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Kershaw County West Playground unveiled

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.

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Midway High School alumni unveil new trophy case

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.)

November 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Mosquito dunks available to residents, businesses

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.

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


KCC recognizes swift water rescue team, first responders

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.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Completing SBA loan applications may mean more assistance for some

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding storm and flood survivors in South Carolina to complete loan applications even if they do not plan to accept a loan.

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


HVACs available to low income residents

Wateree Community Actions Inc. currently has funding available to assist families with the repair and installation of HVAC (heating and air systems).

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Downhome cooking with Millie

Pecan Coconut Clusters

November 10, 2015 | | Kershaw County


KCC to honor first responders for flood work

Kershaw County Council will consider a pair of resolutions during its meeting tonight recognizing the Lugoff Swiftwater Rescue Team (LSRT) and Kershaw County first responders for their actions during October's historic flood event.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Napper receives KCSF Price Award

Paul Napper, executive director of The ALPHA Center, received the 2015 Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award during a surprise ceremony Friday.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Pine Grove Road bridge to be closed until Spring 2016

A detour around a structurally damaged bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff will remain in place until Spring 2016, according to a S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) engineer. SCDOT District One Engineering Administrator Bryan L. Jones said the hope is for the bridge to be replaced by the end of May 2016.

November 10, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


SBA economic injury disaster loans available in S.C.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations in South Carolina as a result of the excessive rain and flooding took place in October.

November 03, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Housing mortgage rescue, trust fund programs available to local homeowners, renters

Kershaw County government officials recently forwarded information from the S.C. State Housing Finance & Development Authority (SC Housing) on programs it has available which may be helpful to homeowners and those left unemployed or with a reduction in income due to October's historic flooding.

November 03, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Flood victims tell stories, ask questions at meeting

Cindy Hartman had been through a lot before showing up at Wednesday's post-flood community meeting at Lugoff Fire-Rescue's (LF-R) headquarters.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


$17.2 million bond passes final hurdle, 4-2

Bonds worth up to $17.2 million will be issued in December to help fund a series of upgrades to Kershaw County's three main industrial parks. Work at Governor's Hill, Heritage Point and Steeplechase industrial will likely begin in early 2016. The county will start paying for the bonds -- $390,000 annual payments from $4 million in reserve funds -- in either 2017 or 2018.

October 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Public hearing tonight on $17.2 million bond issue

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting tonight to receive comments from the public on a potential $17.2 million bond issue to fund upgrades at the county's industrial parks. The hearing is listed early on tonight's agenda. Third reading of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of the bonds is also up for consideration. Council passed second reading of the ordinance two weeks ago on a split, 4-2 vote with one councilman absent.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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NAACP Humanitarian Award

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 ...

February 09, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Historic Camden to make presentation to county

Dr. Tray Dunaway, chairman of the Historic Camden Foundation, will make a presentation concerning the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during tonight's Kershaw County ...

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Super Bowl 50: A ‘Super Knight’

It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football's championship game ...

February 05, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County


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