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FEMA helpline can answer flood survivor’s questions

South Carolina residents affected by October's storms and historic flooding can get information and answers to questions by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) helpline.

December 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bethune Christmas Parade celebrates holiday spirit

Despite cold temperatures made a little chillier with occasional wind gusts, hundreds of area residents gathered along Bethune's main street for the town's second annual Christmas parade.

December 22, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Santa greets Kershaw County children

Santa greeted children at the Kershaw County Government Center on Dec. 15. During the morning, he met (starting with first picture) Jessie Brice, Landon Ward and Kimberly Chancey. Throughout the day, children filled out letters to Santa, indicating whether they'd been naughty or nice (we're pretty sure they all said they'd been nice) and letting him know what they wanted for Christmas and their wishes for the new year. In the fourth picture, an Elf -- Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean -- uses a special pneumatic tube system to send one of the letters to the North ...

December 22, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Christmas Parade marks county’s start of holiday season

Saturday, residents from across the county gathered along Broad Street in Camden to celebrate the 2015 holiday season at the Kershaw County Christmas Parade.

December 15, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Bethune looking forward to upcoming year

Upgrades for the town water system and a search for a new police chief will continue to be projects for Bethune Town Council for the foreseeable future. Council met Thursday for its last meeting of 2015 at the Bethune Recreation Center, followed by a community covered dish meal.

December 15, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Deadline to apply for SBA flood-related loans is Jan. 4

The deadline to file for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan for physical damages from October's severe storms and flooding is Jan. 4, 2016.

December 15, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Submit paperwork if you need continued post-flood rental aid

South Carolina flood survivors who have a continued need for temporary housing assistance must complete and submit paperwork demonstrating a disaster-related and financial need.

December 11, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Feature photo: Bethune Vision 2016

December 11, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Special election for Mickle’s Kershaw County Council seat set for March 29

A special election to fill the District 1 Kershaw County Council seat recently vacated by Willie Mickle is set for March 29, according to County Voter Registration Director John Caughman. Caughman said if more than one person files for their party's nomination to fill the seat, a primary would be held on Feb. 9. If necessary, a runoff would be held Feb. 23.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Discussion tonight on filling Mickle’s KCC seat

John Caughman, Kershaw County's director of voter registration and elections, will make a public presentation during tonight's Kershaw County Council meeting on filling the District 1 seat vacated a week ago by Willie Mickle.

December 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Elgin disaster recovery center closing Saturday

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery center inside the Blaney Fire Department on U.S. 1 in Elgin will close at 3 p.m. Saturday. Despite the Blaney center's closing, Kershaw County victims of October's storms and flooding can still sign up for individual assistance through Jan. 4, 2016. They can also obtain in-person assistance by traveling to disaster recovery centers in Columbia, Bishopville or Sumter.

December 04, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Deadline extended for individual FEMA assistance

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday her request for a 30-day extension of the registration period for individual assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been granted.

December 01, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Prayer Vigil

On November 17, the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) hosted a Candlelight Vigil at Hampton Park in Camden to recognize Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During the week of Nov. 15-21, various events were held to bring awareness of hunger and homelessness in the community. A food drive also was held to collect items for food pantries in Kershaw County. UWKC President Donny Supplee said the UWKC has future plans for a food bank. "We are looking at having a food bank that would supply the 16 different food pantries throughout the county. There is Harvest Hope in Columbia ...

December 01, 2015 | | Kershaw County


FERC issues new Catawba-Wateree license to Duke Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a new 40-year operating license to Duke Energy for the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project. It became effective Nov. 1, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Mickle resigns from Kershaw County council

Kershaw County Councilman Willie Mickle resigned from Kershaw County Council on Monday, citing insurance needs as the basis for his decision. Mickle represented District 1.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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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


A look back at yesteryear

April 19, 2016 | Photos are courtesy of the Camden Archives and provided by Johnny Deal. | Kershaw County


Burns, Carpenter lay out state of the county, future at chamber breakfast

"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 ...

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


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