Kershaw County is now among those in South Carolina eligible for assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and county officials made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The designation means residents and business owners can ask for their properties to be assessed by county and FEMA officials and reimbursed appropriately to property damaged by this past weekend's flooding.
By the end of a special called meeting Oct. 1 to discuss a permitting request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County, Kershaw County Council decided it wants to meet with all concerned parties about a potential increase in discharges into Spears Creek in Kershaw County.
The new state-of-the-art, handicapped-accessible playground at the West Wateree Athletic Complex between Lugoff and Elgin is quickly taking shape (first photo). Volunteers spent the past weekend installing equipment. A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 14. The main body of the playground equipment features numerous ramps, slides and other features for children to enjoy. Volunteers from various Kershaw County government department worked with contractors from Triad Property Services of Greensboro, N.C., (second photo) to install benches at the playground. Playground Steering Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter said construction is right on schedule. "Thanks to overwhelming support ...
Kershaw County could spend up to $17 million to improve its industrial parks in order to make them more attractive to potential new industries. Kershaw County Council voted, 4-3, Tuesday evening to proceed with a plan which finance projects through general obligation bonds while also tapping the county's reserve fund.
The Family Resource Center (FRC), formerly the Sexual Assault Center, will mark 30 years in the fight to eradicate child abuse and neglect, sexual assault and violence and teen pregnancy in Kershaw County.
Kershaw County Council will again consider the subject of improving the county's infrastructure for economic development when it meets Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter has addressed the council at its last two regular meetings, outlining different scenarios and the costs associated with each.
Bethune will have a new programmable message sign in place within the next few weeks. Bethune Town Council voted Thursday to accept the lowest bid from a Kershaw County business to produce the sign. Councilman Don Witham said donations totaling $26,935 have come in; Signs Unlimited in Lugoff presented the lowest bid of $21,665.
More than 125 community members, government officials and students participated in the annual Day of Caring, sponsored locally by the United Way of Kershaw County. The Day of Caring is always held Sept. 11 to commemorate the day by volunteering in schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations throughout Kershaw County.
When Kershaw County Council meets Sept. 22, it will consider six proposals on infrastructure improvements in the county's industrial parks in hopes of luring new businesses or getting existing businesses to expand operations.
Motorists on U.S. 1 in Kershaw County may have been temporarily delayed Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning as a march organized by the NAACP worked its way through the county. The march commemorated the 1965 march from Selma, Ala, to Montgomery, Ala., the state capitol, to protest racial inequality, especially when it came to voting rights. This year's march started in Selma and will end in Washington, D.C.
While the recently announced $72 million expansion and 410 new jobs at Haier America in Camden is largely considered a big step forward in Kershaw County's economic development, Kershaw County Council and staff continue to look for ways to attract new industries to the county.