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  • Chester council to hear L&C request

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – The Chester County Planning Commission met last week and unanimously approved a rezoning request for the L&C Railway.
    The request was submitted to change property at 4544 Lancaster Highway, Richburg, for chemical manufacturing.
    Chester County Economic Director Karlisa Parker made the request at a Dec. 20 meeting on behalf of L&C Railway. Parker told the planning commission she represented L&C landholdings and asked for the property to be rezoned to ID-3.

  • Three people die in wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a mysterious automobile accident in Indian Land that claimed the lives of three family members when their car ran off an embankment between bridges on U.S. 521.
    The accident occurred near the new Lancaster County EMS station at Walnut Creek between north- and southbound overpasses above the railroad tracks just north of the intersection at Waxhaw Road (S.C. 75).

  • Kershaw woman abducted, killed

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The woman who was abducted and murdered across two bordering counties Monday was from Lancaster County.
    Authorities say town of Kershaw resident Beverly Hope Melton, 30, was getting gas at a Jefferson convenience store about 1 p.m. Monday.
    Video surveillance footage from the store showed that Melton was followed from the store by Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, who lives in Jefferson, said Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker.

  • Is Rico stressing water system?

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     HEATH SPRINGS – Rico Industries’ environmental impact on the town of Heath Springs is now a concern.
    Town Council was briefed Dec. 20 about recent tests that have been conducted on the town’s wastewater. In recent weeks, higher amounts of dead bacteria and contaminants have been found in the wastewater, said Joey Oliver of Oliver Environmental Services.
    Oliver contracts with Heath Springs to manage its wastewater system.

  • Betty Harmon Holt, 78

    Betty Harmon Holt, 78
    LANCASTER - Betty Harmon Holt, 78, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 22, 2011, in Wendell, N.C.
    A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 28, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lexington.

  • Troopers working fatal Indian Land accident

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal automobile accident in Indian Land where a vehicle fell between two bridges on U.S. 521.
    While official information about the accident is still sparse, the emergency services call went out about 11:27 Tuesday morning describing an overturned vehicle near the intersection of U.S. 521 (Charlotte Highway) and S.C. 75 (Waxhaw Road).

  • Lancaster woman abducted from a convenience store, assaulted and killed

    The woman who was abducted and murdered across two bordering counties Monday was from Lancaster County.
    Authorities say Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw was at a Jefferson convenience store about noon Monday when she was harassed by a man there.
    She was later sexually assaulted and driven from Chesterfield County to Kershaw County, where she was again assaulted and then killed, according to information released during a Tuesday press conference.

  • Donations still sought for Christmas basket

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Contributions have been pouring in for an annual effort that assists the less fortunate during the holiday season.
    More than $4,000 has been donated to the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund, which is in its 52nd year.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations to buy food vouchers that Lancaster County families can use at local grocery stories.
    Through Wednesday, $4,415 had been donated to the fund, said HOPE Director Elaine Adkins.

  • County receives grant

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    With Christmas trees and wreaths displayed nearby, representatives from Comporium gave Lancaster County an early Christmas gift Thursday afternoon. 

    Speaking to a small crowd on the top floor of the County Administration building, Comporium Senior Vice President Greg Austin presented the county with an infrastructure grant check for $177,000. 

  • Two kids bitten by dogs

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

     A Pageland woman was cited for speeding and driving under suspension after Lancaster police stopped her as she looked to have her son treated for a recent dog bite. 

    An officer stopped a black Cadillac at the intersection of East Arch and Rock streets about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 17, because the driver was speeding and the backseat passenger was looking back in a suspicious manner, according to an incident report.