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Housing mortgage rescue, trust fund programs available to local homeowners, renters

Kershaw County government officials recently forwarded information from the S.C. State Housing Finance & Development Authority (SC Housing) on programs it has available which may be helpful to homeowners and those left unemployed or with a reduction in income due to October's historic flooding.

November 03, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Flood victims tell stories, ask questions at meeting

Cindy Hartman had been through a lot before showing up at Wednesday's post-flood community meeting at Lugoff Fire-Rescue's (LF-R) headquarters.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


$17.2 million bond passes final hurdle, 4-2

Bonds worth up to $17.2 million will be issued in December to help fund a series of upgrades to Kershaw County's three main industrial parks. Work at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial will likely begin in early 2016. The county will start paying for the bonds -- $390,000 annual payments from $4 million in reserve funds -- in either 2017 or 2018.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Public hearing tonight on $17.2 million bond issue

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting tonight to receive comments from the public on a potential $17.2 million bond issue to fund upgrades at the county's industrial parks. The hearing is listed early on tonight's agenda. Third reading of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of the bonds is also up for consideration. Council passed second reading of the ordinance two weeks ago on a split, 4-2 vote with one councilman absent.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Legislative delegation hosts post-flood community meeting

The Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, will host a community meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters on Hwy. 1 in Lugoff to update those impacted by the recent flood.

October 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Legislative delegation hosting flood community meeting

The Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, will host a community meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters on Hwy. 1 in Lugoff to update those impacted by the recent flood.

October 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Ordinances, bond proposal cause confusion, tension for KCC

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.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Four county dams on DHEC emergency list

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.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune Town Council working on message sign rules

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.

October 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips, editor The Country Chronicle (Blythewood, S.C.) | Kershaw County


Kershaw County faces $4 million flood clean-up

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.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Online Only: KCC may support DNR Liberty Hill tract purchase

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 ...

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


New pet adoption center opens

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.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camden Military Academy, others help with relief efforts in the Midlands

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.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County woman recognized as an ‘Angel in Adoption’

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.

October 09, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County added to FEMA list

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.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


UWKC accepting partner agency applications

The United Way of Kershaw County is accepting applications for funding from non-profit organizations that provide local services in Kershaw County. The organization must have ...

April 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Thank you

Kershaw County Veterans Affairs Officer Barbara Ray (center) was selected as The 2017 Veterans Affairs Officer of the Year by The South Carolina Association of ...

April 18, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Council passes second reading on nuisance ordinance

Kershaw County Council passed second reading of an ordinance addressing nuisance properties in the county during its April 11 meeting.

April 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCL to celebrate Earth Day with NASA

The Kershaw County Library has joined libraries across the country to participate in the Earth Day 2017. During this national event, the library will celebrate ...

April 18, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Library events for May

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM

April 18, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Special Olympics is April 21 at CMA

The Kershaw County Special Olympics will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at Camden Military Academy.

April 11, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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