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VisionKershaw 2030 launches with Camden meeting

Kershaw County took the first step in drafting a 15-year vision plan for the county with the first of several public information gathering meetings Thursday in the media center of Camden High School.

August 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


UWKC Industrial Luncheon kicks off 2016 fundraising

The United Way of Kershaw County geared up for its 2016 fundraising campaign with a luncheon at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse for representatives from industrial sites throughout the county. Each year, the UWKC uses campaign donations to serve those in need in Kershaw County through funding its now 18 partner agencies.

August 03, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


West Wateree Playground set to break ground in August

The West Wateree Community Playground project has surpassed its fundraising goal and will break ground in late August. Playground Steering Committee Chair Laurey Carpenter made the announcement to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday evening. The state-of-the-art playground is being funded entirely with private donations and grants, with no tax money requested nor offered. Council voted last year to provide the space for the playground at the West Wateree Athletic Complex along U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin.

July 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Duke asks lake residents to conserve during drought

With drought conditions continuing to plague the South Carolina Upstate and Midlands, Duke Energy is asking residents along the Catawba-Wateree river and lakes systems to conserve water usage. Duke is asking for voluntary restrictions to landscape watering by limiting such irrigation to Tuesdays and Saturdays.

July 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council meets Tuesday

Kershaw County Council will receive a final update on the Community Playground Project between Lugoff and Elgin during its meeting Tuesday evening. The playground is being funded completely by private donations and will be built on land provided by county council at the West Wateree Athletic Complex on U.S. 1.

July 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


VisionKershaw 2030

With Kershaw County growing at a steady pace, the county government is looking to the future and asking for citizen input on priorities and concerns for the next 15 years and beyond. State law requires counties to have a comprehensive plan and update it every 10 years. Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Department Director Carolyn Hammond said she and county planners realize their role as public servants and want to know in which direction county residents and taxpayers want to go.

July 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County builds 38th home

A little more than a week ago, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County raised the walls of the county's 38th Habitat home.

July 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


County council honors former treasurer Steve Vincent

Kershaw County Council held a relatively short meeting Tuesday which included the unanimous passage of a resolution honoring the years of service and valuable innovations by recently retired county Treasurer Steve Vincent.

July 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council to recognize Steve Vincent

Kershaw County Council will consider a resolution Tuesday honoring outgoing County Treasurer Steve Vincent.

July 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


State rep says Bethune should reject four-way stop

Should the town of Bethune have a traffic light or a four-way stop at the junction of U.S. 1 and S.C. 341 in the heart of town? The town recently requested a traffic light to control vehicle flow through the area, but the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) offered a four-way stop as a compromise, after conducting a traffic study.

July 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


New animal adoption center almost ready

As construction continues on the new home of the Humane Society of Kershaw County, generous benefactors also continue to donate funds being matched dollar-for-dollar by Columbia software designer Austin Meyer. The Humane Society hopes to soon relocate from the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter to its remodeled facility on Black River Road near I-20 southeast of Camden. The building was formerly a Coca-Cola bottling plant and will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center, after Meyer and local animal advocate, the late Judy Thiel.

July 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Warren moves from KCBDSN to Sumter County board

Thoyd Warren, executive director of the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently left to take up the same position at the Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (SCDSNB).

July 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


KCC approves KCSD budget

Smiles and handshakes filled the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday night after council approved the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) budget by a 5-2 vote. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the KCSD requested a budget increase of $397,000, to be used for pay increases for teachers and other staff.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune hosts vigil for Charleston victims

In the wake of the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston where nine people were gunned down during a Bible study, groups throughout the state have pulled together in a unified effort of faith, respect and honor for the victim's and their families.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to consider budgets for Lugoff Fire-Rescue and KCSD

Kershaw County Council will consider the annual budgets for Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) during its meeting Tuesday.

June 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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Bethune gearing up for Chicken Strut

The Bethune Chicken Strut returns to Bethune after a several year hiatus.

July 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC approves construction bids, business park

Kershaw County Council awarded bids for two long awaited road repair projects during its meeting Tuesday night at the County Government Center in Camden.

July 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Meeting the mayor

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (back, far right) meets several of the many children participating in the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Camp Sun Fun ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Drain culverts, business park before KCC

Kershaw County Council will review and discuss bids for two new drain culverts as well as hold a public hearing and third and final reading ...

July 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Cobb stepping down as FAC executive director

Kristin Cobb, executive director of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, is stepping down from the post she has held for 10 years ...

July 07, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


James Davis appointed Chief Magistrate for Kershaw County

James Davis has been appointed chief magistrate for the summary and municipal courts in Kershaw County.

July 07, 2017 | | Kershaw County


FRC accepting applications for Teen Advisory Board

The Family Resource Center (FRC) and Teen Health are currently accepting applications from high school students in Kershaw and Lee counties to serve on the ...

July 07, 2017 | | Kershaw County


KC outdoor life guide now available online

The Camden-Kershaw County Tourism Partnership announces that its new 70-page digital Guide to Outdoor Life in Kershaw County is live and available for free use ...

July 07, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Sign-up for 2017 conservation camp underway

The Kershaw County Soil and Water Conservation District will once again sponsor its annual conservation camp.

July 07, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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