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Train derailed in Lugoff

A freight train derailed near Lugoff early Saturday morning, sending a dozen cars off the track and damaging a building. No one was injured in the incident.

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC to look at construction bids, ordinances

Kershaw County Council will take up several items of new business, including construction at Governor's Hill Industrial Park, fire department tone-out procedures, an amendment, by title only, of the animal ordinance and a request from the Clerk of Court.

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


S-LCOG seeks public comment on new econ dev strategy

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is currently seeking public comment on the region's new five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and is designed to bring together the public and private sectors to create and implement an economic road map to strengthen the region's economy.

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Historic Camden restoring battlefield forest

Historic Camden is developing a ten-year reforestation plan to restore the Longleaf Pine forest at the Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Road north of Camden. The plan, developed by a local professional forester, is a continuation of work started by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. The plan will consist of a multi-generational effort to bring back to life the Longleaf Pine forest that existed at the Camden Battlefield during the 1780 Battle of Camden. The return of these native conifers, which once dominated the area, is part of a larger regional movement to help provide the necessary native habitat for many ...

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Community shares memories of Jim Smith

James A. "Jim" Smith, who passed away July 26, is remembered by friends, neighbors and the community for his love of family, strong faith, friendly, straightforward demeanor and willingness to help those in need.

August 01, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Guardian ad Litem seeking volunteers

Children who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem is a strong child advocate for children.

July 28, 2017 | | Kershaw County


County website now updated

Kershaw County Council heard an update on the county's website during its July 11 meeting.

July 25, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County roads among first under recent roads bill

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced Thursday it has awarded contracts for a number of road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects across the state, including 18.72 miles along 10 roads in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Bethune Town Council puts water system puzzle together

The town of Bethune has put the last pieces of the financial puzzle together for its long planned and awaited water system upgrade project.

July 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Probate court to hold workshop Aug. 4

The Kershaw County Probate Court will host a Probate Process Workshop on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. at The Kershaw County Courthouse, 1121 Broad Street, Room 207 (Camden). The workshop will be led by Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham and is free and open to the public.

July 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Bethune gearing up for Chicken Strut

The Bethune Chicken Strut returns to Bethune after a several year hiatus.

July 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC approves construction bids, business park

Kershaw County Council awarded bids for two long awaited road repair projects during its meeting Tuesday night at the County Government Center in Camden.

July 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Meeting the mayor

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (back, far right) meets several of the many children participating in the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Camp Sun Fun, one of more than 30 summer food programs in Kershaw County as they get ready to take in a movie at Camden's Little Theater on Tuesday morning. The children had just enjoyed a free breakfast and some activities at the Kershaw County Recreation Department and would have a free lunch later that day. With the mayor and the children is the United Way of Kershaw County's Margaret Lawhorn (far left), the program's ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a.m.

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Drain culverts, business park before KCC

Kershaw County Council will review and discuss bids for two new drain culverts as well as hold a public hearing and third and final reading of an ordinance that allows for development of a business/industrial park in conjunction with Chesterfield County.

July 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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Chicken Strut starts Thursday

The Chicken Strut returns to Bethune for the first time in nearly five years and all systems are go.

August 22, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County to study fire service

Like many other sectors within county services, Kershaw County's fire service is feeling some serious growing pains.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


VisionKershaw 2030 earns SCAC honorable mention

VisionKershaw 2030, Kershaw County's county-wide framework for economic growth; effective land use; county service excellence; quality infrastructure and transportation; and a lifetime of education ...

August 15, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse

The skies will begin to darken in parts of Kershaw County at 1:13 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 as the Moon begins to eclipse ...

August 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Man says ‘thank you’ 25 years later

Joseph Atkins was driving through South Carolina when he saw a highway sign for Camden.

August 11, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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