Kershaw County Council was expected to give final approval Tuesday night to an option for Southeast Renewable Energy LLC (SRE) to buy 30 acres at the county landfill site for the construction of a $50 million wood waste-burning energy plant to produce biomass fuel for Santee Cooper.
Kershaw County homeowners may be put off with new tax notices sent out last week, but they could be paying more if they lived in most neighboring counties.
Finance officials from counties across the state were in Kershaw County last week for the annual S.C. Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors (SCATT) Fall Conference, which rotates between South Carolina counties each year.
Two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies who were fired following the Republican primary election in June -- allegedly for failing to back Capt. David Thomley in the election -- were paid approximately $50,000 each from the S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC) Properties and Liabilities Trust, according to County Administrator Clay Young.
From 8 a.m. to noon the regular vendors will be joined by artisan vendors selling wool, pottery, soap, glass and wood wares. There will be live farm animals from Old McCaskill's Farm, and bees from Bell Honey to observe. New and antique farm equipment will be used to demonstrate activities from farms of today and yesterday. There will be carriage rides, and Jansen Cox will bring his heritage breed horses for youngsters to ride. A quilting demonstration will showcase a timeless talent. And Jeff Clark will entertain visitors with live music.
In an effort to encourage Kershaw County residents to shop locally this holiday season, the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a shopping campaign called "Home for the Holidays."
The Bethune Town Council met Oct. 14 at Bethune Town Hall.
An early draft of the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority's (L-EWA) fiscal year 2012 budget -- handed out during the L-EWA Board of Directors' Nov. 4 meeting -- recommends a rate increase that'll add $9 per month onto a customer signed on for the minimum residential usage, totaling more than $110 for the year.
Former Kershaw County Administrator Bobby Boland and current Kershaw County Utilities Director Russell Wright filed a federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Tuesday against Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. David Thomley. Boland and Wright are claiming Thomley violated their civil rights.
A missing Kershaw County woman was found alive Monday in a remote location of the Blue Ridge Parkway's Bullhead Mountain Overlook in North Carolina.
Nearly 40 firefighters from more than a half-dozen fire stations converged on Bethune Saturday night responding to a large fire on the SAFA Exxon property at the corner of Main and King streets. The first calls came in around 8:40 p.m, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.
Kershaw County Economic Director Nelson Lindsay was a popular man at Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday.
The message to the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) from its auditors: a consistent, gradual rate increase is basically vital to maintain operations.
The General Assembly is "highly likely" to reduce the local government fund for counties across the state for the third consecutive year during the upcoming legislative session, according to Kershaw County's top financial officer, Crystal Burr.
A Lugoff man was killed in a single-car crash Friday night.
The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.
A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.
A group of Kershaw County children have learned to swim this week, thanks to a partnership between the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department (KCPRD) and First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden. Patty Rose is the director of urban missions for FBC and said she became aware of the need for the swim lessons when kids in her program attended a pool party.
Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would modify the county's procurement code that regulates purchases. Before the vote, County Attorney Ken DuBose explained a proposed amendment to the ordinance.
The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.
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