Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones is accusing four fellow councilmen of using a "straw poll" to circumvent a hiring freeze they voted for during an April 12 meeting. Jones, who represents District 4, said the councilmen's actions allowed several county department heads to hire employees after the freeze went into effect.
Kershaw County Council approved the distribution of county geographic information system (GIS) information with both the city of Camden and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce during its meeting Tuesday night.
Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent is one of four finalists for the county administrator post.
Kershaw County Council played mediator during its work session Thursday for Camden Military Academy (CMA) and the Kershaw County Airport Commission. The two entities have been in a two-month-long spat over the positioning of two fuel tanks at the airport.
Workers at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden work with what they've got, and they've made do for more than a decade.
There have been 48 applications for the Kershaw County administrator's post, interim County Administrator Frank Broom informed council during Thursday's work session.
Kershaw County Council is expected to discuss the ongoing search for a new administrator during Thursday night's work session, said Council Chairman Gene Wise.
All that's left now is a little more than three months; three months and Sheriff Jim Matthews will have his four-man traffic unit on patrol in Kershaw County.
A bill that would legalize certain types of gambling around the state, including betting at equine events such as the Carolina and Colonial cups, was introduced earlier this month in the S.C. House of Representatives.
Without providing specifics, interim Kershaw County Administrator Frank Broom said he would like to "structure" Kershaw County Council's public comment period. Broom said he wants to ensure that people who speak during that portion of council meetings have accurate and reasonable concerns and aren't using the time to accuse council members or staff of wrongdoings.
Q: If you could change anything about Kershaw County, what would it be and why?
Lake residents Ron Kadan and Mike Thomas were chosen as the 2011 chairman and vice chairman of the Lake Wateree Association (LWA) during the organization's annual meeting Saturday at the Camden Shrine Club.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews now has an even stronger argument for the need of a four-man traffic unit.
Kershaw County Councilman Bobby Gary says he thinks it's time Kershaw County establish a housing authority, and he's urged his colleagues to get it done.
When Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began his term in January, he didn't have any ammo.
The Kershaw County Council meets in a regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow night. First on the agenda are two public presentations, one by Motorola regarding E-911 texting services. The other is a presentation by Laurey Carpenter on the West Wateree Community Playground project.
The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.
By GARY PHILLIPS
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