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  • Get out your hiking boots, tour Nitrolee on Sunday

    On Sunday, Nov. 2, Katawba Valley Land Trust will sponsor a hike to the remains of the Southern Electro-Chemical Co. (the Nitrolee plant off  Catawba River Road (U.S. 21)  in Chester County.

  • DHEC order targets Indian Land recycler

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control earlier this year issued a cease and desist order against an Indian Land recycler it sanctioned in 2012 for regulatory violations.

  • Remember to ‘fall back’ this weekend

    Sunday morning is the time change, when we fall back one hour and daylight saving time ends.

    Make sure to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night to avoid being one hour early for everything on Sunday.

    It’s also a great time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure the device is properly working, said Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chuck Small.

    “Change your clock and change your (smoke detector) battery,” Small said.

  • United Way to renew BSES volunteer tutoring

    In an effort to help children develop better reading skills at an early age as they make the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” the United Way of Lancaster County will continue its pilot program to bring volunteer reading tutors to Brooklyn Springs Elementary School.

  • Candidates square off at USCL forum

     As voters weigh their options this election season, a slew of candidates made their cases for why they’re the best person for the job during the Before You Vote – 2014 Candidate Forum on Tuesday night, Oct. 28. 

  • Man charged with forgery, conspiracy

     Agents with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested a Lancaster man this week following an investigation into forged lien documents of a vehicle. 

    Ronald Lewis Truesdale, 43, was arrested Oct. 27 on charges of forgery, value of $10,000 or more, banking/federally chartered or insured financial institution crime, and conspiracy, according to a SLED press release. 

  • Voters to choose fate of local sales tax

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Voters will have the chance to weigh in on three ballot questions when they head to the polls this year, with topics ranging from a local 1-percent sales tax to state issues such as the definition of raffles and the election process for the state’s adjutant general.

  • Haile Gold Mine issued EPA permit

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston announced the issue of its Record of Decision and final permit for Haile Gold Mine to reactivate the existing gold mine, expand the area for open pit mining and construct associated facilities.

    Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes said this is great news for the town.

  • Kershaw man dies during fishing trip

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster County deputy coroner is calling the death of a man found in a local pond “a medical condition,” not a drowning. 

    The body of Gerald Deaton, 77, of 2558 Beckham Lane, was found Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6201 Parker Drive in Kershaw in a 12-foot aluminum boat, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

  • Man jumps from eighth-floor window

     Shock and confusion are the only emotions registering right now for Sonya Stevens, the mother of a man who was injured after jumping from an eighth-floor window at Springs Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.

    “I thought he was safe and then this happened,” Stevens said about her 22-year-old son who was admitted to the hospital more than a week ago and received multiple injuries after the fall.