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County looks to modify meeting rules

Kershaw County Council could change the way it handles some of its business if it approves an ordinance to be taken up on first reading Tuesday. Council discussed the procedural changes at its work session Thursday.

September 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Biomass plant construction begins this month

Following nearly a year of development, Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) will begin construction of a biomass plant in Cassatt this month, according to SRE's president and CEO, Raine Cotton.

September 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Interviews begin soon for new economic director

Kershaw County is one step closer to hiring its first new economic development director in 14 years. The position became vacant Aug. 8 after the office's last director, Nelson Lindsay, took a similar position in Richland County.

August 31, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


5 Questions with...

Q: How much of an impact has the United Way had on the community?

August 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County approves dock construction project on river

A new floating dock will be constructed in the Wateree River on the Lugoff side of the U.S. 1 bridge after funding for the project was unanimously approved by Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday.

August 26, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Retirement honors

Murray C. Hudson (left), major of operations at the Kershaw County Detention Center, accepts a plaque from the detention center's director, Peggy Spivey (right), honoring his work with the county upon his retirement last month. The plaque commended his 15 years of service with the facility: "Thank you for your years of outstanding service, diligent work ethic and many selfless acts of time and dedication which have driven this organization to its high level of operation under your term of leadership. Hudson was joined by friends, family and coworkers, including Supervisory Major Crystal Rufus-Hodge (center), at the detention center ...

August 24, 2011 | | Kershaw County


KCC sets timeline for redistricting

Kershaw County Council hopes to give final approval of a redistricting plan by its Oct. 11 meeting. Council moved forward with the redistricting process at its work session Tuesday.

August 22, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks to fill shell building

When Kershaw County Council signed a deal in 2007 with Progress Energy to construct an empty, ready-to-use shell building on Black River Road, the intention was to attract new business to the county and pay off the project's cost of $400,000 by Aug. 30, 2010.

August 12, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KC Farmers Market spotlighted

Kershaw County plants, fruits and vegetables will get their proverbial place in the sun this month as the city of Camden and Kershaw County have proclaimed August as "Farmers Market Month." The announcement coincides with Gov. Nikki Haley's similar recognition of "Farmers Market Month" across the state.

August 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


5 questions with Robin Watkins

Q: What is the most satisfying part of your job as county auditor?

August 05, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Matthews hit with 3rd $2 million lawsuit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got the news just a few hours before participating in a press conference about a serial robber Monday. A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office victims advocate, Barbara Jones, is suing him for defamation of character, seeking $2 million in actual and punitive damages.

August 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County looks to ensure bridge safety

The last time the county's bridges had major repairs was back during the days of Hurricane Hugo and according to Kershaw County engineer and public works director Dana Reeder, it's time to again perform a thorough evaluation of their safety and reliability.

August 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Jones reacts to Patriots controversy

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones took time during council's meeting Tuesday to denounce what some have deemed controversial actions by Jeff Mattox, co-chair of the Kershaw County Republican Party. Jones said the local Republican Party has been "hijacked by anti-government extremists" and that "free speech doesn't mean irresponsible speech."

July 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


King Haiglar post office may close

Camden's King Haiglar post office may be on the chopping block. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is looking to cut back on costs. The King Haiglar branch, located in Dusty Bend and which opened in April 2000, is listed as one of 3,700 post offices nationwide under review for closure.

July 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Increased property values lead to petition

With the economy in historically bad shape, how is it possible for property values in the county to be increasing? That question led someone to circulate a petition at Camden businesses calling for the county assessor's office to withdraw all increases in property values. The petition states that the reassessed values are contrary to reality and that property values have decreased across the nation and in the county.

July 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Kershaw Conservation District Poster contest winners

The Kershaw Conservation District sponsored the "Dig Deeper- Mysteries in the Soil" poster contest last Spring. 138 posters were entered in the contest, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were given, along with Honorable Mentions. The contest was open to students in grades K through 12, in public, private, and homeschool settings. First place winners, in each category, went to the state competition, and were judged by the SC Association of Conservation Districts. The two state winners were Lugoff-Elgin High School student Kristen Nygaard and Camden Middle School student Mary Dawson Lindsay. Their entries are now being judged on ...

January 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


911 call center can now receive text messages

Kershaw County is leading South Carolina as the state's first county to have the ability for its 911 emergency call center to receive text messages. Officials demonstrated the new technology during a special presentation Tuesday afternoon in the county council chamber inside the Kershaw County Government Center.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council tables EMS issue

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the issue of who will provide the county with emergency medical services (EMS). KershawHealth currently provides the service, but with the pending lease of hospital real estate and purchase of its furniture, fixtures and equipment to Capella Healthcare, a private company in Franklin, Tenn., who will take responsibility for providing, and funding, EMS is undecided.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


State gives $1.5 million to CCTC for expansion

The expansion of higher education opportunities in Kershaw County took a major step forward Monday as the state of South Carolina presented Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) in Camden a $1.5 million check to help with that facility's growth. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and Sen. Thomas McElveen attended the presentation ceremony at the CCTC campus near I-20.

January 28, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC to hear text to 911 presentation

Kershaw County Council will hear a presentation Tuesday night by Kirk Stropes, the county's E911 deputy director, on a new system where people can text emergencies to 911. It is one of three presentations on council's agenda for the evening.

January 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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