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King Haiglar post office may close

Camden's King Haiglar post office may be on the chopping block. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is looking to cut back on costs. The King Haiglar branch, located in Dusty Bend and which opened in April 2000, is listed as one of 3,700 post offices nationwide under review for closure.

July 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Increased property values lead to petition

With the economy in historically bad shape, how is it possible for property values in the county to be increasing? That question led someone to circulate a petition at Camden businesses calling for the county assessor's office to withdraw all increases in property values. The petition states that the reassessed values are contrary to reality and that property values have decreased across the nation and in the county.

July 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


City seeks county's help with rec plan

The city of Camden has asked Kershaw County for financial support should a new recreation center be built in the city. County Council Chairman Gene Wise noted at Thursday's work session that the county's involvement was requested in a letter from Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham. Wise said he informed Graham the county would have to engage in an impact study before officially getting involved.

July 25, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


5 Questions...

Q: What has been the biggest area of transition in your move to Kershaw County?

July 20, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Hospital board member's residency scrutinized

Should a member of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees be removed because he moved out of the neighborhood from which he was appointed?

July 15, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County closer to creating Housing Authority

Kershaw County is one step closer to creating a housing authority following collaborative efforts by Kershaw County Council and the county's legislative delegation, according to Councilman Bobby Gary.

July 15, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC moves forward with new administrator

New Kershaw County Administrator Victor Carpenter kicked off his first work session with Kershaw County Council Thursday with a report on the transition into his new role. Carpenter said his first week did not involve a lot of policy decisions, but provided a great opportunity to meet people. He also noted that Frank Broom, who has served as interim administrator, kept him busy.

July 11, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Matthews responds to McCaskill suit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews expressed no surprise at being served with a $2 million defamation lawsuit by former Sheriff Steve McCaskill.

July 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

Should Bethune bring back its annual "Chicken Strut" festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council to consider zoning law changes

Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

Johnny Deal -- former banker, "Mr. Camden" and "Mr. Facebook" -- received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson's legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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