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  • Kershaw denies zoning request

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – Plans for the Dollar General store in Kershaw to move from Hampton Street have been halted, at least for now.
    Kershaw Town Council voted 2-4 on Monday against a request to rezone property on Neal Street from R-15 (residential) to B-3 (business).
    Councilmen Wade Hunter and Randy Seegars voted in favor of the measure. Councilman Eddie Coates was absent.

  • Personality spotlight - Polly Jackson

    Polly Jackson likes to say she’s “Black by nature, educated by choice and a politician by accident.”
    A retired, 32-year veteran educator, Jackson’s name has become virtually synonymous with community services in Lancaster over the course of her 75 years through her work with the school system, County Council and numerous boards and organizations.

  • Rotary clubs donate 10,000 pounds of food to HOPE

    From Release
    The Lancaster, Lancaster Breakfast and Indian Land Rotary clubs recently competed against each other in The Great 2010 Rotary Food Challenge and contributed 5 tons of food, or 10,000 pounds, to HOPE in Lancaster.
    Along with a strategic partnership with the Indian Land Walmart, Indian Land Rotary collected the most pounds during the competition.

  • Suspect sought in shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A man is recovering after being struck in the face and shot at on Wednesday night.
    Lancaster police officers are searching for a suspect in the attempted murder that happened between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 23.
    Officers learned of the assault after responding to the emergency room at Springs Memorial Hospital about 8:40 p.m., according to a police department press release.

  • Two-story house total loss in blaze

    Officials say a smoke detector may have prevented a Sunday afternoon fire from being much worse than what it was.

    Firefighters received a call shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday about a fire at a two-story house at 6616 Camp Creek Road. The home is located in the Tradesville community in the northeastern part of the county, not far from the state line. 

    When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the garage and the kitchen area and later shot through the roof, said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder. 

  • Fires scorch county

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Dry conditions mixed with high wind have posed a great challenge for local fire officials over the last several days.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said county firefighters have responded to more than 30 grass fires since Saturday.
    One of the biggest was on Monday afternoon, when a brush fire threatened at least 10 homes in the eastern part of Lancaster County near the Chesterfield County line.

  • County bans all burning

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The rash of recent brush fires has forced local fire officials to restrict all outdoor burning in the county.
    The Lancaster County Fire Service issued a burning ban late Tuesday morning. The ban will remain in effect “until conditions improve,” said County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.
    This ban, which includes recreational burning, has been issued as a result of continued dry ground conditions, low relative humidity and high winds, according to a fire service press release.  

  • Man shot, killed after argument

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies believe an argument may have led to the shooting death of a Heath Springs man Saturday night.
    Ernest Lee Cunningham, 55, of 2269 Thornwell Road, Heath Springs, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds after deputies responded to a shooting at 923 Louisa St., according to a sheriff’s office press release. He was found at 11:13 p.m. Saturday.

  • Residents file FOIA request over landfill

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A grass-roots residents group has requested a number of county documents in its search for answers about a proposed landfill process.
    In a letter hand-delivered to the office of Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis last week, members of the Lancaster County Action Council filed a Freedom of Information Act request.

  • Councils hammer out plans for airport industrial park

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    In an effort to attract businesses to the county and put more residents back to work, several city and county officials met Thursday night to discuss plans for an airport industrial park.
    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell presented tentative plans for the park at a meeting in Lancaster City Council chambers.