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SWRTA asks for additional funding

Ann August of the Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority (SWRTA) presented Kershaw County Council with a request for additional funding during a public presentation at Tuesday's council meeting.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County maintains effort to increase efficiency

Kershaw County continues to look for cost-saving measures after the success of a reverse auction last fall for the bulk purchase of paper.

January 18, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Local SCHP commander: KCSO reducing fatalities

S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Sgt. Tom Borowski informed Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday that the number of fatal crashes in the county has dropped since the creation of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit. Borowski, commander of the SCHP unit patrolling Kershaw and Lee counties, also said the county continues to make progress in its effort to crack down on the number of traffic collisions and DUI fatalities.

January 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Company seeks county support for broadband concept

A Florence-based technology company approached Kershaw County Council with a unique business opportunity at its work session Thursday. Ronnie Wyche, vice president of sales of GlobalCo Central, outlined a countywide fiber optic broadband project being developed by the company.

January 09, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Industrial prospects remain steady

"I somewhat expected a lull at the end of the year, but that hasn't been the case," said Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean, referring to the level of business activity experienced toward the end of 2011.

January 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Public NPS meetings scheduled for Tuesday

A proposed Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Area (NHA) did not meet National Park Service (NPS) criteria necessary to receive the designation, according to a draft of a suitability/feasibility study published in November. Public meetings are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert Mills Courthouse on South Broad Street to discuss the draft study.

January 06, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC finalizes Weylchem tax dispute

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted 5-0 to settle a three-year-long tax dispute with Weylchem, a chemical company with U.S. operations based in Elgin, during a special 8:30 a.m. meeting Tuesday.

December 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC carries out economic expansion deals

Kershaw County Council finalized approximately $60 million worth of investment deals at its meeting Tuesday after completing fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements with Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) and INVISTA.

December 16, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Proposed KCSO service fee concerns councilman

A service fee proposal by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has garnered both praise and criticism from county council members looking to define the scope of such fees for the use of off-duty deputies. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the primary purpose of the proposed fee is to entice off-duty sheriff's deputies to work events like funerals, school functions and community gatherings.

December 14, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Government center decorates for Santa

The Kershaw County Government Center has looked a little more like Santa's workshop lately as county offices have been decked out with candy canes, garland, and all kinds of other holiday decorations.

December 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


KCC lays groundwork for upcoming budget

Kershaw County Council and County Administrator Vic Carpenter looked to stay ahead of the curve at Thursday's work session by beginning preliminary discussions over the county's upcoming budget.

December 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New Bethune Rec Center on hold

Construction plans to finishing rebuilding the Bethune Recreation Center have stalled as the project's contractor has "defaulted on the job," according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

December 09, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


INVISTA FILOT agreement moves ahead

During a special 8:30 a.m. meeting Monday, Kershaw County Council unanimously voted 5-0 to approve second reading of an ordinance extending a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement between the county and INVISTA, a manufacturing plant in Lugoff. Council Chairman Gene Wise and Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. were not present for the vote.

December 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


USC biomass plant brings extra attention to Cassatt plan

A string of problems at the University of South Carolina (USC) biomass plant has drawn increased attention to the construction of a similar facility in Kershaw County.

November 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC settles INVISTA tax dispute

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a settlement agreement on a 2-year-long tax dispute between the county and INVISTA, a manufacturing plant in Lugoff.

November 25, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Firearms Discharge Committee discusses issues

The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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


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