Near the end of Kershaw County Council's Feb. 9 meeting, Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter announced the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had reviewed a study commissioned and paid for in part by the county on Lake Wateree elevations and their impact on flood insurance. Carpenter said at the time FEMA agreed changes needed to be made which could mean the owners of approximately 600 lots in Kershaw County would no longer be required to purchase flood insurance. He said it would take between 16 and 24 months to finalize the change.
The deadline for rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2016-17 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class is Friday, March 25.
With a 5-1 vote during its March 8 meeting, a majority of Kershaw County Council endorsed the final draft of the VisionKershaw 2030 report. Presented by Heritage Bank Vice President Dennis Stuber, a member of the core group working on the vision document, and Santee-Lynches Council of Governments Economic and Community Sustainability Director Kyle Kelly, VisionKershaw 2030 lays out the framework for economic growth; effective land use; county service excellence; quality infrastructure and transportation; and a lifetime of education, health, culture and recreation for the next 14 years.
The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) will hold its annual meeting Saturday, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Rock Bottom Pond, 1530 Buck Road, Ridgeway. The meeting itself will start at 9 a.m. and is expected to end before noon.
A large crowd filled Kershaw County Council's chambers to nearly standing-room only capacity Tuesday afternoon to honor former Chairman Steve S. Kelly Jr. Among the many people on hand were so many former council members, current Chairman Julian Burns joked they had enough to fill several quorums.
In some ways, this is a fish story, though not one of exaggeration. It's also about swimming and boating, and economic development and flowers and electricity and drinking water for millions of people.
Kershaw County Council will honor former Chairman Steve S. Kelly Jr. today at 5 p.m., immediately before its regular 5:30 p.m. meeting.
The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) recently hosted its 2016 Campaign Recognition Luncheon in recognition of the fundraising efforts of each campaign division.
During a brief, 20-minute meeting Tuesday, Kershaw County Council unanimously approved a list of Fiscal Year 2016-17 short- and long-term goals members and staff hammered out a Jan. 29-30 retreat. Council voted 5-0 with Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. absent and the District 1 seat vacant until a special election set for March 29.
Kershaw County Council will review a series of goals and objectives it came up with at a recent council retreat during its regular meeting tonight.
The town of Bethune is adding a third officer to its police department, effectively tripling its manpower in less than two months.
With the closing of an approximately 1,865-acre conservation easement in Kershaw County, the Congaree Land Trust (CLT) recently surpassed a milestone of protecting 60,000 acres of state land. According to a CLT press release, the latest easement borders Spears Creek and the Wateree River and brings the total of protected land to approximately 61,300 acres.
Suzi Sale, the city of Camden's tourism director and interim economic development director, provided an update to Kershaw County Council of efforts her office is making to promoting both Camden and the county to tourists. Sale made her report during a presentation at council's meeting Tuesday evening.
Former county educator, state transportation commissioner and hospital trustee Bobby Jones speaks after accepting the Camden-Kershaw County Branch NAACP's MLK Humanitarian of the Year Award on Jan. 18. Looking on are (from left, seated) keynote speaker Bud Ferillo; NAACP Housing Chairwoman Margaret Lawhorn; (standing) Jones' wife, Dr. Mary Jones; Camden-Kershaw County NAACP Branch President Sammie Tucker Jr.; and Jones' daughter, Susan.
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