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5 questions with Robin Watkins

Q: What is the most satisfying part of your job as county auditor?

August 05, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Matthews hit with 3rd $2 million lawsuit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got the news just a few hours before participating in a press conference about a serial robber Monday. A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office victims advocate, Barbara Jones, is suing him for defamation of character, seeking $2 million in actual and punitive damages.

August 03, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County looks to ensure bridge safety

The last time the county's bridges had major repairs was back during the days of Hurricane Hugo and according to Kershaw County engineer and public works director Dana Reeder, it's time to again perform a thorough evaluation of their safety and reliability.

August 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Jones reacts to Patriots controversy

Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones took time during council's meeting Tuesday to denounce what some have deemed controversial actions by Jeff Mattox, co-chair of the Kershaw County Republican Party. Jones said the local Republican Party has been "hijacked by anti-government extremists" and that "free speech doesn't mean irresponsible speech."

July 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


King Haiglar post office may close

Camden's King Haiglar post office may be on the chopping block. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is looking to cut back on costs. The King Haiglar branch, located in Dusty Bend and which opened in April 2000, is listed as one of 3,700 post offices nationwide under review for closure.

July 29, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Increased property values lead to petition

With the economy in historically bad shape, how is it possible for property values in the county to be increasing? That question led someone to circulate a petition at Camden businesses calling for the county assessor's office to withdraw all increases in property values. The petition states that the reassessed values are contrary to reality and that property values have decreased across the nation and in the county.

July 27, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


City seeks county's help with rec plan

The city of Camden has asked Kershaw County for financial support should a new recreation center be built in the city. County Council Chairman Gene Wise noted at Thursday's work session that the county's involvement was requested in a letter from Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham. Wise said he informed Graham the county would have to engage in an impact study before officially getting involved.

July 25, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


5 Questions...

Q: What has been the biggest area of transition in your move to Kershaw County?

July 20, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Hospital board member's residency scrutinized

Should a member of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees be removed because he moved out of the neighborhood from which he was appointed?

July 15, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County closer to creating Housing Authority

Kershaw County is one step closer to creating a housing authority following collaborative efforts by Kershaw County Council and the county's legislative delegation, according to Councilman Bobby Gary.

July 15, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Matthews responds to McCaskill suit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews expressed no surprise at being served with a $2 million defamation lawsuit by former Sheriff Steve McCaskill.

July 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC moves forward with new administrator

New Kershaw County Administrator Victor Carpenter kicked off his first work session with Kershaw County Council Thursday with a report on the transition into his new role. Carpenter said his first week did not involve a lot of policy decisions, but provided a great opportunity to meet people. He also noted that Frank Broom, who has served as interim administrator, kept him busy.

July 11, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Former sheriff McCaskill sues Matthews

Former Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill is suing Sheriff Jim Matthews for $2 million in a defamation lawsuit filed Thursday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

July 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Lindsay leaving for Richland County

Nelson Lindsay, Kershaw County's economic development director since 1997, has been hired by Richland County to fill a similar position. He will become Richland County's first economic development director.

July 08, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Transition begins for new county administrator

Victor Carpenter officially began work Tuesday as Kershaw County's new administrator. Carpenter said he is excited to be here and is looking forward to getting to know employees, elected officials and needs of the county.

July 06, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Firearms Discharge Committee discusses issues

The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune police chief gets pay raise

Newly-hired Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb received some good news at Bethune Town Council's meeting Thursday. After a brief executive session discussion near the end of the meeting, council unanimously voted to give Cobb a $500 a year pay raise and provide him with a cell phone paid for by the town. The raise brings the part-time chief's annual pay to $16,000.

August 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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