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KC farmers could qualify for federal funds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications from South Carolina farmers, ranchers and private landowners for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) for fiscal year 2018 funding with an application deadline of Nov. 17.

September 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


KC urges pond owners to lower water levels

Out of extreme precaution, The Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services urges Kershaw County property owners to lower the water levels of private ponds in preparation for possible impacts from Hurricane Irma. Significant rainfall and flash flooding may result from Hurricane Irma's arrival stateside beginning early next week.

September 08, 2017 | | Kershaw County


KCC honors Rev. Tommie Williams

Kershaw County Council recently honored a well-loved community icon.

September 05, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC studying fire service, SRO funding issues

Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns has appointed two new ad hoc committees to study the county fire service and SRO funding.

August 29, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Kershaw County 4-H accepting new members

Kershaw county 4-H will be accepting new memberships for the 2017-2018 year. The $10 membership fee is a one-time fee that is paid annually with the 4-H year being from Sept 1, 2017- August 31, 2018. 4-H has evolved and is now made up of a total of six different project areas. These areas include Agriculture and Animals, Healthy Lifestyles, Leadership and Citizenship, Natural Resources, Personal Development and STEM. Inside these project areas, there are many projects and programs that range from robotics and rockets to public speaking and community service.

August 25, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Chicken Strut starts Thursday

The Chicken Strut returns to Bethune for the first time in nearly five years and all systems are go.

August 22, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


County to study fire service

Like many other sectors within county services, Kershaw County's fire service is feeling some serious growing pains.

August 15, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


VisionKershaw 2030 earns SCAC honorable mention

VisionKershaw 2030, Kershaw County's county-wide framework for economic growth; effective land use; county service excellence; quality infrastructure and transportation; and a lifetime of education, health, culture and recreation, received an honorable mention at the S.C. Association of Counties' (SCAC) 50th annual conference, held July 29 - Aug. 2.

August 15, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County gets ready for Great American Eclipse

The skies will begin to darken in parts of Kershaw County at 1:13 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 as the Moon begins to eclipse the Sun. The total eclipse will start at 2:42 p.m. and last anywhere from about a minute and a half, depending on where somewhere is standing. It'll all be over by 4:06 p.m.

August 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Man says ‘thank you’ 25 years later

Joseph Atkins was driving through South Carolina when he saw a highway sign for Camden.

August 11, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Train derailed in Lugoff

A freight train derailed near Lugoff early Saturday morning, sending a dozen cars off the track and damaging a building. No one was injured in the incident.

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


KCC to look at construction bids, ordinances

Kershaw County Council will take up several items of new business, including construction at Governor's Hill Industrial Park, fire department tone-out procedures, an amendment, by title only, of the animal ordinance and a request from the Clerk of Court.

August 08, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


S-LCOG seeks public comment on new econ dev strategy

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is currently seeking public comment on the region's new five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and is designed to bring together the public and private sectors to create and implement an economic road map to strengthen the region's economy.

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Historic Camden restoring battlefield forest

Historic Camden is developing a ten-year reforestation plan to restore the Longleaf Pine forest at the Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Road north of Camden. The plan, developed by a local professional forester, is a continuation of work started by the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. The plan will consist of a multi-generational effort to bring back to life the Longleaf Pine forest that existed at the Camden Battlefield during the 1780 Battle of Camden. The return of these native conifers, which once dominated the area, is part of a larger regional movement to help provide the necessary native habitat for many ...

August 04, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Community shares memories of Jim Smith

James A. "Jim" Smith, who passed away July 26, is remembered by friends, neighbors and the community for his love of family, strong faith, friendly, straightforward demeanor and willingness to help those in need.

August 01, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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Historic Camden selected as ‘The Wall that Heals’ site

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will be the site for "The Wall That Heals," the traveling scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which will ...

February 20, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Council denies rezoning request

Kershaw County Council denied a first reading request to rezone 93 acres in Lugoff during its Feb. 13 meeting.

February 20, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Emergency services, more focus during budget retreat

By 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, members of Kershaw County Council had already spent two hours receiving an update on VisionKershaw 2030, a presentation ...

February 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune to get new billing system

The town of Bethune will move forward on a new automated billing system for its water department.

February 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


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