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  • Mulvaney sits down to talk about time in D.C.

    His dealings on Capitol Hill are a lot different than his days at the State House in Columbia.  

    Mick Mulvaney, who’s more than eight months into his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, recently sat down with The Lancaster News to speak on a few current issues and reflect on his time thus far in Washington, D.C. 

  • Kershaw to buy street sweeper

    KERSHAW – Cleaning and maintaining roads in Kershaw will be a lot easier now. 

    Town Council voted unanimously Monday to buy a used street sweeper. The equipment, which costs $29,000, will come from a supply company in Monroe, N.C., said Kershaw town Administration Tony Starnes. 

    This will be the town’s first street sweeper, which will remove dirt and debris from streets, as well as take up grass that grows over curbs. 

    The town’s current clean-up process is a lot more tedious. 

  • School board rolls back millage at meeting

    The Lancaster County school board amended this year's general fund budget during Tuesday night's monthly meeting, giving county property owners a small break on their taxes.

    Board members also heard an update on the district's safety and security measures.

    Prior to the budget amendment, Lancaster County property owners expected to pay a total of 140.5 mills worth of taxes this year toward Lancaster County School District's $70.5 million general fund budget, which was approved in June.

  • Double shooting leaves one dead, one injured

    Storm clouds rolled overhead as deputies strung a piece of yellow crime scene tape around a Kershaw street Wednesday afternoon.

    The scene, near the intersection of North Ingram and East Church streets, was chaotic, as investigators spoke with witnesses and a large crowd peered past patrol cars at the body of man lying in the street. A helicopter buzzed nearby. 

  • Two shot in Kershaw

    One man has died and another was injured after a double shooting in Kershaw on Wednesday afternoon. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said Harry Edward Blakeney, 69, was killed after he was shot near the intersection of East Church and Ingram streets in what may have been a robbery. 

    Another man was also shot, but managed to drive away from the scene, Faile said. He was later met by sheriff’s deputies and flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of his injuries. 

  • No rest for firefighters

    A Lancaster man died last weekend after becoming trapped inside a house fire and detectives are searching for the cause of the blaze. 

    Clinton Yarborough Harris, 52, died Friday night after a fire spread through his Ruth Street home. Lancaster Fire Department Battalion Chief Chuck Small said Harris’ body was later found by firefighters who were tackling the fire. 

  • County fair rescheduled

    Maybe you noticed the lack of activity at the fairgrounds on Kershaw Camden Road earlier this week, or the absence of a glowing midway where a fair should have been. Maybe you didn’’t.

    Either way, there’s something to the lack of rides at the site of the annual Lancaster County Fair – it’s been delayed.

    Originally set to run Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 24, the fair has now been rescheduled for Oct. 4 through Oct. 8.

  • Kershaw pledges more support in Carolina Thread Trail effort

    The town of Kershaw is the first Lancaster County entity to take the latest step in formal support of the Carolina Thread Trail. 

    Kershaw Town Council voted 6-0 on Monday to adopt the master plan for the trail, which will feature greenways and other natural sites throughout 15 counties in both Carolinas. 

    Councilman Morris Russell arrived at the meeting after the vote was taken. 

  • Lancaster man charged in string of burglaries

    Deputies have arrested a Lancaster man they say is responsible for a string of burglaries and larcenies last month. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office charged William James Blakeney, 25, 4000 Alee Lane, with two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of breaking and entering into an automobile. 

    He is being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center. 

  • Armed robbery suspects arrested

    Selling meat can apparently be dangerous. 

    Authorities have nabbed two Lancaster men suspected of armed robbery last week near Great Falls Highway. 

    Glendale Zerderrick Bufford, 2283 Airport Road, and Jarvis Kenyall Hammond, 3472 Oakridge Road, were both charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and pointing and presenting a firearm.