As has become custom in recent months, Camden City Council conducted a work session just ahead of its Feb. 14 meeting. In addition to getting a handle on that evening's regular meeting, council received two important briefings.
A unanimous vote to seek a $36.5 million loan to construct a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)-mandated wastewater treatment plant and a split vote to award a more than $34 million construction bid to build the plant were the highlights of one of the longest Camden City Council meetings on record Tuesday evening. The work session began at 5 p.m.; the regular meeting ended after 9:15 p.m.
Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. is in violation of a S.C. Ethics Commission (SCEC) decision ordering him to pay $21,000 in fines and late-filing fees. The Chronicle-Independent discovered the order as part of a check on SCEC filings by Kershaw County elected officials and candidates as the 2012 election season gets underway. The order is listed in the SCEC's Complaints Resolved Index.
Someone spray painted the word "KILLS" on the left side window of Cashman Pawn and Discount Tobacco on Lyttleton Street Sunday. That someone turned out to be a self-professed former nurse practitioner trying to send a warning about the deadly effects of tobacco products, said Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd.
Two men in hazmat suits came out from behind the evacuated building.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man for breaking into a convenience store and a house in the early morning hours of Feb. 1.
In July 2006, then-Century 21 Bob Capes Realtors Broker-in-Charge Greg Newman said growth was pushing into Kershaw County. There were new houses online then and his agents were seeing interest in Camden housing as a result of the pending arrival of the Third Army to Shaw Air Force Base. Newman said Kershaw County was in "great shape" because of its quality of life, access to I-20 and its schools.
Everyone knows what a red octagon with four white words in the middle held atop a pole stuck in the ground means. Stop, of course.
For the second time in as many weeks, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators raided a home in Elgin's "Dixonville" community. The area, long described as an illegal drug haven by law enforcement officials, sits immediately behind Blaney Elementary School.
The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced the extension of a deadline for those wishing to comment on a recent draft study concerning the proposed Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Area (NHA).
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a county man Monday on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11 and criminal incest.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Columbia men and an Elgin man for their roles in a burglary on Redwing Drive in Lugoff, thanks to information from an alert neighbor. Redwing Drive is located off Cook Road north of Wildwood Lane.
This past Thursday, Time Magazine's Jeffrey Kluger wrote a lovely homage to Opportunity, the little Mars rover that could.
After nearly 10 years, KershawHealth's MRI unit is making way for a newer, more advanced and efficient replacement. The KershawHealth Board of Trustees approved the nearly $2 million purchase at its Jan. 23 meeting.
Several hundred people drifted in small groups from display to display around Camden High School's cafeteria Tuesday night. Local government and school district officials, members of the Camden Police Department, business men and women, history proponents and Camden-area residents studied and discussed options for a proposed truck route and a "road diet" for a section of Broad Street.
KershawHealth still suffered an approximately $80,000 operating loss for the month of January, but -- thanks to an increase in emergency department visits and other factors -- improved its fiscal year-to-date bottom line by $1.5 million from January 2014. KershawHealth had lost $2.41 million dollars for the first four months of the 2014 fiscal year. For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2015, KershawHealth has only lost about $918,000.
For those of you who believe in an open internet in the United States, the fight is still on. For the moment, though, we can bask in the glory of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote last week to impose so-called "net neutrality" rules on internet service providers (ISPs).
It will only cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) about $5,000 to repair the most critical and hazardous issues at Camden High School's Zemp Stadium. The district plans to begin making those repairs -- and similar ones at Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools' stadiums -- during warming weather later this year.
Andrea Wind, daughter of Lugoff Ford, Lugoff Toyota and Carolina Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram owner Mark Mason, recently founded Lighthouse for Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking through "education, restoration and empowerment," according to the organization's website.
Saturday night, a number of basketball players spent a few hours on the Camden High School's (CHS) basketball court playing five-on-five games to raise money for the Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The highlight of the evening: a game between members of the CHS' 2009 state championship basketball team and a team made up of other CHS basketball alumni. The alumni came out on top, narrowly defeating the 2009 team 38 to 36 after two 20-minute periods.
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