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Resurgence on Main Street

The town of Bethune is seeing a resurgence downtown these days, thanks to the efforts of a group of concerned citizens.

May 31, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


McLean named SCEDA Local Developer of the Year

Earlier this month, the S.C. Economic Developers' Association (SCEDA) named Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean as its Local Developer of the Year during the organization's annual conference in Myrtle Beach.

May 31, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Ernest Health option passes on second reading

The possibility of a new rehabilitation hospital coming to the Elgin area took a step closer to reality May 24 as Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading of an ordinance authorizing an agreement which would grant Ernest Health an option to purchase land at Wateree Executive Park.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


SBA disaster loan deadline is June 28

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in South Carolina of the June 28, deadline to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) as a result of excessive rain and flooding in Oct. 2015.

May 31, 2016 | | Kershaw County


County budget passes second reading with amendments

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget, but not before voting down several amendments while approving others. The approved amendments include plans to transfer money from the county's reserve fund in order to cover additional spending on employee raises, expansions to the county's emergency medical services (EMS), improving an access road behind the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and more.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


ALPHA Center’s Wright receives Youth Arbitrator of the Year award

Ed Wright, a member of The ALPHA Center's Youth Diversion Program, is the 2016 Youth Arbitrator of the Year. Wright received the honor during a lunchtime celebration of the program's success at The ALPHA Center on May 20.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KershawHealth may be getting neighbor in Elgin

When KershawHealth's Outpatient/Urgent Care Center opened in Elgin seven years ago in October 2009, the county's plan was for it to become the anchor of the Wateree Executive Park. Various factors, including the economy at the time, kept KershawHealth -- now owned by Capella Healthcare of Tennessee -- the only tenant in the park.

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune mulling H-Tax

Bethune Town Council is working on a hospitality tax ordinance for the town.

May 17, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Carpenter leads Habitat for Humanity KC forward

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County Executive Director Laurey Carpenter's favorite word is "build," which is appropriate considering her job and last name.

May 13, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


UWKC president makes case for New Day on Mill

Sunday, New Day on Mill will celebrate its 10th year of providing transitional housing for homeless women and children. A United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) community partner, New Day on Mill assists residents in overcoming obstacles to become self-sufficient, offering them a place to live while they attend school, find work and save money to move to a permanent home.

May 13, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County considering FILOT for company's expansion

Kershaw County Council will consider a fee in lieu of taxes, or FILOT, agreement during its meeting this afternoon with an unnamed company being represented by TEP Real Estate LLC.

May 10, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Mobile food pantry coming to Kershaw County

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is partnering with Eat Smart Move More, Second Look and food pantries across the county to provide healthier food options to Kershaw County residents who depend on food donations.

May 10, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


County council debates local preference change

A proposed change to the local preference section of the county's procurement code led to a bit of debate among members of Kershaw County Council during its April 26 meeting. The procurement code serves as the county's guide for obtaining goods and services, either through direct purchase, competitive sealed bidding or requests for proposals or qualifications.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Habitat celebrates Community Build Day

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County held its first Community Build Day on Friday, April 15 with the help of local business Cantey Foundation Specialists. Almost 50 employees took the day off to volunteer, which were separated into three separate groups that helped numerous Habitat for Humanity projects.

May 03, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Mosquito dunks available to residents, business owners again

In an effort to help reduce the mosquito population, Kershaw County is offering free mosquito dunks to all county households and businesses. Mosquito dunks are biological control discs that are deployed in standing water that cannot easily be mitigated by proactive control measures. One mosquito dunk treats 100 square feet of water surface and can be broken into several portions to treat multiple trouble spots. Each environmentally safe, nontoxic disc works up to 30 days and kills mosquitoes before they are old enough to bite. One dunk is usually adequate to treat most situations when used in combination with proactive ...

May 03, 2016 | | 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


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