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  • 2 charged in downtown Kershaw armed robbery

    A Kershaw teen and a Lancaster man were arrested Monday evening in an armed robbery that occurred in downtown Kershaw earlier that afternoon.
    Tyrone Lamar Gilford, 19, of Kershaw and Kitavis Seqwon Talford, 21, of Lancaster were both charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Kershaw opens bidding for wastewater-plant upgrades

    KERSHAW – Kershaw opened bids at 2 p.m. Thursday for repairs and renovations to its wastewater treatment plant.
    “The plant’s old. It was built in 1974,” Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman said. “We get a lot of wear and tear on parts because we have to treat 700,000 to 800,000 gallons per day on average. It’s getting to where it’s not cost effective to keep replacing part after part.”

  • Hanging Rock Creek bridge slated for rebuilding in 2020

    The S.C. Department of Transportation will spend more than $1.4 million to replace a bridge over Hanging Rock Creek along Three C’s Road, which has been closed since 2015.
    The bridge, just south of Kershaw, was scheduled for reconstruction in fiscal 2021-22. However, SCDOT program manager Tony Edwards said the project has been expedited for completion in 2020.

  • Kershaw gets $1.8M grant for upgrading infrastructure

    KERSHAW – Kershaw will receive a $1.8 million federal grant for infrastructure improvements to protect against future flooding events, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Wednesday.
    The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding the funds, which the town will match with $470,020 in local investments.

  • Roadwork ties up IL traffic

    INDIAN LAND – Traffic went from bad to worse in the Panhandle this week as cars backed up bumper-to-bumper along a 3-mile stretch of U.S. 521 from the Van Wyck Road intersection to the CrossRidge development.
    A distance that would normally take less than 10 minutes to drive extended commuters’ journeys by more than 30 minutes as they travelled the major north-south highway.

  • CAC expansion breaks ground Sept. 5

    Fundraising has progressed quickly for the Cultural Arts Center’s $1.1 million expansion, and the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation plans to break ground on the project in a month.
    The groundbreaking event will begin at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 5 and includes bagpipe music, a presentation on the history of the building and its transformation into a cultural arts center, and the actual groundbreaking at 4 p.m. followed by an indoor reception.

  • MUSC Health – Lancaster receives awards for stroke treatment

    From release
    MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
    The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

  • Gedney made L&C an economic engine

    After nearly 30 years of leading the Lancaster & Chester Railway, Steve Gedney formally retired from the railroad June 30.
    Gedney was running the Eastern Shore Railroad in Virginia when the Springs Co. offered him the position of president of the L&C Railway and L&C Development Corp.

  • Duke spotlights Airport Business Park

    Duke Energy has identified another site in Lancaster County for potential industrial development – the ninth assessed by the Duke Site Readiness Program since 2007.
    The 483-acre property is the Lancaster Airport Business Park located at Lancaster County Airport.
    “With this property being at the airport, it really represents some tremendous opportunities,” said county Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert. “It’s a very good site from an infrastructure standpoint.”

  • Another month of delays on S.C. 903

    Those traveling along Flat Creek Road (S.C. 903) in eastern Lancaster County should expect traffic delays throughout the next month.

    A 5-mile stretch of the major east-west highway is being repaved and widened by 2 feet on each side from Fork Hill Road to Duckwood Road and is scheduled for completion by the end of August, said Tom Gaines, assistant district construction engineer for SCDOT.