Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are sponsoring a Winter Baseball Camp on December 7 from noon to 3 p.m.
McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC), a Greenville-based consulting firm working with Duke Energy Progress (DEP), recently completed its evaluation of a potential industrial site called Emmanuel for Kershaw County.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) volunteers will be holding a Tie One On For Safety event at the Lugoff Fire Department, 892 Highway 1 South, Lugoff on Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m.
Three schools in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) could lose their school resource officers (SROs) when grant funding ends in June 2014. KCSD Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Director Kevin Rhodes, who is also chairman of the Kershaw County Safe Community Commission, warned Kershaw County Council of the possibility during a presentation to council Tuesday evening.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) partnered together on October 29 to present an original production about the history and values of scouting. "A Century of Honor," commemorates the 100-year relationship between the Church and the BSA. This was the largest Scouting event ever held.
Kershaw County Council will discuss awarding of sewer bids regarding two pump stations in Elgin at its meeting Tuesday evening. According to County Administrator Vic Carpenter, a portion of the budget was set aside for the rehabilitation of the two stations, called Elgin 1 and 2.
A new library building; an expanded detention center. Those were two points of focus at a special Kershaw County Council work session Tuesday night.
A Bethune mayoral candidate and four of six candidates for Bethune Town Council seats appeared at a forum Tuesday night at the Bethune Women's Club. Many residents took the opportunity to hear the candidates' platforms and ask them questions.
Bethune Town Council voted unanimously to purchase computer software for the town's police department, currently consisting only of Police Chief Glen Davis. Council originally intended to discuss the software at its regularly scheduled meeting held Oct. 10, but chose to reschedule the meeting to Oct. 17 to give council members time to review the information regarding the new software.
Residents filled up the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday evening, even standing along a wall and in the Kershaw County Government Center's lobby. The reason: the anticipated third and final reading of an amended ordinance governing cell towers, updating the definition of a fall zone and how far apart cell phone towers can be placed.
Eight candidates, including three incumbents, will be on the ballot Nov. 5 for the mayoral and two other seats on Bethune Town Council. A "meet the candidates" forum is slated for Oct. 29 at the Bethune Woman's Club where the candidates will gather to present platforms and answer residents' questions.
Kershaw County Council will once again take up third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the county's code of zoning regarding cell towers, antennas and the definition of a fall zone. Council unanimously voted Oct. 8 to send the amendment back to its planning and zoning commission.
A woman who lives just outside the town limits of Bethune used Bethune Town Council's Oct. 10 meeting to apologize for speaking at council's September meeting.
The First Annual "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory of Firefighter Dewitt Peake will be held at the Pine Grove Fire Department Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The address for the event is 833 Pine Grove Road Lugoff, SC 29078.
Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), has appointed Liz Horton, IOM, Executive Director of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, to the Southeast Board of Regents. As a member of this Board, Horton will implement the policies created by Institute's National Board of Trustees.
Kershaw County Council will honor KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Bobby T. Jones for his long history of public service during council's meeting Tuesday.
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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