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‘Special’ criminals

These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for a good cause. Seeking bail money are (from left) Camden Fire Chief John Bowers; Travis Luthren, a 26-year-old Special Olympian who competes in bowling, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding; and Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray. The incarceration was all part of the Special Olympics annual Torch Run series of events. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Torch Run events also include waitressing and car-hopping at local restaurants. "This benefits 22,940 athletes ...

November 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Cobb leaving Bethune Police Department

The town of Bethune will be searching for a new police officer.

November 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Meet Kershaw County’s new library director

Kershaw County Library Director Amber Conger is bringing experience and passion to her new role leading the county's library system. Conger, vice president of the S.C. Library Association, comes to Kershaw County from Richland County's main library where she served as the business and job center librarian.

November 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


KCBDSN opens residential home

The Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Lewis Street Community Training Home II, the second of two such homes in Kershaw County the agency uses to assist its clients.

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Lions Club poster winners

Lyric Evans (front row, center) is the year's winner of the Bethune Lions Club's annual peace poster contest. This year's theme is "Share Peace." Lyric's winning poster will advance to face other winners through district, multiple district and international rounds of competition. Lyric is joined by (front row, from left) third-place winner Katlyn Lyles, second place winner Sophia Watford, (back row) Bethune Lions representative Don Witham, North Central Middle School Art Instructor Leslie Pate and Lions Club member (and Bethune town mayor) Charles McCoy.

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County


FEMA mitigation advisors available in Kershaw County

As Kershaw County rebuilds and repairs after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Work near airport part of FAA safety mandate

"There's not going to be a Home Depot out there."

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Kershaw County West Playground unveiled

The newest -- and largest -- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground in the Midlands should be open to children this weekend. Saturday, up to 150 people gathered next to the not-quite-finished venue to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Kershaw County West Playground on what was only the second day of sunny skies in at least a week.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Midway High School alumni unveil new trophy case

On the first Saturday of each year, a large group of Midway High School (MHS) alumni meet at Midway Elementary School (MES) as members of Midway Reunion. Just a few days after its 2014 meeting a year ago, Midway Reunion Co-Chair Barbara Stevens and MES Principal Dell Brabham found more than 15 MHS athletic trophies, with at least one dating back to 1947. (Full disclosure: Stevens is the production director for the Chronicle-Independent and other Camden Media Co. publications.)

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Mosquito dunks available to residents, businesses

The recent flooding event, followed up by days of additional significant rainfall, has led to a dramatic increase in the number of calls being fielded by the Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services related to mosquitos.

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


KCC recognizes swift water rescue team, first responders

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed two resolutions recognizing Lugoff's Swift Water Rescue Team and first responders from across the county during its meeting Tuesday for their actions during October's historic flood event.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Completing SBA loan applications may mean more assistance for some

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding storm and flood survivors in South Carolina to complete loan applications even if they do not plan to accept a loan.

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


HVACs available to low income residents

Wateree Community Actions Inc. currently has funding available to assist families with the repair and installation of HVAC (heating and air systems).

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Downhome cooking with Millie

Pecan Coconut Clusters

November 10, 2015 | | Kershaw County


KCC to honor first responders for flood work

Kershaw County Council will consider a pair of resolutions during its meeting tonight recognizing the Lugoff Swiftwater Rescue Team (LSRT) and Kershaw County first responders for their actions during October's historic flood event.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Honoring the fallen

July 01, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Wheeler wins House District 50 seat

Will Wheeler will be the next representative for SC House of Representatives District 50.

July 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Summer activities at the FAC to begin in July

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County, Lugoff firefighters support state foundation with donation

Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Lack of funding affecting county housing programs

Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing ...

June 24, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Bethune passes 2017 budget

Bethune's budget will increase in 2017, reflecting, among other things, a 2 percent raise for two full-time employees and one part-time employee.

June 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council passes final budget

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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