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Today's News

  • Gold mine issued schedule for final permitting

    There’s now a more defined timeline for when gold mine construction could begin in Kershaw.

    Last week, Romarco Minerals Inc. issued a media release to inform the public that the U.S. Corps of Engineers has posted a schedule for completion of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Romarco Minerals is the parent company of Haile Gold Mine Inc.

    That EIS is for a federal wetlands permit to give Romarco the go-ahead to begin mine construction. The company has occupied the historic site since 2007. It’s located a few miles east of the town of Kershaw.

  • A 'bear in the air'

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – How does a bear hide from the paparazzi?

    In downtown Kershaw, he climbs a tree in a yard on Ashe Street.

    That’s what happened about 8 a.m. Friday, June 28, when curious bystanders spied the startled animal and started snapping photos.

    The bear didn’t stay on his lofty perch very long, said Brett Witt, spokesman for S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

  • Gaming machines found in stores

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, along with State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Gaming Task Force agents, seized 22 illegal gaming devices, as well as computer servers, monitors, computer equipment and components from an Internet cafe (sweepstakes) operation that were being stored in an closed-down convenience store on Friday, June 28.

    “I haven’t seen this many poker machines at one time in one place since they were running wide open,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

  • Gaming machines found in stores

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, along with State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Gaming Task Force agents, seized 22 illegal gaming devices, as well as computer servers, monitors, computer equipment and components from an Internet cafe (sweepstakes) operation that were being stored in an closed-down convenience store on Friday, June 28.

    “I haven’t seen this many poker machines at one time in one place since they were running wide open,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

  • County minors stars fall in district tourney

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission Little League Baseball all-stars were eliminated in two games in the district tournament at Springdale Park.

    The Lancaster County stars, led by manager Dale Jenkins, fell to Fairfield County, 16-10 in the District 8 minor league tournament opener on Thursday, June 27.

  • Makos post victory over Chester Waves

    he Lancaster Makos swim team defeated the Chester Waves, 311-179 on Tuesday, June 25.

    The Makos were led by Emmie Grace Johnson, Wesley Montgomery, Taylor Teague, Reece Walker and Nathan Reid who had three wins each.

  • Florence Post 1 tops Lancaster

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team dropped a 4-1 loss to Florence Post 1 in the Palmetto Legion Invitational in Florence on Friday, June 28.

    Kam Dixon of Florence hurled a complete-game five-hitter in taking the win.

  • Angels Nationals win district, net state berth

     

       

    The Lancaster County Recreation Commission Dixie Softball Angels Nationals all-stars are state-bound after winning the District Two championship at the Rodman Sports Complex in Chester County.

  • Juniors' golf play tight

     

       

    Tight play highlighted competition for the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s third tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club and Edgewater Golf Club on Monday, June 24.

  • Byrdic-Knight Wedding

    Brandy Leigh-Ann Byrdic and Jason Thomas Knight were married Oct. 20, 2012, at Edward-Scott House.
    The bride is the daughter of Jan and Mike Sager and Kenny Byrdic, all of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Mary Sue Byrdic and the late Bobby Lee Byrdic and of Brenda and Junior Hartley, all of Lancaster.
    She is a 2002 graduate of Lancaster High School and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2010. She is a registered nurse in the pediatric unit at Piedmont Medical Center.