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Historic Camden restoring battlefield forest

Historic Camden is developing a ten-year reforestation plan to restore the Longleaf Pine forest at the Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Road north of Camden. The plan, developed by a local professional forester, is a continuation of work started by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. The plan will consist of a multi-generational effort to bring back to life the Longleaf Pine forest that existed at the Camden Battlefield during the 1780 Battle of Camden. The return of these native conifers, which once dominated the area, is part of a larger regional movement to help provide the necessary native habitat for many ...

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Community shares memories of Jim Smith

James A. "Jim" Smith, who passed away July 26, is remembered by friends, neighbors and the community for his love of family, strong faith, friendly, straightforward demeanor and willingness to help those in need.

August 01, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Guardian ad Litem seeking volunteers

Children who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem is a strong child advocate for children.

July 28, 2017 | | Kershaw County


County website now updated

Kershaw County Council heard an update on the county's website during its July 11 meeting.

July 25, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County roads among first under recent roads bill

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced Thursday it has awarded contracts for a number of road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects across the state, including 18.72 miles along 10 roads in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Bethune Town Council puts water system puzzle together

The town of Bethune has put the last pieces of the financial puzzle together for its long planned and awaited water system upgrade project.

July 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Probate court to hold workshop Aug. 4

The Kershaw County Probate Court will host a Probate Process Workshop on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. at The Kershaw County Courthouse, 1121 Broad Street, Room 207 (Camden). The workshop will be led by Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham and is free and open to the public.

July 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Bethune gearing up for Chicken Strut

The Bethune Chicken Strut returns to Bethune after a several year hiatus.

July 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC approves construction bids, business park

Kershaw County Council awarded bids for two long awaited road repair projects during its meeting Tuesday night at the County Government Center in Camden.

July 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Meeting the mayor

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (back, far right) meets several of the many children participating in the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Camp Sun Fun, one of more than 30 summer food programs in Kershaw County as they get ready to take in a movie at Camden's Little Theater on Tuesday morning. The children had just enjoyed a free breakfast and some activities at the Kershaw County Recreation Department and would have a free lunch later that day. With the mayor and the children is the United Way of Kershaw County's Margaret Lawhorn (far left), the program's ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a.m.

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Drain culverts, business park before KCC

Kershaw County Council will review and discuss bids for two new drain culverts as well as hold a public hearing and third and final reading of an ordinance that allows for development of a business/industrial park in conjunction with Chesterfield County.

July 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Cobb stepping down as FAC executive director

Kristin Cobb, executive director of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, is stepping down from the post she has held for 10 years at the end of July.

July 07, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


James Davis appointed Chief Magistrate for Kershaw County

James Davis has been appointed chief magistrate for the summary and municipal courts in Kershaw County.

July 07, 2017 | | Kershaw County


FRC accepting applications for Teen Advisory Board

The Family Resource Center (FRC) and Teen Health are currently accepting applications from high school students in Kershaw and Lee counties to serve on the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Applications are due by Monday.

July 07, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


First phase of statewide road repairs underway

It may take awhile to fix South Carolina's roads and bridges, but then again, it took a long time for them to deteriorate so ...

December 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Council passes first reading of rezoning

Kershaw County Council passed first reading of an ordinance to rezone some 126 acres in Lugoff during its meeting Tuesday at the County Government Center.

December 01, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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