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Picturing Our Town -- Community Camera

August 17, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bethune gets green light on traffic light project

Motorists traveling through Bethune lately have likely noticed a four-way stop installed at the intersection of U.S. 1 and S.C. 341 in the heart of town. That will soon be changed to an electronic traffic light, which is what Bethune Town Council and Police Chief Joey Cobb have wanted all along.

August 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC considers bonds for economic development

Kershaw County Council is considering issuing general obligation bonds to fund economic development projects, but details of any projects and expected costs have yet to be determined. The issue was a major topic of discussion at council's meeting Tuesday.

August 14, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Company expanding to tune of $72,134,500

County officials are keeping details confidential, but based on an agenda for Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, a local industry appears ready to undergo a major expansion.

August 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Piano donation to Council on Aging means more than just music

Earlier this summer, a family contacted the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) saying it wanted to donate a piano. The piano would end up with the Kershaw County Council on Aging (COA), a UWKC partner agency.

August 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


PARD Grant pushes fundraising for Bethune sign to goal

The town of Bethune recently received an $8,000 Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) Grant town leaders said brings a fundraising effort to buy a programmable message sign for the town to its $25,000 goal.

August 07, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


United Way, local businesses team up for renovation

Friday, volunteers from the United Way of Kershaw County and various businesses joined forces to help renovate Lil' Angels Child Development off of McRae Road in east Camden. The center is affiliated with 4K First Steps South Carolina and focuses on early childcare education.

August 05, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Farmers Market says move to Historic Camden a success

Five months into its first season at a new location, the Kershaw County Farmers Market seems to be faring well.

August 03, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


VisionKershaw 2030 launches with Camden meeting

Kershaw County took the first step in drafting a 15-year vision plan for the county with the first of several public information gathering meetings Thursday in the media center of Camden High School.

August 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


UWKC Industrial Luncheon kicks off 2016 fundraising

The United Way of Kershaw County geared up for its 2016 fundraising campaign with a luncheon at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse for representatives from industrial sites throughout the county. Each year, the UWKC uses campaign donations to serve those in need in Kershaw County through funding its now 18 partner agencies.

August 03, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


West Wateree Playground set to break ground in August

The West Wateree Community Playground project has surpassed its fundraising goal and will break ground in late August. Playground Steering Committee Chair Laurey Carpenter made the announcement to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday evening. The state-of-the-art playground is being funded entirely with private donations and grants, with no tax money requested nor offered. Council voted last year to provide the space for the playground at the West Wateree Athletic Complex along U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin.

July 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Duke asks lake residents to conserve during drought

With drought conditions continuing to plague the South Carolina Upstate and Midlands, Duke Energy is asking residents along the Catawba-Wateree river and lakes systems to conserve water usage. Duke is asking for voluntary restrictions to landscape watering by limiting such irrigation to Tuesdays and Saturdays.

July 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council meets Tuesday

Kershaw County Council will receive a final update on the Community Playground Project between Lugoff and Elgin during its meeting Tuesday evening. The playground is being funded completely by private donations and will be built on land provided by county council at the West Wateree Athletic Complex on U.S. 1.

July 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


VisionKershaw 2030

With Kershaw County growing at a steady pace, the county government is looking to the future and asking for citizen input on priorities and concerns for the next 15 years and beyond. State law requires counties to have a comprehensive plan and update it every 10 years. Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Department Director Carolyn Hammond said she and county planners realize their role as public servants and want to know in which direction county residents and taxpayers want to go.

July 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County builds 38th home

A little more than a week ago, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County raised the walls of the county's 38th Habitat home.

July 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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Operation Summer Salvation brings cooling to those in need

Growing up mostly with his grandmother and his paraplegic aunt, who lived next door, gave Derek Gamble an appreciation for what the elderly and disabled ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camp Salkiehatchie shows love through hard work

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's Salkiehatchie-Wateree Camp returned this summer for another week of fun, fellowship and community service.

July 10, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Second FOIA filed for ‘severance package’ info

The Chronicle-Independent has filed a second S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Kershaw County concerning "severance packages" following the county's insistence ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


FOIA response reveals reason for Connell package

Kershaw County's response to a Chronicle-Independent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the county paid out a $22,150 severance package ...

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Food for the Soul receives grant

Food for the Soul recently received a grant from Tower Services Inc. and Westfield Insurance Foundation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program.

July 06, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County part of SCDOT PIPP work

Kershaw County has and will continue to benefit from part of the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) $417 billion paving program as the ...

July 06, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County Planning and Zoning expands online services

Monday, the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Department expanded its online services with the launch of its Evolve Planning Software to the public. Contractors, trade ...

July 03, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County Council passes FY 2019 budget

Kershaw County Council passed third and final reading of the county's Fiscal Year 2019 budget during its June 26 meeting.

July 03, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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