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  • Beauty that lasts

    The Lake Wateree shoreline along the Lancaster/Kershaw County line has long been regarded as an outdoorsman’s paradise.

  • USCL commencement set for Saturday, May 3

    University of South Carolina Lancaster will kick off the local graduation season Saturday, May 3, with the county’s first commencement exercises of the 2013-14 school year.

  • Subway provides lunch for volunteers

    Staff Reports

    As part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 6-12, volunteers at Habitat affiliates across the Carolinas were treated to box lunches from one of their local Subway restaurants.

    The Subway on Airport Road served as hosts for Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County’s volunteer work day at their home renovation on Caskey Lane.

  • More than 40 arrested for cock fighting

    Kim Harrington

    Landmark News Service

    MCBEE – The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office arrested 42 people Saturday, April 19, for cock fighting in McBee.

    The sheriff’s office got a call in reference to a cock fight across from 2531 Swift Creek/Pritchard Farm Road.

    Several officers responded along with the local animal control unit and seized more than 140 roosters, cages and other materials to support gamecock fighting.

  • Subway provides lunch for volunteers

     Staff Reports

    As part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 6-12, volunteers at Habitat affiliates across the Carolinas were treated to box lunches from one of their local Subway restaurants. 

    The Subway on Airport Road served as hosts for Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County’s volunteer work day at their home renovation on Caskey Lane. 

  • County Council approves cluster rezoning for Indian Land subdivision

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A plan to rezone a multi-acre plot of land to allow for a cluster subdivision in Indian Land got its first nod during Lancaster County Council’s April 14 meeting. 

    During the meeting, council members considered plans for a proposed 273-lot housing development called Bent Creek. 

  • More than 300 at public hearing

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control held a public hearing Thursday, April 24 at the Kershaw Recreation Center to hear discussion for and against open pit mining for Haile Gold Mine.

  • Residents talk projects with sales tax commission

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission members met with Lancaster residents Thursday evening, April 24, for the first of five public hearings to help determine potential future uses of the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax.

  • Woman identified in fatal deputy-involved shooting

    Authorities have released the name of a woman killed Thursday, April 24, in an officer-related shooting along a stretch of Grace Avenue. 

  • Suspect arrested in string of pharmacy break-ins

     A Lancaster man is jailed at the Lancaster County Detention awaiting a bond hearing in connection with three break-ins at two pharmacies this month.

    Gregory S. Faile, 32, 1410 Clark Place, was arrested about 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, during a traffic stop near his home in the Gregwood subdivision following a joint investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Department. Evidence of the burglary was found inside Faile’s car, according to a press release issued by Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.