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Design features Olde Presbyterian Church window

See Lancaster SC unveils 2012 Christmas ornament

By Jesef Williams

The sounds of Susan Vinson Sherlock’s dulcimer complemented the occasion well.


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Kershaw men charged with heroin possession

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – Two Kershaw men were arrested on heroin charges after one of them led authorities on a chase late last month.


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Council approves gold mine ordinances

By Chris Sardelli

After five months of obstacles, debates and halted progress, a series of ordinances related to Haile Gold Mine and mining in general received final approval by Lancaster County Council late Monday night, Nov. 12. 

It’s been a long journey for council members, mine officials and Kershaw residents, as several ordinances involving rezonings, development agreements and zoning definitions have been in flux since the measures were presented to council in June. 


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Gunshots fired at car, nightclub

By Chris Sardelli

Patrons at a local nightclub called police early Saturday morning, Nov. 10, after someone fired several bullets into the building and a nearby car. 

Officers responded at about 2:40 a.m. to Good Time Charlie’s, 1366 W. Meeting St., about a report of shots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

A 911 dispatcher told responding officers that a car in the parking lot had been shot and a vehicle suspected to be involved fled the scene heading west on West Meeting Street. 


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Locals can still help out with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

By Reece Murphy

Folks in Lancaster County and South Carolina have long been known for lending a hand in times of need.

Though it’s been more than three weeks since Hurricane Sandy slammed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States the week of Oct. 28, millions of people are still suffering.

That’s why it should come as no surprise that Lancaster County residents are reaching out to help – or that they could still use your help.


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Green Pond Road deemed too dangerous; USPS sets up community mailbox

Post office won’t deliver on IL road

By Reece Murphy

INDIAN LAND – The U.S. Postal Service motto says, neither “snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will stop mail couriers from delivering the mail, but as it turns out there is one thing that will – Green Pond Road.


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Gooches volunteer accused of using cards to buy gas

Firefighter charged with embezzling public funds

By Chris Sardelli

A volunteer firefighter was arrested last month on an embezzlement charge, according to newly released information from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 


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Man shot twice behind Thomas Lane home Monday

Grant: Details sketchy in shooting

By Chris Sardelli

Details remain sketchy in a Monday night, Nov. 12, shooting that left one man seriously injured. 

Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant released limited information about the shooting Tuesday morning, which happened at about 10:12 p.m. in the 200 block of Thomas Lane. 

While Grant said he could not release many details about the case, he did reveal that one man was shot and his injuries were serious. The victim was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, Grant said. 


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County voters out early to cast ballots

By Greg Summers

When it came to voting on Election Day, Marlena Norwood didn’t have a hidden agenda.


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Council approves speed limit change along Green Pond Road

By Chris Sardelli

Despite complaints of right-of-way infringements and mysterious mailboxes along Indian Land’s Green Pond Road, Lancaster County Council kept its focus solely on speed limits during its Monday, Nov. 12, meeting. 

Council voted 5-1 to approve lowering the speed limit along the road to 15 mph, with Councilman Cotton Cole dissenting. Councilwoman Charlene McGriff was absent from the meeting. 


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