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  • Two men arrested for scam

    Two Lancaster men were arrested last weekend in connection with an elaborate scheme to steal money from one of Indian Land's largest retailers, Walmart.

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested David Wayne Roberts, 56, and Donald Edward Roberts, 51, both of 565 Mosteller Drive, on Aug. 27 and charged both men with a property crime, third or greater offense. 

  • Doris A. Barber

    Doris A. Barber

    Doris A. Barber, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.  

     Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Home.  

  • Share your 9/11 story with us

    Barbara Rutledge
    brutledge@thelancasternews.com
    This year is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 – the day  America lost its innocence and was forever changed. Where were you and what were your feelings when you heard about the terrorist attacks? And how has 9/11 changed your life?
    Please share your story with us.
    You may do so by e-mailing news@thelancasternews.com, posting on our Facebook page or mailing them to us at: “Remembering 9/11,” The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

  • Confusion at Kershaw cemetery

    KERSHAW – Elizabeth Mims is both confused and saddened following her most recent trip to Kershaw City Cemetery. 

    Mims, whose late husband John, is buried at the Edwards Street cemetery, visited over the weekend to no longer see the two 3-inch ceramic bears that had been sitting on his grave site. 

    She later realized the two ornaments were recently placed near the fence in the back right corner of the cemetery – along with dozens of other items people placed on graves to remember loved ones. 

  • N.C. fugitive remains in Lancaster

    A North Carolina man who had served time in prison for kidnapping remains behind bars in Lancaster County. 

  • Child hit by car

    For the third time in the last few weeks, a child was hit by a car in Lancaster County. 

    Lancaster police officers, as well as county Emergency Medical Services workers, responded to Ferguson Street on Aug. 21 about a report of a small child hit by a vehicle. 

    When officers arrived, they noticed an empty SUV parked in the southbound lane of Ferguson Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • State of education

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members received an update from local education leaders Tuesday during the chamber’s annual State of Education Breakfast.

    Sponsored by Comporium Communications and other local businesses, the breakfast drew about 75 attendees to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley building for a chance to learn about the impact education has on Lancaster County and state businesses.

  • Aug. 29 is deadline to apply for emergency aid funding

    From Release 

    Lancaster County has been chosen to receive $46,476 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

    A local board made up of representatives from Lancaster County, the city of Lancaster, United Way of Lancaster County, American Red Cross, Lancaster County Partners for Youth and other state and local nonprofit organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Lancaster County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. 

  • Harrisburg Road work winds down

    INDIAN LAND – Construction crews are winding down a long-awaited project at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads designed to make the busy intersection safer.

    The wrap-up comes as crews begin ramping up work at another busy intersection down the road at Barberville and S.C. 160.

    Construction at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville began in late February and has an official completion date of Sept. 30.

  • Locals set to aid in hurricane aftermath

    With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast on Friday, the Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross didn’t wait around to find out where it was making landfall to respond.

    In fact, by Friday afternoon the organization already had five volunteers working their way north to duty stations from North Carolina to New York City.

    Three of those volunteers, Sheryl Ferguson, Cricket Harper and Richard Knight, are from right here in Lancaster and riding out the storm in Rocky Mount, N.C., Richmond, Va. and New York City, respectively.