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  • Red Cross wants building

    The building has mold problems and water pours from the ceiling whenever it rains, but one local group is still interested in moving into the current home of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Representatives from the American Red Cross of Lancaster County recently asked Lancaster County Council to consider letting their group move into the building when LCEDC moves out. The county-owned LCEDC building is on West Gay Street, while the Red Cross now rents space off Woodland Drive near S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Doster working with marketing group for city

    A familiar face has joined the city of Lancaster’s promotions team.
    Local artist Cherry Doster was hired last month as the city’s marketing and development manager. She now works as part of See Lancaster SC – the city’s marketing arm that promotes business and tourism throughout the county.
    In addition to promoting the city, Doster will help recruit new businesses, retain existing businesses, evaluate properties for potential development and develop marketing materials.   

  • Man shot in face during burglary

    A Heath Springs man was shot after he interrupted an apparent burglary in his home Wednesday night.
    The shooting happened a little after 10 p.m. as the Hoke Road resident returned home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The home is in the Heath Springs area, near S.C. 97 and the Chester County border.
    In a 911 call released by the sheriff’s office, the victim sounds out of breath as he asks the operator for help.

  • 1 Mile or More

    Lancaster County is one step closer to officially reinstating a one-mile buffer zone between residences and landfills.
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission unanimously approved a request Tuesday night to modify the county's buffer requirement between sanitary landfills and residences from 1,000 feet to one mile.

  • Landfill bill tabled at Statehouse

    Two months after hundreds of Lancaster County residents fought against a proposed solid waste landfill, a bill designed to prevent similar situations from happening again stalled in the Statehouse last week.

  • Easter bash Saturday

    Make sure your children attend the fun-filled Easter event that will feature what’s possibly become the area’s most popular fury friend.  

    Rosie the Rabbit, the city of Lancaster’s official mascot, will be out and about at this year’s Egg-Cellent Easter Bash, which will take place Saturday on Main Street in downtown Lancaster.

  • DOT: Close part of Shop Road

    KERSHAW – Part of a road in Kershaw may have to be eliminated before a Dollar General store can relocate. 

    Town Administrator Tony Starnes told Town Council during last week’s meeting about a traffic study conducted by the S.C. Department of Transportation. 

    SCDOT looked at the possible effects of Dollar General’s desired move from Hampton Street to nearby Shop Road. 

  • Lancaster Red Cross is helping tornado victims

    A Lancaster man has joined hundreds of fellow Red Cross personnel in North Carolina to help in the aftermath of tornadoes that devastated portions of the state Saturday afternoon.

    Meanwhile, Red Cross officials say there are plenty of opportunities for the public to help.

    Scores of tornadoes touched down across the central part of the state Saturday afternoon killing 22 and seriously injuring at least 130. The storm was part of a larger system that tore across the South last week killing more than 40 in six states.

  • Prescription Take Back Day April 30

    From Release

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will participate in the second annual nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. 

    DEA will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30. The service is free and anonymous.

    The sites are: 

  • Sorority focuses on having healthy hearts

    From Release

    More than 125 women dressed in red attended a special event for heart disease awareness hosted by The Lancaster, S.C. Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. on Feb. 19 at The Lancaster Community Center.

    The purpose was to raise awareness and encourage women in the community to become champions of heart health. 

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. 

    Guests enjoyed a heart-healthy lunch, music from the Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion church choir.