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County maintains effort to increase efficiency

Kershaw County continues to look for cost-saving measures after the success of a reverse auction last fall for the bulk purchase of paper.

January 18, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Local SCHP commander: KCSO reducing fatalities

S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Sgt. Tom Borowski informed Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday that the number of fatal crashes in the county has dropped since the creation of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic enforcement unit. Borowski, commander of the SCHP unit patrolling Kershaw and Lee counties, also said the county continues to make progress in its effort to crack down on the number of traffic collisions and DUI fatalities.

January 13, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Company seeks county support for broadband concept

A Florence-based technology company approached Kershaw County Council with a unique business opportunity at its work session Thursday. Ronnie Wyche, vice president of sales of GlobalCo Central, outlined a countywide fiber optic broadband project being developed by the company.

January 09, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Industrial prospects remain steady

"I somewhat expected a lull at the end of the year, but that hasn't been the case," said Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean, referring to the level of business activity experienced toward the end of 2011.

January 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Public NPS meetings scheduled for Tuesday

A proposed Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Area (NHA) did not meet National Park Service (NPS) criteria necessary to receive the designation, according to a draft of a suitability/feasibility study published in November. Public meetings are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert Mills Courthouse on South Broad Street to discuss the draft study.

January 06, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC finalizes Weylchem tax dispute

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted 5-0 to settle a three-year-long tax dispute with Weylchem, a chemical company with U.S. operations based in Elgin, during a special 8:30 a.m. meeting Tuesday.

December 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC carries out economic expansion deals

Kershaw County Council finalized approximately $60 million worth of investment deals at its meeting Tuesday after completing fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements with Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) and INVISTA.

December 16, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Proposed KCSO service fee concerns councilman

A service fee proposal by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has garnered both praise and criticism from county council members looking to define the scope of such fees for the use of off-duty deputies. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the primary purpose of the proposed fee is to entice off-duty sheriff's deputies to work events like funerals, school functions and community gatherings.

December 14, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Government center decorates for Santa

The Kershaw County Government Center has looked a little more like Santa's workshop lately as county offices have been decked out with candy canes, garland, and all kinds of other holiday decorations.

December 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


KCC lays groundwork for upcoming budget

Kershaw County Council and County Administrator Vic Carpenter looked to stay ahead of the curve at Thursday's work session by beginning preliminary discussions over the county's upcoming budget.

December 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New Bethune Rec Center on hold

Construction plans to finishing rebuilding the Bethune Recreation Center have stalled as the project's contractor has "defaulted on the job," according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

December 09, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


INVISTA FILOT agreement moves ahead

During a special 8:30 a.m. meeting Monday, Kershaw County Council unanimously voted 5-0 to approve second reading of an ordinance extending a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement between the county and INVISTA, a manufacturing plant in Lugoff. Council Chairman Gene Wise and Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. were not present for the vote.

December 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


USC biomass plant brings extra attention to Cassatt plan

A string of problems at the University of South Carolina (USC) biomass plant has drawn increased attention to the construction of a similar facility in Kershaw County.

November 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC settles INVISTA tax dispute

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a settlement agreement on a 2-year-long tax dispute between the county and INVISTA, a manufacturing plant in Lugoff.

November 25, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC continues tutorial on county responsibilities

Kershaw County Council received another refresher course in county government Thursday as part of a series of information work sessions scheduled by Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

November 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council looks at upcoming budget

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.

April 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels

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.

April 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


More pieces to the economic development puzzle

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.

April 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

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.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

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.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

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.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council to consider zoning law changes

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.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

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.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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