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Industry deals concern Jones, county residents

Kershaw County Council decided to move forward with two fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements at Tuesday's meeting despite various questions and concerns raised over the deals.

November 11, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Growth nets county new seat on COG

Kershaw County will soon have greater representation on the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments (COG), a multi-county organization that works toward economic development and collaboration in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties.

November 09, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


5 questions...

Q: Where are you from originally?

November 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC looks to finalize business investments

Kershaw County Council will consider fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements between Kershaw County and two companies that could help solidify an industrial park agreement with Sumter County.

November 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County seeks feedback on West Wateree rec lighting

The Kershaw County Recreation Department will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday on a proposed lighting project at the Kershaw County West Complex ball fields. The forum will take place at the Lugoff Fire Department, 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff.

October 31, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC delays ban on 'bath salts'

Kershaw County Council decided to take a wait-and-see attitude at its meeting Tuesday and postponed a vote to establish an emergency ban on "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana.

October 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC gets refresher course in government

Kershaw County Council's work session had a classroom-like atmosphere Thursday as council members heard a nearly hour-long tutorial on the duties of local governments.

October 24, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New economic development director: County has 'tremendous assets'

For the first time in 14 years, Kershaw County will have a new economic development director in Peggy McLean, chosen to fill the position left vacant by former director Nelson Lindsay.

October 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Entities look to cut costs together

During his campaign to become Kershaw County Council chairman, Gene Wise often spoke of a need to streamline government operations.

October 19, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Dead fish concern Lake Wateree residents

Several hundred dead fish lining the shores of Lake Wateree have drawn increased concern from area residents.

October 14, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC redistricting plan finalized

Kershaw County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve third and final reading of a redistricting ordinance that will transition District 1 into a "non-majority-minority" designation.

October 13, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC declines inclusion in TIF plan

Kershaw County Council unanimously voted at a special meeting Thursday to opt out of the city of Camden's proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district.

October 10, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Non-profit sells sod to save hungry, homeless

Food for the Soul, a non-profit, Camden-based ministry, is continuing its sod sale campaign at the Kershaw County Farmers Market this fall to raise funds for projects in the community.

October 07, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County seeks answers on city sports complex

"We would have liked to have been involved in this process a lot earlier," said Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner of county council's participation in plans for a new city-built sports complex in Camden.

October 03, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC closer to altering minority district

Kershaw County Council voted 5-2 at its meeting Tuesday in favor of second reading of an ordinance that would redraw District 1 from a majority African-American district to a non-minority district if the ordinance is passed on third reading.

September 30, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council looks at upcoming budget

Kershaw County Council and staff have started the annual task of crafting the county budget, which goes into effect July 1. Council held a workshop meeting Tuesday in which Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter presented a proposed general fund budget $280,907 less than the current $22.99 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 that ends June 30.

April 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels

Heavy thunderstorms and accompanying rains during the past weekend in North Carolina caused a threat of flash floods along the Catawba River basin, which includes Lake Wateree at the southernmost end.

April 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


More pieces to the economic development puzzle

Chances are, for most people, economic development means industrial recruitment. Under Gov. Nikki Haley, the state of South Carolina has aggressively recruited outside industry to the state. Those efforts have yielded successes with some 58,000 new jobs announced since 2010.

April 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.

April 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

April 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

Should Bethune bring back its annual "Chicken Strut" festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County council to consider zoning law changes

Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.

April 13, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

Johnny Deal -- former banker, "Mr. Camden" and "Mr. Facebook" -- received the United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson's legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.

April 10, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


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