Kershaw County's unemployment rate continues to improve, dropping from 6.6 percent in March to 6.2 in April. A year ago, the county's unemployment rate sat at 7.7 percent. Employment rose from 27,333 in March to 27,458 in April. In April 2012, the number of employed persons in Kershaw County was 27,163.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce presented its President's Award to Laura Thiel Shull. Saying that Thiel Shull "gives freely of her time to various organizations, and always with a smile," Chamber Board President Chip Galloway presented Thiel with the award during the chamber's 103rd Annual Meeting, Awards Gala and Reception. The gala took place Thursday at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. KershawHealth Executive Vice President and COO/CFO Mike Bunch assisted Galloway with the presentation.
In 1995, Antioch Elementary School (AES) closed its doors for the last time. The school, constructed in 1956, later became the home of Kershaw County Head Start. Johnny Outlaw, a former AES student, took what was once a dilapidated building with a missing roof due to a storm and victim to numerous accounts of vandalism and transformed it into a community center hosting a café, auditorium and space for a sheltered flea market along with many other improvements.
April 15 was the annual deadline for most people to file their federal income tax return and pay any taxes they owe. By law, the IRS may assess penalties to taxpayers for both failing to file a tax return and for failing to pay taxes they owe by the deadline.
According to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, the state has received some good news regarding unemployment. Kershaw County is one of the counties responsible for this good news as the county has also seen a decrease in the unemployment rate.
The American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit may help you pay for the costs of higher education. If you pay tuition and fees for yourself, your spouse or your dependent you may qualify for these credits.
U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently that U.S. District Court Judge Cameron Currie approved a consent decree with Weylchem US Inc. to resolve alleged violations of federal and state air, water, and solid waste pollution laws at Weylchem's specialty chemical manufacturing facility in Elgin and its wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff. Under the consent decree, Weylchem agreed to perform corrective action measures and to pay a civil penalty of $500,000, of which $175,000 will be paid to the S.C. Department ...
For more than 50 years, May Plant Credit Union has been a fixture in the Kershaw County area. Now, the oldest credit union in Kershaw County is taking a giant step towards realizing its goal as a full partner in local communities.
Joe Sexton was recently honored as an Ambassador for Economic Development by the Department of Commerce as part of South Carolina's Industry Appreciation Week. The ceremony took place in Columbia on March 19 on the grounds of the Governor's mansion and highlighted 47 individuals from 46 counties for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina.
The long-time owners of Godwin's Carpet and Floor Covering will say good-bye to the floor repair business after almost 50 years of serving Kershaw County and surrounding areas. The family's business history begins after Cleatus Godwin married his wife, Bonnie, in 1950; the two met while attending Camden High School.