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Spring-A-Thon will pack downtown for food, fun, Catalinas dance party

Festival weekend in Kershaw

By The Staff

The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual two-day Spring-A-Thon in downtown Kershaw today, with oodles of family fun on tap.
There will be plenty to do with carnival and horse rides, inflatables, face painting, food and good music.
The affected streets in town will be blocked off at 5 p.m. today, and carnival rides will be set up on Cleveland Street.


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Revenues pour in to Kershaw from busy town bowling alley

By Greg Summers

KERSHAW – Spurred on by the closing of its competitor in Lancaster, Kershaw’s town-owned bowling alley is raking in the revenue – exceeding its budget by 48 percent so far this fiscal year.
“It’s a wonderful thing to see people enjoying themselves over there,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.
The town has operated the six-lane Kershaw Bowling Alley at Stevens Park since 2005, but this is the first time in many years that it has been in the black.


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600 gather to hear arguments, allegations from all sides

Tug-of-war over IL incorporation

By Reece Murphy

More than 600 people met Tuesday night in Indian Land to hear supporters and opponents of the Panhandle’s two incorporation efforts explain their differences on the region’s most contentious issue.
Taking the stage for the event at Transformation Church were members of the pro-Panhandle incorporation group Voters for a Town of Indian Land, the Incorporate Van Wyck Committee, and anti-incorporation group No Town of Indian Land.


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Another grieving family hopes for peace, closure

By Hannah Strong

The last time Ketta Evans saw her son Mar’Quise was three years ago, just before she went to prison for attempted armed robbery.
Last month, still incarcerated, she got word that Mar’Quise Evans, 19, had been shot to death at the Caroline Court public housing complex. She wasn't allowed to attend his funeral.
“I threw the phone…. All I could do was cry,” she said. “All he wanted was for mama to come home."


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Community takes stand against violence

Two community events brought residents together to stand against violence, both at the Barr Street Community Center. On Saturday, a family event was held in the gymnasium and a prayer vigil was held in the auditorium on Monday.


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Senior Farmers’ Market nutrition program returns

From release

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is coming back to Lancaster County.
The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and to support South Carolina’s small farmers.


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Letter carriers picking up food next Saturday

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The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger! food drive May 13.


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Community’s donations go to Burgess family

By Mandy Catoe

Nearly $3,000 raised across the community over the past month was delivered to Jim Burgess on Tuesday.
R.L. Parham and Burgess met in the front yard of his damaged home on S.C. 9, which was crushed by a huge oak tree during a storm April 6. Burgess’ wife, Coleen, died in the wreckage that evening.
Parham handed Burgess a check for $2,871 and a $100 Visa gift card. Ryan’s Tree Service and Bethany Presbyterian Church equally split the $1,000 to pay for the crane and tree removal.


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LASS raises $13K for animal shelter

By Mandy Catoe

Animal lovers raised $13,000 at The Ivy Place on Sunday in a fundraiser sponsored by the Sun City group Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters.
More than 250 people attended the event, including county council members Larry Honeycutt, Terry Graham and Billy Mosteller.
Arlene McCarthy, LASS president, and cofounder Sue White shared the story of the group and how it grew in four years from two concerned women to a community of activism and inspiration.


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Unknown virus shuts down animal shelter

By Mandy Catoe

The Lancaster County Animal Shelter has been shut down and quarantined, and it will accept no strays until further notice, County Administrator Steve Willis said Tuesday.
He said the shelter has been working for about two weeks to contain an outbreak of some undetermined respiratory virus, but has not been successful.
"We are closing the shelter, not taking any dogs or cats in and not letting any dogs or cats out," he said.


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