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  • Arthur Smith remained true to his roots

    Friends and family laid to rest former Kershaw resident and radio, television and music legend Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith during a private ceremony in Charlotte on Monday, April 7. 

  • LCEDC discusses spec building grant

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Local economic development officials are hoping a state spec building grant could eventually help attract new companies to Lancaster County. 

    Application for a $350,000 rural product development initiative grant, which is available through a S.C. Department of Commerce program, was presented as a possible resolution during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on March 24. 

  • Moore honored at Boy Scout banquet

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Palmetto Council of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Lancaster held its Golden Eagle Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Bradley Arts & Sciences Building.

    The purpose for the annual event was twofold: to raise funds for scouts to attend camps and to honor a distinguished member of the community with a top-level service award in scouting.

  • Council talks grants for Keer

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Now that a major textile manufacturer has formally announced its plans to move to Indian Land, officials have secured a grant to help with infrastructure upgrades at no cost to the county.

  • Four educators chosen for local Education Hall of Fame

     Lancaster County School District

    One was a gifted band director whose bands and orchestras were known for excellence across the state and region.

    One was a principal whose work as a science teacher, guidance counselor and principal was characterized by his fairness and by his love for his students.  

  • Two upcoming rabies clinics

    Two rabies clinics are set for this week:

    u April 8, at the old Winn Dixie (behind Arby’s) 920 N. Main St., 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    u April 10, at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 2386 Camp Creek Road, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The cost is $5 per shot and yearly shots for cats and dogs are $16 each. For details, call Faulkner Animal Hospital at (803) 286-8131. 

  • Sheriff asks council for help with IL substation

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A plan to create a more functional sheriff’s office substation in the Panhandle may soon be a reality.

    As the northern end of the county’s population increases and incidents of crime become more prevalent, Sheriff Barry Faile appealed to Lancaster County Council during its March 24 meeting for an upgrade to his office’s substation in Indian Land. 

  • County officials traveling to China

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A team of county officials are hoping a 10-day economic development related trip to China and Taiwan could reap benefits for the future of Lancaster County. 

  • Leavin’ her mark

     Staff Reports

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) recognized Kitty Wilson-Evans with a lifetime achievement award for her vast and continued efforts as an interpreter and storyteller at its annual meeting and awards luncheon at the S.C. Archives and History on March 28.

    Kitty Wilson-Evans, an alumna of Winthrop University, former Lancaster resident and retired kindergarten teacher, has been reenacting the American slave experience for more two decades. 

  • County sees increase in meth cases

    A Lancaster man was arrested this week in what has become the sheriff’s office’s fifth meth bust so far this year.