The finish line for the completion of the new Bethune Recreation Center is now closer to fruition according to Kershaw County officials. The opening of the facility has experienced a lingering delay after problems sprang up involving the project's first contractor.
For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently honored the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) with the Area-Wide Optimization award.
Members of the Kershaw County Housing Authority traveled to Lake City and Sumter Monday to gather advice on moving forward with affordable housing projects in the community. Kershaw County United Way President Donnie Supplee, who helped spearhead efforts to establish a local housing authority, said it was a very informative trip.
Defying any semblance of logic, some political pundits are now chalking up South Carolina in the swing state category for November's general election.
Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) has decided not to move forward with the completion of a biomass facility in Cassatt according to SRE CEO Raine Cotton.
Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise has indicated he would like to see a greater emphasis placed on selecting KershawHealth Broad of Trustees members. During council's July 10 meeting, Wise said he would like council to formally vet individuals applying for the board.
Kershaw County Council looked to give residents a respite from potentially noisy neighbors Tuesday after approving third reading of an excessive noise limitation ordinance. The proposal was supported on a 5-2 vote with Councilman C.R. Miles and Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. voting against third reading.
While Kershaw County's jobless rate continues to remain near South Carolina's average, both the county and the state have experienced two consecutive months of unemployment increases.
For nearly the last five decades, South Carolina has been represented in the U.S. senate by only four men. By all indications, however, that's set to be five by 2016. A reading of the political tea leaves shows that Sen. Jim DeMint will not be seeking reelection in the fall of 2016.
Kershaw County Council is set to take up a resolution Tuesday providing cost of living adjustments for county employees. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the resolution will essentially formalize all paperwork regarding a 2 percent pay increase.
The candidacy of Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. has been brought into question for failing to turn in required campaign paperwork to the S.C. Ethics Commission (SCEC).
There's no doubting Mitt Romney when it comes to job creation. Even President Obama's supporters have patted him on the back for it. Unfortunately for the Republican nominee, the devil is in the details.
Willie Mickle and Barbara Swindall, who were both removed from the Republican primary ballot for Kershaw County Council District 1, have officially filed petition candidacies for the November general election.
Local businessman Dan Cantey is aiming to give back to his community in more ways than one this summer. His new venture -- a mobile shaved-ice shop -- has not only provided an escape from triple-digit heat waves, but has helped to supply a boost to local non-profit organizations.
An excessive noise limitation ordinance approved on second reading by Kershaw County Council Tuesday set the specific penalty costs for each level of misdemeanor offense.