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Former sheriff McCaskill sues Matthews

Former Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill is suing Sheriff Jim Matthews for $2 million in a defamation lawsuit filed Thursday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

July 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Lindsay leaving for Richland County

Nelson Lindsay, Kershaw County's economic development director since 1997, has been hired by Richland County to fill a similar position. He will become Richland County's first economic development director.

July 08, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Transition begins for new county administrator

Victor Carpenter officially began work Tuesday as Kershaw County's new administrator. Carpenter said he is excited to be here and is looking forward to getting to know employees, elected officials and needs of the county.

July 06, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Vincent, Watkins ready for fourth terms of office

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent and County Auditor Robin Watkins officially began new terms Friday after being sworn in by Magistrate Roderick M. Todd Jr. at the Kershaw County Government Center.

July 04, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC reverses salary decision

Kershaw County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday not to increase the vice chairman's and council members' salaries after all.

July 01, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Safety first for evaluating county vehicles

Each year, Kershaw County officials try to ensure that county vehicles are safe and reliable for their employees. While there is no specific requirement for when the vehicles must come off the road, Assistant County Administrator Allen Trapp said multiple criteria are typically taken into consideration when it comes time to replace older vehicles.

June 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Redistricting may change minority districts

Kershaw County Council determined during its work session Thursday that one of the county's two majority African American districts may have to transition to a non-minority district during the upcoming redistricting process.

June 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Elgin, Camden, L-EWA deal with drought, heatwave

As the temperature continues to climb and the dog days of summer drag on, residents in Kershaw County are trying to avoid the heat and keep cool.

June 22, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Wise declined council salary increase

When Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. made a motion to increase the vice chairman's salary and that of other council members, he did not include the chairman's salary. The current chairman, Gene Wise, said that was at his request.

June 20, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC votes 4-3 to increase its salaries

Kershaw County Council members will likely be making several thousand dollars more a year come January if the latest version of the county's budget holds up on third and final reading in two weeks.

June 17, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County to hold 2nd budget reading

Kershaw County Council will be voting on several ordinances during Tuesday's meeting. Council will have second reading on the proposed Fiscal Year 2011-2012 budget. The figure up for voting will be a revised number from the original $23.24 million budget proposal voted for first reading during council's last meeting.

June 13, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County may use reserve funds to balance budget

Kershaw County Council seems one step closer to approving a second reading of the upcoming fiscal year's budget as council hammered out details during two budget work sessions last week and a budget work session Tuesday.

June 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCDC's Rufus-Hodge top supervisor of the year

The opportunity to work in dual roles of law enforcement is what drew Crystal Rufus-Hodge into the corrections profession.

June 06, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


S.C. Commerce Secretary: Kershaw County an example of success

Citing thousands of added jobs and millions in commercial and industrial investment during the past several years, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby M. Hitt is calling Kershaw County a success.

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


Citizens concerned about biomass plant

The feedback from Kershaw County residents at a public meeting Wednesday night was largely negative as citizens living near a proposed biomass plant set to be constructed on Park Road expressed a variety of concerns over the project.

June 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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KCC to Palmetto Utilities: fix Crab Apple Lane

On a 6-0 unanimous vote, with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent, Kershaw County Council passed a motion which, in part, would make Palmetto Utilities of Richland County responsible for repairing Crab Apple Lane and change the way it discharges wastewater to keep the road from being damaged again.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Humane Society breaks ground for new shelter

The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Community inclusion, employment are long term goals for disabled persons

S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) Director Dr. Beverly Buscemi recently visited the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) to speak with families about how services and care for their loved ones will be affected in the next year due to budget expansion and legislation.

March 23, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities request reappears on KCC agenda

Less than a year ago, in April 2014, Palmetto Utilities Inc., a Richland County-based company with a wastewater treatment facility along Spears Creek in Kershaw County, asked Kershaw County Council to officially support its application for a permit to discharge wastewater into the creek. Currently, Palmetto utilizes a sandpit treatment method.

March 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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