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Today's News

  • Details leaking on enormous IL shopping center

    Indian Land’s biggest proposed shopping center is inching toward a major announcement soon, but some of the details are already out, including four tenants that have filed construction plans with the county.
    Promenade at Carolina Reserve will have 500,000 square feet available for leasing, making it almost half the size of Carolina Place mall in Pineville.

  • Families endure a pain that will never go away

    Editor’s note: Hannah Strong joined us a year ago, fresh out of Winthrop. Today she begins an occasional column on what her first reporting job is teaching her about herself, her profession and Lancaster County.

    The operator from an S.C. prison says, “You have 15 seconds left on this call.”
    “Let me call you right back,” the woman tells me.
    She has been jailed for attempted armed robbery  since 2013.
    I’m talking to her because her 19-year-old son has been shot dead in Lancaster.

  • No public hearing needed for Kershaw rec center annexation

    KERSHAW – There’s a critical 5-acre tract the town of Kershaw needs to annex on the outskirts of town to give its underdevelopment business park access to the railroad tracks.
    And this is an annexation request fully endorsed by the property owner.
    The tract is home to the county-owned Andrew Jackson Recreation Center property on North Matson Street.   
    Lancaster County asked Kershaw officials to annex the property into its corporate town limits.

  • Ja’Von Crockett back in Lancaster for annual festival celebrating youth

    When Ja’Von Crockett sees children laughing and playing with their parents, he can’t help but wonder how his life would’ve turned out had his dad been there.
    “When he came back around, we were getting ready to graduate,” Crockett said. “We didn’t hardly know him. And to tell you the truth, I couldn’t even tell you what his favorite flavor of ice cream was.”

  • Keeping kids reading through summer break

    More than 40 kids attended Mount Carmel AME Zion Church’s Motivated Reading program on Tuesday.
    In its fifth year, the free event targets students from kindergarten to 12th grade.
    Program coordinator Tammie White said the church has always been interested in getting students to read.
    “Teachers stress during the summer months that students need to read,” White said. “We’re trying to keep them motivated.”

  • 2017-18 registration rules for Lancaster schools

    From release

    Registration dates have been set for the 2017-18 school year.
    No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.
    School insurance will not be on sale during registration.

    What students new to a school must bring

  • Plentiful rains produce eye-popping vegetables

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    For local farmers gathered Thursday at two Lancaster County Farmers Markets, it’s been a fantastic growing season, thanks to plentiful rainfall at regular intervals.
    Their tables looked like food-magazine covers, packed with gorgeous green beans, yellow squash, red and green peppers, green onions, pink peaches, plump watermelons and purple eggplant.

  • Everything about Haile mine is just ginormous

    Sherrill C. Mullis
    Special to The Lancaster News

    On the road again, just 20 miles from home this time, to Haile Gold Mine.
    The OceanaGold Corp. project is a sight to see, and it’s right here in Lancaster County, just east of Kershaw.
    My grandson Thomas Bailey has been working there for going on two years now. Thomas knew that I’ve been wanting to take a tour of the place. I heard some politicians had been going there from time to time, but I’m surely not one of those!

  • Gunfire in the street, caught on video

    A woman suffered nonfatal injuries during a dramatic shooting in Lancaster Wednesday evening that was caught on video and posted to Facebook.
    The shooting happened about 7 p.m. at 139 Melton Park Circle, just off West Meeting Street across the road from the old Joslyn Clark Controls building, according to Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.
    The woman, who was shot twice, was the only victim in an incident that began as a fight and ended with at least 30 shots fired at a fleeing vehicle.

  • Damage closes bridge

    A structural support beneath a bridge that carries 5,800 cars a day has shattered, closing Woodland Drive adjacent to Lancaster High School until the entire bridge can be replaced.

    The indefinite shutdown will limit access to LHS and eliminate a major cut-through route across the northwest quadrant of the city. Woodland Drive connects West Meeting Street with North Main and S.C. 9 Bypass East.