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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


Questions still swirling over water for LFD

Issues over the the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) giving the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD free water haven't gotten any clearer. The main concern, brought up a month ago, is whether the L-EWA has been breaking state law by doing so.

October 11, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KC Farmers Market gears up for fall, holiday events

If you think the Kershaw County Farmers Market is drawing to an end just because the tomatoes, squash and eggplants are dwindling, think again. Local farmers are busy in their fields to make room for fall vegetables. Cole crops like broccoli, cabbage and kale are coming soon.

October 11, 2010 | | Kershaw County


KCC gives first nod to rezoning to help disabled man

Kershaw County Council recently did its part to help a local, down-on-his-luck man pick up the pieces after an automobile accident in 2005 left him partly paralyzed by approving his request to have a parcel of land rezoned.

October 04, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC motion to increase school millage dies on table

Kershaw County Council didn't budge Tuesday night, as it again failed to approve a relatively slight increase in millage for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) operations.

October 01, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Questions answered on penny sales tax proposal

Ricky Tiller, Chairman of the Kershaw County Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission, answered prepared questions Monday night at Lugoff-Elgin High School during an education forum for the upcoming capital projects sales tax referendum.

September 29, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Biomass fuel plant coming to county

A new $50 million wood waste-burning energy plant to produce biomass fuel for Santee Cooper will be built in Kershaw County by late 2012.

September 29, 2010 | Martha Bruce | Kershaw County


L-EWA holds annual meeting

Three members of the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) board of directors were re-elected last week during the authority's annual public meeting at Lugoff Middle School.

September 27, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Reconnect!

Tradition. Training. Transformation.

September 24, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


Portion of McRae Road closed for bridge repairs

A portion of McRae Road in east Camden was closed Monday and will remain closed for approximately four weeks as the S.C. Department of Transportation (SDDOT) makes repairs to a bridge over Big Pine Tree Creek.

September 22, 2010 | | Kershaw County


L-EWA, LFD agree on water billing

Well, it depends on what the meaning of the word "free" is.

September 20, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC falters at first reading of millage ordinance

Kershaw County Council failed twice Tuesday night to pass first reading of a county millage ordinance. The measure failed first on a 3-3 split, with councilmen Jimmy Jones, Bobby Gary and C.R. Miles Jr. opposing and Chairman Max Ford and councilmen Stephen Smoak and Sammie Tucker Jr. in favor. Councilman Gary Elliot was absent.

September 17, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Pedestrian killed while walking on U.S. 1

A Camden man was killed early Thursday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on U.S. 1 in east Camden.

September 17, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


A snapshot of homelessness in Kershaw County

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.

July 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


‘Like ducks to water’

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.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council revising procurement code

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.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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