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  • Kershaw holds annual chamber banquet

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Tuesday, April 9, at the Kershaw Country Club.

    An estimated 100 guest enjoyed fun and fellowship.

    One of the highlights of the evening was when those in attendance honored guest speaker state Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-27) with a standing ovation.

    Sheheen, a 41-year-old father of three from Camden, announced this week that he intended to running for governor. He plans to start campaigning after the state legislative session ends in June.

  • Deadline to file taxes is Monday

    When it comes to filing taxes, the Internet has made life a lot easier for Allen Brewington.
    Brewington, who works in Lancaster, filed his 2012 tax return about six weeks ago online through TurboTax. The program, with its built-in assistance, allows him to complete his return by himself.

    “They just tell me where to put in the numbers,” he said.
    But even if Brewington didn’t do his own taxes, he said there’s no way he’d wait until the final days before the April 15 deadline, which is Monday.

  • On-duty deputies make sheriff’s office more ‘customer friendly’

    It used to be that a citizen who needed to see a deputy for non-emergency assistance or get questions answered might have to wait 15 or 20 minutes for one to return to the sheriff’s office.
    That was in the past.

  • lancaster county sheriff’s office contact numbers

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  • Anti-smoking presentation made before City Council

    Donna Parsons and Larry Honeycutt let the smoking statistics fly Tuesday, April 9, at Lancaster City Hall.
    They shared research that indicates each year more than 6,000 South Carolinians die from tobacco use and nearly 800 state residents die from exposure to secondhand smoke.

    Also, more than $1 billion is spent in the state each year on health care directly related to tobacco use, studies suggest.

  • Mining ordinance passes quietly

    Following a few brief comments, Lancaster County Council quickly finalized plans for a new mining district and the subsequent rezoning for thousands of acres of land, though the plan left a bad taste in one resident’s mouth.
    At council’s April 8 meeting, members unanimously approved final reading of a two-part ordinance to establish a mining district classification within the county code and rezone almost 5,000 acres of Haile Gold Mine property in the southern end of the county.

  • Guns, Roads and Taxes

    The national debate over gun laws made its way to Lancaster as a federal legislator stopped through the area to speak Friday, April 12.

    Tim Scott, South Carolina’s recently appointed U.S. Senator, was the keynote speaker at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast.

    The event, presented by Nutramax, was held at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room.
    Scott, a Republican who replaced Sen. Jim DeMint in January, spoke of his humble beginnings in North Charleston growing up in a single-parent household.

  • Fatal motocycle accident on S.C. Highway 903

    A fatal motorcycle accident happened at 12:48 p.m. on S.C. 903 located in front of U.S. Textiles, according to the Lancaster County Coroner office. Check back with the The Lancaster News for further details.

  • News Briefs 4/14/13

    LEAP to meet Monday
    The Lancaster Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) meets at noon Monday, April 15, at 106 E. Meeting St. For details, call (803) 285-9455.

    HOPE board of directors to meet Tuesday
    The HOPE in Lancaster board of directors meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the HOPE in Lancaster office, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster.
    For details, call (803) 286-4673.

  • Spree of car break-ins in Indian Land

    A flurry of 911 calls kept deputies busy investigating a rash of car break-ins in the Panhandle early Tuesday, April 10.

    A 911 dispatcher received the first call at 6:26 a.m., one of 13 separate pleas from residents who woke up to find their cars rifled through and belongings stolen.

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were constantly being dispatched to the northern end of the county as car owners discovered something was amiss inside their vehicles.

    “It was one right after another for awhile there,” Shaw said.