"Let me make one thing very clear to my colleagues: you will not shut me up," Councilman Jimmy Jones said at Kershaw County Council's Tuesday meeting in response to a proposal to permanently eliminate council briefings from meetings.
A countywide broadband Internet access project being developed by Florence-based GlobalCo Central is unlikely to be approved by Kershaw County Council in the near future, according to county officials.
The call has gone out for Kershaw County and the city of Camden's new tourism director. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said a job description has been prepared and the position is being advertised across South Carolina. Camden and Kershaw County announced plans to create the new position during a Feb. 9 county council work session.
Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones attempted to have fellow Councilman Bobby Gary removed as chairman of council's recreation committee during a work session Thursday. Jones' effort was blocked by Council Chairman Gene Wise after County Attorney Ken DuBose clarified the rules by which the public must be notified of and allowed to attend committee meetings.
Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a new method for renewing multi-jurisdictional agreements for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) during Tuesday's meeting. The change will allow the county to automatically renew any multi-jurisdictional agreement signed between the county and another governmental entity.
Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise provided further details Thursday on potential projects council came up with during a weekend retreat Feb. 3-4. Wise spent time during Thursday's council work session outlining the goals set to be developed during the upcoming budget cycle.
Members of Kershaw County Council put in extra hours last week during a council retreat Friday and Saturday in an attempt to establish policy goals for the upcoming year. The councilmen hashed out county priorities at Old Armory Steakhouse Friday, and then held a day-long session at the Shaw Recreation Area on Lake Wateree Saturday.
Smiles and handshakes filled the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday night after council approved the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) budget by a 5-2 vote. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the KCSD requested a budget increase of $397,000, to be used for pay increases for teachers and other staff.
In the wake of the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston where nine people were gunned down during a Bible study, groups throughout the state have pulled together in a unified effort of faith, respect and honor for the victim's and their families.