Kershaw County Council unanimously gave first reading approval Tuesday night for a $3 million bond to pay for enhancements to the county sewer system.
Approximately 30 of the more than 300 fires statewide this weekend were in Kershaw County, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.
During a special Elgin Town Council meeting Thursday, councilmen voted unanimously to raise the salaries for the mayor and council.
A line of flame advances south toward S.C. 34 (Bishopville Highway) near Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Saturday afternoon.
Does Kershaw County have the authority to tell its employees not to smoke while driving in county vehicles?
It's one of the best audits Kershaw County has gotten in years, said Finance Director Crystal Burr.
Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise (second from right) accepts a $100,000 check from Progress Energy's Stuart Ames at the Kershaw County Economic Development Office earlier this month. The funds come from Progress' annual license fee credits toward infrastructure development at the Conder MegaSite in Lugoff. "We are proud to be part of the team that helps stimulate the economic growth of Kershaw County," said Ames. Dennis Turner with Progress (left) and Kershaw County Economic Development Director Nelson Lindsay (right) were on hand for the check presentation.
During the early morning hours of Feb. 13, Kershaw County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at 128 Sheffield Rd. Elgin, and discovered a fully operational indoor marijuana grow. According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, his officers seized 44 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. According to one of the defendants, at full maturity these marijuana plants would have an estimated value of $132,000. Deputies also seized approximately $10,000 worth of indoor grow equipment.
Two meetings for the public to give input on the future of the Battle of Camden site and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site as potential units of the National Park Service (NPS) will be held Wednesday.
A project Kershaw County Economic Development Director Nelson Lindsay is calling an exclusive opportunity for the county continued its progress during last week's county council meeting.
Kershaw County seeks applicants for county administrator.
At Sheriff Jim Matthews' request, Kershaw County Council delayed third reading of an ordinance which would have appropriated funds from the county's reserve fund balance to create a new Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic unit made up four deputies. The funds would have also equipped those deputies, including new cruisers.
A longtime employee in the Kershaw County Magistrate's Office is suing Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews -- seeking $1 million in actual damages and $1 million in punitive damages -- for his comments during a county council meeting last month.
The inaugural semester at the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) QuickJobs site in Camden has come and gone, and officials with both the college and Kershaw County are delighted with the activity thus far.
Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. cast the lone dissenting vote Tuesday night following a motion to grant Sheriff Jim Matthews his request for funding an additional four patrolmen for the formation of a traffic unit.
By GARY PHILLIPS
The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.
By GARY PHILLIPS
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