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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camden Media Co. is proud to announce the return of Jim Tatum to the staff of the Chronicle-Independent. Tatum, who most recently worked for the Summerville Journal Scene, begins working as the C-I's senior staff writer Monday. In addition, Tenell Felder is being promoted to design editor, a reflection of her excellent design work for several Camden Media Co. publications.
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