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2015 Year in Review - Part 3

The last four months of 2015 would see a variety of events, including a change of hands for KershawHealth, epic flooding, and the third of three devastating deaths of Camden High School (CHS) students lost to car accidents.

January 04, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County

Lake, river under flood warning

The seemingly endless rain continues to cause problems, this time with significant flooding on the Wateree River and Lake Wateree.

January 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County

2015 Year in Review - Part 2


January 01, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County

Family moves into Habitat’s 38th Kershaw County home

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County dedicated a new home Dec. 14 to the Harris family.

December 29, 2015 | | Kershaw County

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

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Articles by Section - Kershaw County

Rickett was more than just Cassatt Water

There are some who still think of Hettie H. Rickett whenever they hear the Cassatt Water utility mentioned – and rightly so. Not only was Rickett ...

October 21, 2016 | | Kershaw County

Giving Larry Doby his due

By 1955, Larry Doby was no longer a novelty; a man's whose skin color separated him from the other players playing alongside him with ...

October 21, 2016 | Tom Didato | Kershaw County

Bethune water project hits unexpected snags

The good news is the town of Bethune has successfully secured funding for a major and much needed upgrade to its water system. In fact ...

October 18, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County

KCC thanks first responders, honors educators

Hurricane matters, a smoking ban and the purchase of a new piece of heavy equipment were among the items before Kershaw County Council during its ...

October 14, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County

Hurricane Matthew causes mayhem

By the time Hurricane Matthew made landfall in McClellanville, the huge storm had lost some of its ferocity but still packed a nasty punch.

October 11, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County

ADK, bulldozer,Three Branches Road before KCC

Kershaw County Council meets today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a proclamation designating October Alpha Delta Kappa Month, a resolution for the lease ...

October 11, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


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