After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council has decided it will appoint four new members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
Since being named Kershaw County's tourism director in July, Darron Kirkley's aim has been to coordinate local tourism efforts and bring more visitors to the community.
Visitors to the Kershaw County Economic Development Office (KCEDO) have been greeted with a new face lately after the recent hiring of Lauren Branham as a marketing and administrative assistant. Branham, a 2012 graduate of Clemson University, will be serving a variety of functions under Economic Development Director Peggy McLean.
Despite not taking any formal vote, Kershaw County Council tried to hash out details Tuesday on making new appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. During the meeting's council/administrator briefing period, County Administrator Vic Carpenter presented recommendations for making appointments, but noted council could revise his proposal.
Aiming to get county tax notices out by October, Kershaw County Council unanimously approved first reading in title only of an ordinance setting the county's millage rate during its meeting Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter explained that approving the ordinance on first reading in title only allows council to flesh out the actual "body" of the ordinance before council's meeting Sept. 11.
Kershaw County Council is set to take up first reading in title only of an ordinance setting the millage rate during its meeting Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said first reading of the ordinance will help initiate preliminary work needed to get county tax notices out by Oct. 1.
Members of the Lake Wateree Association (LWA) are currently working on a series of new safety initiatives to enhance life at the lake. Former LWA Chairman Ron Kadan said the push for improved safety measures was recently initiated after members of the organization reflected on a deadly boating accident along the shores of Lake Murray in Richland County.
Officials advised town of Bethune residents to boil their water for approximately 24 hours starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Bethune Town Clerk Janice Hunter said a water pressure valve failed to work properly, causing the problem.
The Kershaw County Assessor's Office has mailed approximately 200 notices to county residents listed as having multiple homeowner tax exemptions.
Kershaw County Council is currently in the process of exploring options to fill four soon-to-expire terms on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
Kershaw County Council took no action Tuesday towards a millage increase proposal introduced by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).
Kershaw County Council is set to hear a millage rate increase proposal from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials during Tuesday's council meeting. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the bulk of the presentation will be related to the millage and the overall budget, but also indicated KCSD officials may address other topics.
The finish line for the completion of the new Bethune Recreation Center is now closer to fruition according to Kershaw County officials. The opening of the facility has experienced a lingering delay after problems sprang up involving the project's first contractor.
Cassatt Postmaster Barbara Smith retired Tuesday, July 31 after 37 years with the U.S. Postal Service.
Members of the Kershaw County Housing Authority traveled to Lake City and Sumter Monday to gather advice on moving forward with affordable housing projects in the community. Kershaw County United Way President Donnie Supplee, who helped spearhead efforts to establish a local housing authority, said it was a very informative trip.
Kershaw County Council took its first steps Tuesday to formally accept a proposal for the county to take over emergency management services (EMS) from KershawHealth, effective July 1. Council voted 5-1 on Feb. 10 to accept an offer from KershawHealth of $2.636 million in exchange for the county giving up the property where KershawHealth sits. Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. cast the only no vote, saying he felt transferring the property to KershawHealth would take away any "say so" the county has regarding the hospital. Councilman Willie Mickle was absent from that meeting.
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