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Committee ‘deeds’ new playground to county

The West Wateree Playground Steering Committee officially "deeded" the new Kershaw County West Complex playground to the county Tuesday night. The "transfer" took place during Kershaw County Council's meeting as part of a public presentation by co-chairs Laurey Carpenter and Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons.

January 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County receives grant from Black River Co-op

Black River Electric Cooperative recently awarded a $50,000 Rural Development Act (RDA) grant to Kershaw County for infrastructure improvements to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, the 200-acre county-owned park located at I-20 Exit 101. According to a press release, the county will use the grant funds to further develop the industrial park currently served by the cooperative.

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


County bridges on repair list

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing public notification of proposed priority bridge replacement projects on I-20. Pending consideration of public comments, the projects will be recommended for inclusion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and subsequently programmed for design and construction based on available funding.

January 29, 2016 | | Kershaw County


KCC to consider rezoning Cassatt property for Family Dollar

In November, Kershaw County Council approved a rezoning change of a parcel of land next to Black River Electric Cooperative's offices on U.S. 1 in Cassatt so a Dollar General could be built there. Tonight, council will consider first reading of another rezoning request for another piece of Cassatt property on U.S. 1, this time for the ultimate purpose of building a Family Dollar store.

January 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC honors former chairman Sheheen

Kershaw County Council held a special 5 p.m. session Jan. 12 for a special reason: to honor former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of only two former members who served on council for 20 or more years.

January 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune to hire part-time police officer

Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb has been very busy lately. Busy enough for Bethune Town Council to plan on getting Cobb some extra help.

January 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC passes Waste Management contract extensions

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to extend two separate contracts with Waste Management of South Carolina Inc. to haul and dispose of the county's solid waste. The votes came after a moderate amount of discussion and some verbal assurances from Waste Management Government Coordinator Mindy Spires-Miller.

January 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


KCC to honor Austin Sheheen Jr. today

Kershaw County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today, immediately before this evening's regular meeting, to honor former Chairman Austin M. Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of two former chairmen to serve on council for more than 20 years. He was first elected to council in January 1967 and served as chairman from January 1975 to December 1990.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


FEMA still helping even with disaster recovery centers closing

As the Elgin recovery center did several weeks ago, a disaster recovery center in Richland County as the county's main library on Assembly Street in Columbia will close Wednesday at 6 p.m.

January 12, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Flooding in Kershaw County

The week between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve brought more rain and flooding to Kershaw County. Local photographer Johnny Deal, who often contributes to our "Community Camera" page, took these photographs of flooding at Lake Wateree. These sometimes stark, and yet sometimes oddly beautiful, pictures are a testament to Mother Nature's capriciousness even around the holidays.

January 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


County gets infrastructure grant from Fairfield Electric

Fairfield Electric Cooperative recently awarded a $278,000 Rural Development Act (RDA) grant to Kershaw County for infrastructure improvements to Heritage Pointe Industrial Park and Wateree Executive Business Park. According to a press release, the grant will be used to further develop the industrial parks currently served by the cooperative.

January 08, 2016 | | Kershaw County


2015 Year in Review - Part 3

The last four months of 2015 would see a variety of events, including a change of hands for KershawHealth, epic flooding, and the third of three devastating deaths of Camden High School (CHS) students lost to car accidents.

January 04, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Lake, river under flood warning

The seemingly endless rain continues to cause problems, this time with significant flooding on the Wateree River and Lake Wateree.

January 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


2015 Year in Review - Part 2

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January 01, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Family moves into Habitat’s 38th Kershaw County home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County dedicated a new home Dec. 14 to the Harris family.

December 29, 2015 | | 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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