The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce is preparing a survey for its members in an effort to try to learn what the business community liked and disliked about two school district referenda voters rejected in the November 2014 election. Voters were asked two questions on the ballot: should $130 in bonds be issued for facilities improvements, and should a 1-cent sales tax be put in place in Kershaw County to aid in paying back the bonds? Both measures failed.
For the 96th consecutive quarter, Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) recently earned a "5-Star Superior" rating for strength and security from BauerFinancial, a credit union and bank rating firm in Coral Gables, Fla.
Potter's Computer Systems, at 1662 Hwy. 1 South in Lugoff, has only been open since September, but owner Thomas Anderson said he has years of experience with computers, including owning a previous business in Columbia. Anderson doesn't just use his skills and knowledge to repair and upgrade computers, make cellphone repairs and handle other communication needs. He's also passing his knowledge down to younger people.
(The Chronicle-Independent celebrates Black History Month in February with a series of stories on area businesses owned and operated by African-Americans, starting with Fitness Zone in Lugoff and owner George Gibson.)
Camden Media Co. announces the launch of The Blythewood Horse & Equestrian magazine. The first issue, its spring edition, will be published March 19 and focus on the Carolina Cup. The magazine will then be published quarterly, in full color, in June, November, January and March.
Dr. Will Owen looks in the mouth of a Jackson Elementary School student during a dental screening program held at the school Jan. 20. Dr. Owen and the staff of Drs. Moss & Owen provided free screenings to all Jackson students in a little more than two hours, seeing 500 students. The staff worked with Jackson's nurse, Jennifer Reeves, who coordinated the screenings for the students. Drs. Moss & Owen has performed these screenings for more than 15 years to help ensure the children of Kershaw County have access to dental care.
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.
Savage, Royall & Sheheen LLP named Michael D. Wright a partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2015. With the addition of Wright, the firm now has seven attorneys serving the community, continuing its commitment of building long term relationships with clients while finding sensible solutions to complex issues.
Joe Sparks of Elgin is all smiles as he prepares to fill his pick-up with sub-$2 gas at Murphy Express in Camden, one of several Kershaw County stations which dropped the cost of a gallon below $2 on Tuesday morning. Though plummeting oil prices are causing havoc in financial markets, they're producing big grins for local motorists, who six years ago were paying about twice that much for fuel. The price on the pump for regular unleaded gasoline reads $1.989.