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“Celebration of Life” ride and festival Monday

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.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Dr. George Kessler guest speaker for KC forest landowners association meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association will be held on Monday. The meeting takes place in the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building located at the corner of West DeKalb and Church Streets in Camden and begins at 7 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Rec Notes

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


LWA: lake area needs more cell phone towers

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) urged its members and other concerned citizens in an email to attend a Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Monday to let commissioners know more cell phone towers are needed on the lake and in other rural areas of the county.

October 16, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Kershaw County survey currently underway

As part of an effort for Kershaw County Council to better understand what residents are thinking, the county is currently conducting a countywide survey. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the survey will include phone surveys as well as an online component.

October 16, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Tower amendment back to planning and zoning

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move an amendment regarding cell towers, antennas and fall zones back to the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission. Council originally considered third and final reading of the amendment Sept. 24, but Chairman Gene Wise tabled it at that time following both public and council members' comments expressing concern about how close together cell phone towers might be in the future.

October 11, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Rec Notes -- October 11

Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, Kimbrell's Furniture and SAFE Federal Credit Union are sponsoring the Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail and invite organizations to participate. The event will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena, 517 Broad Street. Local businesses, agencies, and organizations are encouraged to participate by dressing in costume, decorating Halloween booths, and distributing treats, prizes and candy to the costumed children who participate.

October 11, 2013 | | Kershaw County


KCC still not voting on tower amendment

Kershaw County Council will discuss -- but will not vote on -- third reading of an ordinance to amend the county's code of zoning and land regulations regarding cell towers, antennas and the definition of a fall zone at Tuesday's meeting.

October 07, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Rec Notes: October 4

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

October 04, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Candidates, others clash with Bethune council

A candidate for mayor and several residents in Bethune clashed with Bethune Town Council at its most recent meeting, held Sept. 9. According to a recording provided by a town resident who attended the meeting, Charles McCoy began speaking during the meeting's public forum by noting that "everyone knows" he's running against current Mayor Carlisle Davis in November's election. He was critical of the way both Davis and other members of council have misrepresented his goals if elected.

October 02, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Lions begin candy sales

The Lion Club of Camden will begin with its candy drive, to benefit needy citizens of South Carolina, this week. Pictured (from left to right) are Roger Smoak, Outreach Leader of Camden's Lion club and Phil McGee, Lion Club secretary receiving their first donation from Camden Mayor Tony Scully. Lion club members will be present at local stores on October 4th, 5th,11th,12th and the 19th. The candy will be given away but donations will be gladly accepted and will assist people who need glasses and aid in sight preservation. Smoak and McGee recalled how some people who ...

October 02, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Mikota is new Santee-Lynches COG director

Dr. Michael Mikota recently became the new executive director of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (COG). The COG is one of 10 regional districts which make up the South Carolina Association of Regional Councils. Regional councils are voluntary associations of local governments formed in accordance with state law to provide a structured method of intergovernmental coordination, cooperation and collaboration on a multi-jurisdictional level. The Santee-Lynches COG, established in 1971 and headquartered in Sumter County, the Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties. The region has a population of 223,344 according to the 2010 census, including 12 incorporated communities. The ...

September 30, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


County outlines plan for Bethune’s recycling center

A proposal to move a Kershaw County recycling center in Bethune will not take place for the moment, following a Sept. 12 public meeting with members of Kershaw County Council, Bethune Town Council and local citizens. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter, Asst. Administrator Allan Trapp and county councilmen Tom Gardner and Sammie Tucker Jr. attended the meeting as did Mindy Spires-Miller of the Waste Management company.

September 30, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


County council tables cell tower amendment

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise decided to table a proposed amendment to an ordinance governing, among other things, the "fall zone" for, or distance between, cell towers. A public hearing on the matter drew nine speakers as council prepared to take up third and final reading of the amendment. Had the amendment been passed, it would have changed the distance between cell towers from 5,000 feet to 1,500 feet.

September 27, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Rec Notes - 09-27

Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing?

September 27, 2013 | | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council looks at upcoming budget

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.

April 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels

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.

April 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


More pieces to the economic development puzzle

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.

April 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

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.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

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.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

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.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council to consider zoning law changes

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.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

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.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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