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KCC set to hear development plans

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean will address Kershaw County Council Tuesday to outline a recently formulated strategic plan for economic development.

October 22, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Defender takes lumps for assault victim

Sometimes a great story can motivate others to help.

October 19, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Patriot's Landing

Representatives from American Legion Post 17 and Post 195 join Capt. John Terry (center, by sign) with the Lugoff Fire Department, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen, and S.C. Rep. Laurie Funderburk at a recent dedication of "Patriot's Landing," the new name of the refurbished boat ramp on the Wateree River at Highway 1. The project was a partnership between Kershaw County, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the federal Sports Fish Restoration Fund. The dock was named Patriots Landing for the historical significance of the site. In 1780, American troops commanded by Col. Thomas Sumter ...

October 17, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Comprehensive plan offers glimpse of county’s future

The Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission recently completed a five year review of the county's ten year comprehensive plan.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC rejects school district funding request

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.

October 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Our place in history

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.

October 10, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Kershaw County


KCC may set public hearing time limits

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.

October 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KC library expands in visitors, online usage

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.

October 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter aiming for new home

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.

October 01, 2012 | | Kershaw County


KCC carries out DIT investment deal

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.

September 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks to finalize DIT investment deal

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.

September 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Trail blazers...

Preliminary plans for a county-wide trail system are currently being developed as part of a collaborative effort set to be finished by May.

September 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


School officials press KCC over budget request

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.

September 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC names four new members to KH board

Kershaw County Council selected four new appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees Tuesday with all but one receiving unanimous support.

September 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to select four new KH board members

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council has decided it will appoint four new members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.

September 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Kershaw Conservation District Poster contest winners

The Kershaw Conservation District sponsored the "Dig Deeper- Mysteries in the Soil" poster contest last Spring. 138 posters were entered in the contest, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were given, along with Honorable Mentions. The contest was open to students in grades K through 12, in public, private, and homeschool settings. First place winners, in each category, went to the state competition, and were judged by the SC Association of Conservation Districts. The two state winners were Lugoff-Elgin High School student Kristen Nygaard and Camden Middle School student Mary Dawson Lindsay. Their entries are now being judged on ...

January 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


911 call center can now receive text messages

Kershaw County is leading South Carolina as the state's first county to have the ability for its 911 emergency call center to receive text messages. Officials demonstrated the new technology during a special presentation Tuesday afternoon in the county council chamber inside the Kershaw County Government Center.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council tables EMS issue

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the issue of who will provide the county with emergency medical services (EMS). KershawHealth currently provides the service, but with the pending lease of hospital real estate and purchase of its furniture, fixtures and equipment to Capella Healthcare, a private company in Franklin, Tenn., who will take responsibility for providing, and funding, EMS is undecided.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


State gives $1.5 million to CCTC for expansion

The expansion of higher education opportunities in Kershaw County took a major step forward Monday as the state of South Carolina presented Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) in Camden a $1.5 million check to help with that facility's growth. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and Sen. Thomas McElveen attended the presentation ceremony at the CCTC campus near I-20.

January 28, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to hear text to 911 presentation

Kershaw County Council will hear a presentation Tuesday night by Kirk Stropes, the county's E911 deputy director, on a new system where people can text emergencies to 911. It is one of three presentations on council's agenda for the evening.

January 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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