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Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter celebrates 16 years

The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, at 460 Fair St. in Camden will have been in operation for 16 years as of Feb. 1 and they are celebrating the occasion the entire week with special offers for pet lovers. Feb. 1 is a Sunday and the facility is closed Sunday and Monday each week, so the festivities are slated to begin Tuesday, Feb. 3 and continue through Saturday, Feb. 7.

January 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Bethune approves water system study during special meeting

Bethune Town Council took the first step Monday toward repairing and upgrading the town's aging water system when it approved spending $5,000 on an engineering study. The study is expected to find what condition the system is in and determine the estimated cost of the upgrade. Council voted on the matter during a special meeting called at 10 a.m. at Bethune Town Hall. Council hopes to secure grant money to help fund the massive project.

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Spring baseball and fast pitch registration will begin Jan. 26

Spring Baseball and Fast Pitch registration will be January 26 through February 13 for boys ages 4 - 19 and girls ages 4 - 18 (age by May 1, 2015). Registration fee is $40 per participant. Register can be done online at or at the recreation office during regular office hours.

January 16, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Three county councilmen and chairman sworn in Tuesday

Kershaw County Council officially welcomed a new councilman and chairman at a special swearing-in ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, along with two other councilmen reelected to their seats for the next four years.

January 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

‘Business park’ being made out of KershawHealth properties

Tuesday, Kershaw County Council passed first reading of an ordinance which, if passed on subsequent second and third readings, will transform what is now all of KershawHealth's properties into a joint business/industrial park with Chesterfield County.

January 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Camden hosts sporting clays shooting competition

Camden played host to 35 teams of young skeet shooters Saturday, with nearly 500 high school students from all around South Carolina converging on Heritage Farms for the competition. The event is one of five such competitions scheduled around the state. The final state competition will be held in April in Clinton, according to King Haigler Sporting Clays Coach William Tetterton.

January 14, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Crescent Communities sell-off includes Kershaw County land

Crescent Communities LLC, a real estate offshoot of Duke Energy, recently closed on the sale of thousands of acres of land in South Carolina, most in Kershaw County. Portions of the property also lie in Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster counties.

January 14, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Speed limit lowered to 25 mph in Bethune

Drivers going through Bethune on U.S. 1 are being cautioned to watch their speed as the limit through town has been lowered from 35 mph to 25 mph. The announcement came from Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb during Thursday's Bethune Town Council meeting.

January 12, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

New, returning KCC members to be sworn in Tuesday

Two new members of Kershaw County Council will be sworn into office in a special ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, along with two others who have retained their council seats.

January 12, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County dedicates new home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County dedicated a new home to the Atkinson family.

January 07, 2015 | | Kershaw County

David West takes office as county coroner

There's a new leader in the Kershaw County Coroner's Office, with Tuesday evening's swearing in ceremony for Coroner David West. West is no newcomer to the office, as he served as deputy coroner for several years under coroners Tommy Horton and recently retired Johnny Fellers. West ran unopposed for the job in 2014 after Fellers announced his intention to retire.

January 07, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County breaks ground; United Way presents a check for $2,000

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County recently broke ground on their 37th home located at 1429 Gordon Street. In just a few months, the property will become home to the Holliday family. James, Pamela and Jalen look forward to becoming homeowners in just a few short months.

December 31, 2014 | | Kershaw County

Kershaw County Library offers programs to keep New Year’s Resolutions

The Kershaw County Library (KCL) has set in motion a series of events to help people keep their New Year's Resolutions.

December 31, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Kershaw County

Shelter from the Storm opens latest transitional home

United Way of Kershaw County's newest men's shelter is nearing completion thanks to the help of volunteers and the donations of furniture and household items from community members..

December 29, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

2014: A look back - Part 1 of 3

As 2014 draws to a close, we take a look back at the past 12 months with many of the major news stories of the year. In today's issue we focus on January through April, Wednesday's edition will have highlights from May through August and we'll finish up this retrospective this Friday with stories from September through December.

December 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

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Articles by Section - Kershaw County

Economic Development (1 of 3)

Today, the Chronicle-Independent is devoting its entire first section to the topic of economic development, focusing on the industrial sector and using 2011 as a ...

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Economic Development (2 of 3)

If there is one part of Kershaw County government most responsible for bringing new industry to the county, or having existing companies grow, it is ...

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Economic Development (3 of 3)

In October, 2011, many in Kershaw County, including then County Council Chairman Gene Wise, anxiously awaited a telephone call that would bear exciting, important news ...

March 23, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County

County council adopts Black River Road study

Kershaw County Council adopted recommendations put forth in the recently completed Black River Road Corridor Study during its March 13 meeting.

March 20, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County

FRC seeking volunteers

The Family Resource Center, a rape crisis and child advocacy organization, needs caring and committed volunteers to assist with providing victim services. FRC serves abused ...

March 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County


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