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County council abandons county police proposal

Kershaw County Council sat stone-faced in council chambers Tuesday as, one by one, 13 county residents got up and resoundingly voiced their opposition to a proposal to hand most of Sheriff Jim Matthews' power to a new county police force.

May 11, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Sheriff's SRO decision stirs up KCC debate

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has introduced plans to remove resource officers from three schools located in Camden at the end of the current school year. Matthews addressed Kershaw County Council during a May 1 budget workshop and said he needs more officers "on the road" after analyzing the resources in his department.

May 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Proposal of county police force emerges

Should a county police department take over most of the duties of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)?

May 04, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


First appointments to penny sales tax commission

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to appoint three county residents to the Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission. Members of council voted to choose Sherwood "Woody" Cleveland, Ray McElveen and Don Terrell to serve on the commission, which was created March 27. Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. introduced plans for the creation of the committee during council's March 13 meeting in order to investigate a possible 1-cent tax for capital projects.

April 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Councilman says KCSO traffic unit 'solvent'

"We're not expecting them to go out and be the cash cow of Kershaw County," said Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner at council's meeting Tuesday, referring to the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit.

April 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Recreation, taxes lead list at town hall meeting

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones joined County Administrator Vic Carpenter and several members of county staff Monday as part of a town hall meeting at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

April 20, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC moves forward with committee restructuring

Kershaw County Council moved one step closer to eliminating both the recreation and finance committees from council's rules and order of business during its Tuesday meeting.

April 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Variance in traffic unit revenue questioned

County Council Chairman Gene Wise says revenue figures for the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit just aren't adding up. Wise expressed concerns about the revenues earned by the unit and the amount of fines being handed out by the magistrate's office during a county council budget workshop Thursday.

April 09, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Jones: 'You will not shut me up'

"Let me make one thing very clear to my colleagues: you will not shut me up," Councilman Jimmy Jones said at Kershaw County Council's Tuesday meeting in response to a proposal to permanently eliminate council briefings from meetings.

March 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County puts off GlobalCo support

A countywide broadband Internet access project being developed by Florence-based GlobalCo Central is unlikely to be approved by Kershaw County Council in the near future, according to county officials.

March 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


80 volunteer KCRD coaches certified

Eighty recreation league volunteers recently became certified baseball and softball coaches as part of the Kershaw County Recreation Department's coaching clinic.

March 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New Bethune rec center nears finish

Construction of the Bethune Recreational Center is about 90 percent complete, according to Kershaw County officials.

March 21, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County sets tourism director qualifications

The call has gone out for Kershaw County and the city of Camden's new tourism director. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said a job description has been prepared and the position is being advertised across South Carolina. Camden and Kershaw County announced plans to create the new position during a Feb. 9 county council work session.

March 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC may revisist penny sales tax referendum

A county-wide penny sales tax proposal, similar to a measure placed on the Nov. 2010 general election ballot, may once again be up for a vote from Kershaw County residents.

March 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Kinard not exactly 'retiring' from the bench

Fifth Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. believes that as of 15 years ago he may have presided over as many as 36,000 cases in his time on the bench.

March 14, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Cover Columbia to help renovate UWKC’s men’s shelter

Radiate Church will kick off its third annual "Cover Columbia" event on Sunday. During that week, church members will perform random acts of kindness along with community service in the Midlands, including Kershaw County.

October 20, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


‘Derelict dwelling’ ordinance rejected by county council

A new ordinance that would have given Kershaw County the authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings failed to pass third and final reading Tuesday by Kershaw County Council on a 3-4 vote. First and second readings of the ordinance, patterned after state law, passed unanimously in previous meetings.

October 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to consider third readings on ordinances

Kershaw County Council will meet Tuesday with an agenda including three public hearings and third readings of ordinances that, if approved, would become law.

October 13, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune promotes police chief to full time

The town of Bethune has a full-time police chief again.

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


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