Proposals to refurbish and repaint Bethune's water tower dominated Bethune Town Council's first meeting of the new year Thursday. The evening also marked the first meeting for new Mayor Charles McCoy and new councilmen Don Witham and John Fulmer. The meetings also marked the first to be held at the Bethune Recreation Center rather than Bethune Town Hall.
As Kershaw County got caught in the grip of some of the coldest temperatures in decades, local authorities have reported few weather-related problems.
The newest members of Bethune's municipal government are now in place, with a swearing-in ceremony held Thursday at Bethune Town Hall.
Are government agencies funded by tax dollars in Kershaw County in the red? Citizens might have thought so based on a November 2013 report issued by the S.C. Office of Budget and Control Board (SCBCB). However, area officials say the report is not as simple as it appears and doesn't paint an accurate financial picture.
During the colder months of the year, many Kershaw County residents take for granted having a warm house in which to stay. But for some, having their own residence is not a reality. The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is hoping to change that.
Kershaw County currently has no plans to develop or otherwise use a 122-acre piece of property associated with Liberty Hill Farms the county controls. The Conservation Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to preserving natural resources, recently purchased a more than 3,500-acre site once known as the Singleton Creek Tract from Greenwood Communities and Resorts Inc. for $9.187 million.
Kershaw County Council met with leaders from Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) during a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the school's future in the county. CCTC representatives included members of its executive leadership team, area commission and Kershaw County members of its foundation.
The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation announces registration for its Instructional Volleyball League. The league will be for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Girls will learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios.
A more than 10-year-old dream of State Sen. Vincent Sheheen's is coming true.
Kershaw County experienced a "good year" from a financial standpoint in Fiscal Year 2013, according to results of an audit presented to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday. Both Chairman Gene Wise and Councilman Jimmy Jones were absent; Vice Chairman Stephen Smoak presided over the meeting.
Kershaw County Council will hear first reading in title only of an ordinance authorizing and approving development of a joint county industrial and business park to be known as "Project Apple Joint County Industrial and Business Park" in conjunction with Chesterfield County at Tuesday's meeting.
A majority of Kershaw County citizens who participated in a recent survey said they would support additional taxes to increase recreation and public safety services provided by the county.
INVISTA's annual holiday blood drive will be Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The town of Boykin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. The parade is a yearly family-friendly celebration that brings community members together to have fun and get into the Christmas spirit. Nancy Tidwell of Swift Creek Kennel and Deborah Outlaw of Heritage Community Bank help organize the event each year.
Kershaw County citizens who are currently coaching teams through the county's recreation department can now serve on the county's Recreation Advisory Commission. The change is a step closer to becoming official following a unanimous first reading vote of an amendment to the ordinance establishing the commission in the first place.
(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state.
Discussion was passionate at Thursday's meeting of the Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee, with audience comments coming from both sides of the issue. The committee was formed after county council proposed an ordinance restricting the use of firearms in unincorporated areas, but it was dropped after passing first reading. County ordinances require three separate approval votes to become law. The ordinance was abandoned after outcry from gun enthusiasts who said it was too restrictive and violated their rights.
Kershaw County Director of Parks and Recreation Joe Eason spoke to the Rotary Club at their mid-day meeting Thursday and said the future looks good for recreational opportunities in the county. Lauren Branham Reeder introduced Eason with a quick summary of his education and experience.
The Kershaw Council meets Tuesday. KershawHealth will make a presentation on the hospital's latest advertising campaign.
Kershaw County Parks and Recreation will host its 15th annual Senior Golf Tournament (ages 50 and up). The tournament will be held on Friday, September 26 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. There will be a Shotgun Start at 9 a.m.
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