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 could spend up to $17 million to improve its industrial parks in order to make them more attractive to potential new industries. Kershaw County Council voted, 4-3, Tuesday evening to proceed with a plan which finance projects through general obligation bonds while also tapping the county's reserve fund.
The Family Resource Center (FRC), formerly the Sexual Assault Center, will mark 30 years in the fight to eradicate child abuse and neglect, sexual assault and violence and teen pregnancy in Kershaw County.
Kershaw County Council will again consider the subject of improving the county's infrastructure for economic development when it meets Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter has addressed the council at its last two regular meetings, outlining different scenarios and the costs associated with each.
Kershaw County is now "Work Ready."
Kershaw County Risk Manager Barry Catoe recently received two risk management awards from the S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC).
The Kershaw County Historical Society's program on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center's Wood Auditorium will offer both an ...
Kershaw County Council will discuss several items during tonight's meeting, including its upcoming budget calendar, SRO funding and ball fields at Wateree Elementary School.
The Kershaw County Farmers Market (KCFM) will be moving again --for what is hoped to be the last time -- to a new permanent location in ...
Since implementing her quarterly probate process workshops in 2016, Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham has seen workshop attendance continue to rise resulting in a ...
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews is concerned about what he believes could be an increase in gang activity in Kershaw County.
Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb did not have much crime to talk about during the Feb. 9 meeting of Bethune Town Council.
Kershaw County Council unanimously passed a Fee-In Lieu-Of-Taxes agreement for for RJR Land Group LLC, most recently referred to by county officials as "Project Local ...
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