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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hear about S.C. 160 widening Tuesday

    S.C. Department
    of Transportation

    The S.C. 160 road widening project is gaining traction again with a public hearing on the proposed plan, which now includes portions of the road in both Lancaster and York counties, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

    The hearing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 238 Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160). Project details, including environmental documentation of the project’s effects, will be provided.

  • Night of recognition

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Mobley Drugs came out as the big winner at the annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday evening, Jan. 24.

    The local pharmacy took home two of the four accolades awarded at the event, which acknowledges accomplishments of the past year, while outlining the chamber’s goals for the new year.

    The meeting – once again dubbed “Wine & Stein” – was held at the Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room.

  • Interim dean Stan Emanuel:‘USCL is here to stay’

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster celebrated a milestone Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest building, Founders Hall.

    The $7.5 million, 40,000-square-foot classroom building, named in honor of major donor Founders Federal Credit Union, is going up between the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building and the Medford Library.

    In all, approximately 50 people attended the event braving freezing temperatures to witness the official start of a project conceived in 2005 and finally set to open in early 2014.