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Bethune residents urged to fight school referendum

Bethune residents upset about the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recent vote to consolidate three elementary schools, including Bethune Elementary School (BES), into one larger school discussed the matter at the Bethune Town Council meeting Thursday. The consolidation plan involves BES, Mt. Pisgah and Baron DeKalb Elementary Schools, which would be combined into a single, new school to be built near North Central High School and North Central Middle School.

June 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Elgin Military salute monument nears completion

Elgin Town Councilwoman Melissa Emmons announced at council's meeting Tuesday that all expenses to date of the town's new Military Salute Monument have been paid for. She said total revenue for the monument stood at $4,720, and Blaney Fire Department has volunteered to install the monument's concrete and lighting.

June 16, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


County council set to finalize budget

A public hearing and a third and final vote on the Kershaw County budget for fiscal year 2015 is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the county council. The meeting normally would have been June 10, but was postponed a week by the primary election.

June 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Colonels Creek Access Area will close temporarily for repairs

The Colonels Creek Boating Access Area in Ridgeway, on Lake Wateree will be closed for approximately one week beginning June 9 to allow for necessary paving repairs to the parking area.

June 04, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Taxes increasing for LFD property owners

Property owners in the Lugoff Fire District (LFD) will see an increase in their taxes after Kershaw County Council unanimously approved the district's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget at a special meeting Tuesday. The fiscal year begins July 1.

June 04, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


‘André Michaux’ to revisit Camden during KCHS program Sunday

The "ticket" to attend a lively Kershaw County Historical Society program Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bloomsbury Inn in Camden is a paid-up membership in the society.

May 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


LF-R requests funding for new fire marshal

With Lugoff being one of the fastest growing areas of Kershaw County, Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) wants to be sure they keep up with that growth in its firefighting and prevention services. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray presented information to Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday, asking for approval of the LF-R's Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The proposal includes a 2-mil tax increase to fund the hiring of one additional firefighter who would also serve as the Lugoff Fire District's (LFD) fire marshal. The current millage rate for the district is 29.4.

May 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


LF-R to present budget to county council

Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray will present a detailed slide show during Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday on how the Lugoff Fire District has grown. Ray will also ask council to approve his department's budget for the next fiscal year.

May 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Duke Energy encourages lake safety

Monday, Memorial Day marks the traditional start of the summer recreation season. Duke Energy encourages everyone to practice safety while boating and enjoying other activities on the lakes along the Catawba River.

May 23, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Rec Notes: Water classes now open for registration

Adult Lap Swim and

May 23, 2014 | | Kershaw County


KCL ready for a growing summer

Looking for a good read this summer? The Kershaw County Library (KCL) has you covered. Thanks to a Library-Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the South Carolina State Library, the library will soon be kicking off its first Book to Action program.

May 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


Asking humanity to consider its impact on nature

Two Kershaw County naturalists, Josh Arrants and Austin Jenkins, will join forces with conservation photographer Clay Bolt, forest wildlife ecologist Drew Lanham and renowned South Carolina naturalist Rudy Mancke for a screening and panel discussion of the film The Lost Bird Project, May 31. Arrants, Bolt, Lanham and Mancke will be part of the panel; Jenkins will serve as moderator.

May 19, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Kershaw County


School district presents budget request to county council

School district representatives asked Kershaw County Council for 4.1 mils in funding for the upcoming school year. Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairwoman Mara Jones and Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Finance Officer Donnie Weeks made the request during a presentation to council Tuesday evening on the district's annual budget.

May 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Rec Notes: Summer activities

Summer Junior

May 16, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Midlands Gives helps FAC, others

On May 6, seven Kershaw County nonprofit organizations participated in Midlands Gives, a 24-hour online giving campaign sponsored by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. A total of 150 nonprofit organizations from nine counties in the Midlands participated in the fundraising event. Kershaw County ranked fourth highest in raising donations with a total of $13,779 and 136 donors by the end of the 24-hour period.

May 14, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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Summer activities at the FAC to begin in July

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County, Lugoff firefighters support state foundation with donation

Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Lack of funding affecting county housing programs

Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing ...

June 24, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Bethune passes 2017 budget

Bethune's budget will increase in 2017, reflecting, among other things, a 2 percent raise for two full-time employees and one part-time employee.

June 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council passes final budget

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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