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  • No more patching of city lot

    For those who might be wondering, the mess at the Lancaster Fire Department is a sign of progress being made, not mayhem.

    The Lancaster Fire Department's station on Arch Street may appear dysfunctional, with only dirt and scaffolding in place of where pavement once was for trucks to drive over when headed to a call.

    But the current look is part of a $150,000 project that calls for a new parking lot and retaining wall that the city of Lancaster allocated in its 2007-08 budget.

    It's long overdue, said Lancaster Fire Chief Chris Nunnery.

  • 'Cancer thing' inspires AJ student to pursue medical career

    KERSHAW - Surviving brain cancer can bring not only a big sense of relief, but it can also inspire one to pursue a higher calling.

    For Riketa Williams, 17, a senior at Andrew Jackson High School, that has certainly been the case.

    Williams will graduate with a nearly 4.0 grade point average from the school and will attend Converse College in the fall to major in biochemistry. She wants to eventually become an obstetrician/gynecologist.

  • Air show delights crowds with tricks, vintage aircraft

    The 2008 Palmetto Thunder Air Show at McWhirter Airfield at the Lancaster County Airport on Saturday and Sunday featured gravity-defying feats of aviation.

    It was one trick after another and the pilots made these thrilling displays look like a cakewalk.

    The aerobatics of the Red Eagle team was a coordinated series of timed "near misses" and other crazy upside-down stunts.

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  • Fire destroys Kershaw business

    KERSHAW – A fire destroyed Brenda Kay's Catering Cafe on Main Street in Kershaw on Tuesday.

    The fire was reported about 9 p.m.

    Firefighters from Kershaw, Heath Springs, Flat Creek, Pleasant Hill, Rich Hill, the city of Lancaster, as well as Buffalo, Mount Pisgah and West Mill in Kershaw County, responded to the scene.

    The city of Lancaster's ladder truck played a central role in fighting the fire. Tanker trucks formed a water bergaide with the ladder truck.

    A crowd formed to watch as firefighters fought the fire in the downtown area.

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  • Stolen mower dampens soldier's return from Afghanistan

    Everything was set and ready to go Wednesday for the return of Angie Greer’s husband from his tour of duty in Afghanistan.She had decorated the front door of their J.B. Denton Road home with a welcome back banner and tied colorful balloons on the mailbox.

  • County council to hear second reading of $30.2 million budget

    Lancaster County Council will consider second reading of the county’s 2008-2009 budget at Monday night's meeting.The new budget is $30.2 million, up 5 percent from last year and in its current form, includes no tax increase.Council voted 5-2 on first reading of the budget May 5, with Councilmen Fred Thomas and Kersey voting against it.County Administrator Steve Willis recommended the addition of six new employees to staff the new Indian Land library at a cost of $233,000, another $200,000 to staff new recreation centers at Edenmoor and Buford, and

  • After 25 years, Heath Springs double murder remains unsolved

    Every day, there are countless people and objects that make Terry Thompson remember his slain sister.Some memories are pleasant, others are bad. But what is a constant is the emptiness that results from not knowing what happened to her. It’s a pain that never goes away.It's been 25 years since Lisa Ann Thompson was found dead inside a car near U.S. 521 in Heath Springs. She had been out riding the night of May 14, 1983, with Russell Anthony.Thompson, who was riding in the passenger seat, had been shot with a .38-caliber handgun.

  • Clues few in Arch Street murder

    Yvonne Harris said her family doesn’t have a clue who would want to murder her godson, Harry Frazier Jr.

  • ILES students watch chicks break out of their shells

    Students in Brittany Crimminger’s second grade class at Indian Land Elementary School didn’t get much done May 7.The students were too busy watching chicken eggs shake, rattle and roll in incubators as part of a project through Lancaster County 4-H.