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Red Cross responds to Oklahoma tornado, offers volunteer training

In response to the May 20 tornado in Oklahoma, the American Red Cross has mobilized volunteers and dispatched relief supplies and response vehicles to help people in need.

May 27, 2013 | | Kershaw County


KCC to hold public hearing, vote on budget

Kershaw County residents wanting to have their say about how Kershaw County Council should make budget appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014 will have their chance during council's meeting Tuesday night. The first item on council's agenda is a public hearing on the budget. Council voted on first reading of the budget by title only at its May 14; the fiscal year begins July 1.

May 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


SROs at Camden schools may return to CPD

After nearly a decade of being positions within the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), three school resource officer (SRO) slots at schools inside Camden's city limits may return to being Camden Police Department (CPD) officers.

May 24, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Magistrate swearing in

Kershaw County community members celebrated as former Kershaw County Recreation Center Director James E. Davis Jr. was sworn in as a county magistrate judge on Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones, Fifth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Brett Perry and Rep. Laurie S. Funderburk spoke at the short ceremony at the Kershaw County Court House. Judge Roderick M. Todd Jr. called the ceremony to order; Clerk of Court Joyce McDonald administered the oath; Rev. Constance Barnes, of St. Matthews United Methodist church gave the invocation and Rev. Ellis White, of Camden First United Methodist Church gave the benediction.

May 20, 2013 | | Kershaw County


LFD gives KCC good news

Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Chief Dennis Ray had some good news for Kershaw County Council Tuesday: there would be no tax increase of the Lugoff Fire District. Ray said that after completing its Fiscal Year 2014 budget, a tax increase was not necessary.

May 17, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Matthews seeks raises for Kershaw County deputies

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews wants to pay his deputies more money in an effort to keep them on staff instead of losing them to other agencies. Matthews told Kershaw County Council members during a work session Thursday that the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is becoming a training ground, and that the level of staff experience is decreasing as he loses valuable personnel.

May 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


Bethune residents upset at lack of police protection

Thursday evening's Bethune Town Council meeting became a platform for concerned citizens to express their discontent with the council's decision to dissolve the Bethune Police Department (BPD).

May 13, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


First reading of county budget Tuesday

Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting will include first reading of the county's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2014.

May 13, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree residents deal with flooding

Several Lake Wateree residents reported that their docks were underwater or inaccessible due to high lake levels Thursday. Duke Energy, which operates dams along the Catawba River basin, of which Lake Wateree is a part, alerted residents earlier this week to prepare for the rising water. It said significant rainfall had led the company to open spillways and floodgates along the chain so that water could flow at a "measured pace" to protect low-lying homes.

May 10, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree could exceed flood stage later this week

Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Duke Energy opened a gate by 15 feet at Cedar Creek, just upstream from Lake Wateree. According to a copy of an email message sent by Duke Energy to members of the Lake Wateree Association, the company opened the gate due to significant rainfall in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin.

May 08, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Kershaw County joins broadband expansion effort

Community leaders from Kershaw County gathered April 30 with Connect South Carolina at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce to discuss a broadband expansion effort. The program is designed with goals to bridge the technology gap, boost the economy and also prepare the ground for innovations.

May 06, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County treasurer recovering from burns

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent is at home recovering from burns he received April 19, according to County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

May 01, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Eat Smart, Move More reveals pathways plan

The results of an eight-month-long planning process will be unveiled at a public meeting May 9 on a new pathways plan for the county. Eat Smart, Move More Kershaw County (ESMMKC) commissioned the Kershaw County Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Plan as a way to encourage healthy living.

April 29, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


KCC determines KH trustee application timetable

Kershaw County Council determined Tuesday how it will go about filling three slots on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees this fall. Board Chairman Scott Ziemke and trustees George Corbin and Don Witham are rotating off the board Sept. 30 after six years of service each.

April 26, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County Council to hear public presentation from CMP

Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting will include a public presentation from Carolina Motorsports Park's (CMP) Brian Smith. CMP also gave a presentation at a recent Camden City Council meeting.

April 22, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


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Bethune ‘blighted property’ owners may face fines

Owners of "blighted properties" in Bethune may end up paying for not cleaning up their properties.

November 19, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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