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 Piggly Wiggly of Lugoff will be closing its doors Jan. 16.
A change in a long-standing policy came as Jim Matthews took the reins of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Tuesday.
When President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Lands Bill in March 2009, it marked another step forward in a years-long process to turn the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Battle of Camden site into a joint national military park.
Does Kershaw County need a backup facility for fielding 911 calls?
After two years as Kershaw County's administrator, Clay Young has announced his resignation and intention to return to Dillon County to serve in the same position there. Young had been Dillon County administrator for seven years when he was hired by Kershaw County Council in September 2008.
It's official. The U.S. Supreme Court case revolving around inter-basin water transfers from the Catawba River -- which streams into Lake Wateree -- is over, S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Tuesday.
"We don't want to end up having a Lee County landfill in our backyard."
Any Kershaw County landowner interested in viewing his property lines can do so now -- virtually -- on the county assessor's website, thanks to GIS (geographic information system) mapping software installed by the county earlier this year.
The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority has been awarded the Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Achievement Award for 2009, given by the S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control to water providers across the state.
When Greenwood Development Corp. announced it was creating Liberty Hill Farms in 2006, the company marketed the nearly 3,500-acre property on and around the shoreline of Lake Wateree as a "low density community with 15- to 50-acre home sites" with a more than 1,000-acre permanent conservation area.
Bill Molnar, who was brought on as Kershaw County's assistant administrator six months ago, has been "let go," according to County Administrator Clay Young.
At the request of Kershaw County's IT coordinator, the county recently installed a new phone system that required new direct dial numbers for each county department. The new numbers went into effect last week, and can be found at the county's website, www.kershaw.sc.gov.
Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.
Kershaw County Council took the first step towards amending a county ordinance regulating communications towers at its meeting Tuesday. Council unanimously passed first reading of the amendment, which was discussed at council's Aug. 12 meeting.
The Kershaw County Amateur Radio club will have a series of classes about amateur radio open to licensed and unlicensed enthusiasts. The classes will run September 10, 17 and 24 Wednesday evenings at 7-9 p.m. in the Band Room on the Camden Military Academy grounds.
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