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Gary’s KCC tenure comes to a close

Bobby Gary concluded his final meeting as a member of Kershaw County Council Dec. 12 surrounded by a round of applause and a resolution honoring his service.

December 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Santa to visit government center

Santa Claus will visit the Kershaw County Government Center Friday.

December 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

Should Bethune bring back its annual "Chicken Strut" festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council to consider zoning law changes

Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

Johnny Deal -- former banker, "Mr. Camden" and "Mr. Facebook" -- received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson's legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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