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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


First half gives glimpse of NFL’s postseason

There have almost been too many surprises this year to predict which teams we'll be seeing in Super Bowl XLVII. It's been a roller coaster ride of a season, but along the way, NFL fans have learned a thing or two about what to expect in the second half.

November 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC to consider proposed FAC funding

Kristen Cobb, director of the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center (FAC), reintroduced a $75,000 funding proposal to Kershaw County Council during its work session Thursday.

November 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


The ‘none of the above’ option

It's going to be hard for a country fella from Clearwater to be the next governor of South Carolina. Even I knew that as a naïve teenager and first-time voter six years ago. Yet there I stood at the ballot box, my finger resolutely picking Tommy Moore over Mark Sanford.

November 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Local leaders voice concerns over Act 388

Six-year-old legislation known as Act 388 has been under the microscope in Kershaw County lately after the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) was hit with what they called a "last minute" cut in state revenue.

November 05, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


State House, Senate candidates vie for votes at forum

Two candidates for the S.C. House of Representatives and two candidates for the S.C. Senate looked to shore up campaign support during an "educated voter" forum held Monday night at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

October 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


S.C. DOR hack shows frailty of online records

It may not be if, but when. That is seemingly the foreboding consensus among cyber security experts as to the possibility of a devastating large-scale cyber attack in the United States.

October 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC examines economic development ‘roadmap’

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean presented Kershaw County Council with an overview of a strategic plan for economic development during its Oct. 23 meeting.

October 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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