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  • 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.     

  • Two charged with murder in Saturday shooting

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting death of a Lancaster man early Saturday.
    The Lancaster Police Department has charged both Junior Lee Kiker Jr., 29, 6051 Shiloh Unity Road, and Samantha Diane Humphries, 29, 708 Sumter St., with murder.
    Investigators learned that Humphries and Kiker conspired to rob David Brazzell at his home at 307 Rutledge St., according to a police department press release issued Monday.

  • Library system applies brakes to bookmobile

    The end of an era is coming for the Lancaster County Library system with the discontinuance of its bookmobile program.
    Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band said the program will wind down traditional service by the end of July, the victim of changing times.
    “It’s just not a very good resource any more,” Band said. “Times have changed and the bookmobile is more like a horse and buggy.”

  • Gunshot victim dies at hospital

    A Lancaster man died Saturday morning while being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered a few hours earlier.
    Police got a call around 3:20 a.m. Saturday about a shooting at 307 Rutledge St. When officers arrived, they found David Scott Brazzell, 41, who had been shot, said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.
    Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on scene to treat Brazzell, who was then taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, Howard said.