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  • Man hurt in mob assault

    A Lancaster man was bloody and bruised after a group of men allegedly attacked him in the early morning hours of Jan. 20. 

  • Emergency shelter available during cold weather

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell announced Tuesday, Jan. 28,  that an emergency shelter whould be available for anyone who loses power or heat during the winter storm. Russell said anyone who loses power or heat during the event should call Public Safety Communications at (803) 283-4136 for shelter directions.  Russell said the Emergency Management Office will continue to evaluate the need of shelter in the upcoming days. 

  • The winter weather waiting game

    State, county and local officials went into preparation mode early this week as the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in advance of wintry weather expected to impact South Carolina from the coast to the Upper Piedmont.

  • Winter weather headed this way

    The winter storm system that is expected to blanket portions of the Carolinas on Tuesday, Jan. 28, has weather forecasters almost in a coin-flipping mood.

  • Chamber selects Lisa Muennich as top volunteer for 2013

    There was laughter, applause, tears of joy and sadness as recognitions and awards were given at the 58th annual meeting of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce's “Wine & Stein” on Thursday, Jan. 23.

    The gala event at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club was well attended by business owners, professionals and residents of the county.

    Tears of joy mixed with sorrow flowed as Founders Federal Credit Union President Bruce Brumfield announced Lisa Muennich as the chamber’s Volunteer of the Year. 

  • City loads 2014 jury pool

    Being picked for jury duty is a lot more involved than it might seem.

    On Jan. 14, Lancaster City Council members watched as Lancaster Court Administrator/Associate Municipal Judge Cammie Heath loaded the city’s court system with the 2014 Juror Database.

    Heath explained that long before any juror subpoenas are mailed out, there is much work to do behind the scenes.

  • LCEDC will seek funds for spec building

    HEATH SPRINGS – The county’s smallest town might be diminutive in size, but Heath Springs is attracting boastful economic development.

    At the Tuesday, Jan. 21, Heath Springs Town Council meeting, Keith Tunnell, president of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., had a dose of good news for town officials.

  • Operation Stamp Out nets 61

    Only moments before Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile unveiled the results of his office’s year-long undercover drug operation, dubbed Operation Stamp Out, deputies were still adding the names of new arrivals to their ever-increasing list of suspects. 

    Sheriff’s office Maj. Matt Shaw said the tally of those arrested was 56 early Friday morning, Jan. 24, until one of his deputies brought in the arrest paperwork for five additional people.

  • State issues Red Flag Fire Alert

     The S.C. Forestry Commission has issued a Red Flag Fire Alert for all of South Carolina until further notice. The notification is aimed at reducing new fire starts in the state.

    The alert, which goes into effect at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, does not outlaw debris burning in most jurisdictions, but strongly advises that burning be postponed.

    A Red Flag Alert cautions that wildfire danger is increasing and that outdoor burning could be difficult to keep in check. Nearly all wildfires in the Palmetto State begin as debris burns that get out of control.  

  • Investigators search for cause of barn fire

     A thick haze of white smoke filled the air as firefighters tackled a suspicious barn fire Tuesday, Jan. 21.

    Members of the Camp Creek, Unity and Shiloh Zion volunteer fire departments, the county’s fire service, and all 10 of the county’s new paid firefighters responded to the fire in the 1300 block of Potter Road just after 11 a.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report and Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.