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Today's News

  • Independence celebrations galore

    On July 3, 1776, John Adams sat down at his desk, took up his quill and dashed off a letter to his wife Abigail.

    In it, Adams praised a resolution approved by the Continental Congress on July 2 declaring the American colonies independent from Great Britain.

    “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival,” Adams wrote of the day before. “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.

  • Lightning strike damages Kershaw Town Hall

    KERSHAW – There was quite a ruckus at Kershaw Town Hall recently, and it had nothing to do with a heated debate between council members.

    Lightning apparently struck the Hampton Street building between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, during a heavy storm.
    Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes said one person was inside Town Hall at the time – a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy who covers the town and has office space inside the building.

    “It scared him to death,” the mayor said.

    No injuries were reported.

  • 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.