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  • Deputies, SLED bust gambling operations

    An anonymous tip earlier this month led to charges against a Lancaster business owner and a Kershaw man for operating illegal gambling machines.
    Mark Daniel Johnson, 46, of Leadoff Road, and Shannon Dean Munn, 38, 6577 Munn St., Kershaw, turned themselves in to the Lancaster County Detention Center Monday, Aug. 17 in response to warrants from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fire department dedicates Elgin Memorial Garden

    On Sunday, Aug. 16, about 200 people gathered in front of the Elgin Fire and Rescue station on Tram road. It was a very special day for the volunteer fire department as it dedicated the Elgin Memorial Garden.

  • Council considers moving economic development to county department

    The details are far from finalized, though discussions are ongoing, as county officials decide how to move forward after they resolved to withdraw funding and support for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. earlier this month.

  • Deputies respond to rash of gun incidents

    On Aug. 12, Lancaster County deputies arrested 37-year-old Bryan Javon Williams of Kershaw and a 16-year-old juvenile after a shootout in the street near their homes.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s detectives are also currently working three armed robberies in Lancaster since Aug. 13, including two this past Monday and Tuesday nights.
    Though more headline grabbing, the cases are far from the only crimes involving guns the sheriff’s office has investigated of late: Since Aug. 6, deputies have responded to at least four other calls involving guns.

  • Developer withdraws IL apartment propo

    Plans for a new Indian Land apartment complex were scrapped late last month after an Ohio-based developer rescinded its rezoning application with the county.
    Exactly one month to the day that representatives from Gross Builders, a company headquartered in North Royalton, Ohio, stepped to the podium inside Lancaster County Council chambers to discuss plans for building a new complex called Revere at Indian Land, the company informed council it was withdrawing its request.

  • No place tp go, no room to grow

    KERSHAW – Coming up with a bigger fire station isn’t an easy fix when you’re landlocked by a main road in front and railroad tracks in back.
    But’s that’s where the Kershaw Fire Department is, said fire chief Doug Spinks during a presentation to Kershaw Town Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
    A bigger fire station isn’t a want, Spinks said. It’s a need.

  • Conference targets youth substance abuse

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

  • Great Falls couple ‘cast’ from their home

    GREAT FALLS – Duke Street was filled with energy Aug. 13 as Duke Energy’s hydroelectric station continued its generation of electricity on the road below.
    The normally quiet neighborhood became an area of peak interest as people tried to catch a glimpse of what was going on.
    Why all of the commotion?
    Hollywood was back in Great Falls.

  • Two armed robberies in two nights

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For the second time this week, investigators are searching for a man who robbed a county convenience store employee at gunpoint.

    Deputies responded just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, to Lucky 99, 2799 Pageland Highway, after the store owner called 911 to report an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The owner told deputies a man entered the store at 8 p.m. armed with a silver pistol and demanded money from her.

  • Council considers on-call list

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town is looking to add an after-hours/weekend answering service, but that’s to come.

    The first step of that process is coming up with an on-call contact list to get someone to respond once a problem is reported.

    At its Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted to head in that direction.