(This column first appeared in November 2010.)
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 sign atop KershawHealth said it all: "In affiliation with MUSC Health."
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man after he allegedly attacked a 41-year-old man while wielding a machete and fired shots at the victim and a witness.
Newspaper Association of America President & CEO David Chavern recently wrote a column titled "Local Elections & Newspapers."
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.
Cindy Hartman had been through a lot before showing up at Wednesday's post-flood community meeting at Lugoff Fire-Rescue's (LF-R) headquarters.
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.
Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 40-year-old Camden man for first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing another man in the chest Oct. 17.
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.
A bond issue of $106.47 million and a penny sales tax to offset a potential increase in property millage.
At 6 p.m. today, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet for the final time as the authoritative body governing all aspects of KershawHealth operations. Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and MUSC Health -- the healthcare providing arm of the Medical University of South Carolina -- are set to take over most KershawHealth operations Sunday at 12:01 a.m.
In August, the KershawHealth Board of Trustees granted authority to former Chair Karen Eckford to sign documents on behalf of the board in connection with the pending takeover of most hospital functions by Capella Healthcare and MUSC Health. In late September, Eckford signed three documents constituting final agreements between KershawHealth and Kershaw Hospital LLC -- representing the Capella/MUSC partnership -- to purchase certain hospital assets; to lease the main hospital and Elgin center for 40 years; and for Capella to at least temporarily manage the Karesh Long Term Center, of which the board will retain control.
North Central area residents of Kershaw County feel as though they've been overlooked and want to keep their small, community schools open. People living in the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin areas want the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) moved to a proposed joint economic development campus with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC).
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The Kershaw County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a discussion on where to place a consolidated Bethune/Mt. Pisgah elementary school. The ...
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Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an Elgin home and stole numerous items.
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Midway Elementary School administrators placed the facility into a "modified" lockdown mode before lunchtime Thursday.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election ...
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