Members of the Kershaw County Housing Authority traveled to Lake City and Sumter Monday to gather advice on moving forward with affordable housing projects in the community. Kershaw County United Way President Donnie Supplee, who helped spearhead efforts to establish a local housing authority, said it was a very informative trip.
Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) has decided not to move forward with the completion of a biomass facility in Cassatt according to SRE CEO Raine Cotton.
Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise has indicated he would like to see a greater emphasis placed on selecting KershawHealth Broad of Trustees members. During council's July 10 meeting, Wise said he would like council to formally vet individuals applying for the board.
Kershaw County Council looked to give residents a respite from potentially noisy neighbors Tuesday after approving third reading of an excessive noise limitation ordinance. The proposal was supported on a 5-2 vote with Councilman C.R. Miles and Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. voting against third reading.
While Kershaw County's jobless rate continues to remain near South Carolina's average, both the county and the state have experienced two consecutive months of unemployment increases.
Kershaw County Council is set to take up a resolution Tuesday providing cost of living adjustments for county employees. County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the resolution will essentially formalize all paperwork regarding a 2 percent pay increase.
An excessive noise limitation ordinance approved on second reading by Kershaw County Council Tuesday set the specific penalty costs for each level of misdemeanor offense.
Kershaw County Council effectively killed a county-wide penny sales tax proposal Tuesday set to be considered by voters this November. Members unanimously voted, 6-0, to table second reading of the plan, which according to County Attorney Ken Dubose pushed the timetable for approval by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) beyond a recommended deadline.
Second reading of a potential noise limitation ordinance is set to be taken up by Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday.
Kershaw County-based Dog4U Inc. Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is pleased to announce the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) sponsorship through a grant award of $1,000 in support of its equine program. The grant award will help alleviate a third of Dog4U's hay costs for the 10 horses under its care for 2012.
Kershaw County's Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Kershaw County Council's introduction of a noise limitation ordinance will rehash a proposal put forward by council about two years ago, according to Kershaw County Attorney Ken DuBose. DuBose said a plan to establish such an ordinance was previously in the works, but only received two readings before ultimately failing to be approved.
Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise made his stance very clear Tuesday regarding the introduction of a new 1 percent county-wide sales tax.
In 2010, Kershaw County Council tasked six county residents with providing a capital project improvement plan for the county.
The Kershaw County Aquatic Center, located on Battleship Road in Camden, will be shut down until Friday according to Kershaw County Recreation Department Director James Davis.
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.
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.
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.
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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