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L-EWA rate hike looming

Why are Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) customers likely to see a hike in their rates? And how much will the increase be?

January 14, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


New book speaks volumes about county history, authors’ journey

After nearly a decade, countless hours of research, dozens more hours of writing and re-writing, and meeting strict deadlines, it's finally here.

January 14, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Kershaw County


Celebrating 'A History of Kershaw County'

The Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will formally reveal the completion of the largest project it has undertaken -- the book "A History of Kershaw County" -- at a public program and book launch from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church's fellowship center, 1201 Broad St., Camden.

January 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


EPD checks on seniors during storm

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) prepared for the worst when forecasters announced Friday afternoon that Kershaw County would be getting multiple inches of the "white stuff" Monday.

January 12, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


County, city, school district weather winter storm

Five inches of snow had fallen in Lugoff by 10 a.m. Monday; 4 in Camden.

January 12, 2011 | By Martin L. Cahn, Ashley Lewis Ford and Trevor Baratko C-I staff | Kershaw County


County offices to stay closed Tuesday

All Kershaw County government offices, including the county's landfill and recycling centers, will be closed Tuesday, according the Kershaw County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

January 10, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Council grants sheriff, magistrate personnel requests

Victims of crime in Kershaw County are finally going to have the counseling they need and deserve, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews.

January 10, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Broom named interim county administrator

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Friday morning to hire former Camden city manager Frank Broom as interim county administrator effective Jan. 20.

January 10, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


SEC: no ethics issue in Jones' voting

Last week, Kershaw County Councilman Bobby Gary made a request through Clerk of Council Merri Seigler to inquire with the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SEC) whether Councilman Jimmy Jones would violate ethics laws by voting on any issues relating to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office's (KCSO) budget.

January 10, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Kershaw County government offices closed Monday

The County of Kershaw posted the following message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:

January 09, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County vehicle use policy pending

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.

January 07, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Sheriff requests $250,000 to create traffic unit

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.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Lugoff Piggly Wiggly to close

The Piggly Wiggly of Lugoff will be closing its doors Jan. 16.

January 07, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


New sheriff to charge for funeral escorts

A change in a long-standing policy came as Jim Matthews took the reins of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Tuesday.

January 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


NPS launches study of historic sites

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.

December 31, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Hurricane Hugo hit Kershaw County 25 years ago

(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state.

September 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Solicitor visits Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee meeting

Discussion was passionate at Thursday's meeting of the Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee, with audience comments coming from both sides of the issue. The committee was formed after county council proposed an ordinance restricting the use of firearms in unincorporated areas, but it was dropped after passing first reading. County ordinances require three separate approval votes to become law. The ordinance was abandoned after outcry from gun enthusiasts who said it was too restrictive and violated their rights.

September 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Recreation Director addresses Rotary

Kershaw County Director of Parks and Recreation Joe Eason spoke to the Rotary Club at their mid-day meeting Thursday and said the future looks good for recreational opportunities in the county. Lauren Branham Reeder introduced Eason with a quick summary of his education and experience.

September 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KershawHealth to present ad campaign to county council

The Kershaw Council meets Tuesday. KershawHealth will make a presentation on the hospital's latest advertising campaign.

September 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Rec Notes: Monday last day to register for Golf Tourney

Kershaw County Parks and Recreation will host its 15th annual Senior Golf Tournament (ages 50 and up). The tournament will be held on Friday, September 26 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. There will be a Shotgun Start at 9 a.m.

September 19, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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