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The Tax-Aide program originated in 1986 and continues to grow each year.

February 12, 2014 | | Kershaw County


USC-Lancaster dean to address KCC

Dr. Walt Collins, dean of the University of South Carolina-Lancaster, will make a presentation to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday night. Collins has appeared before other county councils in the region to explain the benefits of having the university accessible to residents of Lancaster, Kershaw, Chesterfield, Chester and York counties.

February 10, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council looks at upcoming budget

Kershaw County Council and staff have started the annual task of crafting the county budget, which goes into effect July 1. Council held a workshop meeting Tuesday in which Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter presented a proposed general fund budget $280,907 less than the current $22.99 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 that ends June 30.

April 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels

Heavy thunderstorms and accompanying rains during the past weekend in North Carolina caused a threat of flash floods along the Catawba River basin, which includes Lake Wateree at the southernmost end.

April 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


More pieces to the economic development puzzle

Chances are, for most people, economic development means industrial recruitment. Under Gov. Nikki Haley, the state of South Carolina has aggressively recruited outside industry to the state. Those efforts have yielded successes with some 58,000 new jobs announced since 2010.

April 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

Should Bethune bring back its annual "Chicken Strut" festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council to consider zoning law changes

Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

Johnny Deal -- former banker, "Mr. Camden" and "Mr. Facebook" -- received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson's legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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