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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


Electoral College may put Obama in catbird seat

The closer the presidential campaign gets to the November general election, the more the race becomes a numbers game. Looking at previous results and surveying current polls, the general consensus is that the 2012 campaign, like most elections in recent memory, will come down to only a select handful of "swing states."

August 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Local non-profit looks to upgrade services

Established nearly 50 years ago, Wateree Community Actions Inc. (WCAI) is in the process of updating its policies and revamping its vision according to Public Information Director Kenya Mingo.

August 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Miscellaneous


KCC to consider millage ordinance

Kershaw County Council is set to take up first reading in title only of an ordinance setting the millage rate during its meeting Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said first reading of the ordinance will help initiate preliminary work needed to get county tax notices out by Oct. 1.

August 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association looks to improve lake safety

Members of the Lake Wateree Association (LWA) are currently working on a series of new safety initiatives to enhance life at the lake. Former LWA Chairman Ron Kadan said the push for improved safety measures was recently initiated after members of the organization reflected on a deadly boating accident along the shores of Lake Murray in Richland County.

August 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Boil advisory issued in Bethune

Officials advised town of Bethune residents to boil their water for approximately 24 hours starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Bethune Town Clerk Janice Hunter said a water pressure valve failed to work properly, causing the problem.

August 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County audit aims to uncover home exemption errors

The Kershaw County Assessor's Office has mailed approximately 200 notices to county residents listed as having multiple homeowner tax exemptions.

August 22, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC weighs hospital board choices

Kershaw County Council is currently in the process of exploring options to fill four soon-to-expire terms on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.

August 20, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC leaves millage increase proposal on the table

Kershaw County Council took no action Tuesday towards a millage increase proposal introduced by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

August 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Tucker certified despite late filings

The Kershaw County Democratic Party (KCDP) Executive Committee has agreed to certify Sammie Tucker Jr. for his Kershaw County Council reelection bid in November. Questions lingered before the committee finalized its decision over Tucker's eligibility after he failed to meet required deadlines for filing campaign paperwork.

August 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Special election to fill Dorton seat set for Sept. 18

The Kershaw County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to hold a special election September 18 to fill the unexpired term of late School Board of Trustees member Joey Dorton.

August 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Among contenders, Ryan made most sense

Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate could mean the White House will have its first VP from the U.S. House of Representatives in 80 years. In fact, only four sitting members of the House have even been on a Democratic or Republican ticket since 1900.

August 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


KCSD to propose millage increase to county council

Kershaw County Council is set to hear a millage rate increase proposal from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials during Tuesday's council meeting. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the bulk of the presentation will be related to the millage and the overall budget, but also indicated KCSD officials may address other topics.

August 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Dorton’s seat to be filled by special election

The unexpired term of late Kershaw County Board of Schools Trustees member Joey Dorton will be filled via a special election, likely to be held in late September or early October. Kershaw County Voter Registration Asst. Director James Fitzpatrick said he had concluded that the special election would be held at that time. However, he said the plan still needs to be approved by Kershaw County's legislative delegation and the Kershaw County Board of Elections.

August 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Fighting Romney’s twit factor

In 1987, Newsweek Magazine caught the public's attention after it labeled then-presidential candidate George H.W. Bush a "wimp."

August 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


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