By the end of a special called meeting Oct. 1 to discuss a permitting request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County, Kershaw County Council decided it wants to meet with all concerned parties about a potential increase in discharges into Spears Creek in Kershaw County.
As I have written about a couple of times here, especially last week, I have been promoted to the position of editor for The Country Chronicle, the weekly newspaper covering Blythewood and the surrounding area in northern Richland County.
Kershaw County could spend up to $17 million to improve its industrial parks in order to make them more attractive to potential new industries. Kershaw County Council voted, 4-3, Tuesday evening to proceed with a plan which finance projects through general obligation bonds while also tapping the county's reserve fund.
I mentioned this in my column two weeks ago, but I now want to go into more detail on what's happening in my professional life. As we announced a few weeks back, the Chronicle-Independent is shifting from three days a week to two. As part of these changes I am being promoted to the position of editor for The Country Chronicle in Blythewood.
Two Kershaw County chapters of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) are benefiting from the generosity of animal pharmaceutical company Zoetis, which is the animal medications division of Pfizer. The FFA programs at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) and North Central High School were chosen as this year's recipients. The choices were made by the South Carolina Equine Associates (SCEA) in Camden.
With a recent rash of vehicle break-ins in the West Wateree area of Kershaw County, Sheriff Jim Matthews and lead investigator Capt. Steve Knafelc are cautioning residents to guard their valuables and not make their vehicles easy targets.
September 21, 2015|
Kershaw County Council will again consider the subject of improving the county's infrastructure for economic development when it meets Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter has addressed the council at its last two regular meetings, outlining different scenarios and the costs associated with each.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says too many guilty driving under the influence (DUI) offenders go unpunished or "underpunished." The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCOS) regularly receives awards for enforcing South Carolina's DUI laws, but Matthews said the way those laws are written often end up with less than optimal outcomes in his mind.
September 16, 2015|
Bethune will have a new programmable message sign in place within the next few weeks. Bethune Town Council voted Thursday to accept the lowest bid from a Kershaw County business to produce the sign. Councilman Don Witham said donations totaling $26,935 have come in; Signs Unlimited in Lugoff presented the lowest bid of $21,665.