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Buildings to become more handicapped-accessible

Kershaw taking steps to comply with ADA

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is taking steps to ensure all of its public-use buildings are equipped to accommodate people with physical limitations. 

Town Administrator Bryan Pettit spoke to Town Council during its Nov. 19 meeting about being in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Municipalities must comply in order to receive certain government funding. 


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AJHS choral students to sing in National Honors Choir

By Reece Murphy

KERSHAW – As the county’s arts-focus high school, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Andrew Jackson High School student body is full of talent. 


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Butt out: County Council passes smoking ordinance by 4-2 margin

By Chris Sardelli

Smokers beware – there’s a new ordinance in town. 

Following months of heated debates, enforceability concerns and secondhand smoke statistics, Lancaster County Council approved final reading Monday night, Nov. 26, of a countywide smoking ordinance by a vote of 4-2. 

Councilmen Jack Estridge and Cotton Cole opposed the ordinance, and Larry McCullough was absent from the meeting. 


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Yow protests results in S.C. House 53 election

Republican Richie Yow has filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the Nov. 6 election for the S.C. House District 53 seat. 


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Educator, community leader Mary Mackey Robertson dies

A life of service

By Reece Murphy

Some people are remembered for a single accomplishment that defines their life, but Lancaster County educator Mary Best Mackey Robertson will be remembered for how she lived.


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New patrol cars bring sheriff’s office into 21st century

Sleek Look – Deputies get a charge from chargers

By Chris Sardelli

At first glance, it looks as if Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Caleb Graffam has borrowed the keys to one of James Bond’s high-tech speedsters.


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Jackie Craine’s mother gets custody of granddaughter

By Jesef Williams

  


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Man arrested for robbery

By Chris Sardelli

A brawl that left a man bloodied and beaten ended with the arrest of a Lancaster man on several charges last week. 

Dequincey Rashad Montgomery, 26, 502 Chesterfield Ave., was arrested Nov. 19, on charges of strong armed robbery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and entering premises after warning, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

Officers discovered the assault just after 10 p.m. after responding to a fight in progress at a home in the 1800 block of Pardue Street, at Palmetto Place Apartments.


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Flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday

Flags across South Carolina will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Channing Bo Hicks. Hicks of Greer was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 16, 2012.

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Improvements include grill and bowling lanes

Park council unveils plans for upgrades at bowling center

Jesef Williams
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KERSHAW – Plans for major improvements and expansion at Stevens Park were discussed at Kershaw Town Council’s most recent meeting Monday, Nov. 19.
Frances Moreland and Beverly Timmons – members of the Kershaw Community Park Council – shared their visions for growth at the town-owned park, located off Close Circle.


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