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Public hearing tonight on $17.2 million bond issue

Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting tonight to receive comments from the public on a potential $17.2 million bond issue to fund upgrades at the county's industrial parks. The hearing is listed early on tonight's agenda. Third reading of an ordinance to authorize the issuance of the bonds is also up for consideration. Council passed second reading of the ordinance two weeks ago on a split, 4-2 vote with one councilman absent.

October 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Legislative delegation hosts post-flood community meeting

The Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, will host a community meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters on Hwy. 1 in Lugoff to update those impacted by the recent flood.

October 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Legislative delegation hosting flood community meeting

The Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, will host a community meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters on Hwy. 1 in Lugoff to update those impacted by the recent flood.

October 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Ordinances, bond proposal cause confusion, tension for KCC

Things were confused and tense during parts of Kershaw County Council's Oct. 13 meeting. The culprits: property owner zoning change requests and a potential $17 million general obligation bond for infrastructure improvements at the county's industrial parks. In each case, council considered second readings of ordinances which must pass three readings to be enacted.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Four county dams on DHEC emergency list

Four dams in Kershaw County are on a S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) emergency orders list. According to DHEC's website, the orders are part of the agency's "proactive assessment process" looking at what are known as "Class One" and "Class Two" dams across the state. DHEC emphasized even with emergency orders, there are no immediate threats to public safety.

October 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Bethune Town Council working on message sign rules

The town of Bethune is expected to have a new programmable message sign in place and operating by the end of the month, according to Councilman Don Witham. Witham reported the progress at council's monthly meeting Oct. 8. He also said council is working on a policy of what can be announced on the sign, which will be controlled from Bethune Town Hall.

October 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips, editor The Country Chronicle (Blythewood, S.C.) | Kershaw County


Kershaw County faces $4 million flood clean-up

Individual families across Kershaw County suffered nearly $690,000 worth of damage, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter. With Kershaw County's addition to a U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) individual assistance list, homeowners should receive at least some compensation for their losses.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Online Only: KCC may support DNR Liberty Hill tract purchase

Tonight, Kershaw County Council will consider approving a resolution regarding the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) pending acquisition of approximately 1,829 acres worth of property adjacent to Lake Wateree and the Wateree River from The Conservation Fund. Most of the property -- more than 1,500 acres -- is in Kershaw County and has been known as the Liberty Hill Tract. In a letter to the county, DNR officials said the agency is purchasing the property from The Conservation Fund for $5.613 million and plans to use the agency's Heritage Land Trust Fund, State Conservation Bank, U ...

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


New pet adoption center opens

It took a little time, thanks to an extra bout of rain Saturday, but dozens of people showed up for the grand opening of the new Thiel-Mayer Adoption Center on Black River Road in Camden. The rain -- not a welcome sight for those who had already lived through the flooding downpours several days earlier -- forced many outdoor activities inside.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Camden Military Academy, others help with relief efforts in the Midlands

Thursday, a pick-up truck towing a trailer followed a tractor trailer as it left Camden Military Academy (CMA) for Columbia, filled with a combined load of 500 cases of water, an additional 20,000 bottles of water and hundreds of jars of peanut butter and jelly.

October 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County woman recognized as an ‘Angel in Adoption’

A Camden native and Elgin resident received recognition as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony and separate gala in Washington, D.C., held Wednesday and Thursday.

October 09, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County added to FEMA list

Kershaw County is now among those in South Carolina eligible for assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and county officials made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The designation means residents and business owners can ask for their properties to be assessed by county and FEMA officials and reimbursed appropriately to property damaged by this past weekend's flooding.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


County council meets on Palmetto Utilities request

By the end of a special called meeting Oct. 1 to discuss a permitting request from Palmetto Utilities of Richland County, Kershaw County Council decided it wants to meet with all concerned parties about a potential increase in discharges into Spears Creek in Kershaw County.

October 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Getting ready for play

The new state-of-the-art, handicapped-accessible playground at the West Wateree Athletic Complex between Lugoff and Elgin is quickly taking shape (first photo). Volunteers spent the past weekend installing equipment. A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 14. The main body of the playground equipment features numerous ramps, slides and other features for children to enjoy. Volunteers from various Kershaw County government department worked with contractors from Triad Property Services of Greensboro, N.C., (second photo) to install benches at the playground. Playground Steering Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter said construction is right on schedule. "Thanks to overwhelming support ...

September 25, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Kershaw County Council approves up to $17 million for economic development

Kershaw County could spend up to $17 million to improve its industrial parks in order to make them more attractive to potential new industries. Kershaw County Council voted, 4-3, Tuesday evening to proceed with a plan which finance projects through general obligation bonds while also tapping the county's reserve fund.

September 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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UWKC seeks to make up funds cut by federal government

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is seeking financial support from the community after having one of its transitional housing programs, New Day on ...

July 22, 2016 | Tenell Felder | Kershaw County


New street lights coming to Bethune

The phrase, "the bright lights of Bethune" may not be as tongue in cheek as it sounds.

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Gators unlikely in Lake Wateree, but be aware

With reports of alligator encounters in the news -- most recently with a horrifying attack at a Florida Disney resort which resulted in the death of ...

July 19, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities seeks extra discharge at Spears Creek

Kershaw County Council will hold a special work session from 3 to 5 p.m. July 26 to receive information about and discuss a request ...

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Storms cause power outages, mayhem

Violent thunderstorms hit Camden and Kershaw County on Thursday afternoon and evening, knocking down trees and limbs and causing widespread power outages and starting at ...

July 12, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Kershaw County


Joint business park with would help Woodward Field

Kershaw County Council will take up second reading of an ordinance tonight which, if passed on a later third and final reading, would create a ...

July 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


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