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  • Kershaw may sell center

    KERSHAW – Unless a promising idea appears on how to make the Leroy Springs Recreation Center in Kershaw a well-frequented place by the community, the town of Kershaw will likely sell it.

    Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes said the town would like $300,000 for the center, which has a bowling alley, swimming pool and meeting space.

    He said Monday that the town, which has owned the facility since it was deeded to it in 2005 by the Leroy Springs Co., has received some interest of late but no commitments to buy.

  • NAACP questions combined polls

    The local branch of the NAACP is concerned that precinct changes for the upcoming presidential primaries may discourage some black voters from casting a ballot.

    The Rev. Wayne Murray, president of the Lancaster branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spoke to the U.S. Justice Department about his concerns.

    Murray is worried that combining the large Lancaster East, Lancaster West and Chesterfield Avenue precincts into one at the Eastside Academy cafeteria could create long lines and possibly discourage some from voting.

  • Tavern has sports bar atmosphere

    There's a new spot in town where you can watch your favorite sporting events and enjoy a wide selection of food and spirits.

    The Lancaster Tavern at 1436 Charlotte Highway opened about three weeks ago in the building that used to be Armadillo's Grill and Cantina.

    General manager and co-owner Bernard Carter said his restaurant offers an experience different from other restaurants and bars in Lancaster.

    The food

    The Lancaster Tavern's menu has everything from steaks to burgers and ribs to pastas.

  • Police say jail death was suicide

    A Lancaster man who was facing felony animal cruelty charges in York County was found dead Wednesday in his cell at the Union County, N.C., jail.

    Authorities there say his death may have been suicide, the Associated Press said.

    Travis Small, 29, had been held there since Nov. 28 on charges of felony larceny, failure to appear in court, driving without an operator's license and reckless driving to endanger.

    Small also had outstanding warrants in York County for throwing a poodle and cat from a moving car.

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  • Council on Aging to leave Heath Springs

    The Lancaster County Council on Aging is pulling its services out of the Heath Springs Senior Center, after a failed working relationship with the site's afternoon overseers.

    But starting in 2008, Heath Springs seniors are welcome at the Kershaw Satellite Senior Center for daily meals served at noon and other council on aging programing they participated in at the Heath Springs center.

    The Kershaw center's staff will also deliver meals to Heath Springs homes and provide transportation to the center, which is about five miles from the Heath Springs Senior Center.

  • KMG employees compete to raise food donations for HOPE

    KMG America has found a way to have a little fun while helping others.

    The local insurance company is collecting non-perishable foods to donate to HOPE of Lancaster Inc., a local agency that helps people with food, utilities and other expenses.

    KMG has done the drive for several years, but this is the first time it's been set up as a competition. Employees have split up into four teams, who are competing to see who can raise the most pounds of food.