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  • Police investigate Pardue Street stabbing incident

    Police are still gathering information about what led to the stabbing of a man on Wednesday afternoon, May 7, and it’s unknown if any charges will be filed in the case. 

  • Adjusted lawn care invoices no longer accepted in Heath Springs

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted at a special meeting on Monday, May 5, to solely abide by the terms of the town’s $54,000-plus annual lawn care contract with Darren Sowell, owner of Sowell’s Lawn Care.

  • The next chapter

    University of South Carolina Lancaster celebrated the academic successes of its graduates Saturday, May 3, kicking off the graduation season with the first commencement ceremony in both the USC system and Lancaster County.

    In all, 65 USCL students participated in this year’s ceremony in Bundy Auditorium out of 218 students who earned degrees this school year during the summer 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters.

  • County fire service trying out Active911

    Lancaster County Fire Service and its first responders are now testing a technological tool that could cut down response times to all types of emergencies.

  • Kershaw gears up for annual Spring-A-Thon

    KERSHAW – There will be lots of great food, games and plenty of good music at the annual Spring-A-Thon festival which begins at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, and continues through Saturday, May 10. 

  • KARE opens new facility on Marion Street

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Area Community Resource Exchange (KARE) held a grand opening of its clothing closet April 26 in its new facility at 206 E. Marion St. 

  • Man who shot two women, himself, was due in court on sex crime charge

    A Lancaster man facing an upcoming court date for a sex-related charge shot and seriously injured his daughter and her grandmother Saturday, May 3, then killed himself as Lancaster Police Department officers closed in to arrest him.

  • Officers: Shooting suspect kills himself

    The Lancaster Police Department released more information on the circumstances of a manhunt in the city limts Saturday, May 3, in which the suspect, Sammy Lee Baskins Jr, shot and seriously injured his daughter and her grandmother in separate shootings before killing himself. 

  • Summit focuses on helping teens

    Kayland Hagwood

    For The Lancaster News

    More than 150 teens and adults entered University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building on a red carpet on the night March 28. Paparazzi were cheering and taking pictures and Power 98’s mid-day on-air personality Adrien “Vonyetta” Lake greeted them.

    It was all for the first VIP Teen Summit, an event to promote alcohol and drug awareness among youth, Lake said.

  • USCL hosts book signing for Claud

     University of South Carolina Lancaster

    Medford Library at the University of South Carolina Lancaster will host author Mary Ann Medford Claud as she signs and reads from her  new novel, “The Dancin’ Man” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4.

    A Lancaster native and daughter of WIlliam Medford, for whom the library is named, Claud now lives in Tryon, N.C., with her husband, Olin Sansbury.