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Elgin, Camden, L-EWA deal with drought, heatwave

As the temperature continues to climb and the dog days of summer drag on, residents in Kershaw County are trying to avoid the heat and keep cool.

June 22, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Wise declined council salary increase

When Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. made a motion to increase the vice chairman's salary and that of other council members, he did not include the chairman's salary. The current chairman, Gene Wise, said that was at his request.

June 20, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC votes 4-3 to increase its salaries

Kershaw County Council members will likely be making several thousand dollars more a year come January if the latest version of the county's budget holds up on third and final reading in two weeks.

June 17, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County to hold 2nd budget reading

Kershaw County Council will be voting on several ordinances during Tuesday's meeting. Council will have second reading on the proposed Fiscal Year 2011-2012 budget. The figure up for voting will be a revised number from the original $23.24 million budget proposal voted for first reading during council's last meeting.

June 13, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County may use reserve funds to balance budget

Kershaw County Council seems one step closer to approving a second reading of the upcoming fiscal year's budget as council hammered out details during two budget work sessions last week and a budget work session Tuesday.

June 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCDC's Rufus-Hodge top supervisor of the year

The opportunity to work in dual roles of law enforcement is what drew Crystal Rufus-Hodge into the corrections profession.

June 06, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


S.C. Commerce Secretary: Kershaw County an example of success

Citing thousands of added jobs and millions in commercial and industrial investment during the past several years, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby M. Hitt is calling Kershaw County a success.

June 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Citizens concerned about biomass plant

The feedback from Kershaw County residents at a public meeting Wednesday night was largely negative as citizens living near a proposed biomass plant set to be constructed on Park Road expressed a variety of concerns over the project.

June 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County adds budget work sessions

Not much work was done on the upcoming fiscal year's budget during Kershaw County Council's meeting on Tuesday as council members decided to use later work sessions and meetings to hash out budget details before the end of the fiscal year on July 1.

May 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer C-I staff reporter | Kershaw County


Carpenter to be KC administrator

Kershaw County Council officially named its new county administrator during its meeting Tuesday. Victor J. Carpenter has been hired as the new county administrator after serving as interim administrator for Abbeville County since February.

May 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County budget may grow by 10 percent

A recommended 10 percent increase in the county's budget was the hot topic during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday.

May 23, 2011 | By MICHAEL ULMER Staff Reporter | Kershaw County


LFD budget takes shape

After a bit of number crunching, Lugoff Fire District (LFD) commissioners think they've found a way to save three firefighters' jobs, pay for rising fuel costs and replace a fire truck.

May 16, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


County picks Carpenter for administrator negotiations

Victor Carpenter may be the next county administrator for Kershaw County.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


AAH team win

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) named the Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. as the 2010 Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Group of the Year for Kershaw County. The SCDOT presented the award to the group at the AAH awards ceremony April 7 in Columbia. The annual event is hosted by the SCDOT to recognize the volunteer-citizen groups, coordinators and SCDOT employees for their participation in the AAH program. Clem Watson (left), SCDOT chief engineer of operations, presented the 2010 AAH Outstanding Kershaw County Group Award to chapter members (from second left) Dyron Anderson, Perry Mills Sr., Thomas ...

May 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


LFD scores state's top volunteer

April 15th became a very special day to remember for one of Lugoff Fire Department's career firefighting staff. Jack Truesdale, assistant chief of the Lugoff Fire Department, was awarded the 2011 Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

May 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council to honor Bobby T. Jones

Kershaw County Council will honor KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Bobby T. Jones for his long history of public service during council's meeting Tuesday.

April 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council looks at upcoming budget

Kershaw County Council and staff have started the annual task of crafting the county budget, which goes into effect July 1. Council held a workshop meeting Tuesday in which Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter presented a proposed general fund budget $280,907 less than the current $22.99 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 that ends June 30.

April 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels

Heavy thunderstorms and accompanying rains during the past weekend in North Carolina caused a threat of flash floods along the Catawba River basin, which includes Lake Wateree at the southernmost end.

April 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


More pieces to the economic development puzzle

Chances are, for most people, economic development means industrial recruitment. Under Gov. Nikki Haley, the state of South Carolina has aggressively recruited outside industry to the state. Those efforts have yielded successes with some 58,000 new jobs announced since 2010.

April 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | 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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