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Read Across America needs volunteers for Feb. 28 event

Read a book, make a difference in a child's life. The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Partners in Education will conduct an annual Read Across America event Friday, Feb. 28. The two organizations are seeking volunteers to go to Kershaw County's 11 elementary schools that morning to read Dr. Seuss books to students.

February 10, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Jordan joins local Clemson Extension team

Jackie Jordan recently joined the Clemson Extension as its area horticulture agent, bringing a wealth of experience to the role. Jordan's focus is in commercial and specialty crops in Kershaw, Fairfield and Richland counties. She works with farmers who grow fruits and vegetables, with landscapers working on yards and public greenery and with gardening specialists working with fields and golf courses.

February 03, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


KCC hears KershawHealth report

The Kershaw County Council received a quarterly report from KershawHealth on Tuesday evening. The short meeting went on as scheduled, despite the threat of inclement weather, which didn't arrive until later.

January 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Former sheriff’s son-in-law receives SCLEOA award

The son-in-law of a former Kershaw County sheriff recently received an award from the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers' Association (SCLEOA).

January 29, 2014 | | Kershaw County


KCC eyeing short agenda

Kershaw County Council will hold its second January meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The relatively short agenda will begin with a quarterly update from the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. Another presentation by the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees originally scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until February, according to County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

January 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Emani joins S.C. ENT, Allergy & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Janaki Emani recently joined the team at South Carolina ENT, Allergy & Sleep Medicine (SC ENT). Dr. Emani is board certified in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.

January 24, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Registration open for Zumba fitness classes at Bethune Rec.

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

January 24, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Rec. Notes -- Registration open for Zumba fitness classes at Bethune Rec. Center

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

January 17, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Businesses ask for KCC support of CCTC expansion

Several Kershaw County business leaders expressed their desire for Kershaw County Council to support a proposed expansion of Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) campus near the U.S. 521/I-20 exchange.

January 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Heavy rain causes traffic woes, flooding concerns

With steady rainfall and occasional heavy downpours Friday and Saturday, officials in Kershaw County reported traffic problems and concerns about flooding along area rivers and Lake Wateree. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported 3.55 inches of rain measured Friday and Saturday at a weather station 4.2 miles northeast of Camden.

January 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC focusing on CCTC at Tuesday meeting

Kershaw County Council will focus on Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) as part of its first meeting of 2014 Tuesday evening.

January 13, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune needs to refurbish, repaint water tower

Proposals to refurbish and repaint Bethune's water tower dominated Bethune Town Council's first meeting of the new year Thursday. The evening also marked the first meeting for new Mayor Charles McCoy and new councilmen Don Witham and John Fulmer. The meetings also marked the first to be held at the Bethune Recreation Center rather than Bethune Town Hall.

January 13, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Keeping warm leads to power outage

As Kershaw County got caught in the grip of some of the coldest temperatures in decades, local authorities have reported few weather-related problems.

January 08, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


New Bethune mayor, councilmen sworn in

The newest members of Bethune's municipal government are now in place, with a swearing-in ceremony held Thursday at Bethune Town Hall.

January 06, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Local officials criticize SCBCB report

Are government agencies funded by tax dollars in Kershaw County in the red? Citizens might have thought so based on a November 2013 report issued by the S.C. Office of Budget and Control Board (SCBCB). However, area officials say the report is not as simple as it appears and doesn't paint an accurate financial picture.

January 06, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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County council proceeds with EMS takeover

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.

February 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


EMS deal moves forward with county ordinances

Although Kershaw County Council passed a resolution two weeks ago accepting a $2.6 million deal to take over emergency medical services (EMS) from KershawHealth, it will take up two ordinances related to officially making that deal at its meeting Tuesday night.

February 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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