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A jump in numbers

They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.

April 29, 2011 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


KCC takes first look at 5-year capital improvement plan

The Kershaw County Planning Commission presented a list of top priority projects -- including a broken Kershaw County Courthouse elevator -- during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday evening. The goal of the document, officials said, is to give council a comprehensive look at the needs the county faces.

April 25, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


Jones accuses council of straw poll after hiring freeze

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones is accusing four fellow councilmen of using a "straw poll" to circumvent a hiring freeze they voted for during an April 12 meeting. Jones, who represents District 4, said the councilmen's actions allowed several county department heads to hire employees after the freeze went into effect.

April 22, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County to share GIS data

Kershaw County Council approved the distribution of county geographic information system (GIS) information with both the city of Camden and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce during its meeting Tuesday night.

April 15, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Vincent in final four for county administrator

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent is one of four finalists for the county administrator post.

April 13, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


CMA, airport at odds over fuel tanks

Kershaw County Council played mediator during its work session Thursday for Camden Military Academy (CMA) and the Kershaw County Airport Commission. The two entities have been in a two-month-long spat over the positioning of two fuel tanks at the airport.

April 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Paws for the cause

Workers at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden work with what they've got, and they've made do for more than a decade.

April 06, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC hears update on administrator search

There have been 48 applications for the Kershaw County administrator's post, interim County Administrator Frank Broom informed council during Thursday's work session.

April 04, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC to take up administrator search Thursday

Kershaw County Council is expected to discuss the ongoing search for a new administrator during Thursday night's work session, said Council Chairman Gene Wise.

March 30, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Traffic unit appears imminent

All that's left now is a little more than three months; three months and Sheriff Jim Matthews will have his four-man traffic unit on patrol in Kershaw County.

March 25, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Local skepticism, opposition greets gambling bill

A bill that would legalize certain types of gambling around the state, including betting at equine events such as the Carolina and Colonial cups, was introduced earlier this month in the S.C. House of Representatives.

March 23, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC may change public comment rules

Without providing specifics, interim Kershaw County Administrator Frank Broom said he would like to "structure" Kershaw County Council's public comment period. Broom said he wants to ensure that people who speak during that portion of council meetings have accurate and reasonable concerns and aren't using the time to accuse council members or staff of wrongdoings.

March 21, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


5 Questions with...

Q: If you could change anything about Kershaw County, what would it be and why?

March 18, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


LWA elects new officers

Lake residents Ron Kadan and Mike Thomas were chosen as the 2011 chairman and vice chairman of the Lake Wateree Association (LWA) during the organization's annual meeting Saturday at the Camden Shrine Club.

March 16, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


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


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A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


KCC to Palmetto Utilities: fix Crab Apple Lane

On a 6-0 unanimous vote, with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent, Kershaw County Council passed a motion which, in part, would make Palmetto Utilities of Richland County responsible for repairing Crab Apple Lane and change the way it discharges wastewater to keep the road from being damaged again.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Humane Society breaks ground for new shelter

The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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