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KCC passes Waste Management contract extensions

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to extend two separate contracts with Waste Management of South Carolina Inc. to haul and dispose of the county's solid waste. The votes came after a moderate amount of discussion and some verbal assurances from Waste Management Government Coordinator Mindy Spires-Miller.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC to honor Austin Sheheen Jr. today

Kershaw County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today, immediately before this evening's regular meeting, to honor former Chairman Austin M. Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of two former chairmen to serve on council for more than 20 years. He was first elected to council in January 1967 and served as chairman from January 1975 to December 1990.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


FEMA still helping even with disaster recovery centers closing

As the Elgin recovery center did several weeks ago, a disaster recovery center in Richland County as the county's main library on Assembly Street in Columbia will close Wednesday at 6 p.m.

January 12, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Flooding in Kershaw County

The week between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve brought more rain and flooding to Kershaw County. Local photographer Johnny Deal, who often contributes to our "Community Camera" page, took these photographs of flooding at Lake Wateree. These sometimes stark, and yet sometimes oddly beautiful, pictures are a testament to Mother Nature's capriciousness even around the holidays.

January 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


County gets infrastructure grant from Fairfield Electric

Fairfield Electric Cooperative recently awarded a $278,000 Rural Development Act (RDA) grant to Kershaw County for infrastructure improvements to Heritage Pointe Industrial Park and Wateree Executive Business Park. According to a press release, the grant will be used to further develop the industrial parks currently served by the cooperative.

January 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


2015 Year in Review - Part 3

The last four months of 2015 would see a variety of events, including a change of hands for KershawHealth, epic flooding, and the third of three devastating deaths of Camden High School (CHS) students lost to car accidents.

January 04, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Lake, river under flood warning

The seemingly endless rain continues to cause problems, this time with significant flooding on the Wateree River and Lake Wateree.

January 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


2015 Year in Review - Part 2

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January 01, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Family moves into Habitat’s 38th Kershaw County home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County dedicated a new home Dec. 14 to the Harris family.

December 29, 2015 | | Kershaw County


2015 Year in Review - Part 1

As 2015 ends, it's natural to look back at the events which shaped the year. Today, the Chronicle-Independent reviews the news from January to April we believe made an impact on Kershaw County's communities. Friday, we'll look at stories from May to August, and end Jan. 5 with the events from September to December.

December 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


22nd annual Boykin Christmas Parade

Dec. 20 marked the 22nd run of the Boykin Christmas Parade, known for its unique floats and characters. Parade entries from all over Kershaw County participated in the parade including the Boykin Alligator Queen "Miz Boykin" and the Fat Back Queen. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus also made an appearance.

December 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County


FEMA helpline can answer flood survivor’s questions

South Carolina residents affected by October's storms and historic flooding can get information and answers to questions by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) helpline.

December 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bethune Christmas Parade celebrates holiday spirit

Despite cold temperatures made a little chillier with occasional wind gusts, hundreds of area residents gathered along Bethune's main street for the town's second annual Christmas parade.

December 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Santa greets Kershaw County children

Santa greeted children at the Kershaw County Government Center on Dec. 15. During the morning, he met (starting with first picture) Jessie Brice, Landon Ward and Kimberly Chancey. Throughout the day, children filled out letters to Santa, indicating whether they'd been naughty or nice (we're pretty sure they all said they'd been nice) and letting him know what they wanted for Christmas and their wishes for the new year. In the fourth picture, an Elf -- Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean -- uses a special pneumatic tube system to send one of the letters to the North ...

December 22, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Christmas Parade marks county’s start of holiday season

Saturday, residents from across the county gathered along Broad Street in Camden to celebrate the 2015 holiday season at the Kershaw County Christmas Parade.

December 15, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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Summer activities at the FAC to begin in July

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County, Lugoff firefighters support state foundation with donation

Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Lack of funding affecting county housing programs

Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing ...

June 24, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Bethune passes 2017 budget

Bethune's budget will increase in 2017, reflecting, among other things, a 2 percent raise for two full-time employees and one part-time employee.

June 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council passes final budget

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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