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KC Historical Society to unveil new Tiller's Ferry marker

The Kershaw County Historical Society will unveil its latest roadside historical marker Sunday at the site of the Tiller's Ferry community in Bethune.

September 28, 2011 | By Kathee Stahl Special to the C-I | Kershaw County


KCC closer to setting millage rate

Based on preliminary property value calculations, the millage rate for Kershaw County is unlikely to be raised, according to County Auditor Robin Watkins. Watkins presented those calculations to Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday.

September 16, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County looks to modify meeting rules

Kershaw County Council could change the way it handles some of its business if it approves an ordinance to be taken up on first reading Tuesday. Council discussed the procedural changes at its work session Thursday.

September 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Biomass plant construction begins this month

Following nearly a year of development, Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) will begin construction of a biomass plant in Cassatt this month, according to SRE's president and CEO, Raine Cotton.

September 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Interviews begin soon for new economic director

Kershaw County is one step closer to hiring its first new economic development director in 14 years. The position became vacant Aug. 8 after the office's last director, Nelson Lindsay, took a similar position in Richland County.

August 31, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


5 Questions with...

Q: How much of an impact has the United Way had on the community?

August 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County approves dock construction project on river

A new floating dock will be constructed in the Wateree River on the Lugoff side of the U.S. 1 bridge after funding for the project was unanimously approved by Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday.

August 26, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Retirement honors

Murray C. Hudson (left), major of operations at the Kershaw County Detention Center, accepts a plaque from the detention center's director, Peggy Spivey (right), honoring his work with the county upon his retirement last month. The plaque commended his 15 years of service with the facility: "Thank you for your years of outstanding service, diligent work ethic and many selfless acts of time and dedication which have driven this organization to its high level of operation under your term of leadership. Hudson was joined by friends, family and coworkers, including Supervisory Major Crystal Rufus-Hodge (center), at the detention center ...

August 24, 2011 | | Kershaw County


KCC sets timeline for redistricting

Kershaw County Council hopes to give final approval of a redistricting plan by its Oct. 11 meeting. Council moved forward with the redistricting process at its work session Tuesday.

August 22, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks to fill shell building

When Kershaw County Council signed a deal in 2007 with Progress Energy to construct an empty, ready-to-use shell building on Black River Road, the intention was to attract new business to the county and pay off the project's cost of $400,000 by Aug. 30, 2010.

August 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KC Farmers Market spotlighted

Kershaw County plants, fruits and vegetables will get their proverbial place in the sun this month as the city of Camden and Kershaw County have proclaimed August as "Farmers Market Month." The announcement coincides with Gov. Nikki Haley's similar recognition of "Farmers Market Month" across the state.

August 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


5 questions with Robin Watkins

Q: What is the most satisfying part of your job as county auditor?

August 05, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Matthews hit with 3rd $2 million lawsuit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got the news just a few hours before participating in a press conference about a serial robber Monday. A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office victims advocate, Barbara Jones, is suing him for defamation of character, seeking $2 million in actual and punitive damages.

August 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County looks to ensure bridge safety

The last time the county's bridges had major repairs was back during the days of Hurricane Hugo and according to Kershaw County engineer and public works director Dana Reeder, it's time to again perform a thorough evaluation of their safety and reliability.

August 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Jones reacts to Patriots controversy

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones took time during council's meeting Tuesday to denounce what some have deemed controversial actions by Jeff Mattox, co-chair of the Kershaw County Republican Party. Jones said the local Republican Party has been "hijacked by anti-government extremists" and that "free speech doesn't mean irresponsible speech."

July 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

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.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

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.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

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.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council to consider zoning law changes

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.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

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.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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