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  • 3rd killing in 3 weeks; man charged

    Lancaster County deputies arrested a Lancaster man for the shooting death of another man Saturday night, the third such killing in less than three weeks.
    Michael Brent Gay, 32, of 1239 Branch St. is charged pending a first appearance with murder in connection with the death of Joshua Flint McManus, 40.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said deputies, with support from Lancaster Police Department detectives, responded to a report of a shooting at Gay’s house about 11:45 p.m. Dec. 5.

  • Shaw: 'A life well-lived'

    As Carolyn Taylor walked inside First Baptist Church for city of Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw’s celebration of life service on Dec. 6, she couldn’t help but look back to summer of 1945 in a story that only she can tell. She said her family grew up just across the street from Shaw’s.
     “I was a young teenager and I can recall Joe walking downtown to work for Mr. Hicks at the drug store,” she said. “His love for Main Street started many, many years ago.”
    And that love never ended.

  • Christmas Basket total climbs to $3,645

    The total for the 2015 Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket Fund has grown to $3,645 in the last week, but there is still a long way to go.
    The goal this Christmas season is $10,000, which means $6,355 is still needed to provide Christmas food boxes to some of the county’s neediest families.
    “The donations have increased and we’re extremely grateful. However, we are still quite short of our goal,” said Bekah Clawson, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, which oversees the annual fundraiser.

  • TLN plans tribute to Joe Shaw

    Please send us your thoughts about Mayor Joe Shaw, your memories of him as a person and as a politician. We will publish a special memorial to him this week. Email editor@thelancasternews.com, drop off a letter at our office, 701 N. White St., or mail it to Editor, The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721. Comments can also be left at www.thelancasternews.com.

  • Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw dies

    Joe Shaw, mayor of Lancaster for 33 years and winner of South Carolina's highest civilian honor, died Sunday.
    Shaw, 83, died after a brief illness at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, N.C.
    No one had a greater passion for Lancaster and its people than Shaw. From his days as a student in the hallways at Lancaster High School to city hall, where he served as Lancaster's mayor for 33 years, Shaw was a community advocate in every sense.

  • Lancaster County’s 2nd killing in 4 days

    A Lancaster County man was shot to death in his car late Saturday night on Douglas Road, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reported.
    Deputies were dispatched to the area at 11:20 p.m. after someone reported hearing gunshots. As deputies responded, a second caller indicated that someone had been shot and had struck a residence with his vehicle.

  • Faulkenberry’s wish: No one in county hungry at Christmas

    Walking unfamiliar streets and jumping into the unknown in November 1959 were nothing new to Stafford Graham American Legion Post 31’s Ward Faulkenberry.
    After all, those experiences were what made the 36-year-old veteran a member of the organization.
    In World War II, Faulkenberry was a 21-year-old U.S. Army sergeant who was among the more than 20,000 paratroopers who landed behind enemy lines June 5, 1944, for the D-Day invasion. It was his 22nd jump.

  • Man charged in shooting death

    Gunfire rang out from within a car riding down Memorial Park Road just after 1 p.m. Nov. 25.
    Moments later, the driver lay dead from a gunshot to the head, and two passengers were running down a nearby dirt road, one shooting at the other, witnesses said.
    After a 40-minute search of the area, Lancaster County deputies captured Danielle Lamar Peay, 28, at his home at 1248 Old Greenbriar Drive, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement said.

  • Car rear-ends school bus, five students transported to SMH as a safety precaution

    Five Buford-area students were transported to Springs Memorial Hospital early Monday, Nov. 23, to be checked out after their school bus was struck by a car after the bus driver turned into the car's pathway.
    The wreck happened about 7:40 a.m. near the intersection of North Rocky River and Cannery roads. School bus No. 57 was headed south and turning left onto Cannery Road when it was hit by a northbound motorist in a Honda sedan who then veered into the southbound lane of North Rocky River Road and struck a pickup head-on.

  • North American Studies Center celebrates third anniversary

    Peering at a collection of intricately carved wooden “eagle dancers,” Dr. Will Goins soaked in the significance of the Native American Studies Center on Nov. 20.
    As chief of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina, Goins joined dozens of people to honor Native American culture and celebrate the third anniversary of the center. The University of South Carolina Lancaster opened the center on Main Street in 2012.