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County passes amended cell tower ordinance

Residents filled up the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday evening, even standing along a wall and in the Kershaw County Government Center's lobby. The reason: the anticipated third and final reading of an amended ordinance governing cell towers, updating the definition of a fall zone and how far apart cell phone towers can be placed.

October 25, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


A joyful noise in Boykin

Swift Creek Church in Boykin will be filled with music and fellowship on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The gospel-style singing will feature various local choirs and all proceeds will also be donated to local choirs.

October 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Eight candidates on Bethune ballot

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, will be on the ballot Nov. 5 for the mayoral and two other seats on Bethune Town Council. A "meet the candidates" forum is slated for Oct. 29 at the Bethune Woman's Club where the candidates will gather to present platforms and answer residents' questions.

October 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


A much needed vacation

Today is my mom's birthday, so I'd like to begin this by saying Happy Birthday, Mama! You're the best!

October 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Cell tower amendment back on KCC agenda

Kershaw County Council will once again take up third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the county's code of zoning regarding cell towers, antennas and the definition of a fall zone. Council unanimously voted Oct. 8 to send the amendment back to its planning and zoning commission.

October 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Confusion: who can speak at Bethune meetings

A woman who lives just outside the town limits of Bethune used Bethune Town Council's Oct. 10 meeting to apologize for speaking at council's September meeting.

October 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


The absolute, ultimate, most awesome best thing ever

There's no denying it, whether you want to admit it or not, the holidays are practically upon us. That realization tends to affect people in one of two ways: excitement or dread. I am more of the excitement school. I do like the holidays for the most part, with the exception that it leaves me pretty broke when it's all said and done.

October 16, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


LWA: lake area needs more cell phone towers

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) urged its members and other concerned citizens in an email to attend a Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Monday to let commissioners know more cell phone towers are needed on the lake and in other rural areas of the county.

October 16, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Kershaw County survey currently underway

As part of an effort for Kershaw County Council to better understand what residents are thinking, the county is currently conducting a countywide survey. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the survey will include phone surveys as well as an online component.

October 16, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Not tragedy, but triumph

Margie Jackson celebrated her 75th birthday Wednesday. She's also celebrating being a resident at KershawHealth's Karesh Long Term Care Center, or Karesh Wing, for 40 years.

October 14, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Healthcare


Tower amendment back to planning and zoning

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move an amendment regarding cell towers, antennas and fall zones back to the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission. Council originally considered third and final reading of the amendment Sept. 24, but Chairman Gene Wise tabled it at that time following both public and council members' comments expressing concern about how close together cell phone towers might be in the future.

October 11, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Newspaper

In honor of National Newspaper Week this week, I just wanted to share why I believe newspapers are so important.

October 09, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Camden Rotary celebrates 86 years of service

The Camden Rotary Club is celebrating its 86th year of operation. Public Relations Chair Susan Witkowski and current President Alfred Mae Drakeford recently took the time to share all that the club does within the local community.

October 09, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


KCC still not voting on tower amendment

Kershaw County Council will discuss -- but will not vote on -- third reading of an ordinance to amend the county's code of zoning and land regulations regarding cell towers, antennas and the definition of a fall zone at Tuesday's meeting.

October 07, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Duke to help prepare 500-acre Lugoff site for industrial development

Duke Energy Progress (DEP) will help prepare a 500-acre site in Lugoff for potential industrial development. A recent DEP press release listed the property as the "Emanuel Site," named for the family that owns the property. It said the land is located less than five miles from I-20 in Lugoff.

October 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


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KC McDonald’s restaurants aid CMC annual campaign efforts

The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) of Kershaw County is a family practice medical clinic that serves as a safety net for uninsured residents, offering a patient-centered medical home. The CMC utilizes dedicated volunteers, medical providers, administrative staff and community donations to achieve its goal of providing healthcare to the uninsured of Kershaw County by bringing together medical businesses and individual resources.

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Localife


Just keep walking

Sylvia Plath said, in her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, "There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." While I do fully agree with the literary force of genius that is Plath, if that had been my statement, I would have written it: "There must be quite a few things a hot bath or a long walk won't cure, but I don't know many of them."

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


Banquet recognizes All-County Academic Team

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency recognized 32 students for their academic achievements Monday. The 19th annual Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team Banquet took place at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden.

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Local students participate in anti-bullying training

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Jackson, Pine Tree Hill (PTH) and Camden Elementary Schools participated in anti-bullying training last week. The group Community Matters from California sent training representatives to PTH, Wateree and Lugoff Elementary Schools and Camden and Lugoff Middle Schools to share the evidence-based program with designated "safe school ambassadors."

April 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Ed Royall named BSA’s KC citizen of the year

By HALEY ATKINSON

April 18, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Camden


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