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  • Ag + Art tour branches out to four counties

     RICHBURG – Artisans, farmers and state officials gathered Tuesday, June 3, at The Gateway Conference Center for the kick-off of the 2014 Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour. 

    The Ag + Art Tour will provide a wealth of educational and entertainment fun for all when it commences on June 21-22. 

  • Two Republicans square off for party nod in solicitor’s race in primaries

    County voters will help shape the November general election ballot Tuesday, June 10, during the South Carolina 2014 primary election.

  • ‘A pure miracle’

    – Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series of columns by Ernie Pyle in recognition of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which is Friday, June 6. The columns were written immediately after the Allied landing at Normandy. May they cause us to pause and recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who have served in our Armed Forces.

  • Deputies charge former IL man in parking lot purse snatchings

     A Lexington County man was arrested in connection with a string of purse-snatching robberies in Indian Land last month, a week after he was arrested by Richland County authorities for a similar crime. 

    Charles Jeffrey Williams, 40, has been charged with three counts of armed robbery in relation to a robbery spree in the parking lots of several Indian Land businesses last month, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Capital Sales Tax Commission now looks at details to craft project list

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Capital Sales Tax Commission members have begun parsing the details of public proposals and comments gathered over the past month that will help determine the future of the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax.

  • Used Municipal Justice Center furniture headed to Pageland PD

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster City Council heard numerous requests at its Tuesday, May 27, meeting,  ranging from giving furniture to a neighboring law enforcement agency to a chance for local residents to become homeowners.   

    Police Chief Harlean Howard approached council with a request to transfer used furniture from the Municipal Justice Center on Arch Street to the Pageland Police Department.

  • Miller named state deputy of the year

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A strong work ethic and a commitment to reducing crime trends in Lancaster County are just some of the reasons a local deputy received a statewide recognition this week. 

    The S.C. Sheriffs’ Association revealed Thursday, May 29, that Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Michael Miller was selected as the 2013 Deputy of the Year. 

  • Lancaster High School graduation moved to school gym

    Due to the threat of inclement weather on Friday evening, May 30, commencement exercises for Lancaster High School have been moved from Lancaster County Memorial Stadium to the Lancaster High School gymnasium. Due to limited seating capacity, you must have a ticket to get into the ceremony. Commencement at LHS starts at 7:30 p.m. 

    A storm system that extends from the Virginia/North Carolina line into Georgia near Atlanta is over the upstate of South Carolina and moving in a north-to-south direction.

  • Sheriff fires two detention center officers

    While not directly involved in the suicide of inmate Randy Stevens last week, two Lancaster County Detention Center employees have been fired for policy violations in connection with the incident. 

  • Graduation exercises start today with Adult Ed

    It’s been many long years since Lancaster County’s high school seniors and adult education students began their academic journeys. This week most will head back to school for the very last time – only this time they’re going to celebrate.