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Young returning to Dillon County

After two years as Kershaw County's administrator, Clay Young has announced his resignation and intention to return to Dillon County to serve in the same position there. Young had been Dillon County administrator for seven years when he was hired by Kershaw County Council in September 2008.

December 29, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Catawba IBT challenge comes to a close

It's official. The U.S. Supreme Court case revolving around inter-basin water transfers from the Catawba River -- which streams into Lake Wateree -- is over, S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Tuesday.

December 22, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Biomass plant concerns citizens

"We don't want to end up having a Lee County landfill in our backyard."

December 17, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Retiring county councilman misses 10 meetings in 2010

$4,166.67.

December 15, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


County offers GIS online

Any Kershaw County landowner interested in viewing his property lines can do so now -- virtually -- on the county assessor's website, thanks to GIS (geographic information system) mapping software installed by the county earlier this year.

December 10, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


L-EWA earns AWOP award

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority has been awarded the Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Achievement Award for 2009, given by the S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control to water providers across the state.

December 06, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Market strategy changed

When Greenwood Development Corp. announced it was creating Liberty Hill Farms in 2006, the company marketed the nearly 3,500-acre property on and around the shoreline of Lake Wateree as a "low density community with 15- to 50-acre home sites" with a more than 1,000-acre permanent conservation area.

December 03, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KC assistant administrator 'let go'

Bill Molnar, who was brought on as Kershaw County's assistant administrator six months ago, has been "let go," according to County Administrator Clay Young.

December 01, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


New county government phone system, numbers in effect

At the request of Kershaw County's IT coordinator, the county recently installed a new phone system that required new direct dial numbers for each county department. The new numbers went into effect last week, and can be found at the county's website, www.kershaw.sc.gov.

November 29, 2010 | | Kershaw County


County, INVISTA tax issue to be settled soon

A several-years-long dispute between Kershaw County and INVISTA over "who owes who what" in tax money could be settled through arbitration in the coming months, County Administrator Clay Young said Wednesday.

November 26, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Elgin mayor proposes raise for town's elected leaders

Elgin Town Council approached the subject of salaries for the mayor and council members during recent meetings, and it was on the Nov. 2 agenda for further consideration.

November 26, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


Biofuel plant on track

Kershaw County Council was expected to give final approval Tuesday night to an option for Southeast Renewable Energy LLC (SRE) to buy 30 acres at the county landfill site for the construction of a $50 million wood waste-burning energy plant to produce biomass fuel for Santee Cooper.

November 24, 2010 | | Kershaw County


Property taxes lower than neighboring counties

Kershaw County homeowners may be put off with new tax notices sent out last week, but they could be paying more if they lived in most neighboring counties.

November 24, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Finance officials gather for SCATT conference

Finance officials from counties across the state were in Kershaw County last week for the annual S.C. Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors (SCATT) Fall Conference, which rotates between South Carolina counties each year.

November 22, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Former deputies awarded wrongful termination settlement

Two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies who were fired following the Republican primary election in June -- allegedly for failing to back Capt. David Thomley in the election -- were paid approximately $50,000 each from the S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC) Properties and Liabilities Trust, according to County Administrator Clay Young.

November 19, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


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Kershaw Co. Sheriff’s Foundation announces 2015 board openings

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors will have open seats in 2015 and the public is invited to apply if interested in serving on the KCSF board.

October 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Cover Columbia to help renovate UWKC’s men’s shelter

Radiate Church will kick off its third annual "Cover Columbia" event on Sunday. During that week, church members will perform random acts of kindness along with community service in the Midlands, including Kershaw County.

October 20, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


‘Derelict dwelling’ ordinance rejected by county council

A new ordinance that would have given Kershaw County the authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings failed to pass third and final reading Tuesday by Kershaw County Council on a 3-4 vote. First and second readings of the ordinance, patterned after state law, passed unanimously in previous meetings.

October 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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