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New book speaks volumes about county history, authors’ journey

After nearly a decade, countless hours of research, dozens more hours of writing and re-writing, and meeting strict deadlines, it's finally here.

January 14, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Kershaw County


Celebrating 'A History of Kershaw County'

The Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) will formally reveal the completion of the largest project it has undertaken -- the book "A History of Kershaw County" -- at a public program and book launch from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church's fellowship center, 1201 Broad St., Camden.

January 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


EPD checks on seniors during storm

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) prepared for the worst when forecasters announced Friday afternoon that Kershaw County would be getting multiple inches of the "white stuff" Monday.

January 12, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


County, city, school district weather winter storm

Five inches of snow had fallen in Lugoff by 10 a.m. Monday; 4 in Camden.

January 12, 2011 | By Martin L. Cahn, Ashley Lewis Ford and Trevor Baratko C-I staff | Kershaw County


County offices to stay closed Tuesday

All Kershaw County government offices, including the county's landfill and recycling centers, will be closed Tuesday, according the Kershaw County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

January 10, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Council grants sheriff, magistrate personnel requests

Victims of crime in Kershaw County are finally going to have the counseling they need and deserve, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews.

January 10, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Broom named interim county administrator

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously Friday morning to hire former Camden city manager Frank Broom as interim county administrator effective Jan. 20.

January 10, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


SEC: no ethics issue in Jones' voting

Last week, Kershaw County Councilman Bobby Gary made a request through Clerk of Council Merri Seigler to inquire with the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SEC) whether Councilman Jimmy Jones would violate ethics laws by voting on any issues relating to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office's (KCSO) budget.

January 10, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Kershaw County government offices closed Monday

The County of Kershaw posted the following message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:

January 09, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County vehicle use policy pending

While the bulk of a crowded Kershaw County Council meeting Tuesday belonged to new Sheriff Jim Matthews and his requests for additional manpower, a policy for the use of county-owned vehicles also brought about some contention between several council members.

January 07, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Sheriff requests $250,000 to create traffic unit

Five hours after being sworn in Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews asked Kershaw County Council for extra money to create a new traffic enforcement unit and enhanced victims advocate services. Matthews made the requests during a "State of the Sheriff's Office" report he gave to Kershaw County Council before a crowd of more than 100 people.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Lugoff Piggly Wiggly to close

The Piggly Wiggly of Lugoff will be closing its doors Jan. 16.

January 07, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


New sheriff to charge for funeral escorts

A change in a long-standing policy came as Jim Matthews took the reins of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Tuesday.

January 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


NPS launches study of historic sites

When President Barack Obama signed the Omnibus Lands Bill in March 2009, it marked another step forward in a years-long process to turn the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site and the Battle of Camden site into a joint national military park.

December 31, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


LFD to house 911 auxiliary center

Does Kershaw County need a backup facility for fielding 911 calls?

December 31, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | 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


Repairing the bridges of Kershaw County - Part 2 of 2

There are 21 bridges that cross bodies of water in Kershaw County owned and, therefore, maintained by the county. Of those, 19 need some level of repair or need to be replaced. In addition, there are two other bridges that are out-of-service that also need to be replaced.

August 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities withdraws permit application

A Richland County wastewater treatment utility company has withdrawn a permit application to discharge treated sewage into a Kershaw County creek.

August 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Rec Notes - Aug. 15, 2014

Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com

August 15, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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