The town of Boykin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The parade is a yearly family-friendly celebration that brings community members together to have fun and get into the Christmas spirit. Nancy Tidwell of Swift Creek Kennel and Deborah Outlaw of Heritage Community Bank help organize the event each year.
Kershaw County citizens who are currently coaching teams through the county's recreation department can now serve on the county's Recreation Advisory Commission. The change is a step closer to becoming official following a unanimous first reading vote of an amendment to the ordinance establishing the commission in the first place.
State Conservationist Ann English announced a prioritized funding sign up deadline for financial assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The deadline is December 20.
McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC), a Greenville-based consulting firm working with Duke Energy Progress (DEP), recently completed its evaluation of a potential industrial site called Emmanuel for Kershaw County.
Three schools in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) could lose their school resource officers (SROs) when grant funding ends in June 2014. KCSD Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Director Kevin Rhodes, who is also chairman of the Kershaw County Safe Community Commission, warned Kershaw County Council of the possibility during a presentation to council Tuesday evening.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) partnered together on October 29 to present an original production about the history and values of scouting. "A Century of Honor," commemorates the 100-year relationship between the Church and the BSA. This was the largest Scouting event ever held.
Kershaw County Council will discuss awarding of sewer bids regarding two pump stations in Elgin at its meeting Tuesday evening. According to County Administrator Vic Carpenter, a portion of the budget was set aside for the rehabilitation of the two stations, called Elgin 1 and 2.
A Bethune mayoral candidate and four of six candidates for Bethune Town Council seats appeared at a forum Tuesday night at the Bethune Women's Club. Many residents took the opportunity to hear the candidates' platforms and ask them questions.
Bethune Town Council voted unanimously to purchase computer software for the town's police department, currently consisting only of Police Chief Glen Davis. Council originally intended to discuss the software at its regularly scheduled meeting held Oct. 10, but chose to reschedule the meeting to Oct. 17 to give council members time to review the information regarding the new software.
Residents filled up the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday evening, even standing along a wall and in the Kershaw County Government Center's lobby. The reason: the anticipated third and final reading of an amended ordinance governing cell towers, updating the definition of a fall zone and how far apart cell phone towers can be placed.
Eight candidates, including three incumbents, will be on the ballot Nov. 5 for the mayoral and two other seats on Bethune Town Council. A "meet the candidates" forum is slated for Oct. 29 at the Bethune Woman's Club where the candidates will gather to present platforms and answer residents' questions.