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.
Lander University announces local students that were added to its President's List and Dean's List:
The United Way of Kershaw County recently hosted an "Industrial Luncheon" to celebrate the beginning of its 2014 campaign.
Kershaw County Council will discuss three issues at its meeting Tuesday: a countywide noise ordinance; plans for bicycle, pedestrian and greenways; and economic development updates.
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.
Kershaw County Council spent time during a special work session Thursday discussing two items. One of those items was a request from Palmetto Utilities President Stan Jones. The request involves Palmetto Utilities applying for a permit to allow wastewater to be discharged into Spears Creek rather than the Wateree River. The move would place the discharge adjacent to an already established Palmetto Utilities treatment plant there.
Many of Kershaw County's contribution agencies were able to rest easy after Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting. After failing to pass as an amendment to the fiscal year 2013-14 budget during the third reading at the previous meeting, council passed an amendment reinstating funding to the county's contribution agencies."
Once again, the water levels at Lake Wateree have been higher than normal. Beginning Friday, Duke Energy began releasing updates on the situation. Duke Energy first said that the lake level was not expected to exceed 100 feet, but the number changed rapidly and Duke now says the lake level is not expected to exceed 102.5 feet. Though Duke does not expect the levels to exceed that amount, it does expect it to stay around 102 feet for at least several days due to a rainy forecast for the remainder of the week as well as the basin's ...
Kershaw County Council will reconsider the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which it passed on third and final reading on June 25.
Now that the town of Bethune no longer has a police department to fund, it will have a $29,557 surplus on hand for the 2014 fiscal year that started July 1. Bethune Town Council passed third and final reading of the budget at a special June 27 meeting.
Kershaw County has a new assessor.
Kershaw County Council will consider a relatively short agenda when they meet Tuesday. The accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock and Godwin is scheduled to present the county's annual audit report to council.
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