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Coroner urges KCSO traffic unit funding

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews now has an even stronger argument for the need of a four-man traffic unit.

March 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Gary heads efforts for county housing authority

Kershaw County Councilman Bobby Gary says he thinks it's time Kershaw County establish a housing authority, and he's urged his colleagues to get it done.

March 07, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Reorganization continues at KCSO

When Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began his term in January, he didn't have any ammo.

March 02, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC approves upgrades to sewer system

Kershaw County Council unanimously gave first reading approval Tuesday night for a $3 million bond to pay for enhancements to the county sewer system.

February 25, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Busy week for firefighters

Approximately 30 of the more than 300 fires statewide this weekend were in Kershaw County, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.

February 23, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Elgin approves salary hikes

During a special Elgin Town Council meeting Thursday, councilmen voted unanimously to raise the salaries for the mayor and council.

February 23, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


Burning acres

A line of flame advances south toward S.C. 34 (Bishopville Highway) near Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County vehicle use policy to ban employee smoking?

Does Kershaw County have the authority to tell its employees not to smoke while driving in county vehicles?

February 21, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Audit shows stronger county finances

It's one of the best audits Kershaw County has gotten in years, said Finance Director Crystal Burr.

February 18, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Mega-partners

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise (second from right) accepts a $100,000 check from Progress Energy's Stuart Ames at the Kershaw County Economic Development Office earlier this month. The funds come from Progress' annual license fee credits toward infrastructure development at the Conder MegaSite in Lugoff. "We are proud to be part of the team that helps stimulate the economic growth of Kershaw County," said Ames. Dennis Turner with Progress (left) and Kershaw County Economic Development Director Nelson Lindsay (right) were on hand for the check presentation.

February 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


KCSO seizes 44 marijuana plants from Elgin residence

During the early morning hours of Feb. 13, Kershaw County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at 128 Sheffield Rd. Elgin, and discovered a fully operational indoor marijuana grow. According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, his officers seized 44 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. According to one of the defendants, at full maturity these marijuana plants would have an estimated value of $132,000. Deputies also seized approximately $10,000 worth of indoor grow equipment.

February 14, 2011 | | Kershaw County


NPS to host public meetings on historic sites

Two meetings for the public to give input on the future of the Battle of Camden site and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site as potential units of the National Park Service (NPS) will be held Wednesday.

February 14, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Industrial mega-site work progressing

A project Kershaw County Economic Development Director Nelson Lindsay is calling an exclusive opportunity for the county continued its progress during last week's county council meeting.

February 14, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


County begins search for new administrator

Kershaw County seeks applicants for county administrator.

February 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC delays traffic unit decision

At Sheriff Jim Matthews' request, Kershaw County Council delayed third reading of an ordinance which would have appropriated funds from the county's reserve fund balance to create a new Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic unit made up four deputies. The funds would have also equipped those deputies, including new cruisers.

February 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


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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


Technical Soccer Camp open for registration

Registration is open for the Technical Soccer Camp. Come receive Academy level training and learn how to play soccer the right way! The Technical Soccer methods and techniques will create a fun yet challenging environment that will give you the foundations to play at the next level.

January 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter celebrates 16 years

The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, at 460 Fair St. in Camden will have been in operation for 16 years as of Feb. 1 and they are celebrating the occasion the entire week with special offers for pet lovers. Feb. 1 is a Sunday and the facility is closed Sunday and Monday each week, so the festivities are slated to begin Tuesday, Feb. 3 and continue through Saturday, Feb. 7.

January 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune approves water system study during special meeting

Bethune Town Council took the first step Monday toward repairing and upgrading the town's aging water system when it approved spending $5,000 on an engineering study. The study is expected to find what condition the system is in and determine the estimated cost of the upgrade. Council voted on the matter during a special meeting called at 10 a.m. at Bethune Town Hall. Council hopes to secure grant money to help fund the massive project.

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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