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  • Lancaster woman wins $100K in lottery

    The mundane chore of waiting in the pickup line at school turned into a celebration for one Lancaster grandmother when she won $100,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket.
    An S.C. Education Lottery official said Wednesday the woman, who has chosen to remain unidentified, drove to Columbia on Friday to cash in the $5 The Money Game ticket as soon as her grandchildren hopped in the car. She didn’t even wait to tell the children’s parents.

  • Lancaster shooting suspect arrested in N.J.

    A Lancaster woman wanted in connection with to a Plyler Street shooting earlier this month has been arrested in New Jersey.
    Martina Aiesha Jenkins, 22, was arrested Wednesday in Essex County, N.J., by U.S. marshals, according to a Lancaster Police Department advisory.
    Jenkins is jailed at the Essex County Detention Center in Newark, pending extradition.

  • Judge fines Vann $200 for back taxes

    Mayoral candidate Charles Vann Jr. was cited in Lancaster Municipal Court on Wednesday for not paying the city’s hospitality tax for the past eight months.
    Judge Robert W. Davis fined the Café Taylor owner $200 for delinquent tax payments totaling $717.13.
    Vann is one of six candidates running in Tuesday’s special election for the unexpired term of longtime Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw, who died Nov. 29.

  • Glimpsing the candidate who saved her life

    The atmosphere was electric as Heather Stover craned her neck to see Dr. Ben Carson wave to a lively crowd at Carolina Christian Academy on Monday.
    Though most people were there to hear the GOP presidential hopeful discuss the finer points of his campaign during his second stop in Lancaster, Stover’s connection ran far deeper.
    Carson saved her life. Not just once, but three times – operating on her brain at age 8, 11 and 13.

  • SCDOT closes Bailey Road to through traffic

    The S.C. Department of Transportation has closed Bailey Road to through traffic effective 9 a.m. Feb. 17 for bridge repairs.
    Bailey Road runs between S.C. 903 in the Antioch community and U.S. 521 South in the Elgin community.
    SCDOT recommends those who normally use Bailey Road to use Community Lane as a detour.
    There is no completion date for the project and a SCDOT spokeswoman said Bailey Road will reopen as soon as the bridge repairs are complete. 

  • All-star game canceled just before kickoff

    Valentine’s Day 2016 was a huge disappointment for a group of Indian Land High School football coaches and players.
    The Warriors grid group, which was slated to play in the International Futures All-Star football game at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., on Feb. 14, learned some 90 minutes before kickoff that the game had been canceled.
    “There was huge disappointment,” said Indian Land High School defensive coordinator Horatio Blades. “You had players, coaches and parents very, very upset.”

  • Charges in beating of woman at Walmart

    The Lancaster Police Department has charged a Heath Springs man with beating a woman in the Lancaster Walmart parking lot last Thursday and stealing her purse.
    Arkevus Jimon Cauthen, 28, of 201 Reeves St., is charged with strong-arm robbery, pending a first appearance. Cauthen also faces county charges for receiving stolen goods.
    Cauthen is accused of grabbing the victim’s purse as she loaded groceries into her vehicle. Police say Cauthen punched the woman in the face and head several times and knocked her down when she refused to let go of her purse.

  • IL incorporation group heading to primary polls

    Volunteers for Voters for a Town of Indian Land will be at the polls during the Republican and Democratic primaries this Saturday and next, gathering petition signatures to get the question on a ballot.
    Formed last year, Voters for a Town of Indian Land is pursuing incorporation as a way for the fast-growing community to control rampant development and its own future.
    Shortly after announcing its effort in October, group members began meeting with community groups and gathering signatures for a vote on the matter.

  • The doctor is in

    Riding a strong wave of support from conservative, faith-based groups, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was greeted with rounds of applause and several “amens” during his stop at Carolina Christian Academy on Monday, Feb. 15.
    The rally was his second visit to Lancaster County this election season, though his first to the city of Lancaster. The stop also marks the first time any candidate from either party has visited south of S.C. 5 this season.

  • School district cancels Monday classes