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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


Young returning to Dillon County

After two years as Kershaw County's administrator, Clay Young has announced his resignation and intention to return to Dillon County to serve in the same position there. Young had been Dillon County administrator for seven years when he was hired by Kershaw County Council in September 2008.

December 29, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Catawba IBT challenge comes to a close

It's official. The U.S. Supreme Court case revolving around inter-basin water transfers from the Catawba River -- which streams into Lake Wateree -- is over, S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Tuesday.

December 22, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | 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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