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County helping to pay for Bethune water tower repairs
Bethune Town Councilman Don Witham accepts a $33,000 check from Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner. The check represents the difference between a $55,000 grant the town received to repair its water tower and the $88,000 total cost of the project. Gardner said the funds are from the countys sewer fund. - photo by Gary Phillips
Bethune’s work to repair and refurbish the town’s aging water tower took a big step toward being completed Thursday when Kershaw County Councilman Tom Gardner presented Bethune Town Council a $33,000 check from the county. Councilman Don Witham reported during the past several months the total cost of the water tower project is approximately $88,000. Upgrades are required periodically by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and Witham said the town had to comply, regardless of cost or financial ability to get the work done.