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.
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.
During his campaign to become Kershaw County Council chairman, Gene Wise often spoke of a need to streamline government operations.
Several hundred dead fish lining the shores of Lake Wateree have drawn increased concern from area residents.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
The Kershaw County Historical Society will unveil its latest roadside historical marker Sunday at the site of the Tiller's Ferry community in Bethune.
Based on preliminary property value calculations, the millage rate for Kershaw County is unlikely to be raised, according to County Auditor Robin Watkins. Watkins presented those calculations to Kershaw County Council at its meeting Tuesday.
Kershaw County Council could change the way it handles some of its business if it approves an ordinance to be taken up on first reading Tuesday. Council discussed the procedural changes at its work session Thursday.
Following nearly a year of development, Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) will begin construction of a biomass plant in Cassatt this month, according to SRE's president and CEO, Raine Cotton.
Kershaw County is one step closer to hiring its first new economic development director in 14 years. The position became vacant Aug. 8 after the office's last director, Nelson Lindsay, took a similar position in Richland County.
Q: How much of an impact has the United Way had on the community?
The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.
On a 6-0 unanimous vote, with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent, Kershaw County Council passed a motion which, in part, would make Palmetto Utilities of Richland County responsible for repairing Crab Apple Lane and change the way it discharges wastewater to keep the road from being damaged again.
The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets.
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