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West Wateree Playground set to break ground in August

The West Wateree Community Playground project has surpassed its fundraising goal and will break ground in late August. Playground Steering Committee Chair Laurey Carpenter made the announcement to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday evening. The state-of-the-art playground is being funded entirely with private donations and grants, with no tax money requested nor offered. Council voted last year to provide the space for the playground at the West Wateree Athletic Complex along U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin.

July 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Duke asks lake residents to conserve during drought

With drought conditions continuing to plague the South Carolina Upstate and Midlands, Duke Energy is asking residents along the Catawba-Wateree river and lakes systems to conserve water usage. Duke is asking for voluntary restrictions to landscape watering by limiting such irrigation to Tuesdays and Saturdays.

July 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council meets Tuesday

Kershaw County Council will receive a final update on the Community Playground Project between Lugoff and Elgin during its meeting Tuesday evening. The playground is being funded completely by private donations and will be built on land provided by county council at the West Wateree Athletic Complex on U.S. 1.

July 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


VisionKershaw 2030

With Kershaw County growing at a steady pace, the county government is looking to the future and asking for citizen input on priorities and concerns for the next 15 years and beyond. State law requires counties to have a comprehensive plan and update it every 10 years. Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Department Director Carolyn Hammond said she and county planners realize their role as public servants and want to know in which direction county residents and taxpayers want to go.

July 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County builds 38th home

A little more than a week ago, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County raised the walls of the county's 38th Habitat home.

July 20, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


County council honors former treasurer Steve Vincent

Kershaw County Council held a relatively short meeting Tuesday which included the unanimous passage of a resolution honoring the years of service and valuable innovations by recently retired county Treasurer Steve Vincent.

July 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council to recognize Steve Vincent

Kershaw County Council will consider a resolution Tuesday honoring outgoing County Treasurer Steve Vincent.

July 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


State rep says Bethune should reject four-way stop

Should the town of Bethune have a traffic light or a four-way stop at the junction of U.S. 1 and S.C. 341 in the heart of town? The town recently requested a traffic light to control vehicle flow through the area, but the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) offered a four-way stop as a compromise, after conducting a traffic study.

July 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


New animal adoption center almost ready

As construction continues on the new home of the Humane Society of Kershaw County, generous benefactors also continue to donate funds being matched dollar-for-dollar by Columbia software designer Austin Meyer. The Humane Society hopes to soon relocate from the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter to its remodeled facility on Black River Road near I-20 southeast of Camden. The building was formerly a Coca-Cola bottling plant and will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center, after Meyer and local animal advocate, the late Judy Thiel.

July 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Warren moves from KCBDSN to Sumter County board

Thoyd Warren, executive director of the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently left to take up the same position at the Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (SCDSNB).

July 08, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


KCC approves KCSD budget

Smiles and handshakes filled the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday night after council approved the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) budget by a 5-2 vote. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the KCSD requested a budget increase of $397,000, to be used for pay increases for teachers and other staff.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune hosts vigil for Charleston victims

In the wake of the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston where nine people were gunned down during a Bible study, groups throughout the state have pulled together in a unified effort of faith, respect and honor for the victim's and their families.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to consider budgets for Lugoff Fire-Rescue and KCSD

Kershaw County Council will consider the annual budgets for Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) during its meeting Tuesday.

June 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Local leaders reflect on Charleston church shooting

As Charleston, South Carolina and the nation mourn the killings of nine people Wednesday at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, a predominantly African-American church, Kershaw County leaders are reflecting on and trying to make sense of the tragedy, while remembering the victims.

June 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Former business colleagues reflect on life of Charles Gay Sr.

Camden is looking back fondly on the life of a pioneering businessman who passed away Friday, June 12. Charles Clark Gay Sr., 94, was a native of Garfield, Ga., but he made Camden his home and his love for trucking led him to found Builders Transport, which he relocated to Camden from Savannah, Ga.. The firm grew to be the second largest trucking company in the United States.

June 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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Feature photo: A gift of life

Lake Wateree Association (LWA) Chairman Bill Stroup (left) and LWA board member Scott Sutherland (right) show off examples of replacement life preservers purchased as part ...

July 20, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Planning and Zoning services now online

The Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Department recently launched a new online portal that helps citizens more easily navigate the sometimes confusing world of planning ...

July 20, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Clemson Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Sara Marcengill has joined Clemson Extension full time as the new 4-H Agent for Kershaw County. She is from Westminster, S.C. and received her ...

July 20, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County council gives rezoning first reading approval

Kershaw County Council gave first reading approval to a request to rezone 10 acres located on Wateree Dam Road near Longtown Road during its July ...

July 17, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Operation Summer Salvation brings cooling to those in need

Growing up mostly with his grandmother and his paraplegic aunt, who lived next door, gave Derek Gamble an appreciation for what the elderly and disabled ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camp Salkiehatchie shows love through hard work

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's Salkiehatchie-Wateree Camp returned this summer for another week of fun, fellowship and community service.

July 10, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Second FOIA filed for ‘severance package’ info

The Chronicle-Independent has filed a second S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Kershaw County concerning "severance packages" following the county's insistence ...

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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