Ed Wright, a member of The ALPHA Center's Youth Diversion Program, is the 2016 Youth Arbitrator of the Year. Wright received the honor during a lunchtime celebration of the program's success at The ALPHA Center on May 20.
When KershawHealth's Outpatient/Urgent Care Center opened in Elgin seven years ago in October 2009, the county's plan was for it to become the anchor of the Wateree Executive Park. Various factors, including the economy at the time, kept KershawHealth -- now owned by Capella Healthcare of Tennessee -- the only tenant in the park.
Sunday, New Day on Mill will celebrate its 10th year of providing transitional housing for homeless women and children. A United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) community partner, New Day on Mill assists residents in overcoming obstacles to become self-sufficient, offering them a place to live while they attend school, find work and save money to move to a permanent home.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is partnering with Eat Smart Move More, Second Look and food pantries across the county to provide healthier food options to Kershaw County residents who depend on food donations.
A proposed change to the local preference section of the county's procurement code led to a bit of debate among members of Kershaw County Council during its April 26 meeting. The procurement code serves as the county's guide for obtaining goods and services, either through direct purchase, competitive sealed bidding or requests for proposals or qualifications.
Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County held its first Community Build Day on Friday, April 15 with the help of local business Cantey Foundation Specialists. Almost 50 employees took the day off to volunteer, which were separated into three separate groups that helped numerous Habitat for Humanity projects.
In an effort to help reduce the mosquito population, Kershaw County is offering free mosquito dunks to all county households and businesses. Mosquito dunks are biological control discs that are deployed in standing water that cannot easily be mitigated by proactive control measures. One mosquito dunk treats 100 square feet of water surface and can be broken into several portions to treat multiple trouble spots. Each environmentally safe, nontoxic disc works up to 30 days and kills mosquitoes before they are old enough to bite. One dunk is usually adequate to treat most situations when used in combination with proactive ...
Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns recently returned from Europe while Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean returned from China. The two trips mark a step up in efforts to make Kershaw County known to international companies in the hopes of having them open for business here.
Kershaw County residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to explore local handmade and homegrown experiences as the 2016 S.C. Ag + Art Tour arrives for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19. The tour is completely free.