Are government agencies funded by tax dollars in Kershaw County in the red? Citizens might have thought so based on a November 2013 report issued by the S.C. Office of Budget and Control Board (SCBCB). However, area officials say the report is not as simple as it appears and doesn't paint an accurate financial picture.
During the colder months of the year, many Kershaw County residents take for granted having a warm house in which to stay. But for some, having their own residence is not a reality. The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is hoping to change that.
Kershaw County currently has no plans to develop or otherwise use a 122-acre piece of property associated with Liberty Hill Farms the county controls. The Conservation Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to preserving natural resources, recently purchased a more than 3,500-acre site once known as the Singleton Creek Tract from Greenwood Communities and Resorts Inc. for $9.187 million.
Kershaw County Council met with leaders from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) during a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the school's future in the county. CCTC representatives included members of its executive leadership team, area commission and Kershaw County members of its foundation.
The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation announces registration for its Instructional Volleyball League. The league will be for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Girls will learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios.
Kershaw County experienced a "good year" from a financial standpoint in Fiscal Year 2013, according to results of an audit presented to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday. Both Chairman Gene Wise and Councilman Jimmy Jones were absent; Vice Chairman Stephen Smoak presided over the meeting.
Kershaw County Council will hear first reading in title only of an ordinance authorizing and approving development of a joint county industrial and business park to be known as "Project Apple Joint County Industrial and Business Park" in conjunction with Chesterfield County at Tuesday's meeting.
The town of Boykin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The parade is a yearly family-friendly celebration that brings community members together to have fun and get into the Christmas spirit. Nancy Tidwell of Swift Creek Kennel and Deborah Outlaw of Heritage Community Bank help organize the event each year.
Kershaw County citizens who are currently coaching teams through the county's recreation department can now serve on the county's Recreation Advisory Commission. The change is a step closer to becoming official following a unanimous first reading vote of an amendment to the ordinance establishing the commission in the first place.
State Conservationist Ann English announced a prioritized funding sign up deadline for financial assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The deadline is December 20.