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Lake safety
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With Memorial Day just behind us, the “official season” at Lake Wateree has begun, and between now and Labor Day, thousands of Kershaw County residents will be taking to the lake to enjoy summer fun. Duke Energy recently released a summer safety document, and we’d like to join in urging people to use sound judgment and common sense at the lake, lest recreation turn into tragedy. Excessive drinking while boating is perhaps the biggest danger at the lake, and there have been a number of fatalities in the Midlands because of that, especially at nearby Lake Murray.

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