Kershaw County Council decided to move forward with two fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements at Tuesday's meeting despite various questions and concerns raised over the deals.
Kershaw County will soon have greater representation on the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments (COG), a multi-county organization that works toward economic development and collaboration in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties.
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Kershaw County Council will consider fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements between Kershaw County and two companies that could help solidify an industrial park agreement with Sumter County.
The Kershaw County Recreation Department will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday on a proposed lighting project at the Kershaw County West Complex ball fields. The forum will take place at the Lugoff Fire Department, 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff.
Kershaw County Council decided to take a wait-and-see attitude at its meeting Tuesday and postponed a vote to establish an emergency ban on "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana.
Kershaw County Council's work session had a classroom-like atmosphere Thursday as council members heard a nearly hour-long tutorial on the duties of local governments.
For the first time in 14 years, Kershaw County will have a new economic development director in Peggy McLean, chosen to fill the position left vacant by former director Nelson Lindsay.
During his campaign to become Kershaw County Council chairman, Gene Wise often spoke of a need to streamline government operations.
Several hundred dead fish lining the shores of Lake Wateree have drawn increased concern from area residents.
Kershaw County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve third and final reading of a redistricting ordinance that will transition District 1 into a "non-majority-minority" designation.
Kershaw County Council unanimously voted at a special meeting Thursday to opt out of the city of Camden's proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district.
Food for the Soul, a non-profit, Camden-based ministry, is continuing its sod sale campaign at the Kershaw County Farmers Market this fall to raise funds for projects in the community.
"We would have liked to have been involved in this process a lot earlier," said Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner of county council's participation in plans for a new city-built sports complex in Camden.
Kershaw County Council voted 5-2 at its meeting Tuesday in favor of second reading of an ordinance that would redraw District 1 from a majority African-American district to a non-minority district if the ordinance is passed on third reading.
Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.
In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.
One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.
Should Bethune bring back its annual "Chicken Strut" festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.
Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.
Johnny Deal -- former banker, "Mr. Camden" and "Mr. Facebook" -- received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson's legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.
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