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LFD gives KCC good news

Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Chief Dennis Ray had some good news for Kershaw County Council Tuesday: there would be no tax increase of the Lugoff Fire District. Ray said that after completing its Fiscal Year 2014 budget, a tax increase was not necessary.

May 17, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Matthews seeks raises for Kershaw County deputies

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews wants to pay his deputies more money in an effort to keep them on staff instead of losing them to other agencies. Matthews told Kershaw County Council members during a work session Thursday that the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is becoming a training ground, and that the level of staff experience is decreasing as he loses valuable personnel.

May 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


Bethune residents upset at lack of police protection

Thursday evening's Bethune Town Council meeting became a platform for concerned citizens to express their discontent with the council's decision to dissolve the Bethune Police Department (BPD).

May 13, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


First reading of county budget Tuesday

Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting will include first reading of the county's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2014.

May 13, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree residents deal with flooding

Several Lake Wateree residents reported that their docks were underwater or inaccessible due to high lake levels Thursday. Duke Energy, which operates dams along the Catawba River basin, of which Lake Wateree is a part, alerted residents earlier this week to prepare for the rising water. It said significant rainfall had led the company to open spillways and floodgates along the chain so that water could flow at a "measured pace" to protect low-lying homes.

May 10, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Lake Wateree could exceed flood stage later this week

Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Duke Energy opened a gate by 15 feet at Cedar Creek, just upstream from Lake Wateree. According to a copy of an email message sent by Duke Energy to members of the Lake Wateree Association, the company opened the gate due to significant rainfall in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin.

May 08, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Kershaw County joins broadband expansion effort

Community leaders from Kershaw County gathered April 30 with Connect South Carolina at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce to discuss a broadband expansion effort. The program is designed with goals to bridge the technology gap, boost the economy and also prepare the ground for innovations.

May 06, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County treasurer recovering from burns

Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent is at home recovering from burns he received April 19, according to County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

May 01, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Eat Smart, Move More reveals pathways plan

The results of an eight-month-long planning process will be unveiled at a public meeting May 9 on a new pathways plan for the county. Eat Smart, Move More Kershaw County (ESMMKC) commissioned the Kershaw County Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Plan as a way to encourage healthy living.

April 29, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


KCC determines KH trustee application timetable

Kershaw County Council determined Tuesday how it will go about filling three slots on the KershawHealth Board of Trustees this fall. Board Chairman Scott Ziemke and trustees George Corbin and Don Witham are rotating off the board Sept. 30 after six years of service each.

April 26, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County Council to hear public presentation from CMP

Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting will include a public presentation from Carolina Motorsports Park's (CMP) Brian Smith. CMP also gave a presentation at a recent Camden City Council meeting.

April 22, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Republican women elect new leadership, officers

The Kershaw County Republican Women (KCRW) recently took on new leadership and has elected four new officers who are committed to taking the KCRW to the next level. KCRW President, Kim Demer says, "I am excited about the extraordinary leadership team we have assembled, all of whom are women committed to advancing the conservative cause in our community."

April 19, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Local governments hit by lower state funding

During a recent Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce legislative forum, the topic of local funding was brought before the panel, which included State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden.

April 19, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Transitional housing a solution for KC homeless, leaders say

A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) count of the country's homeless will now be conducted annually to maintain year-to-year numbers. United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) President Donny Supplee said, however, that he "doesn't put stock in the count."

April 12, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


KCC rejects KH EMS funding request

Kershaw County Council voted, 4-3, to reject a request Tuesday to take over an average $846,000 annual emergency medical services (EMS) deficit from KershawHealth. During a presentation to council at Tuesday's meeting, KershawHealth President and CEO Donnie Weeks and Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch said the healthcare organization has experienced a five-year loss of $4.22 million from EMS operations alone.

April 12, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


Burns, McLean travel in hopes of bringing business to county

Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns recently returned from Europe while Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean returned from China. The two trips mark ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Kershaw County on 2016 S.C. Ag + Art Tour in June

Kershaw County residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to explore local handmade and homegrown experiences as the 2016 S.C. Ag + Art Tour ...

April 26, 2016 | | Kershaw County


King Haigler subdivision may expand near PTHS

More houses may be coming to the King Haigler subdivision behind and adjacent to Pine Tree Hill Elementary School between S.C. 34 and Hermitage ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Gene Branham is new SCDOT commissioner

A long-time county public servant is taking his game to the state level.

April 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Bethune Town Council approves victim’s advocate

The town of Bethune recently welcomed another addition to its small but dedicated law enforcement family.

April 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


A look back at yesteryear

April 19, 2016 | Photos are courtesy of the Camden Archives and provided by Johnny Deal. | Kershaw County


Burns, Carpenter lay out state of the county, future at chamber breakfast

"Kershaw County is open for business" is the mantra Kershaw County Councilman Julian Burns often uses to summarize his vision for bringing industries and other ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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