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Swindall exits KCC race

Barbara Swindall has dropped out of the race for Kershaw County Council District 1. After spending months campaigning for the seat, she announced her decision to quit in a press release Sunday night after consulting with family and friends.

September 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics

A football legend off the field

Last summer, then-68-year-old Steve Sabol told his doctors that he needed to stay alive at least until August. That way, although battling a brain tumor, he could see his father, Ed, enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He made it, but unfortunately Steve's fight with cancer came to an end last Tuesday in his hometown of Moorestown, N.J.

September 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns

KCC looks to finalize DIT investment deal

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing and hold third reading of an ordinance authorizing a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement with Diversified Information Technologies (DIT) during its meeting Tuesday.

September 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

L-EWA reelects two, adds Stewart

Joel Schmalzel and Clyde Smith were reelected to the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Board during the organization's annual meeting held Tuesday, while Ann Stewart was selected to fill the unexpired term of the late Vince Halter.

September 21, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Lugoff-Elgin

Trail blazers...

Preliminary plans for a county-wide trail system are currently being developed as part of a collaborative effort set to be finished by May.

September 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

America's religous rollback

Non-belief is apparently on the rise. The number of people in the U.S. who check "none" for their religious affiliation is at an all-time high, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.

September 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns

School officials press KCC over budget request

A string of recent financial moves by Kershaw County Council has drawn added scrutiny from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials because, they say, a funding request has essentially gone unanswered.

September 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

KCC names four new members to KH board

Kershaw County Council selected four new appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees Tuesday with all but one receiving unanimous support.

September 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

Summer performance seals Serena’s supremacy

Oh, what a difference a year makes. The last time tennis fans saw Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final, she was having an emotional tirade at the expense of a chair umpire. Now, 12 months later, she's the queen of New York, fighting her way back from a disastrous second set in Sunday's championship to nab her 15th grand slam title.

September 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns

KCC to select four new KH board members

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council has decided it will appoint four new members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.

September 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

Tourism director looks to increase online presence

Since being named Kershaw County's tourism director in July, Darron Kirkley's aim has been to coordinate local tourism efforts and bring more visitors to the community.

September 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

New economic development hire to focus on marketing

Visitors to the Kershaw County Economic Development Office (KCEDO) have been greeted with a new face lately after the recent hiring of Lauren Branham as a marketing and administrative assistant. Branham, a 2012 graduate of Clemson University, will be serving a variety of functions under Economic Development Director Peggy McLean.

September 05, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

Offseason changes should lead to intriguing NFL season

Kicking off the start of the NFL regular season tonight, the New York Giants will be trying to avoid a fate that hasn't befallen an NFC team in five years. If the Giants don't make the playoffs, they will be the first team in the conference since Chicago in 2007 to play in the Super Bowl and miss the postseason the following year.

September 05, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns

KCC mulls KershawHealth appointment policy

Despite not taking any formal vote, Kershaw County Council tried to hash out details Tuesday on making new appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. During the meeting's council/administrator briefing period, County Administrator Vic Carpenter presented recommendations for making appointments, but noted council could revise his proposal.

September 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

KCC moves forward with setting millage rate

Aiming to get county tax notices out by October, Kershaw County Council unanimously approved first reading in title only of an ordinance setting the county's millage rate during its meeting Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter explained that approving the ordinance on first reading in title only allows council to flesh out the actual "body" of the ordinance before council's meeting Sept. 11.

August 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

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