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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 $6.5 million, during its meeting tonight at the Kershaw County Government Center.

November 13, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Election may see higher than usual turnout

If the absentee voting activity in South Carolina and in Kershaw County are any indication at all, today's mid-term election might see significantly higher than usual turnout numbers.

November 06, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


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


Column: Autumn days

With cooler temperatures and shorter days finally here, it¹s time once again for me to engage in a little nature worship.

October 30, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


KCC agrees to settle FBO lawsuit

Kershaw County Council has given the green light to move forward with settlement of a lawsuit between Kershaw County and Camden Jet Center Inc.

October 30, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Final reading of millage before KCC

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing and consider third and final reading, of the 2018-2019 millage ordinance during tonight's council meeting.

October 23, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


‘Gunslingers’ remember high flying times

From 1966-1967, a small group of pilots would serve together in an attack helicopter gunship platoon in Vietnam. Now, more than 50 years later, those who are left still get together once a year to share memories, laugh, reminisce and perhaps raise a glass to absent comrades.

October 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Military


Column: Time -o- the year, again...

A few years back, I was in my kitchen making coffee, the better to clear some cobwebs out of my head, when I heard this bizarre noise coming from outside. It seemed to be this other-worldly voice, not really moaning, but not really articulating anything, either. As I had imbibed the better part of a good sized bottle of cheap merlot the night before, I worried that this might be some unintended consequence directly related to the words "large," "cheap," and "imbibed."

October 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


KCC approves patrol vehicle purchases

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will have three new patrol vehicles on the road, hopefully within the next couple of months.

October 12, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Column: Time of the year, again

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I enjoy invasive contacts.

October 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


KCSD finalizing new school transitions

Students and teachers of Camden, Lugoff and Wateree Elementary Schools are expecting to start the second half of the school year in brand-new buildings when they return from Christmas break on Jan. 7. So, with three new schools rapidly approaching completion, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is working to finalize plans to make the transitions to new facilities as seamless as possible.

October 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Education


Bonds, rezoning before Camden City Council

Bonds, rezoning and resolutions come before Camden City Council during its meeting tonight at city hall.

October 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Patrol vehicles, millage, building regs before KCC

Kershaw County Council will have a number of items to consider during tonight's meeting at the Kershaw County Government Center.

October 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Column: About time...

It may be a false feeling, but it sure seems like that God-awful humidity and stifling heat may finally be gone.

October 02, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


County council passes first reading for millage

Kershaw County Council passed first reading of the county millage rate during its meeting Tuesday. Under state law, the county passes the millage ordinance to establish the tax rate for the fiscal year. The millage rate is applied to the assessed value of property in the county.

September 28, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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Column: Grateful for so much and to so many

We're coming into that season where being thankful is allegedly supposed to be front and center in our thoughts and deportment.

November 20, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Council passes first reading of sewer bond

Kershaw County Council passed first reading of an ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds, not to exceed $6.5 million ...

November 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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


Hunger/Homelessness Awareness Week starts Sunday

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week starts Nov. 11.

November 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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