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Duke to help prepare 500-acre Lugoff site for industrial development

Duke Energy Progress (DEP) will help prepare a 500-acre site in Lugoff for potential industrial development. A recent DEP press release listed the property as the "Emanuel Site," named for the family that owns the property. It said the land is located less than five miles from I-20 in Lugoff.

October 04, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Tax Tips -- Sept. 4, 2013

Tax information can be difficult to understand in any language. It can be even more difficult if English is not your first language. The IRS provides a wide range of free products and services on its Spanish language web pages. Visit IRS.gov/espanol to get federal tax help in Spanish.

September 04, 2013 | | Business


INVISTA celebrates 1 million injury-free hours

This month, INVISTA Camden employees completed 1 million hours without an U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable injury -- an industry milestone.

September 04, 2013 | | Business


Business Brief

Darryl Cannon and Tony Pereira are the owners of Pizza Shack, a new restaurant located on Main Street in Elgin. They have been in the pizza and Italian food business for over 30 years and have managed restaurants from New York to South Carolina. Pizza Shack serves Italian food including pizza, spaghetti, lasana and subs. "Our specialty is our stomboli, a lot of people like that." Pereira said.

August 28, 2013 | | Business


County unemployment rate still improving

Kershaw County's unemployment rate is steadily improving as it fell from 7.9 percent in June to 7.2 percent in July. In July 2012, the county's unemployment rate was 9.3 percent, meaning the current unemployment rate is down 2.1 percent from last year. The number of employed people in Kershaw County rose from 27,661 in June to 27,760 in July. A year ago, the number of employed persons in Kershaw County was 27,206.

August 23, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Economic Development 101

Peggy McLean and Lauren Reeder's job descriptions are unique. Unique to the point that McLean often offers what she calls Economic Development 101 to people when they ask, "What do you do?" McLean works as the director of the Kershaw County Economic Development Office. Reeder is the marketing and administrative assistant.

August 19, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Business


Lucky Duck relocates to Broad Street, changes name to Camden Hometown Treasures

The Lucky Duck, previously located at 1714 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden has relocated to 2511 Broad Street in the Dusty Bend Shopping Center and has changed the name to Camden's Hometown Treasures.

August 14, 2013 | | Business


Tax Tips -- Aug. 7, 2013

While most taxpayers get a refund from the IRS when they file their taxes, some do not. The IRS offers several payment options for those who owe taxes.

August 07, 2013 | | Business


First Community Bank expands advisory board

First Community Bank recently announced that Jeffrey R. Graham and Lindsey Kelly Mitcham have joined its Camden Advisory Board. Created in 2006 when First Community Bank merged with the Bank of Camden, the board works to enhance the bank's community presence and outreach to local businesses.

Graham is a Camden native and remains deeply engaged in the life of his community. He served one term as the youngest mayor in South Carolina, 2008-2012, and is currently vice-president of Graham Realty Inc. He is a member of the Kershaw County United Way Housing Partnership, Rotary Club of Camden and a ...

August 07, 2013 | | Business


Tax tips - August 2, 2013

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:

August 02, 2013 | | Business


New logos unveiled for industrial sites

The Kershaw County Economic Development Office, with financial assistance from the Kershaw County Committee of 100, recently created new logos for three of the county's industrial parks. The new logos will be used to market the Central South Carolina MegaSite in Lugoff, Governor's Hill Industrial Park near I-20 Exit 101 and Steeplechase Industrial Park off Black River Road.

July 31, 2013 | | Business


Tax tips - July 15, 2013

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters are more common in the summer. The IRS encourages you to take a few simple steps to protect your tax and financial records in case a disaster strikes.

July 15, 2013 | | Business


Sam Kendall’s earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Sam Kendall's of Camden recently announced it has been honored as a top-performing restaurant as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, a trip planning website. Sam Kendall's recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

June 26, 2013 | | Business


Little Theater continues long history of bringing the magic of movies to Camden

A website aiming to help "consumers make better decisions about their personal finances" recently named Camden as the second-least expensive city for movie buffs in the country.

June 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Business


SAFE promotes Brandon Oliver to Camden branch manager

Brandon Oliver was recently promoted to Camden Branch Manager. He started with SAFE in May of 2009 as a teller at SAFE's Manning branch. In November 2010, Oliver was promoted to Office Manager at SAFE's Santee location.

June 19, 2013 | | Business


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