The newest -- and largest -- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground in the Midlands should be open to children this weekend. Saturday, up to 150 people gathered next to the not-quite-finished venue to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Kershaw County West Playground on what was only the second day of sunny skies in at least a week.
On the first Saturday of each year, a large group of Midway High School (MHS) alumni meet at Midway Elementary School (MES) as members of Midway Reunion. Just a few days after its 2014 meeting a year ago, Midway Reunion Co-Chair Barbara Stevens and MES Principal Dell Brabham found more than 15 MHS athletic trophies, with at least one dating back to 1947. (Full disclosure: Stevens is the production director for the Chronicle-Independent and other Camden Media Co. publications.)
The recent flooding event, followed up by days of additional significant rainfall, has led to a dramatic increase in the number of calls being fielded by the Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services related to mosquitos.
Kershaw County Council unanimously passed two resolutions recognizing Lugoff's Swift Water Rescue Team and first responders from across the county during its meeting Tuesday for their actions during October's historic flood event.
Kershaw County Council will consider a pair of resolutions during its meeting tonight recognizing the Lugoff Swiftwater Rescue Team (LSRT) and Kershaw County first responders for their actions during October's historic flood event.
A detour around a structurally damaged bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff will remain in place until Spring 2016, according to a S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) engineer. SCDOT District One Engineering Administrator Bryan L. Jones said the hope is for the bridge to be replaced by the end of May 2016.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations in South Carolina as a result of the excessive rain and flooding took place in October.
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.
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.