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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


McPhail to speak at KCFLOA meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association (KCFLOA) will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the FCL Building, corner of Broad and Church Streets, 632 W. DeKalb St.

April 10, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Array of services available for county’s homeless, others

Although only 50 people in Kershaw County took the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's homeless count survey (HUD), Food for the Soul (FFTS) and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church serve lunch to almost 100 people, separately, on a daily basis.

April 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


City Council to consider funding for business

City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The agenda for the meeting includes a presentation from the Carolina Motorsports Park regarding their submission of a list of funding proposals for staff to consider. The proposal includes the 2014 Rotax Grand National Kart Race for consideration in the fiscal year 2013-14 budget. The request is for $24,000 to cover track rental and corner worker fees. This kart racing series proposed would occur in August for five days with an estimated 300 competitors. The proposal also includes economic impacts that the race would bring. Council will also ...

April 08, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


KershawHealth to approach KCC for funding

At Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday, April 9, Council will be approached by the KershawHealth Board of Trustees regarding the funding of the EMS Financial Operations. Concluding council's meeting on March 26, Councilman Jimmy Jones shared his thoughts on KershawHealth's request for funding from the county. Jones questions the management of KershawHealth and why taxpayer's funds should go towards funding which was previously covered by the hospital's own budget. KershawHealth's funding request will be for County Council to provide funding for the healthcare organization's EMS deficit and ongoing capital expenses beginning in July.

April 08, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Homelessness still an issue despite low count

In 2012, South Carolina ranked No. 13 in the nation for food hardship, according to statistics provided by Harvest Hope Food Bank of Columbia. This week, the Chronicle-Independent looks at homelessness in Kershaw County and the many agencies fighting against homelessness and hunger in Kershaw County.

April 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Kershaw County


Santee-Lynches workforce investment board donates laptops to Kershaw County Library

Santee-Lynches Workforce Investment Board recently purchased three laptops for use by patrons of the Kershaw County Library Camden Branch. The Camden Library currently has fourteen public computers. Last year, public computers in the Camden Library were used for over 55,000 sessions. A survey of public computer users suggests that approximately 40 percent of these sessions were related to jobs or education.

April 08, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Deadline for United Way funding April 30

The United Way of Kershaw County held a partner agency meeting on March 28 for interested nonprofit agencies wishing to be considered for funding decisions from United Way for 2014/15. Nonprofits must provide direct services to Kershaw County in the category of social services.

April 08, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Annual KCCC legislative forum Thursday

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce (KCCC) will hold its annual Legislative Forum and Reception on Thursday from 5 -8 p.m.

April 03, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Jones expresses frustration with KershawHealth

Despite declining to appear at a KershawHealth's Board of Trustees meeting Monday, based on his attorney's advice, Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones took time at Tuesday's county council meeting to comment about the hospital board and administration.

March 29, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


Kershaw County business leader honored by Dept. of Commerce

Joe Sexton was recently honored as an Ambassador for Economic Development by the Department of Commerce as part of South Carolina's Industry Appreciation Week. The ceremony took place in Columbia on March 19 on the grounds of the Governor's mansion and highlighted 47 individuals from 46 counties for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina.

March 27, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Solicitor to present check to KCC

Kershaw County Council will observe a check presentation and expenditure request from State Solicitor, Dan Johnson at Tuesday's meeting. The check presented will be requested to go towards Kershaw County's Youth Arbitration Program as was discussed at the program's anniversary luncheon on March 15.

March 25, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


KC recognized as SC Work Ready Community

The S.C. State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) recently recognized Kershaw County as a South Carolina Work Ready Community in Progress. Kershaw County is one of 34 counties whose applications to become Work Ready communities have been accepted by the state steering committee. Kershaw County earned the designation by demonstrating a commitment in meeting its two-year criteria, which includes improving high school graduation rates, obtaining WorkKeys assessments National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRCs), and having an alignment of community stakeholders in achieving county goals.

March 22, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


County Youth Arbitration Program celebrates success

The ALPHA Center celebrated its success with the Kershaw County Youth Arbitration Program with a luncheon Friday. Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson attended and presented with an award in honor of his support and funding of the program which began in February 2012.

March 18, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


County council debates local preference change

A proposed change to the local preference section of the county's procurement code led to a bit of debate among members of Kershaw County ...

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Habitat celebrates Community Build Day

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County held its first Community Build Day on Friday, April 15 with the help of local business Cantey Foundation Specialists ...

May 03, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Mosquito dunks available to residents, business owners again

In an effort to help reduce the mosquito population, Kershaw County is offering free mosquito dunks to all county households and businesses. Mosquito dunks are ...

May 03, 2016 | | 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


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