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  • Paws on Parade

    Two more colorful Paws on Parade pups were installed last week, bringing the total to nine of the lively sculptures scattered throughout the county.
    The public art exhibit, sponsored by Lancaster County Council of the Arts, features 10 fiberglass dog sculptures by local artists, with the last dogs to be installed soon.

  • Campers repair 7 area homes

    John Dixon’s Van Wyck home has been in his family for years, but the home he grew up in had fallen into disrepair.
    Without help, Dixon wouldn’t have been able to fix the place up, he said, but thanks to the Catawba Salkehatchie Camp, his home was transformed last week.
    A group of 10 volunteers showed up at Dixon’s house June 17 to start the repairs, which included painting, installing insulation and replacing all the windows of the house.

  • Meet the Kershaw Mayor July 3

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is hosting Meet the Mayor at 9 a.m. July 3 at the mayor’s office in Kershaw Town Hall. The public session offers residents the opportunity to ask questions, present ideas and voice their concerns in a casual setting.
    “I am looking forward to speaking with the residents and hearing some great ideas that we can hopefully utilize in the town of Kershaw,” Mayor Mark Dorman said.

  • Pageland Murder suspect turns himself in

    A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Pageland woman turned himself in Friday morning at Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, accompanied by his attorney.

  • Kershaw to raise water deposit

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is raising the deposit needed for water and sewer service from $100 to $150 effective July 1.
    In an increasing trend, some renters are skipping out and sticking the town with outstanding water bills higher than the initial $100 deposit.
    “What happens is, nobody is paying. I don’t think that’s fair on people who do pay the right amount,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman, before town council unanimously passed the increase at its June 17 meeting.

  • EMS station bids $500K higher than expected

    Lancaster County is getting sticker shock once again for the proposed EMS Station 4/9 on Bailes Road in Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said when sealed bids on the EMS station were opened June 19, all of them were about $500,000 higher than the anticipated $1.2 million cost.
    Seven contractors submitted bids to build the new EMS station and all the bids are within about $137,000.
    While it’s too early in the process to choose a contractor, the high bid is $1,888,500. The low bid is $1,751, 693.

  • Crash landing

    A small, single-engine plane had a rough landing early Saturday morning at the Lancaster County Airport, injuring a father and his son.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the plane crashed while landing at the McWhirter Field airport shortly after 8 a.m.

  • Plyler wins Heath Springs seat

    HEATH SPRINGS – A scant 43 total votes were cast in Tuesday’s special election to fill a vacant at-large seat on Heath Springs Town Council.
    And Joey Plyler – the lone candidate whose name was on the ballot – got all of them.
    For Plyler, his election to council is a dream come true.
    “I love this town and I love being able to help people.
    “Moving in with my grandparents and joining Heath Springs Fire Department sure set me on the right path. I sure am grateful to be here,” he said.

  • Concert series kicks off Friday

    Come out and enjoy an evening of rock, reggae, pop and soul music as a new monthly concert series kicks off Friday at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.
    Local roots-reggae band Sugarshine will perform, as well as the Bring It On Home concert series founder Nick Johnson.
    After living in larger cities, Johnson realized something was missing when he recently returned to his hometown of Lancaster.

  • Kershaw budget includes no tax hike, but water rates up

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council unanimously gave final approval to the fiscal 2019-20 budget this week, with no tax increase for property owners but a hike in water rates.
    The $3.8 million budget, which council passed Monday night for the fiscal year that starts July 1, is about $100,000 less than the current budget.
    “We tried to cut where we could and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.