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County-wide projects considered by tax commission

In 2010, Kershaw County Council tasked six county residents with providing a capital project improvement plan for the county.

June 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Aquatic Center to reopen Friday after partial collapse

The Kershaw County Aquatic Center, located on Battleship Road in Camden, will be shut down until Friday according to Kershaw County Recreation Department Director James Davis.

June 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Bethune gym project in court

A Kershaw County project to build Bethune a replacement to a recreation building destroyed by fire several years ago has ended up in court.

June 27, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Kirkley set to start tourism director role

Darron Kirkley's top goal as Kershaw County's new tourism director will be attracting people to the community.

June 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to look at penny sales tax list

After holding several lengthy meetings in May and June, the Kershaw County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission will present its list of potential fundable projects to Kershaw County Council on Tuesday.

June 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Hartis sues Matthews for $4 million

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he is "disappointed" by a fifth lawsuit filed against him Friday by Kershaw County Magistrate R. Eugene "Gene" Hartis.

June 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCC moves forward with solid waste fee

Kershaw County Council moved one step closer to implementing a new solid waste fee for county residents during Tuesday's meeting.

June 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Tax commission examines possible facility upgrades

Members of the Kershaw County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission continued to explore upgrades to several existing recreation facilities during meetings held Thursday and Monday. The commission is tasked with finding potential recreation capital projects to be funded by the implementation of a proposed 1-cent tax.

June 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks at solid waste fee

Kershaw County Council held a special meeting Tuesday to vote on whether to enact a county-wide residential solid fee. Councilmen voted 5-1 to approve first reading of the ordinance by title only. Councilman Bobby Gary voted against the proposal; Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. was absent.

June 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Local wetlands being preserved for future use

More than 1,900 acres of land near McCord Ferry Road in Lugoff will now be protected for future generations through a partnership with local landowners and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

June 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Penny sales tax could last six years

The Kershaw County Capital Sales Tax Commission reached a preliminary consensus Monday to propose a six-year penny sales tax for county residents, which would generate about $25 million to be used for recreation projects.

June 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Penny sales tax commission begins work

The Kershaw County Capital Sales Tax Commission hashed out preliminary details on the future of county recreation during its initial meeting Thursday. Kershaw County Council created the commission March 27 to investigate the possible formulization of a penny sales tax to fund recreational projects in the community.

June 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Kirkley new tourism director

After a nearly two-and-a-half month search, Darron Kirkley has been named Kershaw County's new tourism director, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

June 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County 'very well positioned,' Commerce official says

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.

May 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


A fiery tragedy

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.

May 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Hurricane Hugo hit Kershaw County 25 years ago

(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state.

September 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Solicitor visits Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee meeting

Discussion was passionate at Thursday's meeting of the Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee, with audience comments coming from both sides of the issue. The committee was formed after county council proposed an ordinance restricting the use of firearms in unincorporated areas, but it was dropped after passing first reading. County ordinances require three separate approval votes to become law. The ordinance was abandoned after outcry from gun enthusiasts who said it was too restrictive and violated their rights.

September 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Recreation Director addresses Rotary

Kershaw County Director of Parks and Recreation Joe Eason spoke to the Rotary Club at their mid-day meeting Thursday and said the future looks good for recreational opportunities in the county. Lauren Branham Reeder introduced Eason with a quick summary of his education and experience.

September 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KershawHealth to present ad campaign to county council

The Kershaw Council meets Tuesday. KershawHealth will make a presentation on the hospital's latest advertising campaign.

September 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Rec Notes: Monday last day to register for Golf Tourney

Kershaw County Parks and Recreation will host its 15th annual Senior Golf Tournament (ages 50 and up). The tournament will be held on Friday, September 26 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. There will be a Shotgun Start at 9 a.m.

September 19, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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