The First Annual "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory of Firefighter Dewitt Peake will be held at the Pine Grove Fire Department Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The address for the event is 833 Pine Grove Road Lugoff, SC 29078.
The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association will be held on Monday. The meeting takes place in the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building located at the corner of West DeKalb and Church Streets in Camden and begins at 7 p.m.
Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.
The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) urged its members and other concerned citizens in an email to attend a Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Monday to let commissioners know more cell phone towers are needed on the lake and in other rural areas of the county.
As part of an effort for Kershaw County Council to better understand what residents are thinking, the county is currently conducting a countywide survey. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the survey will include phone surveys as well as an online component.
Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move an amendment regarding cell towers, antennas and fall zones back to the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission. Council originally considered third and final reading of the amendment Sept. 24, but Chairman Gene Wise tabled it at that time following both public and council members' comments expressing concern about how close together cell phone towers might be in the future.
Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, Kimbrell's Furniture and SAFE Federal Credit Union are sponsoring the Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail and invite organizations to participate. The event will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena, 517 Broad Street. Local businesses, agencies, and organizations are encouraged to participate by dressing in costume, decorating Halloween booths, and distributing treats, prizes and candy to the costumed children who participate.
Kershaw County Council will discuss -- but will not vote on -- third reading of an ordinance to amend the county's code of zoning and land regulations regarding cell towers, antennas and the definition of a fall zone at Tuesday's meeting.
For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.
A candidate for mayor and several residents in Bethune clashed with Bethune Town Council at its most recent meeting, held Sept. 9. According to a recording provided by a town resident who attended the meeting, Charles McCoy began speaking during the meeting's public forum by noting that "everyone knows" he's running against current Mayor Carlisle Davis in November's election. He was critical of the way both Davis and other members of council have misrepresented his goals if elected.
The Lion Club of Camden will begin with its candy drive, to benefit needy citizens of South Carolina, this week. Pictured (from left to right) are Roger Smoak, Outreach Leader of Camden's Lion club and Phil McGee, Lion Club secretary receiving their first donation from Camden Mayor Tony Scully. Lion club members will be present at local stores on October 4th, 5th,11th,12th and the 19th. The candy will be given away but donations will be gladly accepted and will assist people who need glasses and aid in sight preservation. Smoak and McGee recalled how some people who ...
Dr. Michael Mikota recently became the new executive director of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (COG). The COG is one of 10 regional districts which make up the South Carolina Association of Regional Councils. Regional councils are voluntary associations of local governments formed in accordance with state law to provide a structured method of intergovernmental coordination, cooperation and collaboration on a multi-jurisdictional level. The Santee-Lynches COG, established in 1971 and headquartered in Sumter County, the Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties. The region has a population of 223,344 according to the 2010 census, including 12 incorporated communities. The ...
A proposal to move a Kershaw County recycling center in Bethune will not take place for the moment, following a Sept. 12 public meeting with members of Kershaw County Council, Bethune Town Council and local citizens. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter, Asst. Administrator Allan Trapp and county councilmen Tom Gardner and Sammie Tucker Jr. attended the meeting as did Mindy Spires-Miller of the Waste Management company.
Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise decided to table a proposed amendment to an ordinance governing, among other things, the "fall zone" for, or distance between, cell towers. A public hearing on the matter drew nine speakers as council prepared to take up third and final reading of the amendment. Had the amendment been passed, it would have changed the distance between cell towers from 5,000 feet to 1,500 feet.
Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing?
Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.
In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.
One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.
Should Bethune bring back its annual "Chicken Strut" festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.
Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.
Johnny Deal -- former banker, "Mr. Camden" and "Mr. Facebook" -- received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson's legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.
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