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Summer activities at the FAC to begin in July

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline is June 30. All camps will take place on the FAC campus, at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 803-425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. During day-long camps, kids are required to bring their own lunches. The FAC will provide a drink. This summer's programs include:

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


WeylChem appealing county orders ondischarge violation

WeylChem U.S. is appealing Kershaw County's issuance of a new pretreatment permit and two administrative compliance orders regarding discharge violations at the county's wastewater treatment plant. Kershaw County Council will use part its meeting today to craft an appeals process and then set dates to hear WeylChem's appeals.

June 28, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Kershaw County, Lugoff firefighters support state foundation with donation

Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks to the foundation's chairman.

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Lack of funding affecting county housing programs

Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing obstacles due to a lack of federal funding.

June 24, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


Bethune passes 2017 budget

Bethune's budget will increase in 2017, reflecting, among other things, a 2 percent raise for two full-time employees and one part-time employee.

June 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council passes final budget

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews got at least most of what he asked for from Kershaw County Council.

June 17, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Hearings, final readings on industry deals, county budget

Kershaw County Council will hold three public hearings and take up third and final readings on three ordinances dealing with two industry deals and the county's proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

June 14, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


FRC hosts two-day teen summit

The Family Resource Center (FRC) of Lee and Kershaw Counties will host a teen summit aimed at preventing teen pregnancies and encouraging healthy relationships.

June 10, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Music CD funded by Hootie grant now on sale

It's been a year in the making, but it's finally here: I Believe 'N' SC, a compact disc of music recorded by Jackson Teen Center (JTC) students in the JTC's own music studio on York Street.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Resurgence on Main Street

The town of Bethune is seeing a resurgence downtown these days, thanks to the efforts of a group of concerned citizens.

May 31, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


McLean named SCEDA Local Developer of the Year

Earlier this month, the S.C. Economic Developers' Association (SCEDA) named Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean as its Local Developer of the Year during the organization's annual conference in Myrtle Beach.

May 31, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Ernest Health option passes on second reading

The possibility of a new rehabilitation hospital coming to the Elgin area took a step closer to reality May 24 as Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading of an ordinance authorizing an agreement which would grant Ernest Health an option to purchase land at Wateree Executive Park.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


SBA disaster loan deadline is June 28

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in South Carolina of the June 28, deadline to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) as a result of excessive rain and flooding in Oct. 2015.

May 31, 2016 | | Kershaw County


County budget passes second reading with amendments

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed second reading Tuesday of the county's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget, but not before voting down several amendments while approving others. The approved amendments include plans to transfer money from the county's reserve fund in order to cover additional spending on employee raises, expansions to the county's emergency medical services (EMS), improving an access road behind the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and more.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


ALPHA Center’s Wright receives Youth Arbitrator of the Year award

Ed Wright, a member of The ALPHA Center's Youth Diversion Program, is the 2016 Youth Arbitrator of the Year. Wright received the honor during a lunchtime celebration of the program's success at The ALPHA Center on May 20.

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


KC Farmers Market to get new home in Camden

The Kershaw County Farmers Market (KCFM) will be moving again --for what is hoped to be the last time -- to a new permanent location in ...

February 24, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Probate Court workshops draw strong attendance

Since implementing her quarterly probate process workshops in 2016, Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham has seen workshop attendance continue to rise resulting in a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


KC seeing possible uptick in gang activity

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews is concerned about what he believes could be an increase in gang activity in Kershaw County.

February 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut to return in August

Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb did not have much crime to talk about during the Feb. 9 meeting of Bethune Town Council.

February 21, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC passes FILOT for local company

Kershaw County Council unanimously passed a Fee-In Lieu-Of-Taxes agreement for for RJR Land Group LLC, most recently referred to by county officials as "Project Local ...

February 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


FILOT, presentations before KCC Tuesday

Kershaw County Council will hold public hearing and consider third and final reading of a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for RJR Land Group LLC, most recently known ...

February 14, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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