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  • Shooting now murder

    A Kershaw man died late Monday night, Jan. 28, after he was shot in a Lancaster neighborhood on Saturday, in what police are calling the first murder of 2013.

    Kevisis Anthony, 32, died from his injuries Monday at Carolinas Medical Center – Main in Charlotte, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant early Tuesday. 

    “This has turned into a murder investigation,” Grant said. 

    “We are developing a suspect in the case and we have an intense investigation.”

  • Pageland shooting injures local man

    A Jan. 19 gun battle in Pageland left a Lancaster man critically wounded and two men in jail.

    Thyze LaShown Hough, 18, of 5908 Henderson Road, Lancaster, was wounded in the shootout and, as of Tuesday, Jan. 29, remains hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. 

    According to a Pageland Police Department report, Michael Joseph Locklear, 31, of Pageland, has admitted to shooting Hough. 

  • Kershaw Town Council election set for March 19

    KERSHAW – Though interest was minimal to none at first, there have since been some residents to file for the three Kershaw Town Council seats up for election this year.

    Three of the seven council seats are up for re-election in March – District 3, District 4 and one of the two at-large seats.

    “Filing is picking up in District 3 but the other districts still only have one person,” said Town Administrator Bryan Pettit.

  • Connect Our Future Project lets communities plan growth

    Representatives of the Centralina and Catawba Regional councils of governments met with Indian Land residents to introduce Connect our Future, a three-year project that will help guide future growth in the 14-county region surrounding Charlotte.

    The session, during a joint Indian Land Action Council/Indian Land Voices meeting at the Del Webb Library on Jan. 16, was the first of three scheduled meetings in Lancaster County. 

  • Man dies from shooting injuries

    A Kershaw man died late Monday night, Jan. 28 after he was shot in a Lancaster neighborhood on Saturday, in what police are calling the first murder of the year.

    Kevisis Anthony, 32, died from his injuries Monday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant on Tuesday morning. 

    “This has turned into a murder investigation,” Grant said. 

  • A long slow trek

    KERSHAW – Two expensive pieces of processing equipment were given parade-like treatment while on a recent trek from the coast to Lancaster County.

    As Romarco Minerals – parent company of Haile Gold Mine Inc. – awaits a final permit to build a gold mine near the town of Kershaw, the company is importing the machinery needed to run the gold-processing operation.

  • Council to discuss LCEDC funds and its new location

    The county’s economic development corporation will be front and center as Lancaster County Council considers funding and office concerns during its meeting Monday, Jan. 28.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said there are two funding issues on agenda. This includes a $12,000 request from Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. to offset the cost of a temporary employee while a permanent employee is out on unpaid leave. The transfer of funds would be included in the fiscal year-end budget amendment.

  • Council talks continuity plan

    One of Lancaster County Council’s newest members asked county staff to take a more serious look at the county’s continuity plan during council’s Jan. 14 meeting.

    Councilman Bob Bundy brought up his concerns during a discussion of the Continuity of County Government Plan, which outlines emergency management and local governmental continuity procedures in the event of a disaster.

    On council’s agenda was review of several minor revisions made to the plan, as well as approval of Resolution No. 798 to adopt the plan.

  • No one hurt in incident at Pressley’s

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A former employee of an Indian Land recycling business said the owner pulled a gun on him, though deputies declined to file charges, saying the owner acted in self-defense.

    According to the incident report, a former employee of Pressley’s Recycling Center called Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies around 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, to the

    Exxon gas station across the street from the business in the 9500 block of Charlotte Highway.

  • Brown wins Keeper of Dream Award

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News

    About 400 people attended the 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, at Covenant Baptist Church.

    The Rev. AnThony T. Pelham, pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church in Lancaster, founded the event, which celebrates not only King’s life, but raises money for the Rosetta Seegars, Henry Pelham Sr. and Hester Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pelham founded the scholarship fund in honor of those people who had the greatest impact on his life.