Kershaw gold rush gives locals something to smile about

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

KERSHAW, SC (WBTV) - When Haile Gold Mine announced they'd found a good bit of gold in their Kershaw mine, locals were excited.

4 announcements later and it's pretty safe to say the locals are ecstatic. Officials with the mine have announced several more large deposits of gold in land owned by the company.

Times are tough everywhere, but many around the Lancaster County area feel like they've been hit the hardest. But the gold rush seems to have brought quite the silver lining. Haile officials say they'll hire at least 500 employees to build up the operations as their mining projects expand.

I talked to some of the locals who just couldn't stop smiling about it.

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