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Long-term growth must be addressed
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Now that all the budgets in Kershaw County have been adopted and we’re a year away from the next budget process, there’s merit in thinking about the budget issues facing Kershaw County moving forward. Growth, whether it be general population growth or school enrollment growth or both, are increasing the demand for services. Kershaw County’s ongoing struggle with funding growth was seen very clearly this year, especially in the areas of public safety and education.