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End of Wozniacki’s title drought offers optimism

Unfortunately for former World No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, her WTA success this year has come at the end of the season and not the beginning.

October 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Graham, Scully go head-to-head at forum

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham and mayoral candidate Tony Scully offered their visions for the city's future during an "educated voter" forum held Monday night at Camden High School.

October 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


KCC set to hear development plans

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean will address Kershaw County Council Tuesday to outline a recently formulated strategic plan for economic development.

October 22, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Cabrera’s Triple Crown overlooked

Typically when a feat hasn't been accomplished in 45 years, it gets some coverage. Unfortunately for Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, that just wasn't the case this year.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Comprehensive plan offers glimpse of county’s future

The Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission recently completed a five year review of the county's ten year comprehensive plan.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Absentee voting underway in Kershaw County

Kershaw County voters are getting a head start on voting for the general election with hundreds casting their ballots during the first three weeks of absentee voting.

October 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


KCC rejects school district funding request

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council voted Tuesday to deny the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) request for a 4.7 millage increase, a move that would have generated about $500,000 annually for local schools.

October 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Funderburk helps lead online voter registration effort

South Carolinians eligible to vote are now able to register to vote online thanks to local State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, the author of the bill authorizing online registration.

October 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous


L-EWA addresses water quality issues

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Board of Directors tackled water quality concerns Thursday as it discussed ways to alleviate an ongoing taste and odor issue for local tap users.

October 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Lugoff-Elgin


Forgotten creatures of politics

Even the best batters have to take batting practice sometimes. But it seems Barack Obama didn't heed such advice during the debate last Wednesday night. His lack of preparation was strikingly evident, only giving further credence to the idea that the president just doesn't seem to like the game of politics all too much.

October 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCC may set public hearing time limits

Kershaw County Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider implementing public hearing rules, a move that could set time limits for speakers at a public hearing involving setting the millage rate.

October 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KC library expands in visitors, online usage

Despite the growing shift from reading hardcover books to reading digital downloads via the Internet, the Kershaw County Library continues to grow according to Library Director Amy Schofield.

October 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Ryder finish gives glimpse of 2013 tour

The European's triumph during the final round of the Ryder Cup Sunday may provide a preview of things to come on the PGA Tour.

October 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Local programs aim to combat obesity concerns

A new study suggests that nearly two-thirds of South Carolina residents could be obese by 2030. The alarming figures are included in a report recently released by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, non-profit organizations that work towards improving the nation's health. With such a troubling trajectory, several programs in Kershaw County are seeking to curb the trend.

October 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Healthcare


KCC carries out DIT investment deal

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement with Diversified Information Technologies (DIT) during its meeting Tuesday, finalizing a deal estimated to generate at least 20 full-time jobs.

September 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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