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Kershaw man dies after falling from tree

A Kershaw man died Saturday evening, Aug. 18, after falling from a tree onto rocks along the Catawba River in the Bell Town community. 

Robert Nichols, 43, was at Cedar Creek Reservoir’s Stumpy Pond boat landing, with several family members when the accident happened about 6:20 p.m. Saturday, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

Nichols was diving about 40 to 50 feet from a tree into the water, Broome said. “As he was climbing the tree, he fell down against some very sharp, jagged rocks,” Broome said.


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First Steps to expand weekend meal program at Clinton Elementary

By Reece Murphy

A grant by the Springs Close Foundation will allow Lancaster First Steps to significantly increase the number of at-risk children it feeds through its weekend backpack program at Clinton Elementary School.


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Council looking at ordinance targeting dangerous dogs

Kershaw leaders discuss tethered animals

By Jesef Williams

 KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Councilwoman Sonya Poole fears someone will one day be seriously injured by a vicious dog that freed itself from a chain.

The fear of potentially dangerous animals was discussed at length Monday evening, Aug. 20, during Town Council’s monthly meeting.

Council members are looking at the possibility of a new town ordinance that would prohibit the tethering (chaining or roping) of certain animals. They say it’s easy for many of them to free themselves from the tether.


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Lancaster man wanted in York County assault

By Chris Sardelli

York County authorities are still searching for a Lancaster man wanted in connection with attacking and holding a woman at knife point in Rock Hill earlier this month. 

The York County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for JaTaune Tyrone Richardson, 35, of 3546 Shiloh Unity Road. 

Richardson is charged with aggravated criminal domestic violence and kidnapping. The charges stem from an extended attack Aug. 12 on a 26-year-old woman inside a car, at a highway weigh station and at a Rock Hill campground.


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Students, teachers settle into daily routines

Back in the schoolday swing

By The Staff

Summer is officially over for Lancaster County School District students, who returned to class Monday, Aug. 20.


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Kershaw man dies after falling from tree

By Chris Sardelli

A Kershaw man died Saturday evening, Aug. 18, after falling from a tree onto several rocks along the Catawba River in the Bell Town community. 

Robert Nichols, 43, was at Cedar Creek Reservoir’s Stumpy Pond boat landing, with several family members when the accident happened about 6:20 p.m., said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

“He (Nichols) was diving probably 40 to 50 feet out from a tree into the water,” Broome said. “As he was climbing the tree, he fell down against some very sharp, jagged rocks.”


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Couple arrested at Stevens Park in Kershaw

Deputy finds mobile meth lab

By Chris Sardelli

KERSHAW – A suspicious car parked at Stevens Park early Wednesday led to the arrests of two people, after deputies found them using the  vehicle as a mobile methamphetamine lab. 


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Second suspect in Lamplight Road murder case released from hospital, jailed

By Chris Sardelli

After spending more than two weeks at an undisclosed hospital, a Lancaster man is now behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a man last month. 


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Parents can expect heavy congestion near IL schools

Roadwork ahead: Project snarls IL traffic on U.S. 521

By Reece Murphy

INDIAN LAND – A massive road project at a major Pahandle intersection already playing havoc with local traffic could last another two and a half months or more, an SCDOT official said Thursday.


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Former EMS employee turns himself in at sheriff’s office

By Chris Sardelli

Following months of speculation about an investigation of a Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services employee, a former medic turned himself in to authorities this week. 


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