Q: If you could change anything about Kershaw County, what would it be and why?
The Kershaw County Council finance committee put a smile on the faces of several leaders of Kershaw County non-profit organizations Tuesday by agreeing to recommend their requests for accommodations tax funds.
Already sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the 5th Circuit's new solicitor, Dan Johnson decided to hold a second ceremony early Thursday evening at the Kershaw County Courthouse. The 5th Circuit is made up of Kershaw and Richland counties and the fact that they are very different counties didn't escape Johnson in either his prepared remarks or an exclusive interview after the ceremony.
Why are Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) customers likely to see a hike in their rates? And how much will the increase be?
After nearly a decade, countless hours of research, dozens more hours of writing and re-writing, and meeting strict deadlines, it's finally here.
The Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will formally reveal the completion of the largest project it has undertaken -- the book "A History of Kershaw County" -- at a public program and book launch from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church's fellowship center, 1201 Broad St., Camden.
The Elgin Police Department (EPD) prepared for the worst when forecasters announced Friday afternoon that Kershaw County would be getting multiple inches of the "white stuff" Monday.
Five inches of snow had fallen in Lugoff by 10 a.m. Monday; 4 in Camden.
All Kershaw County government offices, including the county's landfill and recycling centers, will be closed Tuesday, according the Kershaw County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Victims of crime in Kershaw County are finally going to have the counseling they need and deserve, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Friday morning to hire former Camden city manager Frank Broom as interim county administrator effective Jan. 20.
Last week, Kershaw County Councilman Bobby Gary made a request through Clerk of Council Merri Seigler to inquire with the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SEC) whether Councilman Jimmy Jones would violate ethics laws by voting on any issues relating to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office's (KCSO) budget.
The County of Kershaw posted the following message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:
While the bulk of a crowded Kershaw County Council meeting Tuesday belonged to new Sheriff Jim Matthews and his requests for additional manpower, a policy for the use of county-owned vehicles also brought about some contention between several council members.
Five hours after being sworn in Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews asked Kershaw County Council for extra money to create a new traffic enforcement unit and enhanced victims advocate services. Matthews made the requests during a "State of the Sheriff's Office" report he gave to Kershaw County Council before a crowd of more than 100 people.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will host an instructional volleyball league. The league is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Registration dates are until December 23. The registration fee is $40 and includes a shirt. The first practice will be January 7, 3:45 p.m. at the City Arena. For more information contact the recreation department at 425-6009
Doing her best at work each day is what Kershaw County Human Services Specialist Carlene Glenn said made her fit for her recent recognition as the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services' (SCDPPPS) Administrative Support Staff Person of the Year.
For the first time, Camden recently hosted the S.C. Recreation and Parks Association's annual board retreat, Dec. 4 and 5. Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Director Joe Eason said the retreat is usually held in Charleston, but the association chose Camden because of its central location and hospitality.
Bethune's work to repair and refurbish the town's aging water tower took a big step toward being completed Thursday when Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner presented Bethune Town Council a $33,000 check from the county.
During a special called meeting Thursday, Kershaw County Council approved the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' decision to draft a letter of intent concerning a deal between the county's public healthcare system and a partnership comprised of Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
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