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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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Articles by Section - 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


Four-way stop coming to Bethune

The town of Bethune is getting traffic assistance from the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) with the installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of U.S. 1 (King Street) and S.C. 341 (Main Street). The intersection currently has flashing yellow caution lights for U.S. 1 traffic and flashing red stop lights for S.C. 341.

May 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Tucker still living in District 2

Kershaw County District 2 Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. has changed his residence, but still lives in District 2, which keeps him eligible to serve on council. Tucker said a pending divorce resulted in his home on Spring Hill Road being foreclosed and, during the past several weeks, he has been staying with a relative.

May 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC hears economic development report

Kershaw County needs to invest in itself if it wants to seriously compete in industrial recruitment. That's the bottom line conclusion of a study Kershaw County Council initiated in December 2014.

May 18, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Rebuilding lives in Kershaw County

The United Way of Kershaw County is adding the last finishing touches to its men's shelter on Gordon Street.

May 18, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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