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  • 2017 full of milestones

    Andrew Jackson State Park has a lot to celebrate in 2017.
    It’s a milestone year with the 250th birthdate of the seventh president of the United States, 50th anniversary of the “Boy of the Waxhaws” park sculpture and 20th year of the active Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park group.
    Park officials are working to organize an event each month, with the biggest effort put into Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday celebration March 25. It is dubbed the Golden Sestercentennial.

  • Indian Land American Legion Post 250 growing

    From release

    Indian Land American Legion Post 250’s charter is now in.
    The post has been busy the last two months of 2016. It placed 70 flags at cemetery grave sites. It made a pact with the local Boy Scouts to give Eagle Scout awards. It collected food for the needy and donated about 40 toys to Toys for Tots. The post’s January project will be to collect school supplies for local schools.

  • Meeting on preserving state battlegrounds

    The S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust will hold a public meeting today to discuss the two Revolutionary War sites in Lancaster County – the Battle of the Waxhaws and the Battle of Hanging Rock.
    The 6 p.m. meeting at Buford Recreation Center, 4073 Hurley Walter Road, will provide information and solicit comments, suggestions and recommendations.
    The National Park Service awarded the S.C. Battleground Trust a two-year grant to research the 20 significant American Revolution clashes in the Carolinas and develop precise battlefield maps.

  • Pope hangs up robe

    Jaqueline “Jackie” M. Pope, the first female chief magistrate in Lancaster County history, wore her Judge’s robe for the last time Friday.
    “It has been an honor and a privilege to do this,” said Pope, who is retiring after more than 20 years of service.
    A Winthrop graduate, she worked in the school system 17 years before becoming a part-time magistrate for the town of Kershaw in November 1995.

  • Christmas basket short of $10k goal

    The last donations for the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Christmas Basket are in with a grand total of $8,465.25, short of the $10,000 goal.
    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, the nonprofit that’s spearheaded the project since 2008, received two donations this week.

  • Driver crashes into house, flees, leaves mess

    There is a gaping 28-square-foot hole in the back wall of 530 Miller Street.
    Local florist Linda McCray, who rents the neat 2-bedroom brick home to her nephew, knows how it got there. She just doesn’t know who did it.
    Someone drove a car into the foundation of the Southside community home on Christmas Eve.
    Then, they drove away, leaving an empty gin bottle and discarded beer bottle on the ground, along with a mess for McCray to deal with.

  • $40K repairs paying off at Kershaw golf course

    KERSHAW – The repairs and refurbishments at Kershaw’s municipal golf course have cost $40,000 since they started in May, putting the course’s expenditures 21 percent over budget halfway through the fiscal year.
    But revenues and rounds played have shot up because of the improvements, and Mayor Mark Dorman is giving the project a thumbs up so far.
    “We’re doing really well,” he said. “Without it (the improvements), I don’t know where we’d be today. It was money well spent.

  • Pet ‘sanctuary’ planned

    The pieces are falling into place for Gloria Davey, a cheerfully obsessed 64-year-old Indian Land retiree.
    Six years ago, she started the nonprofit animal-rescue group Paws in the Panhandle, with a thrift shop to generate revenues. In 2014, the group paid $92,000 for 12 acres near Fort Mill. Now, with architectural plans ready, she is raising money to build her dream – a no-kill shelter that would save more than 1,000 dogs and cats each year.
    “I feel so blessed to have such great people helping make this much-needed facility a reality,” Davey said.

  • Vandals return to school bus lot

    One or more vandals broke windows on five cars in the Lancaster County School District bus parking lot Dec. 21, one day after six buses were vandalized in the same lot.
    The bus lot is on the home side of Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.
    Each of the five vehicles had one shattered window, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. A cell phone and flashlights were stolen from one vehicle, the report said.
    The car break-ins occurred between 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and was reported at 10:22 p.m.

  • Looking Back at 2016

    Looking Back: Lancaster County
    Chamber honors ‘Mrs. Jackie’
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce honored those who serve others at its annual awards banquet in January 2016.