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Veterans Day ceremony honors military, families

Before an audience at James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17, U.S. Army Col. William "Mark" Kehrer spoke on the importance of not only the nation's veterans, but also their families. Kehrer spoke during the post's Veteran's Day observance Friday in Camden.

November 14, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Military


Industry deals concern Jones, county residents

Kershaw County Council decided to move forward with two fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements at Tuesday's meeting despite various questions and concerns raised over the deals.

November 11, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Lack of effective energy policy will hurt America’s economic future

To this point in the 2012 election cycle, the Republican contenders have been all bark and no bite when it comes to the nation's energy future. President Obama's approach, however, hasn't been much better.

November 09, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Growth nets county new seat on COG

Kershaw County will soon have greater representation on the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments (COG), a multi-county organization that works toward economic development and collaboration in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties.

November 09, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


5 questions...

Q: Where are you from originally?

November 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks to finalize business investments

Kershaw County Council will consider fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements between Kershaw County and two companies that could help solidify an industrial park agreement with Sumter County.

November 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Robert Ariail -- Nov. 2, 2011

November 02, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Ariail


'Little House' dedicated on Price House grounds

The "Little House," a nearly 200-year-old home thought to have been built by Bonds Conway, the first black man on record to have purchased his own freedom in Kershaw County, received a special dedication Tuesday recognizing the site's historic restoration and cultural value to the community.

November 02, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Camden


Bauer’s track record adds absurdity to state’s delegation

Andre Bauer must be looking for a second life in S.C. politics. Or more precisely, Andre Bauer must be looking for a second shot at a second life in S.C. politics.

November 02, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


County seeks feedback on West Wateree rec lighting

The Kershaw County Recreation Department will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday on a proposed lighting project at the Kershaw County West Complex ball fields. The forum will take place at the Lugoff Fire Department, 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff.

October 31, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC delays ban on 'bath salts'

Kershaw County Council decided to take a wait-and-see attitude at its meeting Tuesday and postponed a vote to establish an emergency ban on "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana.

October 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Celebrate Halloween with some spooky favorites

A few weeks ago, a friend and I happened to stumble upon a great old-timey store during a trip up to Clemson. No, we weren't in the market for handle-bar mustache wax or a top hat and monocle, but we did want to pick up something we haven't bought in a long time -- a movie from Blockbuster.

October 26, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC gets refresher course in government

Kershaw County Council's work session had a classroom-like atmosphere Thursday as council members heard a nearly hour-long tutorial on the duties of local governments.

October 24, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New economic development director: County has 'tremendous assets'

For the first time in 14 years, Kershaw County will have a new economic development director in Peggy McLean, chosen to fill the position left vacant by former director Nelson Lindsay.

October 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Entities look to cut costs together

During his campaign to become Kershaw County Council chairman, Gene Wise often spoke of a need to streamline government operations.

October 19, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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