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  • Developer withdraws IL apartment propo

    Plans for a new Indian Land apartment complex were scrapped late last month after an Ohio-based developer rescinded its rezoning application with the county.
    Exactly one month to the day that representatives from Gross Builders, a company headquartered in North Royalton, Ohio, stepped to the podium inside Lancaster County Council chambers to discuss plans for building a new complex called Revere at Indian Land, the company informed council it was withdrawing its request.

  • No place tp go, no room to grow

    KERSHAW – Coming up with a bigger fire station isn’t an easy fix when you’re landlocked by a main road in front and railroad tracks in back.
    But’s that’s where the Kershaw Fire Department is, said fire chief Doug Spinks during a presentation to Kershaw Town Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
    A bigger fire station isn’t a want, Spinks said. It’s a need.

  • Home cookin’ wins jamboree play

    KERSHAW – The home teams – host Andrew Jackson and Lancaster high schools – triumphed in the 12th annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 21.
    The Vols, led by first-year head coach C.J. Frye, opened play with a 14-7 win over Indian Land and put the finishing touches on their 2-0 night with a 7-6 victory over Buford.
    Lancaster, which shared the home sideline with AJ in the annual scrimmages among the four county schools, edged BHS, 6-0 and followed with a 10-0 blanking of the IL Warriors.

  • Roscoe, Wallace to join S.C. Football Coaches Hall

    Two high school coaches with connections to the Lancaster area will be inducted into the S.C. Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame later this year.
    Former Lancaster High School head football coach Johnny Roscoe and Jimmy “Moose” Wallace, who coached at Lewisville, have been selected to join the elite class of 10 coaches.
    The 10 coaches have 344 years as a head football coach, with 2,544 football wins and 25 state football championships.

  • Junior golfers competing in state all-star field

    Standout golfers in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association will be competing play for top honors in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six today, Sunday, Aug. 23.
    Some 14 Lancaster chapter all-stars, ranging in age 7-18, will compete for titles in the age divisions.
    State tournament play opened Saturday, Aug. 22.
    The Lancaster chapter all-stars represent the top two finishers in each age division during the regular-season tournament play for the 2015 spring and summer.

  • Two armed robberies in two nights

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For the second time this week, investigators are searching for a man who robbed a county convenience store employee at gunpoint.

    Deputies responded just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, to Lucky 99, 2799 Pageland Highway, after the store owner called 911 to report an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The owner told deputies a man entered the store at 8 p.m. armed with a silver pistol and demanded money from her.

  • Council considers on-call list

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town is looking to add an after-hours/weekend answering service, but that’s to come.

    The first step of that process is coming up with an on-call contact list to get someone to respond once a problem is reported.

    At its Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted to head in that direction.

  • Search on for city leader

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@

    thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster City Council met Tuesday night, Aug. 18, to receive information about the search for a new administrator.

    During the meeting, the full council heard from the committee assigned the task of finding finalists.

    The committee includes Mayor Joe Shaw and City Council members Jackie Harris and John Howard. Howard chairs the committee.

  • Woman charged with selling counterfeit items

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A sweep of the Lancaster County Flea Market on Great Falls Highway earlier this month by state and local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a vendor for selling counterfeit items ranging from DVDs to Hello Kitty watches.

    Hai Lan Kr-Luo of Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged with one count each of illegal distribution of recordings and transporting, transferring or distributing counterfeit items valued between $10,000 and $50,000.

  • Richburg FD wants to be ready for growth

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – If the members of the Richburg Fire Department want to know if growth is coming to their area, all they need to do is look down the road.

    To either side of the fire station, construction is happening – new buildings are being built and existing industries are expanding and upgrading. The fire department is taking steps to be ready for the growth in the area, said fire chief John Agee.