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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Each year, during the week before Thanksgiving, Homeless Coalitions throughout the state and nation observe a week of special events to focus attention on the fact that many citizens face hunger and/or homelessness, either chronically or sporadically, and for a variety of reasons. Many of the chronically hungry and homeless are elderly or are persons with mental illnesses or addictions. But many more are facing these concerns this year, often for the first time, because of unemployment rates that are still high, evictions from rental housing and loss of homes to foreclosures, the exhaustion of unemployment benefits, and the ...

November 05, 2012 | | Kershaw County


KCC examines economic development ‘roadmap’

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean presented Kershaw County Council with an overview of a strategic plan for economic development during its Oct. 23 meeting.

October 29, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC set to hear development plans

Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean will address Kershaw County Council Tuesday to outline a recently formulated strategic plan for economic development.

October 22, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Defender takes lumps for assault victim

Sometimes a great story can motivate others to help.

October 19, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Patriot's Landing

Representatives from American Legion Post 17 and Post 195 join Capt. John Terry (center, by sign) with the Lugoff Fire Department, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen, and S.C. Rep. Laurie Funderburk at a recent dedication of "Patriot's Landing," the new name of the refurbished boat ramp on the Wateree River at Highway 1. The project was a partnership between Kershaw County, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the federal Sports Fish Restoration Fund. The dock was named Patriots Landing for the historical significance of the site. In 1780, American troops commanded by Col. Thomas Sumter ...

October 17, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Comprehensive plan offers glimpse of county’s future

The Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission recently completed a five year review of the county's ten year comprehensive plan.

October 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC rejects school district funding request

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council voted Tuesday to deny the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) request for a 4.7 millage increase, a move that would have generated about $500,000 annually for local schools.

October 12, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Our place in history

Local Camden residents Col. Lanning Risher and Dr. John DuBose III are two men whose ancestry can clearly be traced back to the Huguenots who fled France in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Recently retired, these men -- who have spent their working lives in the Camden community -- recounted their family stories.

October 10, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Kershaw County


KCC may set public hearing time limits

Kershaw County Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider implementing public hearing rules, a move that could set time limits for speakers at a public hearing involving setting the millage rate.

October 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KC library expands in visitors, online usage

Despite the growing shift from reading hardcover books to reading digital downloads via the Internet, the Kershaw County Library continues to grow according to Library Director Amy Schofield.

October 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter aiming for new home

Columbia businessman Austin Meyer and his wife, Lane, say they will match donations toward a new animal shelter in Kershaw County, up to a limit of $1 million in matching funds.

October 01, 2012 | | Kershaw County


KCC carries out DIT investment deal

Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement with Diversified Information Technologies (DIT) during its meeting Tuesday, finalizing a deal estimated to generate at least 20 full-time jobs.

September 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks to finalize DIT investment deal

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing and hold third reading of an ordinance authorizing a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement with Diversified Information Technologies (DIT) during its meeting Tuesday.

September 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Trail blazers...

Preliminary plans for a county-wide trail system are currently being developed as part of a collaborative effort set to be finished by May.

September 19, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


School officials press KCC over budget request

A string of recent financial moves by Kershaw County Council has drawn added scrutiny from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials because, they say, a funding request has essentially gone unanswered.

September 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council looks at upcoming budget

Kershaw County Council and staff have started the annual task of crafting the county budget, which goes into effect July 1. Council held a workshop meeting Tuesday in which Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter presented a proposed general fund budget $280,907 less than the current $22.99 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 that ends June 30.

April 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels

Heavy thunderstorms and accompanying rains during the past weekend in North Carolina caused a threat of flash floods along the Catawba River basin, which includes Lake Wateree at the southernmost end.

April 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


More pieces to the economic development puzzle

Chances are, for most people, economic development means industrial recruitment. Under Gov. Nikki Haley, the state of South Carolina has aggressively recruited outside industry to the state. Those efforts have yielded successes with some 58,000 new jobs announced since 2010.

April 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

Should Bethune bring back its annual "Chicken Strut" festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council to consider zoning law changes

Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

Johnny Deal -- former banker, "Mr. Camden" and "Mr. Facebook" -- received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson's legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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