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Storms cause power outages, mayhem

Violent thunderstorms hit Camden and Kershaw County on Thursday afternoon and evening, knocking down trees and limbs and causing widespread power outages and starting at least two fires.

July 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Joint business park with would help Woodward Field

Kershaw County Council will take up second reading of an ordinance tonight which, if passed on a later third and final reading, would create a joint industrial/business park with Chesterfield County. Any tax revenues collected by Kershaw County from operations in the park would fund "improvements, operating and maintenance expenses" at Woodward Field. The field serves as the county's airport.

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


FERC denies Duke license extension

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a request from Duke Energy to extend its recently acquired 40-year license to control the Catawba River by an additional 10 years. FERC's order, published Monday, keeps Duke's license at the 40-year mark instead of 50, as the power company requested. Duke Energy controls the Catawba River chain, which includes the Wateree River down to Kershaw County's dam on Lake Wateree.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Kershaw County to use SCAC program to collect debts

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution which would allow Kershaw County to collaborate with the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) to collect debts from residents of Kershaw County. The vote came during council's June 28 meeting.

July 05, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Honoring the fallen

July 01, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Wheeler wins House District 50 seat

Will Wheeler will be the next representative for SC House of Representatives District 50.

July 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Summer activities at the FAC to begin in July

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline is June 30. All camps will take place on the FAC campus, at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 803-425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. During day-long camps, kids are required to bring their own lunches. The FAC will provide a drink. This summer's programs include:

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


WeylChem appealing county orders ondischarge violation

WeylChem U.S. is appealing Kershaw County's issuance of a new pretreatment permit and two administrative compliance orders regarding discharge violations at the county's wastewater treatment plant. Kershaw County Council will use part its meeting today to craft an appeals process and then set dates to hear WeylChem's appeals.

June 28, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Kershaw County, Lugoff firefighters support state foundation with donation

Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks to the foundation's chairman.

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Lack of funding affecting county housing programs

Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing obstacles due to a lack of federal funding.

June 24, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Bethune passes 2017 budget

Bethune's budget will increase in 2017, reflecting, among other things, a 2 percent raise for two full-time employees and one part-time employee.

June 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council passes final budget

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Hearings, final readings on industry deals, county budget

Kershaw County Council will hold three public hearings and take up third and final readings on three ordinances dealing with two industry deals and the county's proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

June 14, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


FRC hosts two-day teen summit

The Family Resource Center (FRC) of Lee and Kershaw Counties will host a teen summit aimed at preventing teen pregnancies and encouraging healthy relationships.

June 10, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Music CD funded by Hootie grant now on sale

It's been a year in the making, but it's finally here: I Believe 'N' SC, a compact disc of music recorded by Jackson Teen Center (JTC) students in the JTC's own music studio on York Street.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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UWKC seeks to make up funds cut by federal government

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is seeking financial support from the community after having one of its transitional housing programs, New Day on ...

July 22, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


New street lights coming to Bethune

The phrase, "the bright lights of Bethune" may not be as tongue in cheek as it sounds.

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Gators unlikely in Lake Wateree, but be aware

With reports of alligator encounters in the news -- most recently with a horrifying attack at a Florida Disney resort which resulted in the death of ...

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities seeks extra discharge at Spears Creek

Kershaw County Council will hold a special work session from 3 to 5 p.m. July 26 to receive information about and discuss a request ...

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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