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  • Local angel trees in need of sponsors

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The local Angel Tree program needs immediate help to get children sponsored for a gift on Christmas Day, said Lancaster County Angel Tree Coordinator Ashlee Addison.

    This program works by families in need signing up for an angel on an angel tree. On the angel is listed both gifts the children want for Christmas and items they need such as clothing, shoes and more.

  • Two homes shot with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Two county homeowners were rattled but unscathed after someone fired bullets into their homes during separate incidents earlier this month.

    The first shooting happened at about 5:45 p.m. Nov. 30 inside a home in the 400 block of Three C’s Road in Kershaw, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The 53-year-old homeowner reported the shooting about 9:30 a.m. the next day after meeting with a deputy at Kershaw Town Hall.

  • Man charged in three armed robberies

    A Lancaster man is now in jail facing three counts of armed robbery in connection with three incidents in the past week.
    Alexis Rodriguez, 30, of Country Club Road, is charged with three counts of armed robbery and other charges after deputies recovered evidence tying him to the crimes, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The first incident was about 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at North Corner Discount Beverage, 3647 Charlotte Highway.
    Store employees told deputies what happened.

  • DHEC sides with gold mine

    KERSHAW – Interim Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes is ecstatic that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Board on Monday, Dec. 8, rejected a mining permit appeal made by the Sierra Club that temporarily halted job hiring for mining operations at the Haile Gold Mine.

  • Council gives nod to budget analyst position

    The county’s finance department, which has been spread thin in recent years due to lengthy budget and audit processes, will soon receive a little help.

  • Tweaked library policy allows after-hours meetings

    With the new year less than a month away, the Lancaster County library system and Indian Land community groups are getting ready for a return to after-hours meetings in January.

  • Local events to draw attention to hunger and homelessness in county

    The first-ever Lancaster Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, spearheaded by the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (L.A.C.H) is Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 19. 

  • God’s Christmas gift

    Right now, the smell of recently-applied floor finish permeates the air inside the building at 1227 Great Falls Highway. Outside, it’s the smell of bleach, as a paint crew prepares to get started in the coming days.

  • No more roads in county system?

    After years of heated debates about the acceptance of new roads into the county's road system, a plan to close the system for good is one step closer to reality following a vote by county officials late last month. 

  • Romarco delays hiring at Haile Gold Mine

    KERSHAW – It may take just a little longer to get hired for the scheduled mining project at the Haile Gold Mine.