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Development, recreation opportunities top county list

Members of Kershaw County Council put in extra hours last week during a council retreat Friday and Saturday in an attempt to establish policy goals for the upcoming year. The councilmen hashed out county priorities at Old Armory Steakhouse Friday, and then held a day-long session at the Shaw Recreation Area on Lake Wateree Saturday.

February 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County launches recreational facility meetings

About fifteen people gathered in the Kershaw County Government Center in Camden Thursday to hear an overview of and provide feedback on the county's recreational offerings. Thursday's was the first of seven public forums to be held across the county.

February 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Public forums on future rec needs slated

The Kershaw County Recreation Department will host public forums across the county this month to gain input into rec needs for the next five years.

February 03, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Looking for growth

Legislation introduced in the S.C. House of Representatives could change the way Cassatt Water Company handles its finances. If passed, the company would be converted from a private, non-profit entity to a public utility, allowing the company to cut costs and more efficiently initiate $16 million worth of capital improvements.

February 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Medicaid funding cut threatens SWRTA services

In its fourth decade, the Santee Wateree Rural Transit Authority (SWRTA) continues to provide services to Kershaw County. However, changes to the agency's funding may cause the SWRTA to cut some of those services, according to Executive Director Ann August.

February 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Smoak invites city to revisit rec options

Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak reached out to the city of Camden during county council's meeting Tuesday, trying to gauge the city's support for a joint venture with the county to replace Rhame Arena.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


SWRTA asks for additional funding

Ann August of the Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority (SWRTA) presented Kershaw County Council with a request for additional funding during a public presentation at Tuesday's council meeting.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County maintains effort to increase efficiency

Kershaw County continues to look for cost-saving measures after the success of a reverse auction last fall for the bulk purchase of paper.

January 18, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Local SCHP commander: KCSO reducing fatalities

S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Sgt. Tom Borowski informed Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday that the number of fatal crashes in the county has dropped since the creation of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit. Borowski, commander of the SCHP unit patrolling Kershaw and Lee counties, also said the county continues to make progress in its effort to crack down on the number of traffic collisions and DUI fatalities.

January 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Company seeks county support for broadband concept

A Florence-based technology company approached Kershaw County Council with a unique business opportunity at its work session Thursday. Ronnie Wyche, vice president of sales of GlobalCo Central, outlined a countywide fiber optic broadband project being developed by the company.

January 09, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Industrial prospects remain steady

"I somewhat expected a lull at the end of the year, but that hasn't been the case," said Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean, referring to the level of business activity experienced toward the end of 2011.

January 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Public NPS meetings scheduled for Tuesday

A proposed Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Area (NHA) did not meet National Park Service (NPS) criteria necessary to receive the designation, according to a draft of a suitability/feasibility study published in November. Public meetings are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert Mills Courthouse on South Broad Street to discuss the draft study.

January 06, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC finalizes Weylchem tax dispute

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted 5-0 to settle a three-year-long tax dispute with Weylchem, a chemical company with U.S. operations based in Elgin, during a special 8:30 a.m. meeting Tuesday.

December 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC carries out economic expansion deals

Kershaw County Council finalized approximately $60 million worth of investment deals at its meeting Tuesday after completing fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements with Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) and INVISTA.

December 16, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Proposed KCSO service fee concerns councilman

A service fee proposal by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has garnered both praise and criticism from county council members looking to define the scope of such fees for the use of off-duty deputies. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the primary purpose of the proposed fee is to entice off-duty sheriff's deputies to work events like funerals, school functions and community gatherings.

December 14, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Lake Wateree stakeholder meeting Wednesday

Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.

September 01, 2014 | | Kershaw County


KCC passes tower amendment on first reading

Kershaw County Council took the first step towards amending a county ordinance regulating communications towers at its meeting Tuesday. Council unanimously passed first reading of the amendment, which was discussed at council's Aug. 12 meeting.

August 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Amateur Radio club hosting classes

The Kershaw County Amateur Radio club will have a series of classes about amateur radio open to licensed and unlicensed enthusiasts. The classes will run September 10, 17 and 24 Wednesday evenings at 7-9 p.m. in the Band Room on the Camden Military Academy grounds.

August 27, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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