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State rep says Bethune should reject four-way stop

Should the town of Bethune have a traffic light or a four-way stop at the junction of U.S. 1 and S.C. 341 in the heart of town? The town recently requested a traffic light to control vehicle flow through the area, but the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) offered a four-way stop as a compromise, after conducting a traffic study.

July 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


New animal adoption center almost ready

As construction continues on the new home of the Humane Society of Kershaw County, generous benefactors also continue to donate funds being matched dollar-for-dollar by Columbia software designer Austin Meyer. The Humane Society hopes to soon relocate from the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter to its remodeled facility on Black River Road near I-20 southeast of Camden. The building was formerly a Coca-Cola bottling plant and will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center, after Meyer and local animal advocate, the late Judy Thiel.

July 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Warren moves from KCBDSN to Sumter County board

Thoyd Warren, executive director of the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently left to take up the same position at the Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (SCDSNB).

July 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


KCC approves KCSD budget

Smiles and handshakes filled the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday night after council approved the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) budget by a 5-2 vote. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the KCSD requested a budget increase of $397,000, to be used for pay increases for teachers and other staff.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune hosts vigil for Charleston victims

In the wake of the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston where nine people were gunned down during a Bible study, groups throughout the state have pulled together in a unified effort of faith, respect and honor for the victim's and their families.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to consider budgets for Lugoff Fire-Rescue and KCSD

Kershaw County Council will consider the annual budgets for Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) during its meeting Tuesday.

June 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Local leaders reflect on Charleston church shooting

As Charleston, South Carolina and the nation mourn the killings of nine people Wednesday at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, a predominantly African-American church, Kershaw County leaders are reflecting on and trying to make sense of the tragedy, while remembering the victims.

June 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Former business colleagues reflect on life of Charles Gay Sr.

Camden is looking back fondly on the life of a pioneering businessman who passed away Friday, June 12. Charles Clark Gay Sr., 94, was a native of Garfield, Ga., but he made Camden his home and his love for trucking led him to found Builders Transport, which he relocated to Camden from Savannah, Ga.. The firm grew to be the second largest trucking company in the United States.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Arts Arising at FAC broadening children’s horizons

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is conducting a series of entertaining and educational events for children this summer called "Arts Arising." The program includes acting, music, visual arts and more, and each session includes a question and answer time between the audience and the artists.

June 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC nears approval of annual budget

Kershaw County Council meets Tuesday for its first meeting in June, with third and final reading of the budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 on the agenda.

June 08, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council amends extension for KH letter of intent

The Kershaw County Council met in a special called meeting Friday morning to amend the 30-day extension they approved Tuesday for a "letter of intent" (LOI) related to the sale of KershawHealth to Capella Healthcare, a Franklin, Tenn. company.

June 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC approves KH, Capella deal extension

Progress on the deal that will create a strategic partnership between KershawHealth and a Tennessee healthcare company reportedly continues forward, but the parties involved, including Kershaw County, have agreed to extend the negotiations an additional 30 days while the final details are sorted out.

May 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County receives $500K grant for Governor’s Hill water line

Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.

May 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


County zoning ordinances face final approval Tuesday

Kershaw County Council meets Tuesday, with public hearings on, and third and final readings of, four ordinances which affect county planning and zoning on the agenda. The matters in question all passed their first two readings unanimously.

May 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


FAC seeks input on theater projects

What live community theater or musical performances would you like to see or, even better, be part of in Camden? That's the question being asked by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County as it reaches out to the community for input on how better to interact with the public in fun and productive ways.

May 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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County website now updated

Kershaw County Council heard an update on the county's website during its July 11 meeting.

July 25, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County roads among first under recent roads bill

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced Thursday it has awarded contracts for a number of road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects across the state ...

July 25, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Probate court to hold workshop Aug. 4

The Kershaw County Probate Court will host a Probate Process Workshop on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. at The Kershaw County Courthouse ...

July 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Bethune Town Council puts water system puzzle together

The town of Bethune has put the last pieces of the financial puzzle together for its long planned and awaited water system upgrade project.

July 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Bethune gearing up for Chicken Strut

The Bethune Chicken Strut returns to Bethune after a several year hiatus.

July 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC approves construction bids, business park

Kershaw County Council awarded bids for two long awaited road repair projects during its meeting Tuesday night at the County Government Center in Camden.

July 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Meeting the mayor

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (back, far right) meets several of the many children participating in the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Camp Sun Fun ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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