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  • Two homes shot with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    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. 

  • God’s Christmas gift

    Right now, the smell of recently-applied floor finish permeates the air inside the building at 1227 Great Falls Highway. Outside, it’s the smell of bleach, as a paint crew prepares to get started in the coming days.

  • SCHP: Trucker veers off road, overturns to prevent collision

    A fully loaded 2000 Volvo logging truck and trailer overturned on Pageland Highway (S.C.9) about lunchtime Tuesday, Dec. 2, after the driver tried to avoid a turning car that would have caused a collision.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller identified the truck driver as Charles Edward Mullinax, 37, of Lancaster. Miller said Mullinax was wearing a seat belt, was not ejected and was able to climb from the rig on his own.

  • Christmas basket tops $5,000 mark

    The Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket & Community Christmas Party is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St.

    The party is sponsored by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, a non-profit, faith-based organization, that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis.

    This celebration will include breakfast, entertainment and Christmas stockings for children under 18.