Kershaw County Council passed first reading of its proposed 2011-2012 budget, 6-1, with Councilman Jimmy Jones voting against.
Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent woke up Monday morning, May 1, and saw the news: Osama bin Laden was dead.
Prior to interviews Thursday evening with three finalists for the county administrator's post, Kershaw County Council (KCC) added two more candidates to the pool.
Kershaw County's $23 million draft budget for 2011-12 is balanced, but it's not sustainable.
One of four candidates for the position of Kershaw County administrator has dropped out. Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise confirmed that Josh Kay, most recently manager for the city of Clinton, had withdrawn his name from consideration. According to media reports from the Upstate, Kay has accepted a similar position with the city of Washington, N.C.
Kershaw County is hiring again, this time with a new employee pay plan in place.
They stay in local hotels for several nights in a row. They eat in local restaurants, spend money at area stores and establishments and fill their tanks in Camden-area gas stations. They provide a needed boost to the local economy during their travels to Kershaw County.
The Kershaw County Planning Commission presented a list of top priority projects -- including a broken Kershaw County Courthouse elevator -- during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday evening. The goal of the document, officials said, is to give council a comprehensive look at the needs the county faces.
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.
The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.
Newly-hired Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb received some good news at Bethune Town Council's meeting Thursday. After a brief executive session discussion near the end of the meeting, council unanimously voted to give Cobb a $500 a year pay raise and provide him with a cell phone paid for by the town. The raise brings the part-time chief's annual pay to $16,000.
There are 21 bridges that cross bodies of water in Kershaw County owned and, therefore, maintained by the county. Of those, 19 need some level of repair or need to be replaced. In addition, there are two other bridges that are out-of-service that also need to be replaced.
A Richland County wastewater treatment utility company has withdrawn a permit application to discharge treated sewage into a Kershaw County creek.
Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com
A meeting of the newly-formed Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room 190 at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St. in Camden. Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. said the committee was formed after a meeting July 16 was held to discuss firearms usage in the county.
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