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Local skepticism, opposition greets gambling bill

A bill that would legalize certain types of gambling around the state, including betting at equine events such as the Carolina and Colonial cups, was introduced earlier this month in the S.C. House of Representatives.

March 23, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC may change public comment rules

Without providing specifics, interim Kershaw County Administrator Frank Broom said he would like to "structure" Kershaw County Council's public comment period. Broom said he wants to ensure that people who speak during that portion of council meetings have accurate and reasonable concerns and aren't using the time to accuse council members or staff of wrongdoings.

March 21, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


5 Questions with...

Q: If you could change anything about Kershaw County, what would it be and why?

March 18, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


LWA elects new officers

Lake residents Ron Kadan and Mike Thomas were chosen as the 2011 chairman and vice chairman of the Lake Wateree Association (LWA) during the organization's annual meeting Saturday at the Camden Shrine Club.

March 16, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Coroner urges KCSO traffic unit funding

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews now has an even stronger argument for the need of a four-man traffic unit.

March 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Gary heads efforts for county housing authority

Kershaw County Councilman Bobby Gary says he thinks it's time Kershaw County establish a housing authority, and he's urged his colleagues to get it done.

March 07, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Reorganization continues at KCSO

When Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began his term in January, he didn't have any ammo.

March 02, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC approves upgrades to sewer system

Kershaw County Council unanimously gave first reading approval Tuesday night for a $3 million bond to pay for enhancements to the county sewer system.

February 25, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Busy week for firefighters

Approximately 30 of the more than 300 fires statewide this weekend were in Kershaw County, according to Kershaw County Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry.

February 23, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Elgin approves salary hikes

During a special Elgin Town Council meeting Thursday, councilmen voted unanimously to raise the salaries for the mayor and council.

February 23, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Kershaw County


Burning acres

A line of flame advances south toward S.C. 34 (Bishopville Highway) near Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County vehicle use policy to ban employee smoking?

Does Kershaw County have the authority to tell its employees not to smoke while driving in county vehicles?

February 21, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Audit shows stronger county finances

It's one of the best audits Kershaw County has gotten in years, said Finance Director Crystal Burr.

February 18, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Mega-partners

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise (second from right) accepts a $100,000 check from Progress Energy's Stuart Ames at the Kershaw County Economic Development Office earlier this month. The funds come from Progress' annual license fee credits toward infrastructure development at the Conder MegaSite in Lugoff. "We are proud to be part of the team that helps stimulate the economic growth of Kershaw County," said Ames. Dennis Turner with Progress (left) and Kershaw County Economic Development Director Nelson Lindsay (right) were on hand for the check presentation.

February 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


KCSO seizes 44 marijuana plants from Elgin residence

During the early morning hours of Feb. 13, Kershaw County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at 128 Sheffield Rd. Elgin, and discovered a fully operational indoor marijuana grow. According to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, his officers seized 44 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. According to one of the defendants, at full maturity these marijuana plants would have an estimated value of $132,000. Deputies also seized approximately $10,000 worth of indoor grow equipment.

February 14, 2011 | | Kershaw County


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Bethune council continues discussion on school referendum

Residents of Bethune and the surrounding area appear to be hoping a referendum to authorize Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District's facilities equalization program fails in the November general election.

September 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council honors local author

Kershaw County author Madge Strickland spoke to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday regarding her published book, "A Sandhills Revelation," that tells the history of the Blaney-Elgin area in western Kershaw County.

September 12, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


UWKC’s Day of Caring visits 23 sites

United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) volunteers gathered Thursday to serve the Camden community on its annual Day of Caring. Around 100 volunteers dedicated their time at a total of 23 sites across the county. The day began at Food for the Soul, where volunteers were energized with a hearty breakfast before heading out to their designated sites.

September 12, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Kershaw County


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