Kershaw County Council selected four new appointments to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees Tuesday with all but one receiving unanimous support.
After weeks of consideration, Kershaw County Council has decided it will appoint four new members to the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kershaw County Assessor's Office has mailed approximately 200 notices to county residents listed as having multiple homeowner tax exemptions.
Kershaw County Council is currently in the process of exploring options to fill four soon-to-expire terms on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
Kershaw County Council took no action Tuesday towards a millage increase proposal introduced by the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).
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.
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.
Cassatt Postmaster Barbara Smith retired Tuesday, July 31 after 37 years with the U.S. Postal Service.
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.
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.
One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.
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.
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.
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.
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