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KCC awards ATAX funding

"It is the holiday season," Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise said during council's meeting Tuesday night.

December 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


The $1 million man

Austin Meyer was driving along I-77 in Columbia a number of years ago, thinking about a design for a single-engine jet plane. Meyer, who's designed airplanes for most of his adult life, figured the new jet could get him -- or anyone else, for that matter, where they were going just a little faster. It would just take a bit of engineering … and a few million dollars.

December 12, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC looks to finalize updated plan

Kershaw County Council will consider third reading and hold a public hearing concerning a five-year review of the county's comprehensive plan during its meeting Tuesday.

December 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Solid waste fee to help fulfill growing needs

A $55 solid waste fee approved by Kershaw County Council in June will help complete capital needs estimated to cost as much as $1.5 million during the next five years, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

December 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Drought prompts higher Lake Wateree levels

Duke Energy has decided to keep higher than normal water levels at Lake Wateree this winter as a result of ongoing drought conditions.

December 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Input requested on trail plan

Eat Smart, Move More Kershaw County, in conjunction with Atla Greenways, is currently developing a Master Bicycle-Pedestrian-Greenway Plan for the county. The plan will examine current conditions of the community's transportation system and outline a strategy to create a system that is friendlier to cyclists and pedestrians and identify areas for trails and greenways. In order to acquire public input, the organizations are asking county residents to visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/KershawBPGAll and fill out an online survey. Responses will remain anonymous.

December 05, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Davis leaving Rec department

Kershaw County is searching for a new Recreation Department head after Director James Davis recently announced that he would soon be vacating the position.

December 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Smoak revisits joint city, county recreation proposal

Reoffering a request proposed in January, Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak extended a new invitation at Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting for county and city of Camden officials to jointly work towards replacing Rhame Arena.

November 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to consider second reading of updated plan

Kershaw County Council is set to discuss second reading of an ordinance approving a five-year review of the county's comprehensive plan during its meeting Tuesday.

November 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


‘Fam tours’ aim to put county in spotlight

Seeking to increase local tourism, Kershaw County Tourism Director Darron Kirkely recently hosted representatives from the state's welcomes centers as part of a county-wide "familiarization tour." Twelve staff members toured the area as part of the visit, which according to Kirkley, will help promote and expose travelers across the state to the county.

November 23, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC opts to furnish new funds for FAC

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to appropriate $50,000 in accommodation tax funding for the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County.

November 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Library’s Camden branch reopens

The Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library reopens today and will celebrate with an open house from 6 to 7 p.m.

November 16, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCC to consider proposed FAC funding

Kristen Cobb, director of the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center (FAC), reintroduced a $75,000 funding proposal to Kershaw County Council during its work session Thursday.

November 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Each year, during the week before Thanksgiving, Homeless Coalitions throughout the state and nation observe a week of special events to focus attention on the fact that many citizens face hunger and/or homelessness, either chronically or sporadically, and for a variety of reasons. Many of the chronically hungry and homeless are elderly or are persons with mental illnesses or addictions. But many more are facing these concerns this year, often for the first time, because of unemployment rates that are still high, evictions from rental housing and loss of homes to foreclosures, the exhaustion of unemployment benefits, and the ...

November 05, 2012 | | Kershaw County


KCC examines economic development ‘roadmap’

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean presented Kershaw County Council with an overview of a strategic plan for economic development during its Oct. 23 meeting.

October 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Kershaw Conservation District Poster contest winners

The Kershaw Conservation District sponsored the "Dig Deeper- Mysteries in the Soil" poster contest last Spring. 138 posters were entered in the contest, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were given, along with Honorable Mentions. The contest was open to students in grades K through 12, in public, private, and homeschool settings. First place winners, in each category, went to the state competition, and were judged by the SC Association of Conservation Districts. The two state winners were Lugoff-Elgin High School student Kristen Nygaard and Camden Middle School student Mary Dawson Lindsay. Their entries are now being judged on ...

January 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


911 call center can now receive text messages

Kershaw County is leading South Carolina as the state's first county to have the ability for its 911 emergency call center to receive text messages. Officials demonstrated the new technology during a special presentation Tuesday afternoon in the county council chamber inside the Kershaw County Government Center.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council tables EMS issue

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the issue of who will provide the county with emergency medical services (EMS). KershawHealth currently provides the service, but with the pending lease of hospital real estate and purchase of its furniture, fixtures and equipment to Capella Healthcare, a private company in Franklin, Tenn., who will take responsibility for providing, and funding, EMS is undecided.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


State gives $1.5 million to CCTC for expansion

The expansion of higher education opportunities in Kershaw County took a major step forward Monday as the state of South Carolina presented Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) in Camden a $1.5 million check to help with that facility's growth. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and Sen. Thomas McElveen attended the presentation ceremony at the CCTC campus near I-20.

January 28, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to hear text to 911 presentation

Kershaw County Council will hear a presentation Tuesday night by Kirk Stropes, the county's E911 deputy director, on a new system where people can text emergencies to 911. It is one of three presentations on council's agenda for the evening.

January 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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