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Two more candidates added to administrator finalists

Prior to interviews Thursday evening with three finalists for the county administrator's post, Kershaw County Council (KCC) added two more candidates to the pool.

May 09, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County drafts budget

Kershaw County's $23 million draft budget for 2011-12 is balanced, but it's not sustainable.

May 09, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Kershaw County


County administrator candidates down to 3

One of four candidates for the position of Kershaw County administrator has dropped out. Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise confirmed that Josh Kay, most recently manager for the city of Clinton, had withdrawn his name from consideration. According to media reports from the Upstate, Kay has accepted a similar position with the city of Washington, N.C.

May 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County hiring freeze lifted with new pay plan

Kershaw County is hiring again, this time with a new employee pay plan in place.

April 29, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Kershaw County


A jump in numbers

They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


KCC takes first look at 5-year capital improvement plan

The Kershaw County Planning Commission presented a list of top priority projects -- including a broken Kershaw County Courthouse elevator -- during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday evening. The goal of the document, officials said, is to give council a comprehensive look at the needs the county faces.

April 25, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


Jones accuses council of straw poll after hiring freeze

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones is accusing four fellow councilmen of using a "straw poll" to circumvent a hiring freeze they voted for during an April 12 meeting. Jones, who represents District 4, said the councilmen's actions allowed several county department heads to hire employees after the freeze went into effect.

April 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County to share GIS data

Kershaw County Council approved the distribution of county geographic information system (GIS) information with both the city of Camden and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce during its meeting Tuesday night.

April 15, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Vincent in final four for county administrator

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent is one of four finalists for the county administrator post.

April 13, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


CMA, airport at odds over fuel tanks

Kershaw County Council played mediator during its work session Thursday for Camden Military Academy (CMA) and the Kershaw County Airport Commission. The two entities have been in a two-month-long spat over the positioning of two fuel tanks at the airport.

April 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Paws for the cause

Workers at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden work with what they've got, and they've made do for more than a decade.

April 06, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC hears update on administrator search

There have been 48 applications for the Kershaw County administrator's post, interim County Administrator Frank Broom informed council during Thursday's work session.

April 04, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC to take up administrator search Thursday

Kershaw County Council is expected to discuss the ongoing search for a new administrator during Thursday night's work session, said Council Chairman Gene Wise.

March 30, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Traffic unit appears imminent

All that's left now is a little more than three months; three months and Sheriff Jim Matthews will have his four-man traffic unit on patrol in Kershaw County.

March 25, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Local skepticism, opposition greets gambling bill

A bill that would legalize certain types of gambling around the state, including betting at equine events such as the Carolina and Colonial cups, was introduced earlier this month in the S.C. House of Representatives.

March 23, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


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Kershaw Conservation District Poster contest winners

The Kershaw Conservation District sponsored the "Dig Deeper- Mysteries in the Soil" poster contest last Spring. 138 posters were entered in the contest, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were given, along with Honorable Mentions. The contest was open to students in grades K through 12, in public, private, and homeschool settings. First place winners, in each category, went to the state competition, and were judged by the SC Association of Conservation Districts. The two state winners were Lugoff-Elgin High School student Kristen Nygaard and Camden Middle School student Mary Dawson Lindsay. Their entries are now being judged on ...

January 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


911 call center can now receive text messages

Kershaw County is leading South Carolina as the state's first county to have the ability for its 911 emergency call center to receive text messages. Officials demonstrated the new technology during a special presentation Tuesday afternoon in the county council chamber inside the Kershaw County Government Center.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council tables EMS issue

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the issue of who will provide the county with emergency medical services (EMS). KershawHealth currently provides the service, but with the pending lease of hospital real estate and purchase of its furniture, fixtures and equipment to Capella Healthcare, a private company in Franklin, Tenn., who will take responsibility for providing, and funding, EMS is undecided.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


State gives $1.5 million to CCTC for expansion

The expansion of higher education opportunities in Kershaw County took a major step forward Monday as the state of South Carolina presented Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) in Camden a $1.5 million check to help with that facility's growth. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and Sen. Thomas McElveen attended the presentation ceremony at the CCTC campus near I-20.

January 28, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to hear text to 911 presentation

Kershaw County Council will hear a presentation Tuesday night by Kirk Stropes, the county's E911 deputy director, on a new system where people can text emergencies to 911. It is one of three presentations on council's agenda for the evening.

January 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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