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  • Correction

    Incorrect information from county officials resulted in an error in Friday’s article about Indian Land subdivision developers arranging to have their roads accepted into the county system. Rosemont’s developer has contacted county officials about meeting a Dec. 31 paperwork deadline and plans to submit its documents on time.
     

  • A White House Christmas

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    A “snowball” fight, a kissing ball, mincemeat pies and presidential dinnerware were all part of a delightful historical program at Andrew Jackson State Park on Saturday, Dec. 2. 
    Although titled “1830s Christmas in the White House,” this special event also included details of modern holidays at the presidential residence as well.

  • Wreath-laying for vets at Kershaw city cemetery Saturday

    KERSHAW – For the ninth straight year, Kershaw is participating in the holiday season National Wreaths Across America Day.
    At noon Saturday, volunteers will place wreaths on the graves of more than 500 veterans buried at Kershaw City Cemetery.
    It’s part of an annual effort that places more than 1.2 million wreaths on veterans’ markers at 1,230 locations.
    This year, more than 200,000 wreaths will be placed at Arlington National Cemetery alone.

  • Volunteers double space for Grace Place nonprofit

    Volunteers and community supporters celebrated Monday at the Grace Place after-school program, which has doubled the space in his Brooklyn Avenue facility.
    The new nearly 500-square-foot room, remodeled by YouthBuild students, will allow more space for volunteers to read one-on-one with students without the distraction of an overcrowded room.
    “It’s wonderful to know we have doubled the space we had so we can accommodate children,” said Carol Lee, one of two Grace Place directors. “We’ve just had so many people give their time.”

  • Warming center for women, kids will open Jan. 2

    Homeless women and children in Lancaster will have a warm place to sleep this winter, as renovations are almost finished on a temporary shelter next door to the Citadel House men’s shelter.
    The house at 1232 Trestle Lane is scheduled to open Jan. 2. It will accommodate 10 to 12 women and children each night through March. The warming center will run from 6 p.m.- 8 a.m. An evening meal will be provided, and hopefully breakfast and a bag lunch.

  • 7 IL subdivisions off the hot seat

    Developers of seven Indian Land subdivisions sprang to attention after last month’s ultimatum from county officials – make financial arrangements by Dec. 31 or your homeowners will forever be responsible for fixing their own roads.
    Six developers are in the process of providing the required letters of credit that would allow the county to accept their roads into the county system, while a seventh may get a waiver.
    But county officials still haven’t heard back from the developers of the remaining two subdivisions – Rosemont and Reid Pointe.

  • Clarification on incorporation news article
  • Woman charged in convenience store robbery

    A Liberty Hill woman was charged with the armed robbery of the Twin Pines Convenience Store and Grill in Lancaster Monday night.

    Jessica Luann Medlin, 25, was arrested Tuesday morning after a post on the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page resulted in a tip identifying her, said sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.

    Deputies arrested Medlin at a coin laundry on Arch Street after a deputy and investigator spotted her car.

  • Bud Light recliner just too tempting for thieves

    Two men and a woman stole a promotional Bud Light recliner from an Indian Land convenience store on Dec. 2, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the thieves.

    According to the incident report, the theft happened about 1:41 a.m. at the 7-Eleven near the Indian Land Walmart when a man and a woman entered the store while another man waited at their vehicle by the gas pumps.

  • Will today’s News-Era be the last?

    KERSHAW – Newspaper readers may get their final edition of The Kershaw News-Era today.

    The Dec. 7 death of Jim McKeown Jr., the paper’s hands-on owner, editor and publisher, has his only heir, Sara Helen McKeown White, trying to determine if it is feasible to keep printing the newspaper after this week. 

    A licensed clinical counselor, White now lives in Idaho.