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  • Developer gets first OK to change Queensgate zoning to commercial

    Queensgate is taking on a new design, as well as a new name.

    Lancaster County Council voted unanimously Monday night to rezone 36 acres of a planned development district once known as Queensgate, at the corner of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160. The Tuttle Co. of Rock Hill wants the property rezoned from planned development district to general commercial.

  • New doctor to come to Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Another family doctor is coming to Kershaw.

    Dr. James Koon has been hired by Springs Memorial Hospital to lead a new family practice started by the hospital at 206 S. Matson St. It will open Nov. 19.

    Koon will offer the traditional spectrum of family care, ranging from young children to the senior population, said Janice Dabney, assistant chief executive officer at Springs Memorial Hospital.

    "Usually, we'll start with one physician and see if we can build from that with more," Dabney said.

  • Former USCL student survived house fire that killed seven

    When Tripp Wylie returns to the University of South Carolina at Columbia, he'll see many familiar faces, places and things, but a big piece of his college experience won't be there.

    Wylie, who formerly attended USC at Lancaster, lost seven friends, also USC students, in the beach house blaze in Ocean Isle Palm, N.C., on Oct. 28.

    His girlfriend, Cassidy Pendley, was among those killed in the fire. The last time he saw her was when he checked on her while she was asleep. She was wearing his Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing jersey.

  • Man shot in leg leaving restaurant

    A Lancaster man was treated and released after being shot Thursday morning outside Goodtime Charlie's on West Meeting Street.

    A motorist was driving by the business about 5 a.m. and saw a Chevrolet Impala speeding out of the parking lot, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. The witness went inside and saw the shooting victim seated near the bar with a gunshot wound to his upper left thigh, the report said.

  • Officials question request to rezone Riverside Road land

    County Council will consider rezoning a heavy industrial site along the Catawba River on Riverside Road for a residential development at Monday night's meeting.

    LGI Land wants to develop 2,000 acres along the Catawba River and build about 1,000 homes there. The land only has water service, and would require a septic tank system. Lots would range from less than an acre to more than 2 acres and cost $100,000 to $125,000.

  • Springs Memorial announces new members of board

    Three new members have joined the Springs Memorial Hospital board of directors.

    Pam Mulvaney joined the board in February. She is married to state Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 45. The Mulvaneys have lived in the Indian Land community for more than seven years and they have 7-year-old triplets. Pam Mulvaney is a former member of the Board of Directors of Community Health Services in Charlotte.

  • Presidential hopeful says he can relate to laid-off textile workers

    BUFORD – There were no campaign signs. Music wasn't playing in the background and rally supporters were no where to be found.

    John Edwards, a South Carolina native and a former U.S. senator from North Carolina, didn't step to a podium and address hundreds of people inside a convention center or assembly hall. Rather, it was him and about a dozen local residents sitting at a kitchen table having an intimate discussion about the biggest issue facing them – the loss of textile jobs.

  • County Council talks trash

    County Council talked quite a bit of trash over the proposed hours for the county's dump sites before voting to close four sites on Sundays at Monday night's meeting.

    County Administrator Steve Willis proposed closing all sites, also known as convenience sites, on Sundays.

    Four sites – Indian Land, Erwin Farm, Lynwood Drive and Race Track, were open on Sundays – while the rest were closed.

    The new proposal also extended hours at some sites until 8 p.m., or closed four other sites at 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

  • Mulvaney to speak at GOP meeting

    The Lancaster County GOP will hold the fall meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    State Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-District-45, will discuss items that are coming up in the 2008 Legislative session. He will also highlights his trip to the World Economic Forum, which was held in Dalian, China, in August.

    Mulvaney was selected as a member of the delegation to the forum by Gov. Mark Sanford.

  • Freightliner steers away from county

    Freightliner LLC is moving to York County, not Lancaster County, company officials say.

    The company announced Thursday that it's moving 341 jobs to South Carolina to be closer to the truck manufacturer's customers and production sites. The division will move to a site on S.C. 274 in northern York County.

    The heavy-truck subsidiary of German automaker Daimler AG said the move to Fort Mill affects about 10 percent of its Portland, Ore., work force, primarily in sales, marketing and dealer-support positions.