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  • 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. 

  • Joint effort offers workforce employment opportunities

    Lancaster Works and Carolinas Literacy Network (CLN) are partnering with York Technical College to offer Lancaster County residents advanced manufacturing certification classes.

  • Chamber, school district offer Covey leadership program

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce wants to help local residents and businesses achieve success and encourage the growth of future leaders.

  • One hurt in North Corner accident

    A Lancaster teen was flown to a Charlotte hospital early Wednesday, Feb. 22, after the car he was riding in was hit by another vehicle in the North Corner community.

  • Local United Way seeks reading tutors

    United Way of Lancaster County is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to serve as reading tutors for children in first through fourth grades, said Melanie Outlaw, executive director of the local United Way.

  • DHEC to expand newborn screening program

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has announced plans to expand the agency’s Newborn Screening program (NBS).