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Serving the children

Kershaw County's Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

July 02, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCC revives potential noise ordinance

Kershaw County Council's introduction of a noise limitation ordinance will rehash a proposal put forward by council about two years ago, according to Kershaw County Attorney Ken DuBose. DuBose said a plan to establish such an ordinance was previously in the works, but only received two readings before ultimately failing to be approved.

July 02, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Wise, Miles reject penny sales tax as measure passes

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise made his stance very clear Tuesday regarding the introduction of a new 1 percent county-wide sales tax.

June 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County-wide projects considered by tax commission

In 2010, Kershaw County Council tasked six county residents with providing a capital project improvement plan for the county.

June 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Aquatic Center to reopen Friday after partial collapse

The Kershaw County Aquatic Center, located on Battleship Road in Camden, will be shut down until Friday according to Kershaw County Recreation Department Director James Davis.

June 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Bethune gym project in court

A Kershaw County project to build Bethune a replacement to a recreation building destroyed by fire several years ago has ended up in court.

June 27, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Kirkley set to start tourism director role

Darron Kirkley's top goal as Kershaw County's new tourism director will be attracting people to the community.

June 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to look at penny sales tax list

After holding several lengthy meetings in May and June, the Kershaw County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission will present its list of potential fundable projects to Kershaw County Council on Tuesday.

June 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Hartis sues Matthews for $4 million

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he is "disappointed" by a fifth lawsuit filed against him Friday by Kershaw County Magistrate R. Eugene "Gene" Hartis.

June 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCC moves forward with solid waste fee

Kershaw County Council moved one step closer to implementing a new solid waste fee for county residents during Tuesday's meeting.

June 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Tax commission examines possible facility upgrades

Members of the Kershaw County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission continued to explore upgrades to several existing recreation facilities during meetings held Thursday and Monday. The commission is tasked with finding potential recreation capital projects to be funded by the implementation of a proposed 1-cent tax.

June 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks at solid waste fee

Kershaw County Council held a special meeting Tuesday to vote on whether to enact a county-wide residential solid fee. Councilmen voted 5-1 to approve first reading of the ordinance by title only. Councilman Bobby Gary voted against the proposal; Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. was absent.

June 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Local wetlands being preserved for future use

More than 1,900 acres of land near McCord Ferry Road in Lugoff will now be protected for future generations through a partnership with local landowners and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

June 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Penny sales tax could last six years

The Kershaw County Capital Sales Tax Commission reached a preliminary consensus Monday to propose a six-year penny sales tax for county residents, which would generate about $25 million to be used for recreation projects.

June 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Penny sales tax commission begins work

The Kershaw County Capital Sales Tax Commission hashed out preliminary details on the future of county recreation during its initial meeting Thursday. Kershaw County Council created the commission March 27 to investigate the possible formulization of a penny sales tax to fund recreational projects in the community.

June 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.

July 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


A snapshot of homelessness in Kershaw County

A report profiling homelessness in the Midlands was recently released by the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless. The report focused on poverty, homeless demographics and homeless services in the 14 counties that make up the Midlands, including Kershaw County.

July 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


‘Like ducks to water’

A group of Kershaw County children have learned to swim this week, thanks to a partnership between the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department (KCPRD) and First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden. Patty Rose is the director of urban missions for FBC and said she became aware of the need for the swim lessons when kids in her program attended a pool party.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council revising procurement code

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would modify the county's procurement code that regulates purchases. Before the vote, County Attorney Ken DuBose explained a proposed amendment to the ordinance.

July 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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