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  • 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

  • School district cancels Monday classes
  • NAACP holds mayoral candidate forum

    Candidates in the Lancaster mayoral race took their ideas to the people during the Lancaster NAACP’s mayoral town hall meeting Thursday night.
    Held at the Barr Street Auditorium, the event drew nearly 100 spectators for the first candidate’s forum in the race to fill the seat of longtime Mayor Joe Shaw, who died mid-term Nov. 29.

  • Solvent mishap injures students

    More than 30 Harrisburg Elementary School students went home early Thursday after exposure to a cleaning solvent left many with skin irritation and some with minor chemical burns.
    The incident began Thursday morning as several students at the Indian Land school began reporting discomfort to the school nurse. Lancaster County School District spokesman David Knight said school officials soon realized all the students had recently come into direct contact with toilet seats in the school’s bathrooms.

  • Mayoral candidates debate issues

    Candidates in the Lancaster mayoral race took their ideas to the people during the Lancaster NAACP’s mayoral town hall meeting Thursday night.
    Held at the Barr Street Auditorium, the event drew nearly 100 spectators for the first candidate’s forum in the race to fill the seat of longtime Mayor Joe Shaw, who died mid-term Nov. 29.

  • Walmart purse snatch turns violent

    A purse snatching in the Walmart parking lot late Feb.11 turned violent when the thief beat up the victim twice and slammed her to the pavement before fleeing.
    The victim, who sustained a cut lip, multiple bruises and a back injury while fighting back, was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, treated and released.
    Police are looking for a clean-shaven, 5-foot-11, slender white male who was last seen wearing a dark jacket and a green toboggan.

  • Renaming Blackmon Street in Kershaw causes ruckus

    Want to kick up a storm in a small town? Try renaming a street.
    The trouble started at last month’s county planning commission meeting, where Lancaster County Emergency Communications proposed renaming Blackmon Street in Kershaw to avoid confusion with Blackmon Circle nearby and Blackmon Road in Lancaster County.
    Under the plan, Blackmon Circle would keep its name. Blackmon Road would become Blackmon Pond Road, and Blackmon Street would be renamed Dragonfly Way.
    Not so fast, fumed Blackmon Street defenders.