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Feature photo: A gift of life

Lake Wateree Association (LWA) Chairman Bill Stroup (left) and LWA board member Scott Sutherland (right) show off examples of replacement life preservers purchased as part of a $500 gift from Sam Kendall's owner Jonathan Bazinet (center). "Anytime we ask Jon for something, he always comes through," Sutherland said. The LWA places the 90 vests on boards supplied by Duke Energy at six locations on Lake Wateree, four on the Fairfield County side, as well as the Buck Hill and Clearwater Cove landings on the Kershaw County side of the lake. "We have to replace many of them every year ...

July 20, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Planning and Zoning services now online

The Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Department recently launched a new online portal that helps citizens more easily navigate the sometimes confusing world of planning and zoning issues.

July 20, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Clemson Extension welcomes new 4-H agent

Sara Marcengill has joined Clemson Extension full time as the new 4-H Agent for Kershaw County. She is from Westminster, S.C. and received her Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from Clemson University in 2017. While attending Clemson, she worked with the University Professional Internship/Co-op and the Clemson Extension 4-H Shooting Sports program. During the time she worked with the 4-H Natural Resource Specialist and Shooting Sports Coordinator Rick Willey, her interests in 4-H programs and youth development was sparked, Marcengill said.

July 20, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County council gives rezoning first reading approval

Kershaw County Council gave first reading approval to a request to rezone 10 acres located on Wateree Dam Road near Longtown Road during its July 10 meeting.

July 17, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Operation Summer Salvation brings cooling to those in need

Growing up mostly with his grandmother and his paraplegic aunt, who lived next door, gave Derek Gamble an appreciation for what the elderly and disabled go through, especially when it comes to battling the heat in South Carolina.

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County council to take up rezoning

Kershaw County Council will take a first look at a proposed rezoning during tonight's meeting at the County Government Center.

July 10, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Camp Salkiehatchie shows love through hard work

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's Salkiehatchie-Wateree Camp returned this summer for another week of fun, fellowship and community service.

July 10, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Second FOIA filed for ‘severance package’ info

The Chronicle-Independent has filed a second S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Kershaw County concerning "severance packages" following the county's insistence that it sufficiently answered the C-I's first request by only releasing information about a $22,150 payment made to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office administrative assistant Samantha Connell.

July 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


FOIA response reveals reason for Connell package

Kershaw County's response to a Chronicle-Independent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the county paid out a $22,150 severance package to former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Samantha Connell in October 2016 in response to her allegations that she was sexually harassed by a county deputy.

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Food for the Soul receives grant

Food for the Soul recently received a grant from Tower Services Inc. and Westfield Insurance Foundation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program.

July 06, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County part of SCDOT PIPP work

Kershaw County has and will continue to benefit from part of the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) $417 billion paving program as the agency enters the second year of its 10-year plan. The projects are part of SCDOT's 2019 consolidated Pavement Improvement Program, or PIPP.

July 06, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County Planning and Zoning expands online services

Monday, the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Department expanded its online services with the launch of its Evolve Planning Software to the public. Contractors, trade companies, and owner-builders will now be able to apply for building permits, schedule inspections, pay fees, and receive permit approvals online. The new online service will also give the public the ability to not only apply for building permits, but check the status of their permits at any given time.

July 03, 2018 | | Kershaw County


County Council passes FY 2019 budget

Kershaw County Council passed third and final reading of the county's Fiscal Year 2019 budget during its June 26 meeting.

July 03, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


A hearty ‘welcome home’ for All-America City delegates

Laurey Carpenter stepped off the bus, faced a crowd of welcoming people and jumped up and down while holding the county's 2018 All-America City award above her head.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Morris retiring as family court judge

According to an email and press release from the S.C. Judicial Merit Selection Commission issued Tuesday, the Honorable Dana Morris plans to retire as of the end of his current term as a Family Court judge, which expires June 30, 2019.

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


Council passes first reading of sewer bond

Kershaw County Council passed first reading of an ordinance providing for the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds, not to exceed $6.5 million ...

November 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


ALPHA Center in top 3 percent worldwide

The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center, with its headquarters in Camden and locations in Chesterfield and Lee counties, is among the top 3 percent of its ...

November 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Taking care of our own

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week started Sunday.

November 13, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Hunger/Homelessness Awareness Week starts Sunday

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week starts Nov. 11.

November 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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