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Getting ready for play

The new state-of-the-art, handicapped-accessible playground at the West Wateree Athletic Complex between Lugoff and Elgin is quickly taking shape (first photo). Volunteers spent the past weekend installing equipment. A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 14. The main body of the playground equipment features numerous ramps, slides and other features for children to enjoy. Volunteers from various Kershaw County government department worked with contractors from Triad Property Services of Greensboro, N.C., (second photo) to install benches at the playground. Playground Steering Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter said construction is right on schedule. "Thanks to overwhelming support ...

September 25, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Kershaw County Council approves up to $17 million for economic development

Kershaw County could spend up to $17 million to improve its industrial parks in order to make them more attractive to potential new industries. Kershaw County Council voted, 4-3, Tuesday evening to proceed with a plan which finance projects through general obligation bonds while also tapping the county's reserve fund.

September 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Family Resource Center celebrates 30 years

The Family Resource Center (FRC), formerly the Sexual Assault Center, will mark 30 years in the fight to eradicate child abuse and neglect, sexual assault and violence and teen pregnancy in Kershaw County.

September 23, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County

KCC continues economic development discussion

Kershaw County Council will again consider the subject of improving the county's infrastructure for economic development when it meets Tuesday. County Administrator Vic Carpenter has addressed the council at its last two regular meetings, outlining different scenarios and the costs associated with each.

September 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Kershaw County declared ‘Work Ready’

Kershaw County is now "Work Ready."

September 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Bethune council approves message sign bid

Bethune will have a new programmable message sign in place within the next few weeks. Bethune Town Council voted Thursday to accept the lowest bid from a Kershaw County business to produce the sign. Councilman Don Witham said donations totaling $26,935 have come in; Signs Unlimited in Lugoff presented the lowest bid of $21,665.

September 14, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

UWKC Day of Caring helps community

More than 125 community members, government officials and students participated in the annual Day of Caring, sponsored locally by the United Way of Kershaw County. The Day of Caring is always held Sept. 11 to commemorate the day by volunteering in schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations throughout Kershaw County.

September 14, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

Councilman Jones presents alternate plans for economic development

When Kershaw County Council meets Sept. 22, it will consider six proposals on infrastructure improvements in the county's industrial parks in hopes of luring new businesses or getting existing businesses to expand operations.

September 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Picturing Our Town -- Community Camera

September 11, 2015 | Johnny Deal | Kershaw County

NAACP leads march through Kershaw County

Motorists on U.S. 1 in Kershaw County may have been temporarily delayed Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning as a march organized by the NAACP worked its way through the county. The march commemorated the 1965 march from Selma, Ala, to Montgomery, Ala., the state capitol, to protest racial inequality, especially when it came to voting rights. This year's march started in Selma and will end in Washington, D.C.

August 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

West Wateree Playground Project breaks ground

The West Wateree Playground Project took a major step toward completion with a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning at the site off U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin.

August 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Kershaw County Council considers economic development investments

While the recently announced $72 million expansion and 410 new jobs at Haier America in Camden is largely considered a big step forward in Kershaw County's economic development, Kershaw County Council and staff continue to look for ways to attract new industries to the county.

August 28, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Move to new center prompts special pet adoption rate

As the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter begins to close down so staff and animals can relocate to the all-new Meyer-Thiel Pet Adoption Center on Black River Road, the shelter is offering a special rate on pet adoptions.

August 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

KCC to receive Palmetto Utilities update

Kershaw County Council will receive an update on due diligence the county is performing in regards to a request from a Richland County-based utility to increase its wastewater discharge capacity.

August 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

VisionKershaw 2030 hosting upcoming community meetings

On Tuesday September 1, VisionKershaw 2030 will host a Community Input Workshop at Elgin Town Hall at 2469 Main Street in Elgin following the Elgin Town Council meeting.

August 24, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

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County council meets on Palmetto Utilities request

By the end of a special called meeting Oct. 1 to discuss a permitting request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County, Kershaw County Council decided ...

October 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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