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Property taxes lower than neighboring counties

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.

November 24, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Finance officials gather for SCATT conference

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.

November 22, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Former deputies awarded wrongful termination settlement

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.

November 19, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Farmers market to host Farm Day

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.

November 15, 2010 | | Kershaw County


Chamber sponsors 'Home for the Holidays' shopping campaign

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."

November 12, 2010 | | Kershaw County


Bethune council met in October

The Bethune Town Council met Oct. 14 at Bethune Town Hall.

November 10, 2010 | | Kershaw County


L-EWA customers may pay more next summer

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.

November 10, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Boland, Wright file wrongful arrest lawsuit

Former Kershaw County Administrator Bobby Boland and current Kershaw County Utilities Director Russell Wright filed a federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Tuesday against Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. David Thomley. Boland and Wright are claiming Thomley violated their civil rights.

November 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Missing county woman found

A missing Kershaw County woman was found alive Monday in a remote location of the Blue Ridge Parkway's Bullhead Mountain Overlook in North Carolina.

November 03, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Fire destroys former Bethune bar, garage

Nearly 40 firefighters from more than a half-dozen fire stations converged on Bethune Saturday night responding to a large fire on the SAFA Exxon property at the corner of Main and King streets. The first calls came in around 8:40 p.m, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.

November 03, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County enters into land option deal

Kershaw County Economic Director Nelson Lindsay was a popular man at Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday.

October 28, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Rate increases 'vital' to L-EWA operations

The message to the Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) from its auditors: a consistent, gradual rate increase is basically vital to maintain operations.

October 27, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Financial officer talks Act 388, mandates

The General Assembly is "highly likely" to reduce the local government fund for counties across the state for the third consecutive year during the upcoming legislative session, according to Kershaw County's top financial officer, Crystal Burr.

October 25, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Lugoff man dies in single-car crash

A Lugoff man was killed in a single-car crash Friday night.

October 18, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Kershaw County


Local jobless rate on rise with state’s

Kershaw County unemployment jumped more than half a percentage to 11.1 percent in August, according to the S.C. Employment Security Commission's latest figures.

October 18, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


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College president speaks to Kershaw County Council

The president of the University of South Carolina's (USC) Lancaster campus offered Kershaw County Council a look at what the school has to offer and improvements being made there. USC-Lancaster President Dr. Walt Collins addressed council during its meeting Tuesday.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Rec Notes: Trick or Treat Trail offers family fun

The Kershaw County Recreation Department along with SAFE Federal Credit Union and Kimbrell's Furniture will host Trick or Treat Trail, a "Boostastic time for the whole family" today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena located on 517 Broad Street. There will be family activities, candy and more. Contact the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation office at 425-6009

October 31, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Trick or Treat Trail offers family fun on October 31

The Kershaw County Recreation Department along with SAFE Federal Credit Union and Kimbrell's Furniture will host Trick or Treat Trail, a "Boostastic time for the whole family" Friday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena located on 517 Broad Street. There will be family activities, candy and more. Contact the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation office at 425-6009

October 24, 2014 | | Kershaw County


CAST holds final meeting as grant expires

Members of CAST -- Community Action for a Safer Tomorrow -- met for the last time Wednesday at the ALPHA Center as a grant used to fund the program across the state ended in September.

October 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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