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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


NPS to host public meetings on historic sites

Two meetings for the public to give input on the future of the Battle of Camden site and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site as potential units of the National Park Service (NPS) will be held Wednesday.

February 14, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Industrial mega-site work progressing

A project Kershaw County Economic Development Director Nelson Lindsay is calling an exclusive opportunity for the county continued its progress during last week's county council meeting.

February 14, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


County begins search for new administrator

Kershaw County seeks applicants for county administrator.

February 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


KCC delays traffic unit decision

At Sheriff Jim Matthews' request, Kershaw County Council delayed third reading of an ordinance which would have appropriated funds from the county's reserve fund balance to create a new Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic unit made up four deputies. The funds would have also equipped those deputies, including new cruisers.

February 11, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Magistrate's office employee sues sheriff

A longtime employee in the Kershaw County Magistrate's Office is suing Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews -- seeking $1 million in actual damages and $1 million in punitive damages -- for his comments during a county council meeting last month.

February 09, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


CCTC Quickjobs:

The inaugural semester at the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) QuickJobs site in Camden has come and gone, and officials with both the college and Kershaw County are delighted with the activity thus far.

February 04, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Sheriff's traffic unit request clears second reading

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. cast the lone dissenting vote Tuesday night following a motion to grant Sheriff Jim Matthews his request for funding an additional four patrolmen for the formation of a traffic unit.

January 28, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


Trapp to leave CPD for county post

In his first week on the job, Kershaw County's interim administrator, Frank Broom, has hired an assistant administrator, filling a post that was left vacant two months ago when the former assistant was abruptly fired by former administrator Clay Young.

January 28, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Kershaw County


History told

The book was a project of the historical society, for which Teal serves as publications committee chairman. The book, which made its official debut during a launch party/program Jan. 16 at Camden First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, spans Kershaw County's prehistoric to present times. The book may be purchased at the historical society headquarters, 811 Fair St., Camden, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays; Camden Archives and Museum; Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site; Elgin Town Hall; and various local vendors in the area. It may also be ordered from the University of South Carolina Press, Amazon, and ...

January 24, 2011 | | Kershaw County


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Recreation Dept. Volleyball league open for registration

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will host an instructional volleyball league. The league is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Registration dates are until December 23. The registration fee is $40 and includes a shirt. The first practice will be January 7, 3:45 p.m. at the City Arena. For more information contact the recreation department at 425-6009

December 19, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Glenn is SCDPPPS Administrative Support Staffer of the Year

Doing her best at work each day is what Kershaw County Human Services Specialist Carlene Glenn said made her fit for her recent recognition as the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services' (SCDPPPS) Administrative Support Staff Person of the Year.

December 19, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Kershaw County


Camden hosts statewide recreation conference

For the first time, Camden recently hosted the S.C. Recreation and Parks Association's annual board retreat, Dec. 4 and 5. Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Director Joe Eason said the retreat is usually held in Charleston, but the association chose Camden because of its central location and hospitality.

December 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


County helping to pay for Bethune water tower repairs

Bethune's work to repair and refurbish the town's aging water tower took a big step toward being completed Thursday when Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner presented Bethune Town Council a $33,000 check from the county.

December 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


KCC approves negotiations for KershawHealth-Capella/MUSC deal

During a special called meeting Thursday, Kershaw County Council approved the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' decision to draft a letter of intent concerning a deal between the county's public healthcare system and a partnership comprised of Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

December 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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