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Today's News

  • Kershaw residents oppose proposal to reroute 18-wheelers to Matson Street

    KERSHAW – Kershaw's Matson Street residents don't like plans to permanently re-route tractor-trailer traffic on their street, and they let Kershaw Town Council hear about it Monday night.

    An ordinance that proposed to permanently re-route 18-wheelers from Hampton Street to Matson Street was up for final approval, but many residents came to the meeting to express their objections.

  • Ron Paul not flip flopped on stances

    Ron Paul not flip flopped on stances

    With the Christmas season upon us, I would like to ask the citizens of South Carolina to consider giving themselves a gift with some lasting value. Unlike a purchased gift from a retailer, this gift is free. It is the gift of your right to vote.

    On Jan. 19, South Carolina will hold primary elections. I urge all citizens of South Carolina to consider Ron Paul as your choice for nominee in the Republican Primary.

  • Kershaw Town Council gives water department supervisor hiring power

    KERSHAW - Kershaw Town Council gave final approval Monday to a measure that will allow its water department supervisor to hire a full-time wastewater treatment plant operator.

    Council approved second reading of the ordinance, 4-2. Councilmen Harold Williams and Wade Hunter opposed the measure. Councilman Eddie Coates Jr., who voted against first reading of the ordinance at a special meeting Nov. 26, was absent.

  • Candlelight service allows parents to remember their deceased children

    Although many people associate the holiday season with happiness, for others it is a time of sadness as families mourn the loss of a child.

    On Sunday, local families may participate in a worldwide candle lighting to remember children who have died. U.S. Congress has designated the day as a national memorial day to remember these children. The observance started small on the Internet about 10 years ago, but has grown into a worldwide event.

  • Volunteers, paper misguided about animal shelter

    The intent of those wanting to start a no kill animal shelter, and your endorsement of the idea, is admirable but misguided.

    As one having been involved with owning, breeding and showing dogs for over 54 years, I have seen this type of activity in many places and in each case it turns into a disaster after a while.

    They, and the newspaper, speak of the more than 4,200 animals put to sleep at the shelter in a year. And they, and the newspaper, want these animals kept alive indefinitely, or until someone adopts them.

  • 'Easy as Tater Pie'

    'Easy as Tater Pie'

    Ingredients

    2 cups of sweet potato (not yams)

    4 teaspoons unsalted butter

    3 eggs

    3/4cup of whole milk

    1 cup granulated sugar

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4teaspoon nutmeg

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1 9-inch pie shell (baked)

  • Santa Express: L&C Railway's train trip draws 600 passengers

    HEATH SPRINGS – Maddie Greene is two-thirds of the way there.

    First, she got to ride L&C Railway's Santa Express on Saturday.

    Dressed in her snowman sweater with a green polka-dotted red bow, pulling her hair back, Maddie, 5, was dressed for the season as she looked down to check the time on her Dora the Explorer watch.

    Her second wish, she said, was getting "in the paper."

    Now, with those out of the way, the only thing that's left is a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida.

  • Council rejects proposal for recycling center

    Concerns about noise and the condition of roads near a proposed construction materials recycling center helped defeat it Monday night.

    County Council voted unanimously against issuing a letter of need that would have allowed Bob Weeks to set up dumpsters and sort through discarded construction materials for recycling on Society Lane, which is off Harrisburg Road in Indian Land. The operation would not have needed approval from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

    Weeks first addressed council Nov. 26.

  • Police accuse 4 men of stealing spools of copper

    Four Lancaster men have been jailed for stealing copper from the L&C Railway on South Main Street last week.

    A Lancaster police officer was patrolling the area when he saw that one side of the chain link fence had been cut, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    He later watched L&C Railway's surveillance video tape that showed the fence being cut two times around 1 a.m. Thursday.

  • New library now under construction

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County and library officials and Indian Land residents tromped through the dirt and braved a chilly afternoon Sunday for the groundbreaking of the Del Webb Library at Indian Land.

    Most of them probably wouldn't have missed the ceremony for the world.