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  • Anna Bagby wins fire chiefs’ scholarship

    Anna Bagby, 22, was surprised July 25 to find out she was the lone recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association this year.
    Bagby was told the news during the monthly Fire Chiefs Association meeting. The annual scholarship is usually split among multiple students, but Bagby, a Lancaster High School graduate, was the only one to apply this year.
    “It feels a little crazy,” she said of finding out she would receive an additional $1,000.

  • Fire damages Jim ’N Nick’s in Indian Land

    A kitchen fire got out of control and interrupted preparations for the lunch crowd Wednesday at Jim ’N  Nick’s Bar-B-Q in Indian Land.
    No one was injured, but there was smoke damage through most of the building. The restaurant is expected to reopen after a few more days of repairs, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said Friday.

  • Fire damages Jim ’N Nick’s in Indian Land

    A kitchen fire got out of control and interrupted preparations for the lunch crowd Wednesday at Jim ’N  Nick’s Bar-B-Q in Indian Land.
    No one was injured, but there was smoke damage through most of the building. The restaurant is expected to reopen after a few more days of repairs, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said Friday.

  • 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.