Caring, compassionate, loving, loyal and hardworking are the words used to describe Camden-native Vera Ferguson last Friday.
Junior Leadership Kershaw County kicked off its 26th year Aug. 23-24 with a two-day retreat for the 2013-14 class that included conquering a high ropes course.
Kershaw County Council will appoint three new members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees at Tuesday's meeting. At a special Sept. 3 work session, council interviewed 12 of the 13 remaining candidates. The last candidate was not present, but provided written answers to council's questions.
Kershaw County Parks & Recreation will host its 14th annual Senior Golf Tournament (for ages 50 and up) on Friday, September 27.
While the official minutes of a special August 27 meeting of Bethune Town Council tell a somewhat different story than originally told to the Chronicle-Independent, council's vote to hire Mayor Carlisle Davis' son, Glenn, as police chief may still violate state anti-nepotism laws.
The town of Bethune hired Mayor Carlisle Davis' son following a special called meeting held Aug. 27. Carlisle Davis confirmed the outcome of that meeting during a phone call Friday.
Kershaw County Council spent part of its meeting Tuesday evening outlining, in detail, the process it will follow to make appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
Kershaw County Parks & Recreation will host its 14th annual Senior Golf Tournament (for ages 50 and up) on Friday, September 27. The entry deadline is September 20. The tournament will be held at White Pines Golf Club in Camden.
Kershaw County Council will consider a resolution declaring the county's intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures with the proceeds of debt to be incurred by the county at Tuesday's meeting.
Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Baton classes will be offered starting September 4 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department for ages 2 and up. Kim Forrest is the instructor bringing over 34 years of experience in the dancing field. Classes will be on Wednesdays starting at 4 p.m. with the fee being $42 a month. Classes are taught in combination.
Could the pending restart of mining operations at Lancaster County's Haile Gold Mine benefit Kershaw County? While environmental concerns are being expressed in and around the town of Kershaw, and environmental benefits may come through wetlands mitigation near the mine and in lower Richland County, Kershaw County leaders are looking at a potential positive impact to the local economy.
Various industries are showing an interest in Kershaw County, according to County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. She said some of the types of industries contacting her include aerospace, automotive, food and gun manufacturing companies.
Lander University announces local students that were added to its President's List and Dean's List:
The United Way of Kershaw County recently hosted an "Industrial Luncheon" to celebrate the beginning of its 2014 campaign.
Kershaw County Council will discuss three issues at its meeting Tuesday: a countywide noise ordinance; plans for bicycle, pedestrian and greenways; and economic development updates.
On a 6-0 unanimous vote, with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent, Kershaw County Council passed a motion which, in part, would make Palmetto Utilities of Richland County responsible for repairing Crab Apple Lane and change the way it discharges wastewater to keep the road from being damaged again.
The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets.
S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) Director Dr. Beverly Buscemi recently visited the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) to speak with families about how services and care for their loved ones will be affected in the next year due to budget expansion and legislation.
Less than a year ago, in April 2014, Palmetto Utilities Inc., a Richland County-based company with a wastewater treatment facility along Spears Creek in Kershaw County, asked Kershaw County Council to officially support its application for a permit to discharge wastewater into the creek. Currently, Palmetto utilizes a sandpit treatment method.
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