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.
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.
Q: If you could change anything about Kershaw County, what would it be and why?
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.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews now has an even stronger argument for the need of a four-man traffic unit.
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.
When Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began his term in January, he didn't have any ammo.
Kershaw County Council unanimously gave first reading approval Tuesday night for a $3 million bond to pay for enhancements to the county sewer system.
Approximately 30 of the more than 300 fires statewide this weekend were in Kershaw County, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.
During a special Elgin Town Council meeting Thursday, councilmen voted unanimously to raise the salaries for the mayor and council.
A line of flame advances south toward S.C. 34 (Bishopville Highway) near Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Saturday afternoon.
Does Kershaw County have the authority to tell its employees not to smoke while driving in county vehicles?
It's one of the best audits Kershaw County has gotten in years, said Finance Director Crystal Burr.
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.
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.
Kershaw County Council took its first steps Tuesday to formally accept a proposal for the county to take over emergency management services (EMS) from KershawHealth, effective July 1. Council voted 5-1 on Feb. 10 to accept an offer from KershawHealth of $2.636 million in exchange for the county giving up the property where KershawHealth sits. Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. cast the only no vote, saying he felt transferring the property to KershawHealth would take away any "say so" the county has regarding the hospital. Councilman Willie Mickle was absent from that meeting.
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