Local News

  • Despite pleas, Council OKs ordinance

    Christopher Sardelli


    For the better part of an hour Monday night, Dec. 8, an anxious, impassioned group of Van Wyck residents and TreeTops camp supporters made their feelings known to county officials about a proposed plan to develop the former camp property along Van Wyck Road.

  • ‘Good cause’ a success

    Denyse Clark


    HEATH SPRINGS – Davis Neon employees’ second annual No Shave November contest officially ended Dec. 1 and the five men participating raised more than $5,800 for Toys for Tots of Lancaster County.

    Originally, a goal of $1,000 had been set for the Oct. 31 through Nov. 30 no shave challenge, but the men far exceeded that goal, said Scott Helms, assistant plant manager for Davis Neon and organizer of this friendly competition.

  • Local angel trees in need of sponsors

    Denyse Clark


    The local Angel Tree program needs immediate help to get children sponsored for a gift on Christmas Day, said Lancaster County Angel Tree Coordinator Ashlee Addison.

    This program works by families in need signing up for an angel on an angel tree. On the angel is listed both gifts the children want for Christmas and items they need such as clothing, shoes and more.

  • Two homes shot with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli


    Two county homeowners were rattled but unscathed after someone fired bullets into their homes during separate incidents earlier this month.

    The first shooting happened at about 5:45 p.m. Nov. 30 inside a home in the 400 block of Three C’s Road in Kershaw, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The 53-year-old homeowner reported the shooting about 9:30 a.m. the next day after meeting with a deputy at Kershaw Town Hall.

  • Kershaw man honored by Masons

     From release 

    KERSHAW – On Nov. 24, one of Lancaster County’s finest citizens, Howard W. “Walker” Crawford was honored at Flat Rock Masonic Lodge No. 178 during the monthly Square and Compass Meeting. Crawford was presented the 2014 Glenn Watts Lamp of the Masonic Light, in honor of Watts, another of Lancaster’s finest citizens.

  • Helms named DuPont ambassador

     From staff reports

    Buford High School's Troy Helms was named a DuPont agriscience ambassador after completing a professional development course offered by the company at its Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md. 

    Helms, the school's FAA teacher, earned the honor by completing the DuPont National AgriScience Teachers Ambassador Academy (NATAA) on Dec. 1.

  • DHEC sides with gold mine

    KERSHAW – Interim Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes is ecstatic that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Board on Monday, Dec. 8, rejected a mining permit appeal made by the Sierra Club that temporarily halted job hiring for mining operations at the Haile Gold Mine.

  • Council gives nod to budget analyst position

    The county’s finance department, which has been spread thin in recent years due to lengthy budget and audit processes, will soon receive a little help.

  • Tweaked library policy allows after-hours meetings

    With the new year less than a month away, the Lancaster County library system and Indian Land community groups are getting ready for a return to after-hours meetings in January.

  • Local events to draw attention to hunger and homelessness in county

    The first-ever Lancaster Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, spearheaded by the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (L.A.C.H) is Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 19.