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  • 2,000 have phone problems

    If you had trouble trying to place calls Monday, you weren't the only one.

    Some Lancaster County and Fort Lawn residents weren't able to place calls from their land-line phones. About 2,000 lines were affected Monday, said Glenn McFadden, Comporium Communications' executive vice president of operations.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reported that some residents were unable to make 911 calls because of the problem.

    The problem was directly related to line upgrades and network rearrangements Comporium did early Saturday morning, McFadden said.

  • Kershaw residents oppose proposal to reroute 18-wheelers to Matson Street

    KERSHAW – Kershaw's Matson Street residents don't like plans to permanently re-route tractor-trailer traffic on their street, and they let Kershaw Town Council hear about it Monday night.

    An ordinance that proposed to permanently re-route 18-wheelers from Hampton Street to Matson Street was up for final approval, but many residents came to the meeting to express their objections.

  • Kershaw Town Council gives water department supervisor hiring power

    KERSHAW - Kershaw Town Council gave final approval Monday to a measure that will allow its water department supervisor to hire a full-time wastewater treatment plant operator.

    Council approved second reading of the ordinance, 4-2. Councilmen Harold Williams and Wade Hunter opposed the measure. Councilman Eddie Coates Jr., who voted against first reading of the ordinance at a special meeting Nov. 26, was absent.

  • 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.