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  • Chicken houses proposal lays egg

     

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Concerns about E. coli infections and surface water contamination were just some of the reasons Elyse Shipston made her voice heard to county officials on Monday night, Oct. 13.

  • Mayoral candidates Shaw, Elder differ on direction for municipality

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County NAACP held a election candidates’ forum Thursday, Oct. 16 in the First Washington Baptist Church fellowship hall that was attended by about 50 potential voters who were introduced to local candidates involved in the Nov. 4 General Election.

  • Gold mine a step closer to opening

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Romarco Minerals Inc., the parent company of the Haile Gold Mine, recently announced that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has issued a proposed Section 401 Water Quality Certification.

    The permit is a prerequisite for the Haile Gold Mine application for a permit under the Clean Water Act for the Haile Gold Mine project. 

  • Downtown fall arts crawl set

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is sponsoring Night of the Living Arts –ARToberfest, its annual adult fall arts crawl, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at downtown Lancaster businesses and galleries.

  • Logging truck involved in fatality

     An accident between a logging truck and a car on Kershaw Camden Highway (U.S.521) north of Heath Springs claimed one person’s life, Thursday, Oct. 16.

    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome identified the victim as John T. Trull, 78, of Lancaster.

  • Student athletes suspended from play

    INDIAN LAND- Citing Indian Land High School’s alcohol and drug policy for student athletes, school administrators have suspended four student athletes from all extracurricular school activities after they were charged with underage drinking last weekend. 

  • State launches Ebola trauma network system

    The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) held a press conference at MUSC Thursday, Oct. 16, to announce the state’s preparedness if persons infected with the Ebola virus present themselves at South Carolina hospitals. 

  • Hangin’ around on main street

    From ghostly and ghastly to cosmetically beautiful, there’s a range of designs competing in the city of Lancaster “Scarecrow Contest.”

    On Saturday, Oct. 11, crews placed 28 scarecrows along Main Street and at the intersecting Williams, Arch, Gay, Dunlap and Meeting streets, said Caroline Hasty, events and promotion manager for See Lancaster, SC.

  • LCEDC office back on track?

    Despite hitting a few snags, including unexpected legal woes on the seller’s side, plans to purchase a new building to accommodate the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. are tentatively moving forward.

    The plans, which have been more than a year in the making, were discussed by county officials during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 13.

  • Woman charged for taking car

    A Lancaster woman was arrested earlier this month after investigators say she struggled with a woman, took her car keys and then drove away in her car.

    Corkita Antra McClinnick, 31, 1391 Mahaffey Line Drive, was arrested Oct. 8 and charged with strong arm robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    Investigators began searching for McClinnick after receiving a report of a fight and a stolen car on Oct. 7, according to a Circuit Court arrest warrant.