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  • TLN, sister papers’ ad staffs rack up press association awards

    When it comes to newspaper advertising staffs, they don’t get much better than the folks who represent The Lancaster News and its sister papers – Carolina Gateway, Pageland Progressive Journal and the Chester News & Reporter.  
    Want proof? The newspapers’ advertising and graphics departments racked up an impressive 48 S.C. Press Association Palmy Awards this year for their outstanding work and creativity in promoting local businesses, organizations and community events in 2014.

  • Kershaw must upgrade wiring at memorial library building

    KERSHAW – If the town of Kershaw is going to continue allowing the old memorial library on North Matson Street to be used, then upgrades must be made to its electrical system.   
    “We have to do something about the wiring over there,” said Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes. “You flip on a light switch today and one won’t come on and three might not come on tomorrow. We just have to bite the bullet and do it. If we are going to continue to use that building, we have to update it.”

  • Men face heroin possession charges

    A Lancaster County deputy arrested two men for heroin possession early Sept. 14 in Indian Land.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report, the deputy was traveling north on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) at 4:17 a.m. Sept. 14 when he saw a gold Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Bobby Lee Miller, 41, of Charlotte, stopped in the middle of Red Ventures Drive.
    The deputy said he turned around to check on the situation and when he got closer to the pickup, he noticed it had no license plate.

  • Deputies charge trio for string of Indian Land car break-ins

    Three York County men have been charged in connection with a string of auto break-ins in the Bridgehamption subdivision early Thursday, Sept. 24.
    Tony Eugene Mayard, 21, of Fort Mill, and Nora-Logan Duncan, 19, and Tyler Mitchell Fesperman, 20, both of Rock Hill, are charged with six counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. Fesperman and Duncan are also charged with use of a vehicle without permission and Fesperman faces an additional charge of financial transaction card fraud.

  • Bypass road rage leads to two arrests

    Two Lancaster men were arrested after another man reported an apparent road rage incident Friday, Sept. 25.  
    About 4:30 a.m. Friday, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report from a 26-year-old man who said his vehicle had been shot while he was on S.C. 9.  
    According to a sheriff’s office release issued Friday afternoon, the victim was traveling west on S.C. 9 when a silver pickup truck with several men in it pulled onto the highway in a reckless manner, nearly hitting his vehicle.  

  • No water in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Boantown is temporarily bone dry.
    While no one is really sure why, the entire town of Kershaw is out of water.
    Town administrator Tony Starnes said the phones in town hall started ringing just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, with water customers reporting the issue.
    “Either we don’t have any water or any water pressure,” he said. “Right now, we aren’t really sure.”
    The town gets its water from the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD).

  • Serious accident on Great Falls Highway

    At least one person was flown from the scene of an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

    The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. when a mini van and sedan crashed head-on near the intersection of JB Denton Road and the Rum Creek Bridge. The accident closed down the highway temporarily as crews treated the injured and cleared the accident scene.

    See Friday’s Lancaster News for details.

  • Ordinary people, extraordinary things

    Heroes are ordinary people.
    “They just do extraordinary things,” said Buford Middle School Principal Sarah Deason.
    On Friday morning, Sept. 11, students at BMS paused to remember the 2,977 people from 93 countries who died in the terrorist attacks 14 years ago that shook this nation to its core.
    It’s hard to forget what a group of terrorists hellbent on destruction did that day.

  • Creating the 21st century leader

    Can a new leadership and empowerment program help develop Lancaster County’s students into 21st century leaders?
    Dr. Linda Blackwell and Dean Faile think so.
    Blackwell, director of elementary education for the Lancaster County School District, and Faile, president and CEO of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, presented an implementation plan for a program they are partnering on called ‘The Leader in Me’ during Lancaster County School Board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Storm huffs and puffs, blows the bays down

    A thunderstorm that rolled over the area Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, caused scattered damage across central and southeastern portions of the county.  
    The thunderstorm passed through Lancaster County roughly between 5 and 6 p.m., fierce with roiling clouds, lightening and rain, and then disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared.