New Kershaw County Administrator Victor Carpenter kicked off his first work session with Kershaw County Council Thursday with a report on the transition into his new role. Carpenter said his first week did not involve a lot of policy decisions, but provided a great opportunity to meet people. He also noted that Frank Broom, who has served as interim administrator, kept him busy.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews expressed no surprise at being served with a $2 million defamation lawsuit by former Sheriff Steve McCaskill.
Former Kershaw County Sheriff Steve McCaskill is suing Sheriff Jim Matthews for $2 million in a defamation lawsuit filed Thursday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.
Nelson Lindsay, Kershaw County's economic development director since 1997, has been hired by Richland County to fill a similar position. He will become Richland County's first economic development director.
Victor Carpenter officially began work Tuesday as Kershaw County's new administrator. Carpenter said he is excited to be here and is looking forward to getting to know employees, elected officials and needs of the county.
Kershaw County Treasurer Steve Vincent and County Auditor Robin Watkins officially began new terms Friday after being sworn in by Magistrate Roderick M. Todd Jr. at the Kershaw County Government Center.
Kershaw County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday not to increase the vice chairman's and council members' salaries after all.
Each year, Kershaw County officials try to ensure that county vehicles are safe and reliable for their employees. While there is no specific requirement for when the vehicles must come off the road, Assistant County Administrator Allen Trapp said multiple criteria are typically taken into consideration when it comes time to replace older vehicles.
Kershaw County Council determined during its work session Thursday that one of the county's two majority African American districts may have to transition to a non-minority district during the upcoming redistricting process.
As the temperature continues to climb and the dog days of summer drag on, residents in Kershaw County are trying to avoid the heat and keep cool.
When Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. made a motion to increase the vice chairman's salary and that of other council members, he did not include the chairman's salary. The current chairman, Gene Wise, said that was at his request.
Kershaw County Council members will likely be making several thousand dollars more a year come January if the latest version of the county's budget holds up on third and final reading in two weeks.
Kershaw County Council will be voting on several ordinances during Tuesday's meeting. Council will have second reading on the proposed Fiscal Year 2011-2012 budget. The figure up for voting will be a revised number from the original $23.24 million budget proposal voted for first reading during council's last meeting.
Kershaw County Council seems one step closer to approving a second reading of the upcoming fiscal year's budget as council hammered out details during two budget work sessions last week and a budget work session Tuesday.
The opportunity to work in dual roles of law enforcement is what drew Crystal Rufus-Hodge into the corrections profession.
The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.
On a 6-0 unanimous vote, with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent, Kershaw County Council passed a motion which, in part, would make Palmetto Utilities of Richland County responsible for repairing Crab Apple Lane and change the way it discharges wastewater to keep the road from being damaged again.
The Kershaw County Humane Society took a step toward being in its bigger home Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be known as the Meyer-Thiel Animal Adoption Center of Kershaw County. The facility is the former Coca-Cola building on Black River Road on the south edge of Camden and will replace the existing Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter at the corner of Bull and Fair Streets.
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