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Davis leaving Rec department

Kershaw County is searching for a new Recreation Department head after Director James Davis recently announced that he would soon be vacating the position.

December 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Smoak revisits joint city, county recreation proposal

Reoffering a request proposed in January, Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak extended a new invitation at Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting for county and city of Camden officials to jointly work towards replacing Rhame Arena.

November 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to consider second reading of updated plan

Kershaw County Council is set to discuss second reading of an ordinance approving a five-year review of the county's comprehensive plan during its meeting Tuesday.

November 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


‘Fam tours’ aim to put county in spotlight

Seeking to increase local tourism, Kershaw County Tourism Director Darron Kirkely recently hosted representatives from the state's welcomes centers as part of a county-wide "familiarization tour." Twelve staff members toured the area as part of the visit, which according to Kirkley, will help promote and expose travelers across the state to the county.

November 23, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC opts to furnish new funds for FAC

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to appropriate $50,000 in accommodation tax funding for the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County.

November 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Library’s Camden branch reopens

The Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library reopens today and will celebrate with an open house from 6 to 7 p.m.

November 16, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCC to consider proposed FAC funding

Kristen Cobb, director of the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center (FAC), reintroduced a $75,000 funding proposal to Kershaw County Council during its work session Thursday.

November 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Each year, during the week before Thanksgiving, Homeless Coalitions throughout the state and nation observe a week of special events to focus attention on the fact that many citizens face hunger and/or homelessness, either chronically or sporadically, and for a variety of reasons. Many of the chronically hungry and homeless are elderly or are persons with mental illnesses or addictions. But many more are facing these concerns this year, often for the first time, because of unemployment rates that are still high, evictions from rental housing and loss of homes to foreclosures, the exhaustion of unemployment benefits, and the ...

November 05, 2012 | | Kershaw County


KCC examines economic development ‘roadmap’

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean presented Kershaw County Council with an overview of a strategic plan for economic development during its Oct. 23 meeting.

October 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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


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KCC to Palmetto Utilities: fix Crab Apple Lane

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.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Humane Society breaks ground for new shelter

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.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Community inclusion, employment are long term goals for disabled persons

S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) Director Dr. Beverly Buscemi recently visited the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) to speak with families about how services and care for their loved ones will be affected in the next year due to budget expansion and legislation.

March 23, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities request reappears on KCC agenda

Less than a year ago, in April 2014, Palmetto Utilities Inc., a Richland County-based company with a wastewater treatment facility along Spears Creek in Kershaw County, asked Kershaw County Council to officially support its application for a permit to discharge wastewater into the creek. Currently, Palmetto utilizes a sandpit treatment method.

March 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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