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Three groups come together for a cause

A collaboration between three groups put on a benefit concert to help a family become owners of a Habitat for Humanity home.

March 22, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Bethune residents disappointed with KCSD

Bethune Town Council members and residents continue to voice deep concerns regarding the Kershaw County School District.

March 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


New flood elevation levels could save some residents on insurance

Near the end of Kershaw County Council's Feb. 9 meeting, Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter announced the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had reviewed a study commissioned and paid for in part by the county on Lake Wateree elevations and their impact on flood insurance. Carpenter said at the time FEMA agreed changes needed to be made which could mean the owners of approximately 600 lots in Kershaw County would no longer be required to purchase flood insurance. He said it would take between 16 and 24 months to finalize the change.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


JLKC 2016-17 application deadline is March 25

The deadline for rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2016-17 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class is Friday, March 25.

March 15, 2016 | | Kershaw County


On 5-1 vote, county council endorses VisionKershaw 2030

With a 5-1 vote during its March 8 meeting, a majority of Kershaw County Council endorsed the final draft of the VisionKershaw 2030 report. Presented by Heritage Bank Vice President Dennis Stuber, a member of the core group working on the vision document, and Santee-Lynches Council of Governments Economic and Community Sustainability Director Kyle Kelly, VisionKershaw 2030 lays out the framework for economic growth; effective land use; county service excellence; quality infrastructure and transportation; and a lifetime of education, health, culture and recreation for the next 14 years.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


A look back at Yesteryear

March 15, 2016 | | Kershaw County


LWA to hold annual meeting Saturday

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) will hold its annual meeting Saturday, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Rock Bottom Pond, 1530 Buck Road, Ridgeway. The meeting itself will start at 9 a.m. and is expected to end before noon.

March 11, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Former Chairman Steve Kelly Jr. honored for service to county

A large crowd filled Kershaw County Council's chambers to nearly standing-room only capacity Tuesday afternoon to honor former Chairman Steve S. Kelly Jr. Among the many people on hand were so many former council members, current Chairman Julian Burns joked they had enough to fill several quorums.

March 11, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


What’s next for the Catawba River

In some ways, this is a fish story, though not one of exaggeration. It's also about swimming and boating, and economic development and flowers and electricity and drinking water for millions of people.

March 11, 2016 | By Page Leggett Duke Energy | illumantion contributor | Kershaw County


County to honor former Chairman Steve Kelly today

Kershaw County Council will honor former Chairman Steve S. Kelly Jr. today at 5 p.m., immediately before its regular 5:30 p.m. meeting.

March 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


UWKC recognizes campaign divisions during luncheon

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) recently hosted its 2016 Campaign Recognition Luncheon in recognition of the fundraising efforts of each campaign division.

March 04, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


County council approves Fiscal Year 2017 goals

During a brief, 20-minute meeting Tuesday, Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a list of Fiscal Year 2016-17 short- and long-term goals members and staff hammered out a Jan. 29-30 retreat. Council voted 5-0 with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent and the District 1 seat vacant until a special election set for March 29.

February 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County council to review 2016 goals, objectives tonight

Kershaw County Council will review a series of goals and objectives it came up with at a recent council retreat during its regular meeting tonight.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune adds third police officer

The town of Bethune is adding a third officer to its police department, effectively tripling its manpower in less than two months.

February 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Congaree Land Trust adds Kershaw County easement

With the closing of an approximately 1,865-acre conservation easement in Kershaw County, the Congaree Land Trust (CLT) recently surpassed a milestone of protecting 60,000 acres of state land. According to a CLT press release, the latest easement borders Spears Creek and the Wateree River and brings the total of protected land to approximately 61,300 acres.

February 16, 2016 | | Kershaw County


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UWKC seeks to make up funds cut by federal government

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is seeking financial support from the community after having one of its transitional housing programs, New Day on ...

July 22, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


New street lights coming to Bethune

The phrase, "the bright lights of Bethune" may not be as tongue in cheek as it sounds.

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Gators unlikely in Lake Wateree, but be aware

With reports of alligator encounters in the news -- most recently with a horrifying attack at a Florida Disney resort which resulted in the death of ...

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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