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Elgin disaster recovery center closing Saturday

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery center inside the Blaney Fire Department on U.S. 1 in Elgin will close at 3 p.m. Saturday. Despite the Blaney center's closing, Kershaw County victims of October's storms and flooding can still sign up for individual assistance through Jan. 4, 2016. They can also obtain in-person assistance by traveling to disaster recovery centers in Columbia, Bishopville or Sumter.

December 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Deadline extended for individual FEMA assistance

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday her request for a 30-day extension of the registration period for individual assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been granted.

December 01, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Prayer Vigil

On November 17, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a Candlelight Vigil at Hampton Park in Camden to recognize Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During the week of Nov. 15-21, various events were held to bring awareness of hunger and homelessness in the community. A food drive also was held to collect items for food pantries in Kershaw County. UWKC President Donny Supplee said the UWKC has future plans for a food bank. "We are looking at having a food bank that would supply the 16 different food pantries throughout the county. There is Harvest Hope in Columbia ...

December 01, 2015 | | Kershaw County


FERC issues new Catawba-Wateree license to Duke Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a new 40-year operating license to Duke Energy for the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project. It became effective Nov. 1, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Mickle resigns from Kershaw County council

Kershaw County Councilman Willie Mickle resigned from Kershaw County Council on Monday, citing insurance needs as the basis for his decision. Mickle represented District 1.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Sistercare provides services for women in Kershaw County

South Carolina currently ranks first for incidents of domestic violence against women. Domestic violence victims often need legal and emotional support to get through an abusive relationship. Sistercare, a partner agency of the United Way of Kershaw County, is an organization which provides support for women and their children in Kershaw County who are in a situation of domestic violence.

November 27, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


KCC hears ‘sobering’ traffic enforcement report

Tuesday evening, Kershaw County Council heard what Chairman Julian Burns called a "sobering" report on traffic enforcement efforts by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC to consider $650K loan for WWTP admin/lab building

When Kershaw County Council meets tonight, it will consider authorizing an application to the S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority for an up to $650,000 loan. The loan, according to a copy of tonight's agenda, would be used to pay for the construction of a new administrative/laboratory building at the county's wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff.

November 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Colonial Cup honors women of racing, promotes women’s health

Saturday marked the 46th year of the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup. Cup attendees enjoyed crisp fall weather and infield activities such as the popular Terrier races, Military Salute and petting zoo. A new addition to this year's Colonial Cup was its designation as "Ladies Day at the Races." Chief Executive Officer of the Carolina Cup Racing Association Nick Ellis said this year's theme was to honor the contributions women have made specifically to the Colonial Cup. The Colonial Cup was established by Camden resident Marion DuPont Scott, whom the Cup is named after. Ellis said Scott's ...

November 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


‘Special’ criminals

These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for a good cause. Seeking bail money are (from left) Camden Fire Chief John Bowers; Travis Luthren, a 26-year-old Special Olympian who competes in bowling, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding; and Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray. The incarceration was all part of the Special Olympics annual Torch Run series of events. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Torch Run events also include waitressing and car-hopping at local restaurants. "This benefits 22,940 athletes ...

November 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Cobb leaving Bethune Police Department

The town of Bethune will be searching for a new police officer.

November 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Meet Kershaw County’s new library director

Kershaw County Library Director Amber Conger is bringing experience and passion to her new role leading the county's library system. Conger, vice president of the S.C. Library Association, comes to Kershaw County from Richland County's main library where she served as the business and job center librarian.

November 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


KCBDSN opens residential home

The Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Lewis Street Community Training Home II, the second of two such homes in Kershaw County the agency uses to assist its clients.

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Lions Club poster winners

Lyric Evans (front row, center) is the year's winner of the Bethune Lions Club's annual peace poster contest. This year's theme is "Share Peace." Lyric's winning poster will advance to face other winners through district, multiple district and international rounds of competition. Lyric is joined by (front row, from left) third-place winner Katlyn Lyles, second place winner Sophia Watford, (back row) Bethune Lions representative Don Witham, North Central Middle School Art Instructor Leslie Pate and Lions Club member (and Bethune town mayor) Charles McCoy.

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County


FEMA mitigation advisors available in Kershaw County

As Kershaw County rebuilds and repairs after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


Tourism director provides partnership update to county

Suzi Sale, the city of Camden's tourism director and interim economic development director, provided an update to Kershaw County Council of efforts her office ...

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


NAACP Humanitarian Award

Former county educator, state transportation commissioner and hospital trustee Bobby Jones speaks after accepting the Camden-Kershaw County Branch NAACP's MLK Humanitarian of the Year ...

February 09, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Historic Camden to make presentation to county

Dr. Tray Dunaway, chairman of the Historic Camden Foundation, will make a presentation concerning the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during tonight's Kershaw County ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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