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  • GOP member frustrated by refusal to rent room

    The county’s refusal to allow the local Republican Party to use a local recreation center for a political event has angered the group.
    Sandy McGarry, chairwoman for the Lancaster County Republican Party, spoke at Lancaster County Council’s meeting May 9 to discuss her frustration in reserving space at the Buford Recreation Center. McGarry spoke only minutes before council discussed creating a policy regarding the use of county-owned facilities.

  • Kershaw chooses new insurer

    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw employees will soon have health coverage that offers cheaper co-pays for doctor visits.
    Town Council voted unanimously at its meeting Monday to use Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina as its health insurance provider beginning July 1.
    The town began looking for a new provider after the S.C. Local Government Assurance Group (LGAG) announced it would be dissolving after June.
    LGAG is run by the Municipal Association of South Carolina.

  • County to hold UDO open houses

    Lancaster County planning staff will hold two charrettes, or open house meetings, with county residents in the next week regarding changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance.
    The meetings will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in council chambers (Room 224) of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

  • Foundation offers grants

    from Lancaster County Community Foundation of South Carolina

  • Police impostor robs two men

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Two men reported being robbed this weekend by someone impersonating a police officer.

    The separate robberies happened sometime between 10:15 and 11:35 p.m. Saturday, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Fill the Helmet to help fulfill wish come true

    The Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department will be out in force this weekend helping raise money to send a local teen on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

    The event, called Fill the Helmet, will be between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Food Lion parking lot on U.S. 521 (Charlotte Highway) and at the nearby intersection of U.S. 521 and Shelley Mullis Road.

    The fundraiser is intended to help Make-A-Wish of South Carolina send Grayson Thomas, 14, on a dream trip to California.

  • Woman hit with ash tray

    A Lancaster woman is recuperating after she was hit in the back of the head with an ashtray during an attack last weekend.

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to a possible assault at a Lancaster home at 11:28 a.m. May 7. The deputies spoke with a woman at the scene who said a man had assaulted another woman there, according to a sheriff’s office incident report. 

  • Two pedestrians attacked within hours of each other

    Local authorities are investigating whether two separate attacks on pedestrians within hours of each other on April 26 are related. 

    Deputies first responded at 1:26 a.m. to a Mosteller Drive resident in Lancaster who said he was assaulted as he walked. The 23-year-old man told a deputy he was walking at 1:10 a.m. in front of Mosteller Automotive & Wrecker Service, at 514 Mosteller Drive, when a white Honda Civic pulled up next to him. 

  • Church to host Kids/Family Day

    You may compare this event to a carnival. The main difference, though, is that none of the activities will cost you anything. 

    Freedom Freewill Baptist Church will host its second annual Kids/Family Day this Saturday. The event, beginning at 11 a.m., will be held at the church, located at 1697 N. Rocky River Road in the Buford community. 

    There will be several games and activities for children, including inflatables, a petting zoo and face painting. Horseback riding will also be available.

  • Register now for Hi Kee summer literacy program

    From release

    Registration is open for the Hi Kee summer enrichment program, sponsored by Steele Hill Community Partners Inc. 

    Hi Kee is a six-week literacy-based program for students who will be in grades kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall. 

    "Research indicates that students who are not actively engaged in some type of educational program during the summer lose some of what they learned during the school year," said Hi Kee program director Fred Witherspoon.