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County launches recreational facility meetings

About fifteen people gathered in the Kershaw County Government Center in Camden Thursday to hear an overview of and provide feedback on the county's recreational offerings. Thursday's was the first of seven public forums to be held across the county.

February 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Looking for growth

Legislation introduced in the S.C. House of Representatives could change the way Cassatt Water Company handles its finances. If passed, the company would be converted from a private, non-profit entity to a public utility, allowing the company to cut costs and more efficiently initiate $16 million worth of capital improvements.

February 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Medicaid funding cut threatens SWRTA services

In its fourth decade, the Santee Wateree Rural Transit Authority (SWRTA) continues to provide services to Kershaw County. However, changes to the agency's funding may cause the SWRTA to cut some of those services, according to Executive Director Ann August.

February 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Drivers hungry to dethrone past champions this season

No other name besides Jimmie Johnson or Tony Stewart has appeared on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series championship trophy in the past seven years. With the sport's top circuit set to kick off Feb. 26 with the Daytona 500, virtually every driver will be aiming to make sure that streak comes to an end.

February 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Bozard announces bid for county council

Al Bozard has announced his intentions to run for the District 1 seat of Kershaw County Council in the Republican primary.

January 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Smoak invites city to revisit rec options

Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak reached out to the city of Camden during county council's meeting Tuesday, trying to gauge the city's support for a joint venture with the county to replace Rhame Arena.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


SWRTA asks for additional funding

Ann August of the Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority (SWRTA) presented Kershaw County Council with a request for additional funding during a public presentation at Tuesday's council meeting.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


State attorney general visits Kiwanis

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson told the Camden Kiwanis Club he is working on a collaborative effort to create a more efficient judicial system in the state.

January 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Watts returns from Japan

U.A. Navy Petty Officer Third Class Michael Watts, son of Steve Watts of Lugoff, has returned stateside after four years of service in Japan, where he was involved in tsunami cleanup and nuclear disaster work

January 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Military


School menus -- Jan. 20, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Jan. 23-27:

January 20, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Education


County maintains effort to increase efficiency

Kershaw County continues to look for cost-saving measures after the success of a reverse auction last fall for the bulk purchase of paper.

January 18, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Open field could create drama for women’s Aussie Open draw

Women's tennis may soon be in store for a new world No. 1 if current top-ranked player Caroline Wozniacki fails to reach the fourth round at this year's Australian Open. While Wozniacki has been considered the world's best for 65 straight weeks and is among the handful of favorites to take home the trophy in Melbourne, she will be going up against several notable players with stronger firepower and more impressive résumés.

January 18, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Aiming for success

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) received a $500 donation from the Lugoff Optimist Club Wednesday as part of an effort to establish a skeet shooting club at the school.

January 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Education


Local SCHP commander: KCSO reducing fatalities

S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Sgt. Tom Borowski informed Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday that the number of fatal crashes in the county has dropped since the creation of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit. Borowski, commander of the SCHP unit patrolling Kershaw and Lee counties, also said the county continues to make progress in its effort to crack down on the number of traffic collisions and DUI fatalities.

January 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Lack of offseason moves may doom Atlanta’s divisional chances

After experiencing historic collapses during the end of last year's regular season, the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox were undoubtedly feeling a bit shaky heading into this winter's offseason.

January 11, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


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