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  • Candlelight service allows parents to remember their deceased children

    Although many people associate the holiday season with happiness, for others it is a time of sadness as families mourn the loss of a child.

    On Sunday, local families may participate in a worldwide candle lighting to remember children who have died. U.S. Congress has designated the day as a national memorial day to remember these children. The observance started small on the Internet about 10 years ago, but has grown into a worldwide event.

  • Council rejects proposal for recycling center

    Concerns about noise and the condition of roads near a proposed construction materials recycling center helped defeat it Monday night.

    County Council voted unanimously against issuing a letter of need that would have allowed Bob Weeks to set up dumpsters and sort through discarded construction materials for recycling on Society Lane, which is off Harrisburg Road in Indian Land. The operation would not have needed approval from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

    Weeks first addressed council Nov. 26.

  • Police accuse 4 men of stealing spools of copper

    Four Lancaster men have been jailed for stealing copper from the L&C Railway on South Main Street last week.

    A Lancaster police officer was patrolling the area when he saw that one side of the chain link fence had been cut, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    He later watched L&C Railway's surveillance video tape that showed the fence being cut two times around 1 a.m. Thursday.

  • New library now under construction

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County and library officials and Indian Land residents tromped through the dirt and braved a chilly afternoon Sunday for the groundbreaking of the Del Webb Library at Indian Land.

    Most of them probably wouldn't have missed the ceremony for the world.

  • Holocaust survivor tells her story

    Perseverance. Determination. Faith and hope.

    If it weren't for those things, Marion Blumenthal Lazan says she and her family wouldn't have survived the German Holocaust.

    They were among the millions of Jews who were targets of extermination by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime during World War II. About 6 million European Jews and 5 million others were killed during that time span.

    Lazan survived the horrid Nazi concentration camps and was able to flee to the United States.

  • Council's last meeting of year is Monday

    County Council will hold its last meeting of 2007 on Monday night.

    On the agenda are four public hearings. The public may comment on the following issues: establishing a special tax district for Turkey Point at Sun City Carolina Lakes; developing a joint industrial/business park with Chester County; the sale of 23 acres by the county at Lancaster Business Park; and amending the comprehensive plan for Lancaster County and its municipalities.

  • County to hire engineer to monitor sound

    County Council has given County Administrator Steve Willis the authority to hire a sound engineer to monitor noise from the Blue Dot concrete plant in Indian Land.

    Blue Dot is in 521 Perimeter Business Park next to the Brookchase subdivision. The business park, zoned for light industrial businesses, was already established when Brookchase was approved.

    Residents of Brookchase and now Lakeview Landing, about a mile from the business park, are concerned about the noise and dust generated by Blue Dot.

  • Schools to host Christmas events throughout December

    Lancaster County School District schools will host many Christmas-related events this month.

    They include:

    Ongoing

    Andrew Jackson High JROTC cadets are assisting the Marine Corps League Detachment 1169 (the Lancaster Leathernecks) by collecting toys for the annual Toys for Tots drive.

    The Brooklyn Springs Junior Beta Club is heading up a school drive to collect small toys, candy and personal care items for children in Afghanistan. The items will be stuffed into socks and shipped there.

  • SUV overturns on bypass in single-vehicle wreck

    Rose Cauthen just finished paying her electric bill Friday when she saw an SUV land in a ditch upside down.

    She screamed and then got out of her car to help.

    Thomas Everett Baker, 62, of Rock Hill was driving a red 2000 GMC Jimmy SUV on the S.C. 9 Bypass when he ran off the road and landed in a ditch in front of the Townview Center strip mall.

    The wreck happened shortly after noon.

    Cauthen said Baker, who was traveling westbound on the bypass, swerved into the other side of the four-lane highway and was riding in the median momentarily.

  • Nurse spearheads effort to build park

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw needs a children's park, says Beverly Timmons, who's hoping the community will get behind her efforts.

    Timmons, a volunteer with Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE), is working with a longtime friend to get the support and funding to build a park either in downtown Kershaw or revitalize an existing park just outside town limits.