Q: If you could change anything about Kershaw County, what would it be and why?
The Kershaw County Council finance committee put a smile on the faces of several leaders of Kershaw County non-profit organizations Tuesday by agreeing to recommend their requests for accommodations tax funds.
Already sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the 5th Circuit's new solicitor, Dan Johnson decided to hold a second ceremony early Thursday evening at the Kershaw County Courthouse. The 5th Circuit is made up of Kershaw and Richland counties and the fact that they are very different counties didn't escape Johnson in either his prepared remarks or an exclusive interview after the ceremony.
Why are Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) customers likely to see a hike in their rates? And how much will the increase be?
After nearly a decade, countless hours of research, dozens more hours of writing and re-writing, and meeting strict deadlines, it's finally here.
The Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will formally reveal the completion of the largest project it has undertaken -- the book "A History of Kershaw County" -- at a public program and book launch from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church's fellowship center, 1201 Broad St., Camden.
The Elgin Police Department (EPD) prepared for the worst when forecasters announced Friday afternoon that Kershaw County would be getting multiple inches of the "white stuff" Monday.
Five inches of snow had fallen in Lugoff by 10 a.m. Monday; 4 in Camden.
All Kershaw County government offices, including the county's landfill and recycling centers, will be closed Tuesday, according the Kershaw County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Victims of crime in Kershaw County are finally going to have the counseling they need and deserve, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Friday morning to hire former Camden city manager Frank Broom as interim county administrator effective Jan. 20.
Last week, Kershaw County Councilman Bobby Gary made a request through Clerk of Council Merri Seigler to inquire with the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SEC) whether Councilman Jimmy Jones would violate ethics laws by voting on any issues relating to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office's (KCSO) budget.
The County of Kershaw posted the following message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:
While the bulk of a crowded Kershaw County Council meeting Tuesday belonged to new Sheriff Jim Matthews and his requests for additional manpower, a policy for the use of county-owned vehicles also brought about some contention between several council members.
Five hours after being sworn in Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews asked Kershaw County Council for extra money to create a new traffic enforcement unit and enhanced victims advocate services. Matthews made the requests during a "State of the Sheriff's Office" report he gave to Kershaw County Council before a crowd of more than 100 people.
The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.
A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.
A group of Kershaw County children have learned to swim this week, thanks to a partnership between the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department (KCPRD) and First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden. Patty Rose is the director of urban missions for FBC and said she became aware of the need for the swim lessons when kids in her program attended a pool party.
Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would modify the county's procurement code that regulates purchases. Before the vote, County Attorney Ken DuBose explained a proposed amendment to the ordinance.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.
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