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SRE drops plans for Cassatt biomass plant

Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) has decided not to move forward with the completion of a biomass facility in Cassatt according to SRE CEO Raine Cotton.

August 01, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Wise seeks greater involvement with KH board

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise has indicated he would like to see a greater emphasis placed on selecting KershawHealth Broad of Trustees members. During council's July 10 meeting, Wise said he would like council to formally vet individuals applying for the board.

July 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC finalizes noise ordinance

Kershaw County Council looked to give residents a respite from potentially noisy neighbors Tuesday after approving third reading of an excessive noise limitation ordinance. The proposal was supported on a 5-2 vote with Councilman C.R. Miles and Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. voting against third reading.

July 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Unemployment rate ticks up in county, state

While Kershaw County's jobless rate continues to remain near South Carolina's average, both the county and the state have experienced two consecutive months of unemployment increases.

July 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to look at employee pay increases

Kershaw County Council is set to take up a resolution Tuesday providing cost of living adjustments for county employees. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the resolution will essentially formalize all paperwork regarding a 2 percent pay increase.

July 23, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC sets noise ordinance fines

An excessive noise limitation ordinance approved on second reading by Kershaw County Council Tuesday set the specific penalty costs for each level of misdemeanor offense.

July 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC tables penny sales tax

Kershaw County Council effectively killed a county-wide penny sales tax proposal Tuesday set to be considered by voters this November. Members unanimously voted, 6-0, to table second reading of the plan, which according to County Attorney Ken Dubose pushed the timetable for approval by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) beyond a recommended deadline.

July 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to continue noise ordinance discussion

Second reading of a potential noise limitation ordinance is set to be taken up by Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday.

July 09, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Rescue group does more thanks to grants

Kershaw County-based Dog4U Inc. Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is pleased to announce the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) sponsorship through a grant award of $1,000 in support of its equine program. The grant award will help alleviate a third of Dog4U's hay costs for the 10 horses under its care for 2012.

July 04, 2012 | | Kershaw County


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


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Bethune police chief gets pay raise

Newly-hired Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb received some good news at Bethune Town Council's meeting Thursday. After a brief executive session discussion near the end of the meeting, council unanimously voted to give Cobb a $500 a year pay raise and provide him with a cell phone paid for by the town. The raise brings the part-time chief's annual pay to $16,000.

August 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Repairing the bridges of Kershaw County - Part 2 of 2

There are 21 bridges that cross bodies of water in Kershaw County owned and, therefore, maintained by the county. Of those, 19 need some level of repair or need to be replaced. In addition, there are two other bridges that are out-of-service that also need to be replaced.

August 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities withdraws permit application

A Richland County wastewater treatment utility company has withdrawn a permit application to discharge treated sewage into a Kershaw County creek.

August 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Rec Notes - Aug. 15, 2014

Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com

August 15, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Repairing the bridges of Kershaw County - Part 1 of 2

Drive about 20 miles north of Camden on Flat Rock Road and turn right onto McDowell Road. A little ways down -- a couple of tenths of a mile, maybe -- and the road crosses Little Flat Rock Creek. Not everyone can cross the bridge there, however. Sign posted at both ends of the bridge read "Load Notice: Weight Limit 5 tons per axle, 7 tons gross."

August 13, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee to meet Monday

A meeting of the newly-formed Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room 190 at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St. in Camden. Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. said the committee was formed after a meeting July 16 was held to discuss firearms usage in the county.

August 13, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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