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KC recognized as SC Work Ready Community

The S.C. State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) recently recognized Kershaw County as a South Carolina Work Ready Community in Progress. Kershaw County is one of 34 counties whose applications to become Work Ready communities have been accepted by the state steering committee. Kershaw County earned the designation by demonstrating a commitment in meeting its two-year criteria, which includes improving high school graduation rates, obtaining WorkKeys assessments National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRCs), and having an alignment of community stakeholders in achieving county goals.

March 22, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County Youth Arbitration Program celebrates success

The ALPHA Center celebrated its success with the Kershaw County Youth Arbitration Program with a luncheon Friday. Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson attended and presented with an award in honor of his support and funding of the program which began in February 2012.

March 18, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


KCC to amend unified zoning code

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the county's Unified Code of Zoning and Land Development Regulations with regard to family exemptions. The amendment allows families owning land to subdivide their property into more lots on which family members can reside. The current code restricts such divisions by regulating access via roads or driveways.

March 15, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Rec Department back home after flooding

The Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) is back under its own roof after a recent flooding issue as a result from rain and a malfunctioning toilet. KCRD staff moved to the Kershaw County Government Center for two weeks while repairs were made to damaged carpeting and floors; paint touchups and some furniture replacement took place as well.

March 13, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Kirkley leaving Kershaw County tourism director position

Darron Kirkley will be leaving his current position as Kershaw County's tourism director effective March 15.

March 11, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Public hearing on unified zoning code Tuesday

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing on an amendment of the Kershaw County Unified Code of Zoning and Land Development Regulations with regards to family exemptions at Tuesday's meeting.

March 11, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Bullying top concern for safety commission

After analyzing a variety of student survey responses related to community safety, the Kershaw County Safe Communities Commission concluded Thursday that bullying will be one of the group's first areas of concentration. Commission Chairman Kevin Rhodes indicated the group's efforts are moving in a positive direction after reviewing student feedback generated from the county's Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant.

March 04, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks to clarify gun discharge laws

Kershaw County Council explored the possibility of implementing a gun discharge ordinance Tuesday after hearing complaints from local residents and law enforcement officials. But before council even began discussing the possible change, Councilman Stephen Smoak asked county staff why the item was actually placed on Tuesday's agenda.

March 01, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County seeking new assessor after Roberts’ exit

February 27, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to discuss tourism committee appointments

Kershaw County Council will consider making appointments Tuesday to the county's tourism committee, a group tasked with advising council and Kershaw County Tourism Director Darron Kirkley with matters pertaining to local tourism efforts.

February 25, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Historic Camden presses for larger tourism role

Representatives from Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park are seeking feedback from Kershaw County and city of Camden officials in pursuit of a plan to have greater involvement in local tourism. As part of its push, Historic Camden has proposed transitioning towards more of an official tourism role by having a hand in the operation of the county's visitor center.

February 22, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Jones targets KershawHealth at Tuesday KCC meeting

A proposal to purchase two ambulances for KershawHealth escalated into a strong rebuke of the healthcare organization by Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones during a council meeting Tuesday despite joining a unanimous vote to approve the measure.

February 15, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to discuss ambulance bids for KershawHealth

Kershaw County Council will consider the awarding of bids for two KershawHealth ambulances during Tuesday's meeting. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the costs of the ambulances were already incorporated in the county's 2012-2013 fiscal year budget.

February 11, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County searching for new planning/zoning head

Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter is currently looking for someone new to lead the county's Planning and Zoning Department. Former director John Newman left the position in December after serving since June 2006. Carpenter didn't clarify the cause of Newman's exit, simply categorizing it as a "personnel matter." Assistant County Planner Carolyn Hammond will head the department on an interim basis.

February 06, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Tourism director projects increased rural support

Kershaw County Tourism Director Darron Kirkley anticipates a greater push to attract tourists to more rural parts of the state after hearing tourism trend updates during last week's Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism.

February 04, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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County council has questions on Nov. 4 election

Kershaw County Council will consider a relatively short agenda when they meet Tuesday. The accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock and Godwin is scheduled to present the county's annual audit report to council.

November 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune ‘blighted property’ owners may face fines

Owners of "blighted properties" in Bethune may end up paying for not cleaning up their properties.

November 19, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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