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  • Romarco secures gold mine funding

    KERSHAW – Romarco Minerals Inc., parent company of Haile Gold Mine, has secured $200 million in financing to break ground on construction projects at the site as early as next month, company officials said.

  • Council approves occupancy extension for Fancy Pokket

    Despite hitting a few snags during the final phase of construction at its new facility, Canadian baked goods manufacturer Fancy Pokket recently received an extension from county officials to allow extra time to occupy its building.

  • Issue of duplicate, similar street names a hot topic in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – The duplicate and similar street names issue in the county was the hot topic of conversation and a major area of concern at the Kershaw Town Council meeting Monday, April 20.

  • Gift card scam in Rock Hill leads to arrest of local trio

    Rock Hill police arrested three Lancaster women last week for running a scam in which they returned stolen items to the stores they were stolen from in exchange for gift cards they planned to pawn.

  • Blue Bell Creameries issue recall

    Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily pulling all of its ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen treats from store shelves because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

  • Councilman pushes for speed limit signs on William Stevenson Road

    by Brian Garner/Landmark  News Services
    RICHBURG – Richburg Town Councilman Albert Stewart Jr. has observed traffic speeding down William Stevenson Road and wants to have two speed limit signs installed there to slow down motorists.
    Stewart brought the matter before Richburg Town Council at its April meeting.
    Stewart lives on William Stevenson Road, which is in the Richburg town limits.

  • Dewese takes new path in life

    FAIRFIELD – As a youngster, Johnny Dewese developed an interest in the judicial system and remembers pumping gas and bagging groceries at Raines Store in the Mitford community when Muscoe “Muck” Raines was county magistrate.
    “He held court in the store,” Dewese said. “I was intrigued with the people who came in. I always had an interest in court.”
    After graduating from Great Falls High School in 1969, Dewese went to work at J.P. Stevens.

  • County buys property for IL convenience center

    Lancaster County closed on property Wednesday for a new Indian Land recycling and household trash collection center county officials hope to open later this year.
    According to Lancaster County councilmen Larry McCullough and Brian Carnes, the 4.6-acre property is an undeveloped tract on Northfield Drive in the Perimeter 521 Commerce Park off Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) behind the old Di Dee’s Diner.
    McCullough said the county hopes to begin work on the site within the next two months with the goal of a third-quarter 2015 opening.

  • Nelson sentenced to 20 years in prison

    A Lancaster man who was arrested last December for choking his girlfriend and threatening to kill her was sentenced to two decades behind bars during a plea hearing at the Lancaster County Courthouse on Thursday, April 16.
    Danny Nelson, 48, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Brian Gibbons to 20 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman.

  • City’s ‘1’ ISO among the nation’s best

    The city of Lancaster is now among the nation’s best when it comes to providing fire protection to its homeowners and businesses, said city of Lancaster Administrator Helen Sowell in announcing the big news Thursday, April 17.
    “Congratulations!” she said. “Under the leadership of Chief Chuck Small, the men of the Lancaster Fire Department have been recognized with an ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating of Class 1.”