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Austin Sheheen Sr. Natural Resources Area dedicated

Senators Vincent Sheheen and Greg Gregory, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and The Conservation Fund joined other state and local officials, community members and private partners to celebrate the completion of a major effort to conserve more than 14 miles of Lake Wateree shoreline in Kershaw and Lancaster Counties.

August 09, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Elgin Council discusses purchase of business module

Elgin Town Council continued to discuss the purchase of a business module with Nicholson Business System at Tuesday's night council meeting. The module would provide services such W2 bank reconciliation, business licenses, building permits and accounting services. Several municipalities in the state currently use the system for town business.

August 05, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Lyricism class taps into students' perspectives

At the Jackson Teen Center, a group of youngsters are learning to delve into deeply felt emotions through a new class.

August 02, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


A look back at Yesteryear

August 02, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council approves partnership with Duke Energy to pave road

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted to approve a resolution for the county to spend $93,000 in partnership with Duke Energy to pave Tail Race Road, which is currently owned by the county. Duke Energy will pay approximately 1 million dollars to pave the road.

July 29, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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 Mill, defunded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The cut in funds also affected similar housing programs in Aiken and Orangeburg Counties and has affected funding of other UWKC programs.

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 a toddler – some Kershaw County residents have expressed concerns about the huge reptiles.

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities seeks extra discharge at Spears Creek

Kershaw County Council will hold a special work session from 3 to 5 p.m. July 26 to receive information about and discuss a request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County to increase its discharge into Spears Creek in Kershaw County.

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


Storms cause power outages, mayhem

Violent thunderstorms hit Camden and Kershaw County on Thursday afternoon and evening, knocking down trees and limbs and causing widespread power outages and starting at least two fires.

July 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Joint business park with would help Woodward Field

Kershaw County Council will take up second reading of an ordinance tonight which, if passed on a later third and final reading, would create a joint industrial/business park with Chesterfield County. Any tax revenues collected by Kershaw County from operations in the park would fund "improvements, operating and maintenance expenses" at Woodward Field. The field serves as the county's airport.

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


FERC denies Duke license extension

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a request from Duke Energy to extend its recently acquired 40-year license to control the Catawba River by an additional 10 years. FERC's order, published Monday, keeps Duke's license at the 40-year mark instead of 50, as the power company requested. Duke Energy controls the Catawba River chain, which includes the Wateree River down to Kershaw County's dam on Lake Wateree.

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


Kershaw County to use SCAC program to collect debts

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution which would allow Kershaw County to collaborate with the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) to collect debts from residents of Kershaw County. The vote came during council's June 28 meeting.

July 05, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Honoring the fallen

July 01, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Wheeler wins House District 50 seat

Will Wheeler will be the next representative for SC House of Representatives District 50.

July 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


KC Farmers Market to get new home in Camden

The Kershaw County Farmers Market (KCFM) will be moving again --for what is hoped to be the last time -- to a new permanent location in ...

February 24, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Probate Court workshops draw strong attendance

Since implementing her quarterly probate process workshops in 2016, Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham has seen workshop attendance continue to rise resulting in a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


KC seeing possible uptick in gang activity

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews is concerned about what he believes could be an increase in gang activity in Kershaw County.

February 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut to return in August

Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb did not have much crime to talk about during the Feb. 9 meeting of Bethune Town Council.

February 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC passes FILOT for local company

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed a Fee-In Lieu-Of-Taxes agreement for for RJR Land Group LLC, most recently referred to by county officials as "Project Local ...

February 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


FILOT, presentations before KCC Tuesday

Kershaw County Council will hold public hearing and consider third and final reading of a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for RJR Land Group LLC, most recently known ...

February 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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