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Kirkley new tourism director

After a nearly two-and-a-half month search, Darron Kirkley has been named Kershaw County's new tourism director, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

June 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County 'very well positioned,' Commerce official says

Ford Graham, director of international investment for the S.C. Department of Commerce, provided insight on the local and state economic outlook during the Kershaw County Committee of 100's annual meeting Friday.

May 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


A fiery tragedy

Victims and survivors of the 1923 Cleveland School House fire were memorialized recently as family, friends and firefighters from across the state gathered to observe the 89th anniversary of the tragic event.

May 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC adds roadside vendor restrictions

Vendors wanting to set up shop along U.S. 1 in Lugoff will now face tighter restrictions after Kershaw County Council unanimously approved third reading of an ordinance Tuesday changing the zoning code for roadside businesses.

May 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC set for first reading of budget

Kershaw County Council completed its final budget workshop Thursday in anticipation of first reading of the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget during Tuesday's meeting.

May 21, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC approves new recreational master plan

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted to approve and adopt a new 10-year recreational master plan during its May 8 meeting.

May 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County council abandons county police proposal

Kershaw County Council sat stone-faced in council chambers Tuesday as, one by one, 13 county residents got up and resoundingly voiced their opposition to a proposal to hand most of Sheriff Jim Matthews' power to a new county police force.

May 11, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Sheriff's SRO decision stirs up KCC debate

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has introduced plans to remove resource officers from three schools located in Camden at the end of the current school year. Matthews addressed Kershaw County Council during a May 1 budget workshop and said he needs more officers "on the road" after analyzing the resources in his department.

May 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Proposal of county police force emerges

Should a county police department take over most of the duties of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)?

May 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


First appointments to penny sales tax commission

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to appoint three county residents to the Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission. Members of council voted to choose Sherwood "Woody" Cleveland, Ray McElveen and Don Terrell to serve on the commission, which was created March 27. Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. introduced plans for the creation of the committee during council's March 13 meeting in order to investigate a possible 1-cent tax for capital projects.

April 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Councilman says KCSO traffic unit 'solvent'

"We're not expecting them to go out and be the cash cow of Kershaw County," said Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner at council's meeting Tuesday, referring to the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit.

April 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Recreation, taxes lead list at town hall meeting

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones joined County Administrator Vic Carpenter and several members of county staff Monday as part of a town hall meeting at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

April 20, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC moves forward with committee restructuring

Kershaw County Council moved one step closer to eliminating both the recreation and finance committees from council's rules and order of business during its Tuesday meeting.

April 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Variance in traffic unit revenue questioned

County Council Chairman Gene Wise says revenue figures for the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit just aren't adding up. Wise expressed concerns about the revenues earned by the unit and the amount of fines being handed out by the magistrate's office during a county council budget workshop Thursday.

April 09, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Jones: 'You will not shut me up'

"Let me make one thing very clear to my colleagues: you will not shut me up," Councilman Jimmy Jones said at Kershaw County Council's Tuesday meeting in response to a proposal to permanently eliminate council briefings from meetings.

March 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.

July 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


A snapshot of homelessness in Kershaw County

A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.

July 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


‘Like ducks to water’

A group of Kershaw County children have learned to swim this week, thanks to a partnership between the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department (KCPRD) and First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden. Patty Rose is the director of urban missions for FBC and said she became aware of the need for the swim lessons when kids in her program attended a pool party.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council revising procurement code

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would modify the county's procurement code that regulates purchases. Before the vote, County Attorney Ken DuBose explained a proposed amendment to the ordinance.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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