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.
September 06, 2013|
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.
Registration for the KCSD's sports fall program continues. The registration fee is $32 for football, soccer, baseball and soccer, and includes insurance. The registration fee for cheer leading is $25 and includes a uniform and insurance.
Officials with Duke Energy forecast that Lake Wateree will be "above full pond" (100 feet) today, the third time it has made such a prediction this summer. Charlotte, N.C., and the region has experienced locally heavy rainfall, with high flows coming into Lake Wylie from the South Fork River, officials said in a press release Monday.
Debate continued at Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday over funding for emergency situations. At its last meeting, council passed first reading of an ordinance that would amend the county's procurement code to account for emergency funding. The amendment allows County Administrator Vic Carpenter to expend up to $25,000 for emergency purposes as long as he informs council of the purchase. Any such funding over the $25,000 limit would have to go to council for a vote.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hopes to secure an extended lease for the Holsten Center, which also houses Department of Social Services and Medicaid offices. The UWKC is awaiting word on the lease from Kershaw County Council, which is slated to make a decision at its Aug. 6 meeting.