Kershaw County Parks & Recreation will host its 14th annual Senior Golf Tournament (for ages 50 and up) on Friday, September 27.
While the official minutes of a special August 27 meeting of Bethune Town Council tell a somewhat different story than originally told to the Chronicle-Independent, council's vote to hire Mayor Carlisle Davis' son, Glenn, as police chief may still violate state anti-nepotism laws.
The town of Bethune hired Mayor Carlisle Davis' son following a special called meeting held Aug. 27. Carlisle Davis confirmed the outcome of that meeting during a phone call Friday.
Kershaw County Council spent part of its meeting Tuesday evening outlining, in detail, the process it will follow to make appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
Kershaw County Parks & Recreation will host its 14th annual Senior Golf Tournament (for ages 50 and up) on Friday, September 27. The entry deadline is September 20. The tournament will be held at White Pines Golf Club in Camden.
Kershaw County Council will consider a resolution declaring the county's intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures with the proceeds of debt to be incurred by the county at Tuesday's meeting.
Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Baton classes will be offered starting September 4 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department for ages 2 and up. Kim Forrest is the instructor bringing over 34 years of experience in the dancing field. Classes will be on Wednesdays starting at 4 p.m. with the fee being $42 a month. Classes are taught in combination.
Could the pending restart of mining operations at Lancaster County's Haile Gold Mine benefit Kershaw County? While environmental concerns are being expressed in and around the town of Kershaw, and environmental benefits may come through wetlands mitigation near the mine and in lower Richland County, Kershaw County leaders are looking at a potential positive impact to the local economy.
Various industries are showing an interest in Kershaw County, according to County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. She said some of the types of industries contacting her include aerospace, automotive, food and gun manufacturing companies.
Lander University announces local students that were added to its President's List and Dean's List:
The United Way of Kershaw County recently hosted an "Industrial Luncheon" to celebrate the beginning of its 2014 campaign.
Kershaw County Council will discuss three issues at its meeting Tuesday: a countywide noise ordinance; plans for bicycle, pedestrian and greenways; and economic development updates.
Registration for the KCSD's sports fall program continues. The registration fee is $32 for football, soccer, baseball and soccer, and includes insurance. The registration fee for cheer leading is $25 and includes a uniform and insurance.
Officials with Duke Energy forecast that Lake Wateree will be "above full pond" (100 feet) today, the third time it has made such a prediction this summer. Charlotte, N.C., and the region has experienced locally heavy rainfall, with high flows coming into Lake Wylie from the South Fork River, officials said in a press release Monday.
Debate continued at Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday over funding for emergency situations. At its last meeting, council passed first reading of an ordinance that would amend the county's procurement code to account for emergency funding. The amendment allows County Administrator Vic Carpenter to expend up to $25,000 for emergency purposes as long as he informs council of the purchase. Any such funding over the $25,000 limit would have to go to council for a vote.
For the first time, Camden recently hosted the S.C. Recreation and Parks Association's annual board retreat, Dec. 4 and 5. Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Director Joe Eason said the retreat is usually held in Charleston, but the association chose Camden because of its central location and hospitality.
Bethune's work to repair and refurbish the town's aging water tower took a big step toward being completed Thursday when Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner presented Bethune Town Council a $33,000 check from the county.
During a special called meeting Thursday, Kershaw County Council approved the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' decision to draft a letter of intent concerning a deal between the county's public healthcare system and a partnership comprised of Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
Kershaw County Council bade farewell to a councilman and its chairman at its last regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Council normally would have a second meeting this month, but cancelled it due to the Dec. 23 date falling so close to Christmas.
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