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Today's News

  • Zoning for parking lot in question

    KERSHAW – A parking lot behind the Bojangles restaurant built by the restaurant’s owners has caused quite a stir among some residents living near it.

    The owners of the parking lot, brothers John and Ronald Campbell of Chesterfield, who also own the restaurant, have built the lot in a residential zoning, which is not allowed.

    The zoning ordinance was implemented in the town of Kershaw in 1999.

    Lancaster County Planner Kenneth Cauthen said construction on the parking lot started in March 2007.

  • Sims Foundation awards $2.3 million in grants

    Medical care and assistance with basic needs for low-income citizens are among projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards. Eleven organizations in Lancaster, Chester and York counties are recipients of grants totaling about $2.3 million.

  • Vets offer advice to fight pesky pests

    As North America wipes away winter’s residue and temperatures begin to rise, fleas and ticks again emerge in the ecosystem.Veterinarians Dr. Race Foster and Dr. Marty Smith, co-founders of PetEducation.com, have insight on fighting these pesky pests.Research shows that tick and flea saliva can cause allergic reactions in some pets.Cats and dogs rarely become desensitized to flea or tick bites once they develop the allergy, chewing at the base of their tails and scratching.

  • Helium co. could float across border

    A helium balloon company is considering a move to Lancaster County.

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell said Helium and Balloons Across America, now based in Charlotte, may move to Lancaster Business Park. County Council has approved giving the company 43 acres in the park.

    But the plans are still up in the air, with state and local incentives for the company still being finalized, Tunnell said.

  • Silvers for Scott, Waters

    Indian Land’s Wesley Scott and Lancaster High’s Sha’Quandra Waters each earned a silver medal as state runners-up in their respective events at the state track meet on Saturday at Spring Valley High School.Waters, a LHS freshman, heaved the shot 36 feet, 3.75 inches.

  • It's a sign of the times

    Lancaster County used to require politicians to wait until 30 days before an election to put up their political signs.

    County Council voted at its May 5 meeting on first reading to delete the 30-day time limit from its ordinances. County Administrator Steve Willis said it was wise to change the county’s ordinance, based on the lawsuit filed by York Mayor Eddie Lee in York County.

  • Matson Street trees get a reprieve

    KERSHAW – A majority of the Matson Street trees might escape the chainsaw. After an executive session Monday night, Kershaw Town Council voted unanimously to halt the tree cutting except for seven trees deemed dead by S.C. Forestry Commission Urban Forester Lois Edwards.

    About 10 people spoke during citizens comments to protest the tree cutting.

    A group of people wanting to save the trees located in the historic area of Kershaw had asked for Edwards’ assessment of the health of the trees.

  • Fair weather greets fans for top-notch race night

    After nearly two months of dreary, cloudy and often rainy Saturdays, the blue skies that greeted Lancaster Speedway fans this weekend were a welcomed relief.Fans were finally treated to an exciting, action-packed night of racing with no weather worries.The young guns series started the night, with Andrew Blackwood lined up outside of Andrew Yandle for the main’s start.

  • Bishops blank AJ, halt Vols' run

    Class AA soccer power Bishop England of Charleston foiled Andrew Jackson’s postseason soccer hopes with a 6-0 win over the Volunteers at Jack Cantey Stadium.Bishop England opened a 2-0 halftime lead and added four second-half goals to seal the Class AA Lower State third-round win Saturday afternoon.George Khourey, who opened the scoring for the 15-5-2 Bishops, tallied twice to pace the win. Taylor Daylami also had a goal and an assist for B-E.“We ran into a buzz saw,” Andrew Jackson High soccer coach Randy Jordan said of the match.

  • Rap, R&B artist to release album

    Pierre Coleman always keeps paper scraps and a pencil or pen in his pants pocket.

    He never knows when inspiration will hit that will allow him to immediately turn his thoughts into rhyme.

    As he sits on the couch in his mother’s apartment, he begins to recite some of those raps, which have since been recorded in a professional music studio.

    Coleman, a Lancaster native who calls himself Young HeartAttack on the microphone, is a rapper and singer who is preparing to release his first solo album entitled “I’m Here.”