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Today's News

  • 2-year-old hit by SUV

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    A 2-year-old boy was hit by a sport utility vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot Friday night.

    Lancaster police say Dana Michelle Sullivan, 26, of Kershaw, hit the boy about 7 p.m. while driving her 2006 Honda Pilot down one of the aisles in front of the supercenter.

    The boy was with his grandfather, James Lee Johnson of Lancaster. The two were putting away a shopping cart when the boy got away and darted across an aisle toward their vehicle, said Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Brian Small.

  • Council to discuss tax increase

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    County Council will vote Monday to increase taxes due to a “catastrophic event.”

    Council approved first reading of an ordinance to raise taxes to add .2 of a mill for University of South Carolina at Lancaster and the Kershaw campus of York Technical College at its last meeting.

    The ordinance also includes raising taxes beyond a 3.5 millage rate limitation due to a “catastrophic event” – the fire that heavily damaged the Lancaster County Courthouse on Aug. 4.

  • Moriah Association choir strikes right chord

    The parking lot at Bethel Baptist Church will be empty at 6 p.m. tonight.No, services there haven’t been canceled and the Rev.

  • Business owner thanks patrons

    Kershaw is a wonderful beautiful small southern town with folks from all walks of life.

    For me what makes Kershaw so special is its people. They are straight-forward, kind, caring and friendly.

    The pride of the south has left a record of courage and audacity that endures to this day.

    The American Dream I believe in is a good work ethic my grandpa taught me to work six days a week and go to church on the seventh day.

    I have always taken my job seriously and I'm very proud that I can help and serve with hard work and sacrifice.

  • Younger generation vote way they want

    I have tuned in to both conventions. One thing the Republican Party truly does not seem to understand is that a lot of the younger generations, those who are 18-40, do not want a politician who has a big military- and political-experienced resume. It's not working for the United States.

    And we'll vote in whatever way will lead the USA in a new approach to the world.

    Jen Sands

    Edgemoor

  • County is considering courthouse costs, future

    Recent letters published in The Lancaster News expressed opinions that the proposed county courthouse does not need to be a $33 million palace and that any vacant storefront should qualify as a replacement facility.

    I wholeheartedly concur we shouldn't build a palace. However, that doesn't automatically shrink the potential cost of the new building. As to utilizing vacant retail structures, security concerns remove that as an option.

  • Use old bank for town hall

    Recently, and, it appears, belatedly, the Kershaw Historical Society and other preservation-minded community members mounted an effort to convince municipal authorities to reconsider making the former Bank of Kershaw building into the new town hall.

    While we appreciate that two years of study and planning have gone into this project and that the mayor, town administrator and council members may have become tired of delays and are now eager for real construction to begin, we asked them to pause long enough to deliberate on what might be best for Kershaw.

  • Breaking News Hanna changes direction again

    Tropical Storm Hanna once again poses a minor threat to Lancaster County.Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell said he's not predicting a catastrophic storm for the county, but urges residents to pay attention this af

  • Historical society seeks volunteers

    A historical society exists to help preserve the historical identity of a county, but is this its only function?

    In addition to restoring historical markers and preserving historical sites, these societies also work to unite the community through the use of cultural events, and by offering crucial links to the county’s history.

    The benefits which these historical societies often give frequently far exceed the community’s expectations.

  • We don't need to make a palace of the courthouse

    I was quite impressed with Dave Zoglman’s guest column. “New courthouse doesn’t need to be a $33M palace,” in the Aug. 27 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The mills and the bleachery are closed.