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L-EWA approves early bond arrangements

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Board unanimously voted Dec. 6 to give L-EWA General Manager Mike Hancock the authority to arrange the details of paying off two bonds totaling approximately $2.9 million. Hancock said the bonds would not be eligible for repayment until May 2013, but noted the L-EWA needed to approve the proposal in order to begin preliminary work.

December 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Lugoff-Elgin


KCC looks to finalize updated plan

Kershaw County Council will consider third reading and hold a public hearing concerning a five-year review of the county's comprehensive plan during its meeting Tuesday.

December 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Solid waste fee to help fulfill growing needs

A $55 solid waste fee approved by Kershaw County Council in June will help complete capital needs estimated to cost as much as $1.5 million during the next five years, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

December 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Drought prompts higher Lake Wateree levels

Duke Energy has decided to keep higher than normal water levels at Lake Wateree this winter as a result of ongoing drought conditions.

December 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


A reversal of fortunes in the Southeastern Conference

Nobody will be as excited for spring as the University of Missouri. With the school's rude awakening to SEC football finally over, the Tigers' time to shine is almost here with the conference's basketball season set to begin in only a few weeks.

December 05, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Davis leaving Rec department

Kershaw County is searching for a new Recreation Department head after Director James Davis recently announced that he would soon be vacating the position.

December 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Smoak revisits joint city, county recreation proposal

Reoffering a request proposed in January, Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak extended a new invitation at Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting for county and city of Camden officials to jointly work towards replacing Rhame Arena.

November 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Barkley, Smith top QB prospect list

As the college football season winds down, players with next-level potential will be getting even closer attention from NFL scouts. While some general managers may have a sour stomach after missing out on last year's top choices Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, this year's class is still intriguing. There may not be as many sure bets as in 2012, but an abundant of talent exists, particularly at the quarterback position.

November 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC to consider second reading of updated plan

Kershaw County Council is set to discuss second reading of an ordinance approving a five-year review of the county's comprehensive plan during its meeting Tuesday.

November 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


‘Fam tours’ aim to put county in spotlight

Seeking to increase local tourism, Kershaw County Tourism Director Darron Kirkely recently hosted representatives from the state's welcomes centers as part of a county-wide "familiarization tour." Twelve staff members toured the area as part of the visit, which according to Kirkley, will help promote and expose travelers across the state to the county.

November 23, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Voting Rights Act review could affect elections here

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this month to revisit the Voting Rights Act of 1965 could have major implications for elections in South Carolina, including Kershaw County.

November 21, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Penske could spoil Hendrick’s NASCAR success

Brad Keselowski's gift to Roger Penske on Sunday was nearly 40 years in the making. The 28-year-old Michigan native helped Penske fill his trophy case with his first Sprint Cup Championship after crossing the finish line at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the final race of the year.

November 21, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Lt. Gov. McConnell visits KershawHealth

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell toured the hallways of KershawHealth's Karesh Long Term Care Wing as part of his "Face of Aging" tour Tuesday. Since September, McConnell has traveled the state, visiting area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers in order to access services and gather suggestions from health care providers, caregivers, and community leaders.

November 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Healthcare


KCC opts to furnish new funds for FAC

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to appropriate $50,000 in accommodation tax funding for the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County.

November 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Recount shrinks Mickle’s win

Ballot variations initiated a recount in the Kershaw County Council District 1 race Wednesday, allowing Willie Mickle's win to be confirmed, but by a smaller margin, while also drawing concern and frustration from incumbent Councilman Bobby Gary.

November 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


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