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 Piggly Wiggly of Lugoff will be closing its doors Jan. 16.
A change in a long-standing policy came as Jim Matthews took the reins of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Tuesday.
When President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Lands Bill in March 2009, it marked another step forward in a years-long process to turn the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Battle of Camden site into a joint national military park.
Does Kershaw County need a backup facility for fielding 911 calls?
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.
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.
"We don't want to end up having a Lee County landfill in our backyard."
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.
Owners of "blighted properties" in Bethune may end up paying for not cleaning up their properties.
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