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  • Burglary suspect arrested again in connection to another burglary

    Only two weeks after a Lancaster man was arrested on burglary charges, deputies arrested him again last week in connection with another burglary. 

    Joseph J. Hinson, 26, 1134 Laurel Ave., was arrested Monday, Oct. 1 on charges of burglary and drug possession, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    After an investigation into the burglary of a Hoke Road home on Sept. 26, authorities developed Hinson as their suspect, the release said. 

  • Car runs off road, hits two vehicles

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that sent five people to the hospital Wednesday night, Oct. 3.

    A 2005 four-door Toyota was traveling south on Country Club Road at about 11 p.m. Wednesday when the driver ran off the right side of the road, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the Highway Patrol.

    The car struck a group of trees and then hit two vehicles that were parked on private property – a 1995 GMC pickup truck and a 2003 Chevrolet SUV, Elder said.

  • ILHS spearheads concussion program

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Indian Land High School freshman Shaw Knight seemed fine when his mother, Jennifer Knight, an English teacher at the high school, picked him up after junior varsity spring football practice last semester. 
    The two shared the usual small talk about their days during the ride and when they got home Shaw did what he always did – hit the door and went straight upstairs to his room.

  • Fall into Fun: No sun, but lots of fun

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    For the second year in a row, the threat of an overcast sky and occasional drizzles didn’t stop the fun at the Indian Land Fall in to Fun Festival and S.C. Championship Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Sept. 29.
    Sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club to support its community efforts, this year’s seventh annual festival and third annual chili championship had a larger than average crowd, thanks to new events and its new venue at the City of Lights, organizers said.

  • Robinson Road shooter still at large
  • Pageland Central teacher/coach faces sex charges

    Gary Phillips
    Landmark News Services
    A physical education teacher and coach at Central High School in Pageland with Lancaster County ties was arrested Thursday, Sept. 27, on charges he sexually abused two middle school students in Oconee County more than 10 years ago, according to officials.

  • Harper, Sistare vie for County Council seat

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    As Lancaster County continues to dig out from years of high unemployment, the ideas of job creation and workforce development dominate the issues in this year’s Lancaster County Council races, though improving the county’s infrastructure is also a hot topic.

  • Setting it straight

    Staff Reports
    The story, “Man in fair condition following accident on Pageland Highway,” published on Page 4A in the Sunday, Sept. 28, edition of The Lancaster News contained incorrect information.
    The article said a vehicle driven by 56-year-old James Watson of Lancaster struck a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Quincy Hill of Chester. That was not correct.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Watson was driving east on Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) when Hill pulled out of Camp Drive striking Watson’s vehicle, which caused it to overturn.

  • Deadline to register to vote nears; absentee voting starts up

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County election officials have been busier than usual this week with the deadline quickly approaching for new voter registration and the start of absentee voting.
    Lancaster County Voter Registration Director Mary Ann Hudson said new voter registration for South Carolina ends Saturday, Oct. 6, at noon.

  • Library to close Oct. 8-15

    A big change for the better is coming Oct. 16 for Lancaster County Libraries and library users. On that day, the library system will “go live” with the SC Lends Consortium. 

    The change is essentially a merger with the records of 16 other libraries in the state. 

    For the user, it will mean immediate access to more than 3 million titles  held by those member libraries. At the click of a button, library patrons can choose a book and have it sent by courier to their branch library in Indian Land, Lancaster or Kershaw.