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KCC names four new members to KH board

Kershaw County Council selected four new appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees Tuesday with all but one receiving unanimous support.

September 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to select four new KH board members

After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council has decided it will appoint four new members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.

September 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Tourism director looks to increase online presence

Since being named Kershaw County's tourism director in July, Darron Kirkley's aim has been to coordinate local tourism efforts and bring more visitors to the community.

September 07, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New economic development hire to focus on marketing

Visitors to the Kershaw County Economic Development Office (KCEDO) have been greeted with a new face lately after the recent hiring of Lauren Branham as a marketing and administrative assistant. Branham, a 2012 graduate of Clemson University, will be serving a variety of functions under Economic Development Director Peggy McLean.

September 05, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC mulls KershawHealth appointment policy

Despite not taking any formal vote, Kershaw County Council tried to hash out details Tuesday on making new appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. During the meeting's council/administrator briefing period, County Administrator Vic Carpenter presented recommendations for making appointments, but noted council could revise his proposal.

September 03, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC moves forward with setting millage rate

Aiming to get county tax notices out by October, Kershaw County Council unanimously approved first reading in title only of an ordinance setting the county's millage rate during its meeting Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter explained that approving the ordinance on first reading in title only allows council to flesh out the actual "body" of the ordinance before council's meeting Sept. 11.

August 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to consider millage ordinance

Kershaw County Council is set to take up first reading in title only of an ordinance setting the millage rate during its meeting Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said first reading of the ordinance will help initiate preliminary work needed to get county tax notices out by Oct. 1.

August 27, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association looks to improve lake safety

Members of the Lake Wateree Association (LWA) are currently working on a series of new safety initiatives to enhance life at the lake. Former LWA Chairman Ron Kadan said the push for improved safety measures was recently initiated after members of the organization reflected on a deadly boating accident along the shores of Lake Murray in Richland County.

August 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Boil advisory issued in Bethune

Officials advised town of Bethune residents to boil their water for approximately 24 hours starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Bethune Town Clerk Janice Hunter said a water pressure valve failed to work properly, causing the problem.

August 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County audit aims to uncover home exemption errors

The Kershaw County Assessor's Office has mailed approximately 200 notices to county residents listed as having multiple homeowner tax exemptions.

August 22, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC weighs hospital board choices

Kershaw County Council is currently in the process of exploring options to fill four soon-to-expire terms on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.

August 20, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC leaves millage increase proposal on the table

Kershaw County Council took no action Tuesday towards a millage increase proposal introduced by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

August 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCSD to propose millage increase to county council

Kershaw County Council is set to hear a millage rate increase proposal from Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials during Tuesday's council meeting. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the bulk of the presentation will be related to the millage and the overall budget, but also indicated KCSD officials may address other topics.

August 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Getting closer

The finish line for the completion of the new Bethune Recreation Center is now closer to fruition according to Kershaw County officials. The opening of the facility has experienced a lingering delay after problems sprang up involving the project's first contractor.

August 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


37 years of letters

Cassatt Postmaster Barbara Smith retired Tuesday, July 31 after 37 years with the U.S. Postal Service.

August 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council to honor Bobby T. Jones

Kershaw County Council will honor KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Bobby T. Jones for his long history of public service during council's meeting Tuesday.

April 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | 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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