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  • IL 4th grader wins top title in Little Miss S.C. Pageant

    David Kellen
    For The Lancaster News

    Lily Grace Patterson, a 9-year-old rising 4th-grader at Harrisburg Elementary in Indian Land, won the Little Miss South Carolina Overall Queen title last Saturday at the annual pageant in Hartsville.
     “I was in shock,” Lily said after the contest. “I did not know that was going to happen. They then called me back to the stage, and they said it was me. Oh, my goodness! It felt so amazing.”

  • Damage closes bridge

    A structural support beneath a bridge that carries 5,800 cars a day has shattered, closing Woodland Drive adjacent to Lancaster High School until the entire bridge can be replaced.

    The indefinite shutdown will limit access to LHS and eliminate a major cut-through route across the northwest quadrant of the city. Woodland Drive connects West Meeting Street with North Main and S.C. 9 Bypass East.

  • Gunfire in the street, caught on video

    A woman suffered nonfatal injuries during a dramatic shooting in Lancaster Wednesday evening that was caught on video and posted to Facebook.
    The shooting happened about 7 p.m. at 139 Melton Park Circle, just off West Meeting Street across the road from the old Joslyn Clark Controls building, according to Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.
    The woman, who was shot twice, was the only victim in an incident that began as a fight and ended with at least 30 shots fired at a fleeing vehicle.

  • Clemson, Auburn lead effort to save wild tiger populations

    Michael Staton
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – Clemson University and Auburn University have joined forces to throw the weight of multiple academic disciplines behind efforts to save wild tiger populations worldwide.
    The two universities, along with Louisiana State University and the University of Missouri, are leading the efforts of the newly formed U.S. Tiger University Consortium, so named for the sports mascots the institutions share.

  • Changes for big IL festival

    Indian Land’s Fall Festival will face many changes this year, including new leadership, a later date and some higher vendor booth fees.
    The Indian Land Rotary Club decided not to lead the Indian Land Fall Festival this year as it has done for the past 10 years.
    Started as a way to help build the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, the annual festival is now its own official nonprofit, co-chaired by Michael Neese and Richard Warrin, with Robin Hensel as festival director.

  • Sewage spill fouls Catawba River

    Environmental officials are warning the public to avoid recreational use of parts of the Catawba River after a broken pipe in south Charlotte dumped 200,000 gallons of raw sewage into a Sugar Creek tributary on Friday.
    Adrianna Bradley, spokeswoman for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, said modeling conducted by the department indicated the spill passed downstream of Landsford Canal State Park Monday night.

  • Weekend Recap: July 17, 2017

    Sewage spill pollutes Catawba River

    Staff reports

    S.C. DHEC and environmental officials are warning the public to avoid recreational use along parts of the Catawba River after a broken pipe in south Charlotte dumped as much as 200,000 gallons of raw sewage into a Sugar Creek tributary Friday.

    DHEC spokeswoman Andrianna Bradley said the department posted signs at the Landsford Canal State Park and the Catawba Indian Nation launch, warning of the potential for bacterial infections due to the spills.

  • Super-sniffer service dog will check student’s glucose levels

    By Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Coleman Joyner’s family has three dogs already, but the next one will be his alone – a service dog trained to detect changes in his blood glucose levels and send out an alert when he needs attention.

  • Recreation, access improvements planned along Catawba-Wateree

    Page Leggett
    Duke Energy Illumination  

    Of all the new amenities and expanded access planned for the Catawba River and its lakes, trails and parks, an additional restroom is among the conveniences people are most excited about.

  • Pageland won’t decide on reinstating top cops until it receives SLED report

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    Pageland’s top two police officers will remain on paid administrative leave as the town council waits for a state investigative report about the allegation that they broke into an employee’s home.
    After deliberating for about an hour Tuesday in closed session, the council voted to keep Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Capt. Dean Short on paid leave until the town receives the report from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.