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  • Portions of the county soaked by early Monday storm

    The two Lancaster Fire Department rafts parked on a trailer at the Lancaster County Emergency Management Office on White Street on Monday, Sept. 17, were not there for a late afternoon fishing trip. They were there just in case.

    While city firefighters used the center for a refresher course on aerial operations, LFD Chief Chuck Small was watching the weather radar.

  • UPDATE – Man wanted in Waffle House shooting

    Police are searching for a Lancaster man wanted in connection with the shooting of a man outside Waffle House early Sunday morning, Sept. 16. 

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Andrual Rashan Ross, 18, on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

    Officers had still not found Ross late Monday afternoon. 

    The charges were made in connection with the shooting of a 26-year-old Lancaster man at about 4 a.m. Sunday. 

  • IL delegate enjoys experience

    The energy in the room is different than what people see on television, says Sheila Bickford of Indian Land.
    When the room is the 17,000-plus capacity Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., and the atmosphere is obviously electric to people watching at home, that’s saying a lot.

    Bickford, a longtime Democratic Party activist, said she enjoyed her first time as a delegate to the Democratic National Party convention, and would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Kmart to close store in December

    The big red letter K that has anchored a Main Street shopping center for years will soon be a thing of the past.

    Kmart informed employees at its Lancaster location Wednesday, Sept. 12, that the store will close by the end of the year, said Kim Freely, a spokeswoman with Sears Holding Corp., Kmart’s parent company.

    Kmart has been at 960 N. Main St. since 1992, she said.

  • Happy Birthday, Coach Kersey

    The likeness of the late Mike Kersey was painted on the spirit rock in front of Indian Land Middle School on Thursday, Sept. 13, in honor of his birthday, which was that day. Kersey, the high school’s former wrestling coach and physical education teacher at Indian Land Elementary School, died Oct. 4, 2011, from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

       

  • Patching the problems: hidden costs and possible solutions: The Long Road, part 3 of 3

    As motorists head out the door for their morning commute, coffee cups in hand, the sound most would like to hear is their favorite song playing on the radio.

  • City names Heath to top court post

    Cammie Heath said she hoped for this moment and now it’s become a reality.

    City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Sept. 11, meeting to appoint Heath as the city of Lancaster’s new court administrator. She succeeds Darlene Whitley, who retired earlier this year.

    Heath, who served as interim court administrator the past few months, has been with the city for nearly 11 years, working as an associate municipal judge.

    Her appointment as court administrator took effect immediately.

  • Top of the class

    A commission charged with oversight of the state’s universities and colleges has ranked the University of South Carolina Lancaster as the most successful two-year campus in the state.

    According to a summary of college and university graduation rates prepared by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education (SC CHE), USCL scored a success rate of 66.9 percent.

  • Driverless pickup rolls across parking lot, hits Hibbett’s

    A Lancaster sporting goods store was closed Thursday. Sept. 13, after it was involved in a head-on collision with a driverless pickup truck.

    The accident, at Hibbett Sports in the Lancer Center on S.C. 9 Bypass West, occurred just before noon as store manager Kayla Williams and employee Samantha Geiger assisted customers on what, until then, had been a routine day.

  • A day to remember

    KERSHAW – The melody of the “Star-Spangled Banner” belted from Gordon Hann’s trumpet in a way that suggested strength and pride.

    Those within range stood at attention and listened intently as small American flags flapped slightly in the mild wind.

    While Hann’s musical notes spoke of freedom, the circle formed by the people on hand at Kershaw’s Stevens Park represented the type of unity that event organizers had in mind.