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  • Heath Springs Council prioritizes town projects

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     HEATH SPRINGS – A new development that provides affordable housing is among the items on Heath Springs’ wish list as officials prepare to apply for a popular pool of federal money.
    Grazier Rhea of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments spoke at this month’s Heath Springs Town Council meeting about Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, which the town has received in the past.

  • Dollar General gets OK to move

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – Kershaw town officials are all on board with plans to relocate the town’s Dollar General store from Hampton Street to Neal Street.
    Town Council voted unanimously March 21 to adopt an ordinance to rezone property on Neal Street from R-15 (residential) to B-3 (business). The land is next to a strip of South Hampton Street businesses that includes a Bojangles’ restaurant and Rite Aid pharmacy.

  • Mulvaney: Economy needs an overhaul

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It’s going to take a drastic overhaul of government spending to get the national economy back on track, says U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    For the last three months, Mulvaney, the new representative for the 5th Congressional District, has been busy analyzing the national economy and the government’s budget. Now he’s headed out on the road to discuss the issue with constituents in a series of town hall meetings.

  • Candidates discuss issues

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Democrat Keith Brann pointed to his experience in the tax business. Republican Greg Gregory touted his time spent as a state legislator and Libertarian Stan Smith spoke on his desire to serve and bring new ideas to the table.
    Those three men discussed what they see as their strengths and talked about several issues affecting South Carolina during Tuesday’s Before You Vote candidates forum, held at the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • IL residents warned about attempted abduction

    Local authorities are asking Indian Land residents to be on the lookout for a man who may have tried to abduct a child in Waxhaw recently.  

    Sgt. Eric Brown, a crime prevention officer with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, sent out a mass e-mail Wednesday to Panhandle residents about the incident. In his e-mail, Brown said he's received several questions about the attempted abduction of a young girl from a Waxhaw neighborhood two weeks ago. 

  • Man shot during armed robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was shot in his side during an armed robbery early Wednesday morning, the third armed robbery in the county this week.
    The 42-year-old victim was found in his SUV shortly after the shooting, as he was honking his horn in a parking lot on Brooklyn Avenue across from Ninth Street in Lancaster, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Murder suspect pleads guilty

     

    A Kershaw man was sentenced Monday for the shooting death of another man last year. 

    Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith sentenced Rodney Thompson, 42, of 215 Jason St., Kershaw, to 24 years in prison after Thompson pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the March 27, 2010, death of 28-year-old Kershaw resident Quintal Nehemiah James. 

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Thompson’s trial was set to start this week, but Thompson changed his plea to guilty on Monday. 

  • Consumers keep eye on rising gas prices

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Tina Miller sighed as she watched the digital readout climb from $5 to $15 to $30.

    Filling up her tank at Murphy Express on S.C. 9 Bypass, Miller shook her head in disappointment. The price was $3.27 a gallon for regular gas at the station on March 23. This week, it’s $3.45 a gallon. 

    MIller said it’s hard to remember a time when gas wasn't so expensive. 

  • Annual KLS fundraiser set for 10 a.m. Saturday

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    The president of the United States will be attending the fifth annual Running for Ryan event in Lancaster this weekend. 

    Well, Barack Obama himself won’t be there. But life-like cardboard cut-outs of the president and first lady will be among the displays at the event, which raises awareness about a rare neurological disorder called Kleine-Levin Syndrome. 

  • Goody’s opens in Lancaster Square

    Lancaster bargain hunters have a new place to shop with the grand reopening of a new store with a familiar name.

    Goody’s department store reopened March 23 in Lancaster Square Shopping Center – nearly two years after the closing of Lancaster’s former Goody’s store.

    For shoppers, the sight of the familiar orange and blue Goody’s sign was like a magnet drawing almost 300 people who started lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. to be among the first through the doors when the store opened at 9 a.m.