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KCC moves forward with new administrator

New Kershaw County Administrator Victor Carpenter kicked off his first work session with Kershaw County Council Thursday with a report on the transition into his new role. Carpenter said his first week did not involve a lot of policy decisions, but provided a great opportunity to meet people. He also noted that Frank Broom, who has served as interim administrator, kept him busy.

July 11, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Matthews responds to McCaskill suit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews expressed no surprise at being served with a $2 million defamation lawsuit by former Sheriff Steve McCaskill.

July 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Former sheriff McCaskill sues Matthews

Former Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill is suing Sheriff Jim Matthews for $2 million in a defamation lawsuit filed Thursday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

July 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Lindsay leaving for Richland County

Nelson Lindsay, Kershaw County's economic development director since 1997, has been hired by Richland County to fill a similar position. He will become Richland County's first economic development director.

July 08, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Transition begins for new county administrator

Victor Carpenter officially began work Tuesday as Kershaw County's new administrator. Carpenter said he is excited to be here and is looking forward to getting to know employees, elected officials and needs of the county.

July 06, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Vincent, Watkins ready for fourth terms of office

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent and County Auditor Robin Watkins officially began new terms Friday after being sworn in by Magistrate Roderick M. Todd Jr. at the Kershaw County Government Center.

July 04, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC reverses salary decision

Kershaw County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday not to increase the vice chairman's and council members' salaries after all.

July 01, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Safety first for evaluating county vehicles

Each year, Kershaw County officials try to ensure that county vehicles are safe and reliable for their employees. While there is no specific requirement for when the vehicles must come off the road, Assistant County Administrator Allen Trapp said multiple criteria are typically taken into consideration when it comes time to replace older vehicles.

June 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Redistricting may change minority districts

Kershaw County Council determined during its work session Thursday that one of the county's two majority African American districts may have to transition to a non-minority district during the upcoming redistricting process.

June 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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


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County zoning ordinances face final approval Tuesday

Kershaw County Council meets Tuesday, with public hearings on, and third and final readings of, four ordinances which affect county planning and zoning on the agenda. The matters in question all passed their first two readings unanimously.

May 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


FAC seeks input on theater projects

What live community theater or musical performances would you like to see or, even better, be part of in Camden? That's the question being asked by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County as it reaches out to the community for input on how better to interact with the public in fun and productive ways.

May 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Four-way stop coming to Bethune

The town of Bethune is getting traffic assistance from the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) with the installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of U.S. 1 (King Street) and S.C. 341 (Main Street). The intersection currently has flashing yellow caution lights for U.S. 1 traffic and flashing red stop lights for S.C. 341.

May 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Tucker still living in District 2

Kershaw County District 2 Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. has changed his residence, but still lives in District 2, which keeps him eligible to serve on council. Tucker said a pending divorce resulted in his home on Spring Hill Road being foreclosed and, during the past several weeks, he has been staying with a relative.

May 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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