After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council voted Tuesday to deny the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) request for a 4.7 millage increase, a move that would have generated about $500,000 annually for local schools.
Local Camden residents Col. Lanning Risher and Dr. John DuBose III are two men whose ancestry can clearly be traced back to the Huguenots who fled France in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Recently retired, these men -- who have spent their working lives in the Camden community -- recounted their family stories.
Kershaw County Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider implementing public hearing rules, a move that could set time limits for speakers at a public hearing involving setting the millage rate.
Despite the growing shift from reading hardcover books to reading digital downloads via the Internet, the Kershaw County Library continues to grow according to Library Director Amy Schofield.
Columbia businessman Austin Meyer and his wife, Lane, say they will match donations toward a new animal shelter in Kershaw County, up to a limit of $1 million in matching funds.
Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement with Diversified Information Technologies (DIT) during its meeting Tuesday, finalizing a deal estimated to generate at least 20 full-time jobs.
Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing and hold third reading of an ordinance authorizing a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement with Diversified Information Technologies (DIT) during its meeting Tuesday.
Preliminary plans for a county-wide trail system are currently being developed as part of a collaborative effort set to be finished by May.
A string of recent financial moves by Kershaw County Council has drawn added scrutiny from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials because, they say, a funding request has essentially gone unanswered.
Kershaw County Council selected four new appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees Tuesday with all but one receiving unanimous support.
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.
The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.
On a 6-0 unanimous vote, with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent, Kershaw County Council passed a motion which, in part, would make Palmetto Utilities of Richland County responsible for repairing Crab Apple Lane and change the way it discharges wastewater to keep the road from being damaged again.
The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets.
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