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KCC may revisist penny sales tax referendum

A county-wide penny sales tax proposal, similar to a measure placed on the Nov. 2010 general election ballot, may once again be up for a vote from Kershaw County residents.

March 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Kinard not exactly 'retiring' from the bench

Fifth Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. believes that as of 15 years ago he may have presided over as many as 36,000 cases in his time on the bench.

March 14, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Jones: Gary shouldn't chair rec committee

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones attempted to have fellow Councilman Bobby Gary removed as chairman of council's recreation committee during a work session Thursday. Jones' effort was blocked by Council Chairman Gene Wise after County Attorney Ken DuBose clarified the rules by which the public must be notified of and allowed to attend committee meetings.

March 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks to regulate roadside vendors

Kershaw County Council continued its efforts to regulate "roadside vendors" during Tuesday's meeting.

March 02, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC eyes regulations for roadside businesses

Kershaw County Council discussed a variety of options to regulate so-called "roadside vendors" during Thursday's work session.

February 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC approves continuous multi-jurisdictional agreements

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a new method for renewing multi-jurisdictional agreements for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) during Tuesday's meeting. The change will allow the county to automatically renew any multi-jurisdictional agreement signed between the county and another governmental entity.

February 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Wise outlines specifics for future county opportunities

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise provided further details Thursday on potential projects council came up with during a weekend retreat Feb. 3-4. Wise spent time during Thursday's council work session outlining the goals set to be developed during the upcoming budget cycle.

February 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County, city to create new tourism post

Kershaw County and the city of Camden have announced plans to move tourism promotion in a different direction with the creation of a new director of tourism position.

February 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Straight from the heart

A romantic spirit recently swept through Kershaw County government offices after county employees held a poem-writing contest for Valentine's Day.

February 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Development, recreation opportunities top county list

Members of Kershaw County Council put in extra hours last week during a council retreat Friday and Saturday in an attempt to establish policy goals for the upcoming year. The councilmen hashed out county priorities at Old Armory Steakhouse Friday, and then held a day-long session at the Shaw Recreation Area on Lake Wateree Saturday.

February 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County launches recreational facility meetings

About fifteen people gathered in the Kershaw County Government Center in Camden Thursday to hear an overview of and provide feedback on the county's recreational offerings. Thursday's was the first of seven public forums to be held across the county.

February 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Public forums on future rec needs slated

The Kershaw County Recreation Department will host public forums across the county this month to gain input into rec needs for the next five years.

February 03, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Looking for growth

Legislation introduced in the S.C. House of Representatives could change the way Cassatt Water Company handles its finances. If passed, the company would be converted from a private, non-profit entity to a public utility, allowing the company to cut costs and more efficiently initiate $16 million worth of capital improvements.

February 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Medicaid funding cut threatens SWRTA services

In its fourth decade, the Santee Wateree Rural Transit Authority (SWRTA) continues to provide services to Kershaw County. However, changes to the agency's funding may cause the SWRTA to cut some of those services, according to Executive Director Ann August.

February 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Smoak invites city to revisit rec options

Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak reached out to the city of Camden during county council's meeting Tuesday, trying to gauge the city's support for a joint venture with the county to replace Rhame Arena.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Firearms Discharge Committee discusses issues

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.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune police chief gets pay raise

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.

August 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Repairing the bridges of Kershaw County - Part 2 of 2

There are 21 bridges that cross bodies of water in Kershaw County owned and, therefore, maintained by the county. Of those, 19 need some level of repair or need to be replaced. In addition, there are two other bridges that are out-of-service that also need to be replaced.

August 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities withdraws permit application

A Richland County wastewater treatment utility company has withdrawn a permit application to discharge treated sewage into a Kershaw County creek.

August 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Rec Notes - Aug. 15, 2014

Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com

August 15, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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