Kershaw County Council will consider a pair of resolutions during its meeting tonight recognizing the Lugoff Swiftwater Rescue Team (LSRT) and Kershaw County first responders for their actions during October's historic flood event.
A northbound Amtrak passenger train struck a logging truck around 6 a.m. Monday just off U.S. 1 in Cassatt. According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, the truck had just turned off of U.S. 1 on to Robert Reynolds Road. Railroad tracks hug U.S. 1 with the ungated and unlighted crossing just feet off the highway.
November 10, 2015|
A detour around a structurally damaged bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff will remain in place until Spring 2016, according to a S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) engineer. SCDOT District One Engineering Administrator Bryan L. Jones said the hope is for the bridge to be replaced by the end of May 2016.
One organization is still deciding its future in the wake of Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health's takeover of KershawHealth. The KershawHealth Foundation is trying to decide not only its future, but exactly how it will disburse approximately $2 million in donations it still holds.
Facility needs will once again be the subject of discussion during a Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting tonight. Trustees, using information compiled from their own Oct. 20 reports of a series of public feedback meetings on facilities, will likely begin prioritizing those needs and, possibly, begin discussing exactly how to fund any projects.
The KershawHealth Board of Trustees congratulated three of their own Monday night as they met for the last time as the governing body of the county's public hospital. When members meet again Nov. 9, they will do so as trustees of the Health Services District of Kershaw County. They will do so not at the Health Resource Center where they did Monday night, but at the Karesh Long Term Care Center, the only aspect of healthcare delivery in the county the board will oversee.
Bonds worth up to $17.2 million will be issued in December to help fund a series of upgrades to Kershaw County's three main industrial parks. Work at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial will likely begin in early 2016. The county will start paying for the bonds -- $390,000 annual payments from $4 million in reserve funds -- in either 2017 or 2018.
Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting tonight to receive comments from the public on a potential $17.2 million bond issue to fund upgrades at the county's industrial parks. The hearing is listed early on tonight's agenda. Third reading of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of the bonds is also up for consideration. Council passed second reading of the ordinance two weeks ago on a split, 4-2 vote with one councilman absent.