Ford Graham, director of international investment for the S.C. Department of Commerce, provided insight on the local and state economic outlook during the Kershaw County Committee of 100's annual meeting Friday.
Victims and survivors of the 1923 Cleveland School House fire were memorialized recently as family, friends and firefighters from across the state gathered to observe the 89th anniversary of the tragic event.
Vendors wanting to set up shop along U.S. 1 in Lugoff will now face tighter restrictions after Kershaw County Council unanimously approved third reading of an ordinance Tuesday changing the zoning code for roadside businesses.
Kershaw County Council completed its final budget workshop Thursday in anticipation of first reading of the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget during Tuesday's meeting.
Kershaw County Council unanimously voted to approve and adopt a new 10-year recreational master plan during its May 8 meeting.
Kershaw County Council sat stone-faced in council chambers Tuesday as, one by one, 13 county residents got up and resoundingly voiced their opposition to a proposal to hand most of Sheriff Jim Matthews' power to a new county police force.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has introduced plans to remove resource officers from three schools located in Camden at the end of the current school year. Matthews addressed Kershaw County Council during a May 1 budget workshop and said he needs more officers "on the road" after analyzing the resources in his department.
Should a county police department take over most of the duties of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)?
Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to appoint three county residents to the Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission. Members of council voted to choose Sherwood "Woody" Cleveland, Ray McElveen and Don Terrell to serve on the commission, which was created March 27. Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. introduced plans for the creation of the committee during council's March 13 meeting in order to investigate a possible 1-cent tax for capital projects.
"We're not expecting them to go out and be the cash cow of Kershaw County," said Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner at council's meeting Tuesday, referring to the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit.
Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones joined County Administrator Vic Carpenter and several members of county staff Monday as part of a town hall meeting at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.
Kershaw County Council moved one step closer to eliminating both the recreation and finance committees from council's rules and order of business during its Tuesday meeting.
County Council Chairman Gene Wise says revenue figures for the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit just aren't adding up. Wise expressed concerns about the revenues earned by the unit and the amount of fines being handed out by the magistrate's office during a county council budget workshop Thursday.
"Let me make one thing very clear to my colleagues: you will not shut me up," Councilman Jimmy Jones said at Kershaw County Council's Tuesday meeting in response to a proposal to permanently eliminate council briefings from meetings.
A countywide broadband Internet access project being developed by Florence-based GlobalCo Central is unlikely to be approved by Kershaw County Council in the near future, according to county officials.
The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.
Newly-hired Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb received some good news at Bethune Town Council's meeting Thursday. After a brief executive session discussion near the end of the meeting, council unanimously voted to give Cobb a $500 a year pay raise and provide him with a cell phone paid for by the town. The raise brings the part-time chief's annual pay to $16,000.
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