Bonds worth up to $17.2 million will be issued in December to help fund a series of upgrades to Kershaw County's three main industrial parks. Work at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial will likely begin in early 2016. The county will start paying for the bonds -- $390,000 annual payments from $4 million in reserve funds -- in either 2017 or 2018.
Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting tonight to receive comments from the public on a potential $17.2 million bond issue to fund upgrades at the county's industrial parks. The hearing is listed early on tonight's agenda. Third reading of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of the bonds is also up for consideration. Council passed second reading of the ordinance two weeks ago on a split, 4-2 vote with one councilman absent.
The Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, will host a community meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters on Hwy. 1 in Lugoff to update those impacted by the recent flood.
The Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, will host a community meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters on Hwy. 1 in Lugoff to update those impacted by the recent flood.
Things were confused and tense during parts of Kershaw County Council's Oct. 13 meeting. The culprits: property owner zoning change requests and a potential $17 million general obligation bond for infrastructure improvements at the county's industrial parks. In each case, council considered second readings of ordinances which must pass three readings to be enacted.
Four dams in Kershaw County are on a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) emergency orders list. According to DHEC's website, the orders are part of the agency's "proactive assessment process" looking at what are known as "Class One" and "Class Two" dams across the state. DHEC emphasized even with emergency orders, there are no immediate threats to public safety.
The town of Bethune is expected to have a new programmable message sign in place and operating by the end of the month, according to Councilman Don Witham. Witham reported the progress at council's monthly meeting Oct. 8. He also said council is working on a policy of what can be announced on the sign, which will be controlled from Bethune Town Hall.
Individual families across Kershaw County suffered nearly $690,000 worth of damage, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter. With Kershaw County's addition to a U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) individual assistance list, homeowners should receive at least some compensation for their losses.
Tonight, Kershaw County Council will consider approving a resolution regarding the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) pending acquisition of approximately 1,829 acres worth of property adjacent to Lake Wateree and the Wateree River from The Conservation Fund. Most of the property -- more than 1,500 acres -- is in Kershaw County and has been known as the Liberty Hill Tract. In a letter to the county, DNR officials said the agency is purchasing the property from The Conservation Fund for $5.613 million and plans to use the agency's Heritage Land Trust Fund, State Conservation Bank, U ...
It took a little time, thanks to an extra bout of rain Saturday, but dozens of people showed up for the grand opening of the new Thiel-Mayer Adoption Center on Black River Road in Camden. The rain -- not a welcome sight for those who had already lived through the flooding downpours several days earlier -- forced many outdoor activities inside.
Thursday, a pick-up truck towing a trailer followed a tractor trailer as it left Camden Military Academy (CMA) for Columbia, filled with a combined load of 500 cases of water, an additional 20,000 bottles of water and hundreds of jars of peanut butter and jelly.
A Camden native and Elgin resident received recognition as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony and separate gala in Washington, D.C., held Wednesday and Thursday.
Kershaw County is now among those in South Carolina eligible for assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and county officials made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The designation means residents and business owners can ask for their properties to be assessed by county and FEMA officials and reimbursed appropriately to property damaged by this past weekend's flooding.
By the end of a special called meeting Oct. 1 to discuss a permitting request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County, Kershaw County Council decided it wants to meet with all concerned parties about a potential increase in discharges into Spears Creek in Kershaw County.
The new state-of-the-art, handicapped-accessible playground at the West Wateree Athletic Complex between Lugoff and Elgin is quickly taking shape (first photo). Volunteers spent the past weekend installing equipment. A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 14. The main body of the playground equipment features numerous ramps, slides and other features for children to enjoy. Volunteers from various Kershaw County government department worked with contractors from Triad Property Services of Greensboro, N.C., (second photo) to install benches at the playground. Playground Steering Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter said construction is right on schedule. "Thanks to overwhelming support ...
Kershaw County Council approved bids and purchases, discussed rezoning requests and welcomed two new members to council during its meeting Tuesday as Al Bozard and ...
Kershaw County Council will discuss bids for a sheriff's patrol car and construction of an EMS station during its first meeting of 2017 today ...
Camden and Kershaw County will see some winter weather over the next few days, including the possibility of snow and ice Saturday.
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