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LFD gives KCC good news

Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Chief Dennis Ray had some good news for Kershaw County Council Tuesday: there would be no tax increase of the Lugoff Fire District. Ray said that after completing its Fiscal Year 2014 budget, a tax increase was not necessary.

May 17, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Matthews seeks raises for Kershaw County deputies

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews wants to pay his deputies more money in an effort to keep them on staff instead of losing them to other agencies. Matthews told Kershaw County Council members during a work session Thursday that the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is becoming a training ground, and that the level of staff experience is decreasing as he loses valuable personnel.

May 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


Bethune residents upset at lack of police protection

Thursday evening's Bethune Town Council meeting became a platform for concerned citizens to express their discontent with the council's decision to dissolve the Bethune Police Department (BPD).

May 13, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


First reading of county budget Tuesday

Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting will include first reading of the county's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2014.

May 13, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree residents deal with flooding

Several Lake Wateree residents reported that their docks were underwater or inaccessible due to high lake levels Thursday. Duke Energy, which operates dams along the Catawba River basin, of which Lake Wateree is a part, alerted residents earlier this week to prepare for the rising water. It said significant rainfall had led the company to open spillways and floodgates along the chain so that water could flow at a "measured pace" to protect low-lying homes.

May 10, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree could exceed flood stage later this week

Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Duke Energy opened a gate by 15 feet at Cedar Creek, just upstream from Lake Wateree. According to a copy of an email message sent by Duke Energy to members of the Lake Wateree Association, the company opened the gate due to significant rainfall in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin.

May 08, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Kershaw County joins broadband expansion effort

Community leaders from Kershaw County gathered April 30 with Connect South Carolina at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce to discuss a broadband expansion effort. The program is designed with goals to bridge the technology gap, boost the economy and also prepare the ground for innovations.

May 06, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County treasurer recovering from burns

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent is at home recovering from burns he received April 19, according to County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

May 01, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Eat Smart, Move More reveals pathways plan

The results of an eight-month-long planning process will be unveiled at a public meeting May 9 on a new pathways plan for the county. Eat Smart, Move More Kershaw County (ESMMKC) commissioned the Kershaw County Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Plan as a way to encourage healthy living.

April 29, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


KCC determines KH trustee application timetable

Kershaw County Council determined Tuesday how it will go about filling three slots on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees this fall. Board Chairman Scott Ziemke and trustees George Corbin and Don Witham are rotating off the board Sept. 30 after six years of service each.

April 26, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County Council to hear public presentation from CMP

Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting will include a public presentation from Carolina Motorsports Park's (CMP) Brian Smith. CMP also gave a presentation at a recent Camden City Council meeting.

April 22, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Republican women elect new leadership, officers

The Kershaw County Republican Women (KCRW) recently took on new leadership and has elected four new officers who are committed to taking the KCRW to the next level. KCRW President, Kim Demer says, "I am excited about the extraordinary leadership team we have assembled, all of whom are women committed to advancing the conservative cause in our community."

April 19, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Local governments hit by lower state funding

During a recent Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce legislative forum, the topic of local funding was brought before the panel, which included State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden.

April 19, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Transitional housing a solution for KC homeless, leaders say

A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) count of the country's homeless will now be conducted annually to maintain year-to-year numbers. United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) President Donny Supplee said, however, that he "doesn't put stock in the count."

April 12, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCC rejects KH EMS funding request

Kershaw County Council voted, 4-3, to reject a request Tuesday to take over an average $846,000 annual emergency medical services (EMS) deficit from KershawHealth. During a presentation to council at Tuesday's meeting, KershawHealth President and CEO Donnie Weeks and Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch said the healthcare organization has experienced a five-year loss of $4.22 million from EMS operations alone.

April 12, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


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Recreation Dept. Volleyball league open for registration

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will host an instructional volleyball league. The league is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Registration dates are until December 23. The registration fee is $40 and includes a shirt. The first practice will be January 7, 3:45 p.m. at the City Arena. For more information contact the recreation department at 425-6009

December 19, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Glenn is SCDPPPS Administrative Support Staffer of the Year

Doing her best at work each day is what Kershaw County Human Services Specialist Carlene Glenn said made her fit for her recent recognition as the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services' (SCDPPPS) Administrative Support Staff Person of the Year.

December 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Kershaw County


Camden hosts statewide recreation conference

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.

December 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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