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  • Task force to reveal homeless count results July 31

    Several agencies, including the United Way of Lancaster County, American Red Cross, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Alston Wilkes Society, Lancaster County Council on Aging and many other volunteers, participated in the unofficial homeless count conducted throughout the county March 15 through May 1. 

  • Summer camp aims to put fun back in learning

    Helping children to get excited about learning by setting positive goals is the aim of instructors at the “Putting Fun Back Into Learning Summer Camp” at the Preston Blackmon Family Success & Career Center. 

  • Indian Land man charged with attempted murder

    An Indian Land man remains behind bars in Orangeburg County after deputies say he tried to kill his wife during a vacation trip gone wrong late last month.

  • Commerce awards Community Development Block Grant to Heath Springs

     HEATH SPRINGS – When at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again!

    That was the mantra of town of Heath Springs officials when the municipality applied for a rural infrastructure grant last year that was denied. 

    However now, the town recently learned it has been awarded a $405,500 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the S.C. Department of Commerce for its South Main Street water line upgrades, and Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor is elated.

  • 15th Street training center reaps state award

    A 15th Street multi-purpose training facility for police, fire and EMS earned the city of Lancaster an achievement award during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s (MASC) 74th annual meeting on Saturday, July 12. 

  • Man faces drug and weapon charges after chase

    A Lancaster man was arrested on several drug and weapon charges after he jumped from a moving car and led deputies on a foot chase last month.

  • Brown Crenshaw Jr. pleads guilty

    Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr. kept his answers short and simple as he stood before Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea G. Benjamin and pleaded guilty on Monday morning, July 14. 

    Clad in a dark suit with a red and white striped tie, Crenshaw, 42, listened inside a courtroom at the Lancaster County Courthouse as 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield read the charges against him, including 10 counts of forgery and six counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Barfield explained that he had dismissed six other counts of forgery. 

  • From martial arts to monkey hats

     Karate, fashion design, movie making and a whole lot more is going on this month at the Summer Fun Arts & Sciences Camps sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA).  

    In the next three weeks, elementary school students, ages 4 to 12, can attend these camps countywide.

    At the Lancaster camp at Covenant Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 9, Aaron Mabry, 8, was enjoying the fun with other young campers in a karate class led by sensei Connie Funderburk.

  • County will phase out Lancaster, IL rescue squads

    Lancaster County will phase out operations by its two rescue squads in coming months in favor of rescue services provided by local fire departments.

  • Jury deadlocks in Kershaw armed robbery case

    It appears prosecutors will have to prepare their case again against a Kershaw man charged with armed robbery after a jury in the case became deadlocked last month, forcing a mistrial.