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November 10, 2015 | | Kershaw County


KCC to honor first responders for flood work

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.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Napper receives KCSF Price Award

Paul Napper, executive director of The ALPHA Center, received the 2015 Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award during a surprise ceremony Friday.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Pine Grove Road bridge to be closed until Spring 2016

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.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


SBA economic injury disaster loans available in S.C.

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.

November 03, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Housing mortgage rescue, trust fund programs available to local homeowners, renters

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.

November 03, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Flood victims tell stories, ask questions at meeting

Cindy Hartman had been through a lot before showing up at Wednesday's post-flood community meeting at Lugoff Fire-Rescue's (LF-R) headquarters.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


$17.2 million bond passes final hurdle, 4-2

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.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Public hearing tonight on $17.2 million bond issue

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting tonight to receive comments from the public on a potential $17.2 million bond issue to fund upgrades at the county's industrial parks. The hearing is listed early on tonight's agenda. Third reading of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of the bonds is also up for consideration. Council passed second reading of the ordinance two weeks ago on a split, 4-2 vote with one councilman absent.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Legislative delegation hosts post-flood community meeting

The Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, will host a community meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters on Hwy. 1 in Lugoff to update those impacted by the recent flood.

October 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Legislative delegation hosting flood community meeting

The Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, will host a community meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters on Hwy. 1 in Lugoff to update those impacted by the recent flood.

October 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Ordinances, bond proposal cause confusion, tension for KCC

Things were confused and tense during parts of Kershaw County Council's Oct. 13 meeting. The culprits: property owner zoning change requests and a potential $17 million general obligation bond for infrastructure improvements at the county's industrial parks. In each case, council considered second readings of ordinances which must pass three readings to be enacted.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Four county dams on DHEC emergency list

Four dams in Kershaw County are on a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) emergency orders list. According to DHEC's website, the orders are part of the agency's "proactive assessment process" looking at what are known as "Class One" and "Class Two" dams across the state. DHEC emphasized even with emergency orders, there are no immediate threats to public safety.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune Town Council working on message sign rules

The town of Bethune is expected to have a new programmable message sign in place and operating by the end of the month, according to Councilman Don Witham. Witham reported the progress at council's monthly meeting Oct. 8. He also said council is working on a policy of what can be announced on the sign, which will be controlled from Bethune Town Hall.

October 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips, editor The Country Chronicle (Blythewood, S.C.) | Kershaw County


Kershaw County faces $4 million flood clean-up

Individual families across Kershaw County suffered nearly $690,000 worth of damage, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter. With Kershaw County's addition to a U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) individual assistance list, homeowners should receive at least some compensation for their losses.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Dogs rescued in Houston arrive in Kershaw County

On Thursday, Sept. 7, Danny and Ron's Rescue (DRR) received a special delivery from Houston, Texas, at the Kershaw County Airport in east Camden ...

September 19, 2017 | Julie J. Prickett | Kershaw County


KCC passes second reading rezoning requests

After some discussion, Kershaw County Council gave second reading approval for two rezoning requests during its Sept. 12 meeting.

September 19, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


UWKC Day of Caring completes 14 projects

On Sept. 8, volunteers partnered with the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) for projects ranging from delivering meals to beautification projects on the UWKC ...

September 19, 2017 | | Kershaw County


KC farmers could qualify for federal funds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications from South Carolina farmers, ranchers and private landowners for ...

September 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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