South Carolina currently ranks first for incidents of domestic violence against women. Domestic violence victims often need legal and emotional support to get through an abusive relationship. Sistercare, a partner agency of the United Way of Kershaw County, is an organization which provides support for women and their children in Kershaw County who are in a situation of domestic violence.
Tuesday evening, Kershaw County Council heard what Chairman Julian Burns called a "sobering" report on traffic enforcement efforts by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).
When Kershaw County Council meets tonight, it will consider authorizing an application to the S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority for an up to $650,000 loan. The loan, according to a copy of tonight's agenda, would be used to pay for the construction of a new administrative/laboratory building at the county's wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff.
Saturday marked the 46th year of the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup. Cup attendees enjoyed crisp fall weather and infield activities such as the popular Terrier races, Military Salute and petting zoo. A new addition to this year's Colonial Cup was its designation as "Ladies Day at the Races." Chief Executive Officer of the Carolina Cup Racing Association Nick Ellis said this year's theme was to honor the contributions women have made specifically to the Colonial Cup. The Colonial Cup was established by Camden resident Marion DuPont Scott, whom the Cup is named after. Ellis said Scott's ...
These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for a good cause. Seeking bail money are (from left) Camden Fire Chief John Bowers; Travis Luthren, a 26-year-old Special Olympian who competes in bowling, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding; and Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray. The incarceration was all part of the Special Olympics annual Torch Run series of events. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Torch Run events also include waitressing and car-hopping at local restaurants. "This benefits 22,940 athletes ...
The town of Bethune will be searching for a new police officer.
Kershaw County Library Director Amber Conger is bringing experience and passion to her new role leading the county's library system. Conger, vice president of the S.C. Library Association, comes to Kershaw County from Richland County's main library where she served as the business and job center librarian.
The Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Lewis Street Community Training Home II, the second of two such homes in Kershaw County the agency uses to assist its clients.
Lyric Evans (front row, center) is the year's winner of the Bethune Lions Club's annual peace poster contest. This year's theme is "Share Peace." Lyric's winning poster will advance to face other winners through district, multiple district and international rounds of competition. Lyric is joined by (front row, from left) third-place winner Katlyn Lyles, second place winner Sophia Watford, (back row) Bethune Lions representative Don Witham, North Central Middle School Art Instructor Leslie Pate and Lions Club member (and Bethune town mayor) Charles McCoy.
As Kershaw County rebuilds and repairs after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
"There's not going to be a Home Depot out there."
The newest -- and largest -- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground in the Midlands should be open to children this weekend. Saturday, up to 150 people gathered next to the not-quite-finished venue to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Kershaw County West Playground on what was only the second day of sunny skies in at least a week.
On the first Saturday of each year, a large group of Midway High School (MHS) alumni meet at Midway Elementary School (MES) as members of Midway Reunion. Just a few days after its 2014 meeting a year ago, Midway Reunion Co-Chair Barbara Stevens and MES Principal Dell Brabham found more than 15 MHS athletic trophies, with at least one dating back to 1947. (Full disclosure: Stevens is the production director for the Chronicle-Independent and other Camden Media Co. publications.)
The recent flooding event, followed up by days of additional significant rainfall, has led to a dramatic increase in the number of calls being fielded by the Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services related to mosquitos.
Kershaw County Council unanimously passed two resolutions recognizing Lugoff's Swift Water Rescue Team and first responders from across the county during its meeting Tuesday for their actions during October's historic flood event.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A long-time county public servant is taking his game to the state level.
The town of Bethune recently welcomed another addition to its small but dedicated law enforcement family.
"Kershaw County is open for business" is the mantra Kershaw County Councilman Julian Burns often uses to summarize his vision for bringing industries and other ...
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