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Council lets business license idea die

By Chris Sardelli

Half a year has passed since Lancaster County Council last discussed the idea of business licenses, but absence has not made some council members’ hearts grow fonder.

Councilman Larry McCullough, who brought the idea of business licenses to the table in May, presented the issue again at council’s Dec. 7 meeting. With no progress made on the issue after so many months, McCullough said it was time for council to make a decision on whether to move forward with plans for business licenses or not.


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Two charged in BI-LO purse-snatching

By Jenny Arnold

Two Kershaw residents were arrested after a purse-snatching at BI-LO at the Lancers Center on Dec. 5.

William Lessie Gainey, 38, of 3670 Goldmine Highway, and Misty Dobson, 34, of 3424 Roll Lane, were charged by the Lancaster Police Department with purse snatching, Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White said.

According to a police department incident report, a woman told officers she was in the meat department of the store when she was approached by Dobson about 9 p.m.


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Warm food makes for warm souls

By Jesef Williams

Plates full of turkey, rice and string beans were received with gratitude by those at the Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen on Wednesday afternoon.


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County may seek nearly $1.9M in federal funds for sherif's office

By Chris Sardelli

To combat crime throughout the county, County Council is considering a number of grant requests to help with equipment and personnel for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Barry Faile recently requested that council allow his office to pursue several grants. This includes a continuation of its crime-scene investigators grants and a grant to outfit patrol cars with vital computer equipment.


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Will we see snow today?

By Jenny Arnold

It appears Lancaster County will see some kind of frozen precipitation in the next couple days, but forecasters aren’t sure if it will be sleet, snow or freezing rain.

According to meteorologists with Duke Energy, an area of low pressure from the Gulf of Mexico was expected to track across northern Florida on Friday and up the Eastern Coast on Saturday.


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Postal rush is on

By Jesef Williams

The lines at the Lancaster post office on Main Street stretched past the vestibule and out the front door on Monday afternoon.


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Thieves target cars parked at restaurants

By Jenny Arnold

’Tis the season for crimes of opportunity, officers warn.

With shoppers making their way from store to store, and local store parking lots packed with cars, crooks can find easy targets for their crimes.

In the past couple months, many cars have been broken into at restaurant parking lots along S.C. 9 Bypass, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard.


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Study will show what remains to be done at Edenmoor

County to fund analysis of IL development

By Chris Sardelli

As part of its plans to resolve problems at the stalled Edenmoor development in Indian Land, Lancaster County Council will provide funding for an engineering study of the property.

Council will spend up to $14,800 in engineering assistance for the McNair Law Firm, the county’s attorney, in its ongoing analysis of the Edenmoor property. The decision came after council met in closed session Dec. 7.


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Chick-Fil-A regular often pays bill for the next customer in line

Paying it backward

By Chris Sardelli

As the fog lifted early Monday morning, Lynn Dabney pulled around the Chick-Fil-A drive-through for her daily cup of unsweetened iced tea.


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Kershaw officials invite public to check out new Town Hall

By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw staff have moved into the new Town Hall on South Hampton Street, and now they are inviting the community to come have a look.

The town will hold an open house at the Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Town Administrator Tony Starnes and other administrative staff moved into their new digs on Wednesday.

As with any new building, there are bugs to be worked out.


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