A service fee proposal by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has garnered both praise and criticism from county council members looking to define the scope of such fees for the use of off-duty deputies. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the primary purpose of the proposed fee is to entice off-duty sheriff's deputies to work events like funerals, school functions and community gatherings.
During a special 8:30 a.m. meeting Monday, Kershaw County Council unanimously voted 5-0 to approve second reading of an ordinance extending a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement between the county and INVISTA, a manufacturing plant in Lugoff. Council Chairman Gene Wise and Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. were not present for the vote.
Kershaw County will soon have greater representation on the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments (COG), a multi-county organization that works toward economic development and collaboration in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties.
The Kershaw County Recreation Department will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday on a proposed lighting project at the Kershaw County West Complex ball fields. The forum will take place at the Lugoff Fire Department, 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff.