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S.C. Department of Transportation

Motorists urged to exercise caution – March 23-27 is 2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is joining the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and other safety partners to observe 2015 National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is March 23-27. 


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Council on Aging to expand meals program

By Denyse Clark

The Lancaster County Council on Aging, recently announced it has received additional funding to provide more meals to county seniors.


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Kershaw chamber launches effort to spruce up town

By Denyse Clark

 KERSHAW – Sheila Hinson, president of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, addressed town council at its March 16 meeting about enhancing businesses in the downtown district.

“We probably should have come before you before now, but we want to talk about our plans to revitalize downtown and give it a facelift,” she said. “We want it to be that when anyone drives down our street, it looks beautiful.”

Hinson said the chamber has talked to local business owners about the efffort to paint, clean and “spruce up” downtown.


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Council will seek grant to fight domestic violence here

By Chris Sardelli

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Jobless rate shows slight increase

By Denyse Clark

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Lancaster County’s unemployment rate in January increased slightly to 7.3 percent, up from 6.5 percent in December 2014, according to a release this week from the S.C. Department of Employment Workforce.

The county’s registered labor force is 34,730 workers, and of that total, 32,204 people were employed in January. As a result, a little more than 2,500 were unemployed.


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Women’s Enrichment Center gets ultrasound machine

'The heart of God'

By Greg Summers

 David Falgout, pastor of local ministries at Second Baptist Church had finished praying on the crowded front porch of the Women’s Enrichment Center on South Main Street, but Sandra Edwards wasn’t done, not by a long shot.


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Parking spaces and stamped crosswalks in downtown business district to be restriped

City council approves $35k contract for work

By Denyse Clark

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Marty Cauthen, sanitation and maintenance operations director, presented information to the Lancaster City Council last month about repainting the downtown parking spaces and stamped crosswalks.

At the Feb. 24 council meeting, Cauthen said he had obtained pricing information about what it would cost to complete the project.


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Phone video, Facebook dispute leads to arrest

By Reece Murphy

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Social media has become such a commonplace aspect of our society these days that it shouldn’t come as any surprise it sometimes brings out the worst in some people.

Such was the case in two recent incidents in Lancaster in which Facebook played a central role.

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Agency partnerships with KARE benefit entire community

By Denyse Clark

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KERSHAW – The Kershaw Area Community Resource Exchange (KARE) held a forum Friday, March 20, to announce its new partnerships with agencies ranging from employment assistance to hospice care.

Angie Neal, KARE interim executive director said the partnerships will help the agency meet more of the community’s needs.


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Record scholarship effort means more green at USCL, Clemson

Big Thursday gets even bigger

By Robert Howey

The giving of the green – in this case scholarship funds for the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Clemson University – had a gathering of folks sporting St. Patrick’s Day grins on Tuesday, March 17.


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