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Column: A few more observations

There's an old saying about newspaper columnists being those guys who come down out of the hills after the battle is over and shoot the wounded.

June 26, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Evening thunderstorm causes minor mayhem

A brief but fairly intense thunderstorm blew through Kershaw County around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, leaving a number of residents without power and causing several small woods fires, according to Kershaw County Emergency Management Director Gene Faulkenberry.

June 26, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County Council gives second reading approval to budget

Kershaw County Council passed second reading of the county's Fiscal Year 2019 budget during its June 14 meeting.

June 22, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Column: Quiet heroes, silent icons

Father's Day was this past Sunday. I hope dads everywhere got a little love -- lord knows, they deserve it.

June 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


‘He’s the real McCoy’

A large crowd of family, friends and admirers gathered the morning of June 8 in Monument Square to honor long-time Camden citizen Perry McCoy with a Leadership Legacy Bench.

June 15, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Camden


Column: A few observations

Today is an election day. For what it's worth, I have already voted. That means I feel free to screech, caterwaul and criticize to my heart's content. I do realize anyone can do such, whether they vote or not, but I am probably going to take you slightly seriously if you actually voted.

June 12, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Second reading of budget before county council Thursday

Kershaw County Council will hold second reading on the fiscal year 2018-19 budget during a meeting moved to Thursday in the County Government Center. Council passed first reading, in title only, of the budget during its May 22 meeting. During this meeting council will also consider passage of a resolution governing the county's fund balance, as well as take a look at the budget of the Lugoff Fire District.

June 12, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Candidates for primaries, school board elections

Kershaw County voters go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in primary elections and in elections for four seats on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

June 08, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Column: Worth almost a penny, maybe

Just in case anyone has a penny or two they wish to toss at something besides a wishing well, here are a couple of random thoughts regarding everyone who has made the headlines via hoof and mouth disease.

June 05, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Failure to launch?

Until a few days ago, my familiarity with the phrase "Failure to Launch" extended to a vague memory of watching an utterly forgettable movie starring a couple of equally forgettable actors.

May 29, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Council hears ad hoc committee presentation

Kershaw County Council heard a report and accompanying recommendations from Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees member Todd McDonald during its May 22 meeting.

May 29, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Primary, school board elections are June 12

Kershaw County voters will have a number of decisions to make with primary elections and a regular election for the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees coming up on June 12.

May 25, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Ad hoc recommendations, millage request before KCC

Kershaw County Council will hear recommendations from the ad hoc committee as well as consider a millage increase request from the Kershaw County School District during tonight's meeting.

May 22, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Column: The occasional double take

After 20-something years in this business, I can still occasionally put on what my old friend and musical partner in crime Frank Lee Johnson calls the "Carson Stare."

May 22, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


County Council hears school district budget update

Kershaw County Council heard a presentation regarding the Kershaw County School District's Fiscal Year 2019 budget during its May 8 meeting.

May 15, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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Column: Weird news is the new normal

It's like they say: No matter where you go, there you are.

November 13, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


First reading on sewer bond before KCC

Kershaw County Council will give first reading consideration to an ordinance providing for the issueance and sale of general obligation bonds, not to exceed $6 ...

November 13, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Hunger/Homelessness Awareness Week starts Sunday

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week starts Nov. 11.

November 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Election Information

Election Day 2018 is Tuesday, and if absentee voting is any indication, Kershaw County may well have a larger than usual turnout.

November 02, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


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