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School board chairman stands by land purchase
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Despite a harsh wave of criticism, Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Joey Dorton is standing by the board’s decision to spend $1.25 million to purchase the former Howden-Buffalo property on U.S. 1 and convert it into a new district office. Dorton said the current 50-year-old school district office on DuBose Court near KershawHealth is overcrowded and at the end of its life expectancy. “For at least 10 years, the board has been looking for a place with more space.