Bill Byars and John Carmichael may know more about prisons than anyone else in South Carolina. Far from holding extensive rap sheets, the two Camden residents serve as stewards of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC), running the state's $413 million prison system. Byars, picked as the director of the SCDOC by Gov. Nikki Haley in 2010, has served in a variety ...
The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Board hashed out details for a new academic scholarship during its meeting Thursday, aiming to give support to students in the organization's service area.
Looking to examine ways to protect the community, Kershaw County Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to support the creation of a county wide commission tasked with identifying public safety needs.
It's been more than six months since former world No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal has played competitively on the ATP tour, but tennis fans shouldn't be counting out the 26-year-old Spaniard in 2013.
Members of Kershaw County's legislative delegation offered similar snapshots of the need for more accountability at the state level during a luncheon Friday hosted by the ALPHA Center. Noting last fall's breach at the S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR), State Rep. Laurie Funderburk expressed increasing concern, indicating the issue will be a focal point of the General Assembly's upcoming session. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; ...
It was hardly surprising for Time magazine to choose President Barack Obama to be its "Person of the Year." But for a new face that represents the spirit of these times, I believe a serious argument can be made for Alana Thompson, better known to many as TLC's pint-sized reality-TV star, Honey Boo Boo.
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chair Mara Jones are set to address Kershaw County Council Tuesday concerning the establishment of a county-wide safe schools commission. Morgan said discussions concerning the commission's establishment were tied to December's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
Recently authorized funds under the Federal Transportation Act could generate a significant impact in the community according to state and local officials.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently awarded a $534,000 grant to Kershaw County to construct a new septage receiving station at the county's waste water treatment plant. Septage is the waste content found in a septic tank.
Reflecting on the past year, Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise said county government should have "no regrets" as far as 2012 and expressed optimism heading into the new year. Wise said the county is moving in a positive direction by incorporating more strategic planning and cultivating a business mentality.
A new recreation center in the town of Bethune is up and running, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men on drug charges following a short high-speed car chase. According to a KCSO incident report, deputies arrested Justin Michael Sigman, 24, of Eskie Dixon Road, Elgin; and Jordan Bradford Simmons, 23, of Ridgeway Road, Lugoff. A deputy reported that he was patrolling an area on Wildwood Lane ...
Syndicated cartoonist and Camden resident Robert Ariail has been named a recipient of the Berryman Award, a national honor recognizing excellence in editorial cartooning. A cartoonist since 1981, Ariail said he was truly surprised after hearing he won the award. "You enter these things, but you don't really expect to win," Ariail said. "Considering some of the cartoonists ...
After the 1994 strike in Major League Baseball, only one West Coast team made it to the World Series in the years leading up the turn of the century.
Bobby Gary concluded his final meeting as a member of Kershaw County Council Dec. 12 surrounded by a round of applause and a resolution honoring his service.