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  • KARE seeks to expand services

    KERSHAW – While economic conditions remain unfavorable and high unemployment persists, a local organization seeks to enhance the services it provides to residents in the southern part of Lancaster County.
    Kershaw Area Resource Exchange, or KARE, has been in existence nearly three decades, but had never been faced with the volume of requests it’s seen over the last few years.
    KARE, located on Hart Street in Kershaw, operates a clothing store, runs a food pantry and assists residents with utilities and other expenses during short-term emergencies.

  • Golden Age of Merit dinner Sunday

    After more than 20 years, Sally Deese’s annual Golden Age of Merit dinner for seniors has become near-legendary in Lancaster County.
    Since 1989, Deese, with the help of family and friends, has been on a mission from God to cook a Sunday dinner for as many senior citizens who care to join her for the annual event at her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Buford community.
    The event traditionally draws hundreds from all over the county.

  • Man bites woman; officers stun him with a stun gun

    Deputies shot a man with a stun gun minutes after he allegedly bit a woman earlier this month.
    Heath Springs resident George Duncan III, 29, was arrested June 1 on several charges after Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at his home, according to sheriff’s office incident report.
    While there deputies spoke with a woman who said Duncan had been causing a disturbance in the home between 2 and 2:40 a.m.

  • No leads in woman hit by car

    Authorities have no leads in the case of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle earlier this month.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said investigators still haven’t turned up any new information about who hit a 33-year-old Lancaster woman with his or her vehicle June 1.
    The woman spoke to Lancaster police officers at Springs Memorial Hospital about 30 minutes after she was hit, according to a police department incident report. She told officers the hit-and-run happened as she was walking along Clark Place in the city between 9:30 and 10 a.m.  

  • Courtney to step down from arts council

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will soon be looking for a new executive director. 

    Sam Courtney, who’s held the position for six years, told The Lancaster News on Monday that he is resigning, effective June 30. 

    The Arts Council, located in the old Springs House on Gay Street, promotes the arts in Lancaster County by providing educational opportunities for students and various programming for the general public, among other services. 

  • Mulvaney shares view on budget

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    For The Lancaster

    INDIAN LAND  – As part of his “Spending, Debt, and Deficits” tour of the state, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. 5, held a town hall meeting at the pavilion in Sun City Carolina Lakes on Wednesday morning, June 8.  

  • Man shot 4 times at club

    Authorities and crime scene investigators combed the Midway area Thursday night for whoever shot a man outside a local club. 

    A 19-year-old Heath Springs man was shot at about 9 p.m. outside of Big Momma’s club, located at 1016 Old Landsford Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    Sheriff’s deputies found the victim lying almost directly in front of the club’s front door.

  • Nine graduate from CCA

    Nine seniors received their high school diplomas during commencement June 3 at Carolina Christian Academy.

    The private school’s gym floor was filled with proud parents, family, friends and a 102-year-old great-grandmother. 

    Sadie Sweatt proudly watched and smiled as her great-grandson, James Thorne Noland, cross the stage with his diploma in hand.

    School Administrator Dr. Huey Mills, praised the class of 2011, saying there is so much Christ-likeness in the graduating class.

  • Officers: Teen stabs another teen

    A teenage girl was arrested last week in connection with the stabbing of another teen. 

    Dericka Frazier, 17, 2116 Florence Circle, was arrested May 30 by Lancaster police officers and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The arrest happened only days after Frazier reportedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl in the arm, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. 

    Lancaster police officers learned of the incident after responding to Springs Memorial Hospital 

  • More tax hikes on table

    Concerns from various county groups about funding cuts have Lancaster County Council reconsidering its proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, even though that could mean potential tax hikes for local residents.