• Seth’s Hope health expo, 5K Saturday

    Seth’s Hope has joined forces with the Lancaster County Health & Wellness Commission and local health care stakeholders for a free health fair from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Gregory Health & Wellness Center, 476 Hubbard Drive.

  • County works behind scenes on code-named projects

    Though they sound more like the secret files of an undercover spy operation, a list of code names discussed recently by county officials are actually a series of confidential economic development projects.

  • Romarco secures gold mine funding

    KERSHAW – Romarco Minerals Inc., parent company of Haile Gold Mine, has secured $200 million in financing to break ground on construction projects at the site as early as next month, company officials said.

  • Council approves occupancy extension for Fancy Pokket

    Despite hitting a few snags during the final phase of construction at its new facility, Canadian baked goods manufacturer Fancy Pokket recently received an extension from county officials to allow extra time to occupy its building.

  • Issue of duplicate, similar street names a hot topic in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – The duplicate and similar street names issue in the county was the hot topic of conversation and a major area of concern at the Kershaw Town Council meeting Monday, April 20.

  • Gift card scam in Rock Hill leads to arrest of local trio

    Rock Hill police arrested three Lancaster women last week for running a scam in which they returned stolen items to the stores they were stolen from in exchange for gift cards they planned to pawn.

  • Blue Bell Creameries issue recall

    Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily pulling all of its ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen treats from store shelves because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

  • Councilman pushes for speed limit signs on William Stevenson Road

    by Brian Garner/Landmark  News Services
    RICHBURG – Richburg Town Councilman Albert Stewart Jr. has observed traffic speeding down William Stevenson Road and wants to have two speed limit signs installed there to slow down motorists.
    Stewart brought the matter before Richburg Town Council at its April meeting.
    Stewart lives on William Stevenson Road, which is in the Richburg town limits.

  • Dewese takes new path in life

    FAIRFIELD – As a youngster, Johnny Dewese developed an interest in the judicial system and remembers pumping gas and bagging groceries at Raines Store in the Mitford community when Muscoe “Muck” Raines was county magistrate.
    “He held court in the store,” Dewese said. “I was intrigued with the people who came in. I always had an interest in court.”
    After graduating from Great Falls High School in 1969, Dewese went to work at J.P. Stevens.

  • County buys property for IL convenience center

    Lancaster County closed on property Wednesday for a new Indian Land recycling and household trash collection center county officials hope to open later this year.
    According to Lancaster County councilmen Larry McCullough and Brian Carnes, the 4.6-acre property is an undeveloped tract on Northfield Drive in the Perimeter 521 Commerce Park off Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) behind the old Di Dee’s Diner.
    McCullough said the county hopes to begin work on the site within the next two months with the goal of a third-quarter 2015 opening.