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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


Tourism director provides partnership update to county

Suzi Sale, the city of Camden's tourism director and interim economic development director, provided an update to Kershaw County Council of efforts her office is making to promoting both Camden and the county to tourists. Sale made her report during a presentation at council's meeting Tuesday evening.

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


NAACP Humanitarian Award

Former county educator, state transportation commissioner and hospital trustee Bobby Jones speaks after accepting the Camden-Kershaw County Branch NAACP's MLK Humanitarian of the Year Award on Jan. 18. Looking on are (from left, seated) keynote speaker Bud Ferillo; NAACP Housing Chairwoman Margaret Lawhorn; (standing) Jones' wife, Dr. Mary Jones; Camden-Kershaw County NAACP Branch President Sammie Tucker Jr.; and Jones' daughter, Susan.

February 09, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Historic Camden to make presentation to county

Dr. Tray Dunaway, chairman of the Historic Camden Foundation, will make a presentation concerning the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during tonight's Kershaw County Council meeting. Historic Camden which recently hired Amy Sheheen as its interim executive director, is expected to announce a "transformation plan" for 2016.

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Super Bowl 50: A ‘Super Knight’

It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football's championship game, but it is still one etched in Tyronne Drakeford's mind.

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


Bethune looking at 18 percent water rate hike in July

The town of Bethune will raise its water rates by 18 percent in July.

February 02, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Helping Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County continues to work -- and get help in working -- on assisting deserving families to become homeowners. On Jan. 16, the local AKA Sorority cleaned up a Habitat home. The organization thanks AKA members (first photo, from left) Alfred Mae Drakeford, Jacqie Howard, Theresa Young-Evans, Maude Cooper, Lisa Perry and Katherine Wright for their time and dedication. Also on Jan. 16, congregants from First Baptist Church of Camden helped build a roof on a Habitat home. They included (second photo, from left) Ed Wright, Jody Stevens, Don Cook, Ronnie Kinnett and Troy Bolin. Habitat for Humanity ...

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Committee ‘deeds’ new playground to county

The West Wateree Playground Steering Committee officially "deeded" the new Kershaw County West Complex playground to the county Tuesday night. The "transfer" took place during Kershaw County Council's meeting as part of a public presentation by co-chairs Laurey Carpenter and Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons.

January 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County receives grant from Black River Co-op

Black River Electric Cooperative recently awarded a $50,000 Rural Development Act (RDA) grant to Kershaw County for infrastructure improvements to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, the 200-acre county-owned park located at I-20 Exit 101. According to a press release, the county will use the grant funds to further develop the industrial park currently served by the cooperative.

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


County bridges on repair list

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing public notification of proposed priority bridge replacement projects on I-20. Pending consideration of public comments, the projects will be recommended for inclusion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and subsequently programmed for design and construction based on available funding.

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


KCC to consider rezoning Cassatt property for Family Dollar

In November, Kershaw County Council approved a rezoning change of a parcel of land next to Black River Electric Cooperative's offices on U.S. 1 in Cassatt so a Dollar General could be built there. Tonight, council will consider first reading of another rezoning request for another piece of Cassatt property on U.S. 1, this time for the ultimate purpose of building a Family Dollar store.

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


KCC honors former chairman Sheheen

Kershaw County Council held a special 5 p.m. session Jan. 12 for a special reason: to honor former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of only two former members who served on council for 20 or more years.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune to hire part-time police officer

Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb has been very busy lately. Busy enough for Bethune Town Council to plan on getting Cobb some extra help.

January 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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Summer activities at the FAC to begin in July

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County, Lugoff firefighters support state foundation with donation

Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Lack of funding affecting county housing programs

Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing ...

June 24, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Bethune passes 2017 budget

Bethune's budget will increase in 2017, reflecting, among other things, a 2 percent raise for two full-time employees and one part-time employee.

June 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council passes final budget

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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