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  • Gregory on panel that will investigate nuclear project

    State Sen. Greg Gregory has been appointed to a bipartisan committee that will investigate the scuttled nuclear reactor construction project in Fairfield County.
    The Lancaster Republican is one of 12 senators selected last week by Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman. The committee is co-chaired by Majority Leader Shane Massey (R-Edgefield) and Minority Leader Nikki Setzler (D-Lexington).
    Gregory called the turmoil that surrounds the decision to abandon the expansion of the V.C. Summer plant a debacle with plenty of blame to share.

  • Faile elected president of S.C. sheriffs’ group

    Barry Faile will lead the S.C. Sheriffs’ Association for the next year, the first Lancaster County sheriff ever elected president of the group.
    Sworn in during the SCSA’s annual conference last month, Faile assumes the position after serving several terms on the association’s board of directors.
    Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper noted Faile’s accomplishment during Monday night’s council meeting.

  • Library cancels eclipse viewing after Amazon recalls glasses

    The Lancaster County Library has canceled its eclipse-watching events scheduled for next Monday because 1,000 pairs of eclipse glasses it bought from Amazon.com have been recalled, with too little time to get new glasses that are guaranteed to be safe.

  • Man shot in Clinton Avenue home invasion

    A man was shot early Tuesday in a home-invasion robbery at his Clinton Avenue residence, and police are looking for information about three suspects in the case.

    About 4:20 a.m., first responders arrived at a medical call in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue and found that the man had been shot, according to a statement from the Lancaster Police Department.

    The victim, whose identity was not released, is in stable condition at Springs Memorial Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the statement said.

  • Weekend Recap: August 14, 2017

    More than 1,000 Lancaster County School District teachers and faculty celebrated great teaching Monday morning, Aug. 14, at Buford High School. Troy Helms, an agriculture teacher at Buford High, won the District Great Teaching Award and high school award. A.R. Rucker eighth-grade history teacher Palmer Hudson won the middle school award.

  • City police will open new office at hospital

    The Lancaster Police Department on Tuesday will open a satellite office on the city’s west side – in the lobby of Springs Memorial Hospital.
    While it won’t be staffed 24/7, the office will benefit the hospital, nearby residents and the police department, said Police Chief Scott Grant, adding that the proposal originated with hospital CEO Janice Dabney.
    “It’s her idea. I just recognize a good one when I hear it,” Grant said. “We’re excited.”  

  • Gills Creek solution saves $1M

    Call it a win-win-win situation. An endangered local species gets protection. A flood-prone neighborhood dries out. And Lancaster County avoids spending $1 million.

  • Youngest NASC volunteer best friends with the oldest

    Jake Catoe has lived only 10 years, but he has an old soul.
    He appreciates old things and what they’ve been through. He treasures Native American history, museums, real books and older people. He is particularly fond of retired schoolteacher Henry Shute, 75, who seems to love all the same things.

  • Helping foster kids flourish as adults

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Surrounded by well-wishers gathered for prayer and food, one former foster child made a life-changing donation to another last Friday at J&J Autosports in Lancaster.
    J&J co-owner Jonathon Mobley presented a free 2004 Chevy Impala to recipient Alexis Buckley through On the Road Again, a program run by the S.C. Foster Parent Association.

  • S.C. trade group tips its hat to Crenco

    Lancaster’s homegrown and family-owned Crenco Food Stores has been named 2017 Retailer of the Year by the S.C. Association of Convenience Stores.
    The award was announced Tuesday at the association’s annual convention in Columbia.
    “In our 38 years of operation, we’ve strived to be the best in all that we do,” said second-generation owner Hal Crenshaw. His father, the late Harold Crenshaw, started the stores in 1979 as a branch of Crenshaw Oil Co.