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  • Concerns still exist about Rico Industries

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs is still questioning what environmental impact, if any, Rico Industries has on the town’s wastewater flow.
    Town Council voted 4-0 at its Tuesday meeting to enter into a task-order agreement with Davis & Floyd Inc. Councilman Eddie Moore was absent.

  • CNN comes to town

    Jesef Williams and Chris Sardelli
    news@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County is being featured prominently by one of the nation’s largest media outlets.
    If you were to visit CNN.com on Thursday afternoon, the main profile piece you’d see at the top of the web page is a story about Lancaster. The report is titled “Hard-hit town: It’s all about faith, jobs.”

  • CNN profiles Lancaster as top story on website

    South Carolina towns are featured in media outlets across the nation as the countdown continues to Saturday's GOP Primary. CNN has done an in-depth article on Lancaster. Read the story at this link: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/19/politics/south-carolina-lancaster/

  • First-in-the-South primary Saturday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    All eyes are on South Carolina as candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination vie for votes in the Palmetto State’s presidential primary Saturday.
    As the second primary in the nation and the first in the South, the Palmetto State’s presidential primaries have historically been seen as a key political bellwether in judging the nation’s enthusiasm for candidates – especially Republican primary candidates.

  • Cook vying for House 44

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Kershaw attorney Bob Cook announced Tuesday he intends to join the race for the S.C. House District 44 seat now occupied by state Rep. James Neal.
    Neal, also a Kershaw native, announced earlier this month he will not seek re-election this year after 14 years in office.
    Cook, a Democrat, is the third candidate to announce a run for the seat.

  • Reclaiming the dream

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Local celebrations held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. got off to an early start Monday, with the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast.
    The Rosetta Seegars, Henry Pelham Sr. and Hester Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by the Rev. AnThony Pelham, pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church in Lancaster.

  • Gold mine sets community-wide meeting Monday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The community will soon have a chance to ask questions and gain insight about the status of the Haile Gold Mine project in the southern part of the county.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a special meeting Monday at Kershaw’s Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N. Matson St. The corps is evaluating the gold mine’s potential environmental impact on the area.
    Monday’s meeting, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., is open to the public.

  • Would-be chicken thief behind bars

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     A Lancaster County man who got caught trying to steal meat from a grocery store is now in jail after fighting with store employees. Lewis Rodrigues Stevenson, 34, 121-D College St., Heath Springs, was charged Jan. 8 with shoplifting, third offense or more, three counts of assault and battery and public disorderly conduct.

  • County deputy arrested for burglary

    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy found himself on the other side of the law this week after he was arrested on burglary charges Thursday.
    The sheriff’s office began investigating the case after deputies were called to an unfinished home in the 10000 block of Lakeshore Drive about a theft of construction materials, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • For the love of Paige

    The spotlight is on Paige Duke.
    After competing against other women for the attention of a bachelor, Duke is now the one being sought in “Sweet Home Alabama,” a reality dating show on the cable TV network CMT.
    The Lancaster native is the focus of the show's newest season, which began Friday with a special two-hour premier. More than 20 men will vie for her love during this third season, filmed in Fairhope, Ala.