More than 1,900 acres of land near McCord Ferry Road in Lugoff will now be protected for future generations through a partnership with local landowners and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.