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Super Bowl 50: A ‘Super Knight’

It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football's championship game, but it is still one etched in Tyronne Drakeford's mind.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Bethune looking at 18 percent water rate hike in July

The town of Bethune will raise its water rates by 18 percent in July.

February 02, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Helping Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County continues to work -- and get help in working -- on assisting deserving families to become homeowners. On Jan. 16, the local AKA Sorority cleaned up a Habitat home. The organization thanks AKA members (first photo, from left) Alfred Mae Drakeford, Jacqie Howard, Theresa Young-Evans, Maude Cooper, Lisa Perry and Katherine Wright for their time and dedication. Also on Jan. 16, congregants from First Baptist Church of Camden helped build a roof on a Habitat home. They included (second photo, from left) Ed Wright, Jody Stevens, Don Cook, Ronnie Kinnett and Troy Bolin. Habitat for Humanity ...

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Committee ‘deeds’ new playground to county

The West Wateree Playground Steering Committee officially "deeded" the new Kershaw County West Complex playground to the county Tuesday night. The "transfer" took place during Kershaw County Council's meeting as part of a public presentation by co-chairs Laurey Carpenter and Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons.

January 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County receives grant from Black River Co-op

Black River Electric Cooperative recently awarded a $50,000 Rural Development Act (RDA) grant to Kershaw County for infrastructure improvements to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, the 200-acre county-owned park located at I-20 Exit 101. According to a press release, the county will use the grant funds to further develop the industrial park currently served by the cooperative.

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


County bridges on repair list

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing public notification of proposed priority bridge replacement projects on I-20. Pending consideration of public comments, the projects will be recommended for inclusion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and subsequently programmed for design and construction based on available funding.

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


KCC to consider rezoning Cassatt property for Family Dollar

In November, Kershaw County Council approved a rezoning change of a parcel of land next to Black River Electric Cooperative's offices on U.S. 1 in Cassatt so a Dollar General could be built there. Tonight, council will consider first reading of another rezoning request for another piece of Cassatt property on U.S. 1, this time for the ultimate purpose of building a Family Dollar store.

January 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC honors former chairman Sheheen

Kershaw County Council held a special 5 p.m. session Jan. 12 for a special reason: to honor former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of only two former members who served on council for 20 or more years.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune to hire part-time police officer

Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb has been very busy lately. Busy enough for Bethune Town Council to plan on getting Cobb some extra help.

January 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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


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UWKC seeks to make up funds cut by federal government

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is seeking financial support from the community after having one of its transitional housing programs, New Day on ...

July 22, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


New street lights coming to Bethune

The phrase, "the bright lights of Bethune" may not be as tongue in cheek as it sounds.

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Gators unlikely in Lake Wateree, but be aware

With reports of alligator encounters in the news -- most recently with a horrifying attack at a Florida Disney resort which resulted in the death of ...

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities seeks extra discharge at Spears Creek

Kershaw County Council will hold a special work session from 3 to 5 p.m. July 26 to receive information about and discuss a request ...

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


Storms cause power outages, mayhem

Violent thunderstorms hit Camden and Kershaw County on Thursday afternoon and evening, knocking down trees and limbs and causing widespread power outages and starting at ...

July 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Joint business park with would help Woodward Field

Kershaw County Council will take up second reading of an ordinance tonight which, if passed on a later third and final reading, would create a ...

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


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