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Wise seeks greater involvement with KH board

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise has indicated he would like to see a greater emphasis placed on selecting KershawHealth Broad of Trustees members. During council's July 10 meeting, Wise said he would like council to formally vet individuals applying for the board.

July 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC finalizes noise ordinance

Kershaw County Council looked to give residents a respite from potentially noisy neighbors Tuesday after approving third reading of an excessive noise limitation ordinance. The proposal was supported on a 5-2 vote with Councilman C.R. Miles and Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. voting against third reading.

July 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Unemployment rate ticks up in county, state

While Kershaw County's jobless rate continues to remain near South Carolina's average, both the county and the state have experienced two consecutive months of unemployment increases.

July 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to look at employee pay increases

Kershaw County Council is set to take up a resolution Tuesday providing cost of living adjustments for county employees. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the resolution will essentially formalize all paperwork regarding a 2 percent pay increase.

July 23, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC sets noise ordinance fines

An excessive noise limitation ordinance approved on second reading by Kershaw County Council Tuesday set the specific penalty costs for each level of misdemeanor offense.

July 16, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC tables penny sales tax

Kershaw County Council effectively killed a county-wide penny sales tax proposal Tuesday set to be considered by voters this November. Members unanimously voted, 6-0, to table second reading of the plan, which according to County Attorney Ken Dubose pushed the timetable for approval by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) beyond a recommended deadline.

July 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to continue noise ordinance discussion

Second reading of a potential noise limitation ordinance is set to be taken up by Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday.

July 09, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Rescue group does more thanks to grants

Kershaw County-based Dog4U Inc. Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is pleased to announce the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) sponsorship through a grant award of $1,000 in support of its equine program. The grant award will help alleviate a third of Dog4U's hay costs for the 10 horses under its care for 2012.

July 04, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Serving the children

Kershaw County's Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

July 02, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCC revives potential noise ordinance

Kershaw County Council's introduction of a noise limitation ordinance will rehash a proposal put forward by council about two years ago, according to Kershaw County Attorney Ken DuBose. DuBose said a plan to establish such an ordinance was previously in the works, but only received two readings before ultimately failing to be approved.

July 02, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Wise, Miles reject penny sales tax as measure passes

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise made his stance very clear Tuesday regarding the introduction of a new 1 percent county-wide sales tax.

June 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County-wide projects considered by tax commission

In 2010, Kershaw County Council tasked six county residents with providing a capital project improvement plan for the county.

June 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Aquatic Center to reopen Friday after partial collapse

The Kershaw County Aquatic Center, located on Battleship Road in Camden, will be shut down until Friday according to Kershaw County Recreation Department Director James Davis.

June 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Bethune gym project in court

A Kershaw County project to build Bethune a replacement to a recreation building destroyed by fire several years ago has ended up in court.

June 27, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Kirkley set to start tourism director role

Darron Kirkley's top goal as Kershaw County's new tourism director will be attracting people to the community.

June 25, 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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