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Economic development office updates Committee of 100

What's happening on the county's economic development front was the focus of a presentation by County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean at the Kershaw County Committee of 100's annual meeting May 31. More than 60 committee members attended the event at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

June 12, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Business


Wells Fargo Advisors opens new location

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networks LLC announced the opening of a new location, 1034 Broad St. in Camden. The owners are L. Gillis Reames and Roy M. Fakoury.

June 07, 2013 | | Business


Bloomsbury Inn earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Bloomsbury Inn recently received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013. This accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

June 07, 2013 | | Business


Fans camp out for new Chick-Fil-A in Camden

Twenty-four hours before the doors even opened at 6 a.m. Thursday, more than 225 people began camping out on the grounds of the new Chick-Fil-A. They did so in the hopes of being chosen as one of 100 special Chick-Fil-A fans. It's an event that has become a Chick-Fil-A tradition across the country. Beginning Wednesday at 6 a.m. anyone 18 and over had the opportunity to vie for 100 spots that would earn them a free meal each week for a year.

June 07, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Business


CBA to hear ‘road diet’ presentation

Members of the Camden Business Alliance (CBA) and their guests will have the chance to learn more about the city of Camden's proposed Broad Street "road diet" at the alliance's next Breakfast Before Hours to be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. The meeting will take place on the mezzanine level of TenEleven Galleria, 1011 Broad St., and feature representatives from the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and URS, the city of Camden's engineering consultant firm.

June 03, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Business


County unemployment rate improves

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.

May 31, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Business


Lugoff Toyota ribbon cutting

May 27, 2013 | | Business


Chamber hands President’s Award to Thiel Shull

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.

May 22, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Business


Transforming Antioch

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.

May 10, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Business


Sam Kendall’s adding restaurant in Blythewood

By MARTIN MOBLEY

May 08, 2013 | | Business


A better connection

Four Kershaw County agencies are hoping to provide Kershaw County residents better access to the World Wide Web and promote computer and Internet literacy.

April 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Business


Tax tips - April 22, 2013

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.

April 22, 2013 | | Business


Kershaw County unemployment rate down

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.

April 05, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Business


Tax tips - April 1, 2013

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.

April 01, 2013 | | Business


Weylchem to pay $500,000 pollution penalty

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 ...

April 01, 2013 | | Business


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Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


Palmetto Hearing moves

Palmetto Hearing recently moved to 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden. It will be open Tuesdays by appointment and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business offers hearing aid fittings and follow up care. It also provides hearing evaluations, swim plugs, assistive listening products, custom ear molds and hearing aid service and repair. "We have been providing hearing health care for 25 years and are proud to be locally owned and operated to assist the residents of Kershaw County and it's surrounding areas." The owner is Cyndi Henderson and the manager is Amanda Henderson. The telephone number ...

July 30, 2014 | | Business


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