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  • LSPCA eyes office space, a change in its emphasis

    The Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is raising money to buy office space on Lancaster’s Main Street, equipped with a spay-and-neuter clinic and an emergency pet-food pantry.
    LSPCA Director Diana Knight said having a physical place to call home has been a dream of the nonprofit for a while.
    “We’re all very excited about what we’re doing,” Knight said. “We want to make things better for dogs and cats in Lancaster County. We are trying to stop all of the animals ending up in shelters with no homes.”

  • Mulvaney: We’re ready for the fight, and Trump wins it

    COLUMBIA – Mick Mulvaney, a fixture at the president’s side and on network news programs, came home to South Carolina on Friday to address the state GOP’s annual Silver Elephant Gala.
    The acting White House chief of staff, a former 5th District congressman from Indian Land, was flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham at the event, which drew more than 750 staunch supporters of the Republican Party.

  • 'We've got to stop the violence'

    Award-winning local artist Bob Doster brought home the top prize from this year’s Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in Boone, N.C., with a piece dedicated to the victims of mass shootings nationwide.
    Doster’s sculpture “A Memorial” will be set up at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Appalachian State University’s campus for a year. The piece features five separate 10- to 12-foot-tall posts, created out of more than 1,600 human-shaped figures. Each figure represents a person killed in a mass shooting since 2014.

  • York Tech to ex-students: Come back and finish up

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service
    Former York Tech students, the school is calling you. No, you don’t still owe anything for that library book, the college wants you to come back to campus and finish your degree or certification.
    And they’re even willing to pay for it.

  • 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.