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.
The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority has been awarded the Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Achievement Award for 2009, given by the S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control to water providers across the state.
When Greenwood Development Corp. announced it was creating Liberty Hill Farms in 2006, the company marketed the nearly 3,500-acre property on and around the shoreline of Lake Wateree as a "low density community with 15- to 50-acre home sites" with a more than 1,000-acre permanent conservation area.
Bill Molnar, who was brought on as Kershaw County's assistant administrator six months ago, has been "let go," according to County Administrator Clay Young.
At the request of Kershaw County's IT coordinator, the county recently installed a new phone system that required new direct dial numbers for each county department. The new numbers went into effect last week, and can be found at the county's website, www.kershaw.sc.gov.
A several-years-long dispute between Kershaw County and INVISTA over "who owes who what" in tax money could be settled through arbitration in the coming months, County Administrator Clay Young said Wednesday.
Elgin Town Council approached the subject of salaries for the mayor and council members during recent meetings, and it was on the Nov. 2 agenda for further consideration.
Kershaw County Council was expected to give final approval Tuesday night to an option for Southeast Renewable Energy LLC (SRE) to buy 30 acres at the county landfill site for the construction of a $50 million wood waste-burning energy plant to produce biomass fuel for Santee Cooper.
Kershaw County homeowners may be put off with new tax notices sent out last week, but they could be paying more if they lived in most neighboring counties.
Finance officials from counties across the state were in Kershaw County last week for the annual S.C. Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors (SCATT) Fall Conference, which rotates between South Carolina counties each year.
Two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies who were fired following the Republican primary election in June -- allegedly for failing to back Capt. David Thomley in the election -- were paid approximately $50,000 each from the S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC) Properties and Liabilities Trust, according to County Administrator Clay Young.
From 8 a.m. to noon the regular vendors will be joined by artisan vendors selling wool, pottery, soap, glass and wood wares. There will be live farm animals from Old McCaskill's Farm, and bees from Bell Honey to observe. New and antique farm equipment will be used to demonstrate activities from farms of today and yesterday. There will be carriage rides, and Jansen Cox will bring his heritage breed horses for youngsters to ride. A quilting demonstration will showcase a timeless talent. And Jeff Clark will entertain visitors with live music.
In an effort to encourage Kershaw County residents to shop locally this holiday season, the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a shopping campaign called "Home for the Holidays."
The Bethune Town Council met Oct. 14 at Bethune Town Hall.
An early draft of the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority's (L-EWA) fiscal year 2012 budget -- handed out during the L-EWA Board of Directors' Nov. 4 meeting -- recommends a rate increase that'll add $9 per month onto a customer signed on for the minimum residential usage, totaling more than $110 for the year.
Kershaw County is in good financial condition, according to the annual audit of the county books by the accounting firm Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin. The firm's Mark Wood presented the audit summary at Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday. Wood said the audit was completed earlier than usual this year at the county's request so it would be concluded before newly-elected Council Chairman Julian Burns and Councilman Dennis Arledge take office in January.
Kershaw County Council will consider a relatively short agenda when they meet Tuesday. The accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock and Godwin is scheduled to present the county's annual audit report to council.
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