

Superintendent Bob Falls also asked the board’s permission to contact the Chamber of Commerce to organize an open forum and get feedback from the business community.

New exhibits on display at archives feature Civil War and CHS football

The Camden Archives recently unveiled three new exhibits including Civil War uniforms and weapons, 19th century household items and Camden High School football memorabilia.

Risher Fairey said Friday the archives had been collecting many of the exhibit items and individuals donated the remaining pieces.

The CHS football display contains items from the 1920s to the ’80s. It includes team pictures from the late 1930s and early ’40s donated by Mrs. U.N. Myers Sr.; yearbooks from 1924, 1939 and 1952 and a cap and jacket from the 1980s. The display is in the left front case at the archives.

“This exhibit gives you an idea of the changes in uniforms and strategy,” Fairey said, “and would be on interest to people who’ve followed Camden football over the years.”


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