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Penny sales tax could last six years

The Kershaw County Capital Sales Tax Commission reached a preliminary consensus Monday to propose a six-year penny sales tax for county residents, which would generate about $25 million to be used for recreation projects.

June 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Penny sales tax commission begins work

The Kershaw County Capital Sales Tax Commission hashed out preliminary details on the future of county recreation during its initial meeting Thursday. Kershaw County Council created the commission March 27 to investigate the possible formulization of a penny sales tax to fund recreational projects in the community.

June 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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


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KCC to Palmetto Utilities: fix Crab Apple Lane

On a 6-0 unanimous vote, with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent, Kershaw County Council passed a motion which, in part, would make Palmetto Utilities of Richland County responsible for repairing Crab Apple Lane and change the way it discharges wastewater to keep the road from being damaged again.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Humane Society breaks ground for new shelter

The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Community inclusion, employment are long term goals for disabled persons

S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) Director Dr. Beverly Buscemi recently visited the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) to speak with families about how services and care for their loved ones will be affected in the next year due to budget expansion and legislation.

March 23, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities request reappears on KCC agenda

Less than a year ago, in April 2014, Palmetto Utilities Inc., a Richland County-based company with a wastewater treatment facility along Spears Creek in Kershaw County, asked Kershaw County Council to officially support its application for a permit to discharge wastewater into the creek. Currently, Palmetto utilizes a sandpit treatment method.

March 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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