The newest members of Bethune's municipal government are now in place, with a swearing-in ceremony held Thursday at Bethune Town Hall.
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.
During the colder months of the year, many Kershaw County residents take for granted having a warm house in which to stay. But for some, having their own residence is not a reality. The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is hoping to change that.
Kershaw County currently has no plans to develop or otherwise use a 122-acre piece of property associated with Liberty Hill Farms the county controls. The Conservation Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to preserving natural resources, recently purchased a more than 3,500-acre site once known as the Singleton Creek Tract from Greenwood Communities and Resorts Inc. for $9.187 million.
Kershaw County Council met with leaders from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) during a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the school's future in the county. CCTC representatives included members of its executive leadership team, area commission and Kershaw County members of its foundation.
The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation announces registration for its Instructional Volleyball League. The league will be for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Girls will learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios.
A more than 10-year-old dream of State Sen. Vincent Sheheen's is coming true.
Kershaw County experienced a "good year" from a financial standpoint in Fiscal Year 2013, according to results of an audit presented to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday. Both Chairman Gene Wise and Councilman Jimmy Jones were absent; Vice Chairman Stephen Smoak presided over the meeting.
Kershaw County Council will hear first reading in title only of an ordinance authorizing and approving development of a joint county industrial and business park to be known as "Project Apple Joint County Industrial and Business Park" in conjunction with Chesterfield County at Tuesday's meeting.
A majority of Kershaw County citizens who participated in a recent survey said they would support additional taxes to increase recreation and public safety services provided by the county.
INVISTA's annual holiday blood drive will be Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The town of Boykin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The parade is a yearly family-friendly celebration that brings community members together to have fun and get into the Christmas spirit. Nancy Tidwell of Swift Creek Kennel and Deborah Outlaw of Heritage Community Bank help organize the event each year.
Kershaw County citizens who are currently coaching teams through the county's recreation department can now serve on the county's Recreation Advisory Commission. The change is a step closer to becoming official following a unanimous first reading vote of an amendment to the ordinance establishing the commission in the first place.
State Conservationist Ann English announced a prioritized funding sign up deadline for financial assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The deadline is December 20.
Kershaw County Council may "reactivate" its Recreation Advisory Committee on Tuesday when it considers amending the ordinance that originally created the committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.
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.
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.
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.
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