Victor Carpenter officially began work Tuesday as Kershaw County's new administrator. Carpenter said he is excited to be here and is looking forward to getting to know employees, elected officials and needs of the county.
Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent and County Auditor Robin Watkins officially began new terms Friday after being sworn in by Magistrate Roderick M. Todd Jr. at the Kershaw County Government Center.
Kershaw County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday not to increase the vice chairman's and council members' salaries after all.
Each year, Kershaw County officials try to ensure that county vehicles are safe and reliable for their employees. While there is no specific requirement for when the vehicles must come off the road, Assistant County Administrator Allen Trapp said multiple criteria are typically taken into consideration when it comes time to replace older vehicles.
Kershaw County Council determined during its work session Thursday that one of the county's two majority African American districts may have to transition to a non-minority district during the upcoming redistricting process.
As the temperature continues to climb and the dog days of summer drag on, residents in Kershaw County are trying to avoid the heat and keep cool.
When Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. made a motion to increase the vice chairman's salary and that of other council members, he did not include the chairman's salary. The current chairman, Gene Wise, said that was at his request.
Kershaw County Council members will likely be making several thousand dollars more a year come January if the latest version of the county's budget holds up on third and final reading in two weeks.
Kershaw County Council will be voting on several ordinances during Tuesday's meeting. Council will have second reading on the proposed Fiscal Year 2011-2012 budget. The figure up for voting will be a revised number from the original $23.24 million budget proposal voted for first reading during council's last meeting.
Kershaw County Council seems one step closer to approving a second reading of the upcoming fiscal year's budget as council hammered out details during two budget work sessions last week and a budget work session Tuesday.
The opportunity to work in dual roles of law enforcement is what drew Crystal Rufus-Hodge into the corrections profession.
Citing thousands of added jobs and millions in commercial and industrial investment during the past several years, S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby M. Hitt is calling Kershaw County a success.
The feedback from Kershaw County residents at a public meeting Wednesday night was largely negative as citizens living near a proposed biomass plant set to be constructed on Park Road expressed a variety of concerns over the project.
Not much work was done on the upcoming fiscal year's budget during Kershaw County Council's meeting on Tuesday as council members decided to use later work sessions and meetings to hash out budget details before the end of the fiscal year on July 1.
Kershaw County Council officially named its new county administrator during its meeting Tuesday. Victor J. Carpenter has been hired as the new county administrator after serving as interim administrator for Abbeville County since February.
The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.
By GARY PHILLIPS
Dr. Frank Morgan, superintendent of the Kershaw County School District, received the Jake Watson Award during the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Thursday evening.
Bethune Town Council approved a 5 percent pay raise for Town Clerk Gayle Rogerson during its meeting Thursday. The unanimous vote came following an executive session at the end of the meeting. Mayor Charles McCoy said Rogerson has a lot of responsibility at town hall.
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