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Posted: November 13, 2017 4:53 p.m.
Updated: November 14, 2017 1:00 a.m.

We are pleased to see recreation and green space opportunities coming to fruition.

The city, of course, cut the ribbon on the Sweet Gum Trail last week, which not only connects Scott and Woodward Parks with a well-built, fully accessible hiker/biker trail but also sets the stage to connect many other points in Camden and Kershaw County via pedestrian/biker trails.

Tonight, Kershaw County Council will consider final approval of a contract to purchase 35 acres of land along the Wateree River in Lugoff, just across the bridge and across U.S. 1 from the county boat landing, for the purpose of recreation. The $425,000 expenditure, which will be paid for with state Accomodations Tax (ATAX) funds, was approved in this year’s budget and is in keeping with the county’s Vision 2030 plan as it pertains to recreational and green space opportunities.

The next step is to build public/private partnerships to develop this property for public recreational use.

We believe this is a positive step for Kershaw County. ATAX funds can only be used to enhance tourism-related activities, so we see this as a good use of those funds and an exciting opportunity to further enhance the already strong quality of life we enjoy here.  

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