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Former deputies awarded wrongful termination settlement

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.

November 19, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Farmers market to host Farm Day

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.

November 15, 2010 | | Kershaw County


Chamber sponsors 'Home for the Holidays' shopping campaign

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."

November 12, 2010 | | Kershaw County


Bethune council met in October

The Bethune Town Council met Oct. 14 at Bethune Town Hall.

November 10, 2010 | | Kershaw County


L-EWA customers may pay more next summer

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.

November 10, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Boland, Wright file wrongful arrest lawsuit

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.

November 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Missing county woman found

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.

November 03, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Fire destroys former Bethune bar, garage

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.

November 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County enters into land option deal

Kershaw County Economic Director Nelson Lindsay was a popular man at Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday.

October 28, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Rate increases 'vital' to L-EWA operations

The message to the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) from its auditors: a consistent, gradual rate increase is basically vital to maintain operations.

October 27, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Financial officer talks Act 388, mandates

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.

October 25, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Lugoff man dies in single-car crash

A Lugoff man was killed in a single-car crash Friday night.

October 18, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Kershaw County


Local jobless rate on rise with state’s

Kershaw County unemployment jumped more than half a percentage to 11.1 percent in August, according to the S.C. Employment Security Commission's latest figures.

October 18, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC nixes school district increase again

At least this time they got a vote from Kershaw County Council (KCC). But that was little solace for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials, as the possibility of receiving a requested increase in local funding from the county failed to materialize Tuesday.

October 15, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Jones opposes capital sales tax guide in county offices

Kershaw County residents are unlikely to see a voter guide for the upcoming 1-cent capital sales tax referendum in government buildings, said Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones, because of ethics concerns over the politically-charged matter.

October 13, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


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KCC holding public hearing on joint industrial park

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing on and consider third and final reading of an ordinance approving the development of a joint county industrial park with Chesterfield County. The public hearing and consideration of the ordinance are scheduled for council's meeting Tuesday evening.

July 21, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Rec Notes: Soccer camp begins July 28

This Soccer Camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more! This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball. The instructor is Peter Wittig, who has 22 years experience coaching at the college, high school, and youth levels. Coach Wittig is the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach ...

July 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Habitat for Humanity constructing 35th home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County is constructing its 35th home for a local family. In addition, the Habitat ReStore, 1019 Broad St. in Camden, is now open on Tuesdays, helping to fund Habitat houses through the purchases of store items donated by the community.

July 16, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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