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County administrator candidates down to 3

One of four candidates for the position of Kershaw County administrator has dropped out. Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise confirmed that Josh Kay, most recently manager for the city of Clinton, had withdrawn his name from consideration. According to media reports from the Upstate, Kay has accepted a similar position with the city of Washington, N.C.

May 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County hiring freeze lifted with new pay plan

Kershaw County is hiring again, this time with a new employee pay plan in place.

April 29, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Kershaw County


A jump in numbers

They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


KCC takes first look at 5-year capital improvement plan

The Kershaw County Planning Commission presented a list of top priority projects -- including a broken Kershaw County Courthouse elevator -- during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday evening. The goal of the document, officials said, is to give council a comprehensive look at the needs the county faces.

April 25, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


Jones accuses council of straw poll after hiring freeze

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones is accusing four fellow councilmen of using a "straw poll" to circumvent a hiring freeze they voted for during an April 12 meeting. Jones, who represents District 4, said the councilmen's actions allowed several county department heads to hire employees after the freeze went into effect.

April 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County to share GIS data

Kershaw County Council approved the distribution of county geographic information system (GIS) information with both the city of Camden and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce during its meeting Tuesday night.

April 15, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Vincent in final four for county administrator

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent is one of four finalists for the county administrator post.

April 13, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


CMA, airport at odds over fuel tanks

Kershaw County Council played mediator during its work session Thursday for Camden Military Academy (CMA) and the Kershaw County Airport Commission. The two entities have been in a two-month-long spat over the positioning of two fuel tanks at the airport.

April 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Paws for the cause

Workers at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden work with what they've got, and they've made do for more than a decade.

April 06, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC hears update on administrator search

There have been 48 applications for the Kershaw County administrator's post, interim County Administrator Frank Broom informed council during Thursday's work session.

April 04, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC to take up administrator search Thursday

Kershaw County Council is expected to discuss the ongoing search for a new administrator during Thursday night's work session, said Council Chairman Gene Wise.

March 30, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Traffic unit appears imminent

All that's left now is a little more than three months; three months and Sheriff Jim Matthews will have his four-man traffic unit on patrol in Kershaw County.

March 25, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Local skepticism, opposition greets gambling bill

A bill that would legalize certain types of gambling around the state, including betting at equine events such as the Carolina and Colonial cups, was introduced earlier this month in the S.C. House of Representatives.

March 23, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC may change public comment rules

Without providing specifics, interim Kershaw County Administrator Frank Broom said he would like to "structure" Kershaw County Council's public comment period. Broom said he wants to ensure that people who speak during that portion of council meetings have accurate and reasonable concerns and aren't using the time to accuse council members or staff of wrongdoings.

March 21, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


5 Questions with...

Q: If you could change anything about Kershaw County, what would it be and why?

March 18, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


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County council has questions on Nov. 4 election

Kershaw County Council will consider a relatively short agenda when they meet Tuesday. The accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock and Godwin is scheduled to present the county's annual audit report to council.

November 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune ‘blighted property’ owners may face fines

Owners of "blighted properties" in Bethune may end up paying for not cleaning up their properties.

November 19, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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