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  • Accident injures two adults, infant

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Two adults and an infant were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a single-car accident on J.B. Denton Road, south of Lancaster.
    Injured in the accident were 20-year-old Lancaster residents Jena Marie Brown and Michael McCorkle, and a 3-month-old child whose identity was withheld by the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Highway Patrol Sgt. Bryan McDougald said the accident happened about 9:25 a.m. when Brown, driving her green 1998 Ford Escort toward Lancaster, drove off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

  • Police shoot suspect with stun gun

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A deputy shot  a Lancaster man with a stun gun last week, only moments after chasing the man through the Indian Land Walmart store and parking lot.
    Employees with Walmart, 10048 Charlotte Highway, called the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office on July 15 after they said they saw a man walk out of the store without paying for a shopping cart full of alcohol.
    A deputy arrived at the store a little before 4 p.m. and spoke with the store's asset protection coordinator.

  • County sells its probation trailer

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It looks like Lancaster County will make some money on a trailer originally slated for demolition.
    County officials had recently been debating what to do with a triple-wide trailer that housed the county’s Probation, Parole and Pardon Services for the last 13 years. The aging trailer, located on S.C. 9 near the county’s farmer’s market and sheriff’s office, had several structural problems and its tenants have moved to the new county courthouse.

  • Bag-making business gets special exception

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – A family-owned business will be able to continue its operation in downtown Kershaw.
    Kershaw Town Council approved final reading of an ordinance Monday to grant Kershaw Manufacturing a special zoning exception, allowing it to remain in its location at 112 N. Hampton St.
    Kershaw Manufacturing, which has occupied the building less than a year, makes protective coverings and a wide variety of bags, including laundry and hanger bags. A mother and daughter run the business.

  • Back to school for Economic Development 101

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    With the crowd taking notes and raising their hands to ask questions, the scene could almost be confused with a college class. 

    Even the name of the meeting, which took place July 13 in Lancaster County Council chambers, sounded like something out of a course catalog – Economic Development 101.

  • HOPE needs a lifeline

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    Volunteers are the lifeline of Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) in Lancaster, and they’re putting out a call for help. More new clients mean more volunteers are needed to meet the growing needs of the community.

  • City unveils its recycling program

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    “Going green” will soon center on the color blue.
    For the first time, the city of Lancaster will offer a recycling program for its residents. City officials have just begun getting the word out, hoping to get as many participants as possible. The inaugural curbside collection date is set for Sept. 15.

  • Foxhole Landfill still a concern for residents

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The plans may be on hold, but Joe Ramsey wants Lancaster County officials to remain cautious about a proposal to bring household trash to Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill.
    Concerned about the environmental impact a sanitary landfill could have in the Panhandle, the longtime Indian Land resident spoke at Lancaster County Council’s July 11 meeting, educating council about the landfill process and urging them to put some pressure on Mecklenburg County officials.

  • Council questions stalled development

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council had plenty of questions for the representative of a stalled housing development last week.
    Planned for an area split between Lancaster and Kershaw counties, the proposed Liberty Hill Farms Development was to provide a number of riverfront homes when it was approved in March 2008.

  • ‘Charlotte’s Web’ comes to life on USCL’s stage

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The beloved children’s story “Charlotte’s Web” is coming to life in Lancaster this week.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County brings the play to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium stage July 21-24.