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County council looks at upcoming budget

Kershaw County Council and staff have started the annual task of crafting the county budget, which goes into effect July 1. Council held a workshop meeting Tuesday in which Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter presented a proposed general fund budget $280,907 less than the current $22.99 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 that ends June 30.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 5:02 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2015 1:00 a.m. | County council looks at upcoming budget Comments 0 Comments
Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels

Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels

Heavy thunderstorms and accompanying rains during the past weekend in North Carolina caused a threat of flash floods along the Catawba River basin, which includes Lake Wateree at the southernmost end.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 5:41 p.m. | Updated: apr. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Heavy rains raise Lake Wateree levels Comments 0 Comments
More pieces to the economic development puzzle

More pieces to the economic development puzzle

Chances are, for most people, economic development means industrial recruitment. Under Gov. Nikki Haley, the state of South Carolina has aggressively recruited outside industry to the state. Those efforts have yielded successes with some 58,000 new jobs announced since 2010.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 5:44 p.m. | Updated: apr. 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. | More pieces to the economic development puzzle Comments 0 Comments
County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code

Kershaw County Council passed first readings of four planning and zoning-related ordinances Tuesday, including one designed to improves fire hydrant access for fire departments in unincorporated areas of the county.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 2:23 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | County council takes first step to amend fire hydrant code Comments 0 Comments
Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary

In late 1989, a group of concerned Lake Wateree property owners and residents banded together and formed the Lake Wateree Association (LWA). The group celebrated its 25th annual meeting April 11. Current Secretary and past Chairman Johnny Deal said the organization formed to address concerns unique to lake-area residents.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 2:28 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Lake Wateree Association marks 25th anniversary Comments 0 Comments
Economic development: Building a workforce

Economic development: Building a workforce

One of the most important elements in economic development is the availability of a trained workforce.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 5:44 p.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Economic development: Building a workforce Comments 0 Comments

Chicken Strut could return to Bethune

Should Bethune bring back its annual “Chicken Strut” festival? The town discontinued the once popular event a few years back, but Bethune Town Councilman John Heflin would like to see it revived in 2016. Heflin said it would draw people to the small town on the eastern edge of Kershaw County the way it did in the past.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:32 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Chicken Strut could return to Bethune Comments 0 Comments

County council to consider zoning law changes

Kershaw County Council will consider first reading of four zoning-related ordinances during its meeting Tuesday evening. All ordinances require three readings to gain final approval.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:33 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | County council to consider zoning law changes Comments 0 Comments
Bethune’s new business

Bethune’s new business

Posted: apr. 10, 2015 3:40 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Bethune’s new business Comments 0 Comments
Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way

Johnny Deal -- former banker, “Mr. Camden” and “Mr. Facebook” -- received the United Way of Kershaw County’s (UWKC) highest honor Tuesday night: the Jake Watson Award. The award honors an individual who has continued Watson’s legacy of volunteer service. The annual recognition dinner took place at TenEleven Galleria.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 5:17 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Deal receives Jake Watson Award from United Way Comments 0 Comments


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