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2015 Year in Review - Part 1

As 2015 ends, it's natural to look back at the events which shaped the year. Today, the Chronicle-Independent reviews the news from January to April we believe made an impact on Kershaw County's communities. Friday, we'll look at stories from May to August, and end Jan. 5 with the events from September to December.

December 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


22nd annual Boykin Christmas Parade

Dec. 20 marked the 22nd run of the Boykin Christmas Parade, known for its unique floats and characters. Parade entries from all over Kershaw County participated in the parade including the Boykin Alligator Queen "Miz Boykin" and the Fat Back Queen. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus also made an appearance.

December 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County


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


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County approves bid for industrial park road project

Kershaw County Council approved bids for two projects, the Steeplechase Industrial Boulevard Roadway Extension and the Musco Light System Installation for Doby Soccer Field.

August 26, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Vocational Rehab helps provide opportunities in the community

The Camden area office of S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation hosted a cookout Wednesday to share information with local businesses about how SCVR can help provide ...

August 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Construction bids, ordinances before KCC

Kershaw County Council meets August 23 at 5:30 p.m. to talk about a bid for Steeplechase Industrial Boulevard Roadway Extension, a bid for ...

August 23, 2016 | | Kershaw County


‘Our goal is to have voting day run smoothly’

The gentlemen at Kershaw County Voter Registration want the November 8 election day to run smoothly, but citizens must register to vote by October 8.

August 19, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Bethune Rescue Squad raising funds to purchase ambulance

If all goes as planned, the Bethune Rescue Squad could be up and running in four to six months.

August 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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