Earlier this month, the S.C. Economic Developers' Association (SCEDA) named Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean as its Local Developer of the Year during the organization's annual conference in Myrtle Beach.
The possibility of a new rehabilitation hospital coming to the Elgin area took a step closer to reality May 24 as Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading of an ordinance authorizing an agreement which would grant Ernest Health an option to purchase land at Wateree Executive Park.
The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in South Carolina of the June 28, deadline to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) as a result of excessive rain and flooding in Oct. 2015.
Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget, but not before voting down several amendments while approving others. The approved amendments include plans to transfer money from the county's reserve fund in order to cover additional spending on employee raises, expansions to the county's emergency medical services (EMS), improving an access road behind the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and more.
Ed Wright, a member of The ALPHA Center's Youth Diversion Program, is the 2016 Youth Arbitrator of the Year. Wright received the honor during a lunchtime celebration of the program's success at The ALPHA Center on May 20.
When KershawHealth's Outpatient/Urgent Care Center opened in Elgin seven years ago in October 2009, the county's plan was for it to become the anchor of the Wateree Executive Park. Various factors, including the economy at the time, kept KershawHealth -- now owned by Capella Healthcare of Tennessee -- the only tenant in the park.
Sunday, New Day on Mill will celebrate its 10th year of providing transitional housing for homeless women and children. A United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) community partner, New Day on Mill assists residents in overcoming obstacles to become self-sufficient, offering them a place to live while they attend school, find work and save money to move to a permanent home.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is partnering with Eat Smart Move More, Second Look and food pantries across the county to provide healthier food options to Kershaw County residents who depend on food donations.
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 Council during its April 26 meeting. The procurement code serves as the county's guide for obtaining goods and services, either through direct purchase, competitive sealed bidding or requests for proposals or qualifications.
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. Almost 50 employees took the day off to volunteer, which were separated into three separate groups that helped numerous Habitat for Humanity projects.