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KershawHealth to approach KCC for funding

At Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday, April 9, Council will be approached by the KershawHealth Board of Trustees regarding the funding of the EMS Financial Operations. Concluding council's meeting on March 26, Councilman Jimmy Jones shared his thoughts on KershawHealth's request for funding from the county. Jones questions the management of KershawHealth and why taxpayer's funds should go towards funding which was previously covered by the hospital's own budget. KershawHealth's funding request will be for County Council to provide funding for the healthcare organization's EMS deficit and ongoing capital expenses beginning in July.

April 08, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Homelessness still an issue despite low count

In 2012, South Carolina ranked No. 13 in the nation for food hardship, according to statistics provided by Harvest Hope Food Bank of Columbia. This week, the Chronicle-Independent looks at homelessness in Kershaw County and the many agencies fighting against homelessness and hunger in Kershaw County.

April 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


Santee-Lynches workforce investment board donates laptops to Kershaw County Library

Santee-Lynches Workforce Investment Board recently purchased three laptops for use by patrons of the Kershaw County Library Camden Branch. The Camden Library currently has fourteen public computers. Last year, public computers in the Camden Library were used for over 55,000 sessions. A survey of public computer users suggests that approximately 40 percent of these sessions were related to jobs or education.

April 08, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Deadline for United Way funding April 30

The United Way of Kershaw County held a partner agency meeting on March 28 for interested nonprofit agencies wishing to be considered for funding decisions from United Way for 2014/15. Nonprofits must provide direct services to Kershaw County in the category of social services.

April 08, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Annual KCCC legislative forum Thursday

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce (KCCC) will hold its annual Legislative Forum and Reception on Thursday from 5 -8 p.m.

April 03, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Jones expresses frustration with KershawHealth

Despite declining to appear at a KershawHealth's Board of Trustees meeting Monday, based on his attorney's advice, Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones took time at Tuesday's county council meeting to comment about the hospital board and administration.

March 29, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Kershaw County business leader honored by Dept. of Commerce

Joe Sexton was recently honored as an Ambassador for Economic Development by the Department of Commerce as part of South Carolina's Industry Appreciation Week. The ceremony took place in Columbia on March 19 on the grounds of the Governor's mansion and highlighted 47 individuals from 46 counties for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina.

March 27, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Solicitor to present check to KCC

Kershaw County Council will observe a check presentation and expenditure request from State Solicitor, Dan Johnson at Tuesday's meeting. The check presented will be requested to go towards Kershaw County's Youth Arbitration Program as was discussed at the program's anniversary luncheon on March 15.

March 25, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


KC recognized as SC Work Ready Community

The S.C. State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) recently recognized Kershaw County as a South Carolina Work Ready Community in Progress. Kershaw County is one of 34 counties whose applications to become Work Ready communities have been accepted by the state steering committee. Kershaw County earned the designation by demonstrating a commitment in meeting its two-year criteria, which includes improving high school graduation rates, obtaining WorkKeys assessments National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRCs), and having an alignment of community stakeholders in achieving county goals.

March 22, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County Youth Arbitration Program celebrates success

The ALPHA Center celebrated its success with the Kershaw County Youth Arbitration Program with a luncheon Friday. Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson attended and presented with an award in honor of his support and funding of the program which began in February 2012.

March 18, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


KCC to amend unified zoning code

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the county's Unified Code of Zoning and Land Development Regulations with regard to family exemptions. The amendment allows families owning land to subdivide their property into more lots on which family members can reside. The current code restricts such divisions by regulating access via roads or driveways.

March 15, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Rec Department back home after flooding

The Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) is back under its own roof after a recent flooding issue as a result from rain and a malfunctioning toilet. KCRD staff moved to the Kershaw County Government Center for two weeks while repairs were made to damaged carpeting and floors; paint touchups and some furniture replacement took place as well.

March 13, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Kirkley leaving Kershaw County tourism director position

Darron Kirkley will be leaving his current position as Kershaw County's tourism director effective March 15.

March 11, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Public hearing on unified zoning code Tuesday

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing on an amendment of the Kershaw County Unified Code of Zoning and Land Development Regulations with regards to family exemptions at Tuesday's meeting.

March 11, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Bullying top concern for safety commission

After analyzing a variety of student survey responses related to community safety, the Kershaw County Safe Communities Commission concluded Thursday that bullying will be one of the group's first areas of concentration. Commission Chairman Kevin Rhodes indicated the group's efforts are moving in a positive direction after reviewing student feedback generated from the county's Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant.

March 04, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Camden hosts statewide recreation conference

For the first time, Camden recently hosted the S.C. Recreation and Parks Association's annual board retreat, Dec. 4 and 5. Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Director Joe Eason said the retreat is usually held in Charleston, but the association chose Camden because of its central location and hospitality.

December 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County helping to pay for Bethune water tower repairs

Bethune's work to repair and refurbish the town's aging water tower took a big step toward being completed Thursday when Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner presented Bethune Town Council a $33,000 check from the county.

December 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC approves negotiations for KershawHealth-Capella/MUSC deal

During a special called meeting Thursday, Kershaw County Council approved the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' decision to draft a letter of intent concerning a deal between the county's public healthcare system and a partnership comprised of Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

December 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council says goodbye to Smoak, Wise

Kershaw County Council bade farewell to a councilman and its chairman at its last regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Council normally would have a second meeting this month, but cancelled it due to the Dec. 23 date falling so close to Christmas.

December 12, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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