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  • Exhausted searchers can’t find Jerell White

    With few clues and exhaustion setting in, dozens of rescuers late Friday ended their third day searching fields and forests for Jerell White, who vanished after an altercation at a party early Wednesday in the Primus community.
    “Everyone is worn out,” Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said. “We plan to start back… first thing” Saturday morning.
    White’s family is desperate for answers, said his uncle Eddie White.

  • Jerell White’s body found in Primus pond

    On the fourth day of an exhausting search, Jerell White’s body was found Saturday in a pond off Pleasant Road in the Primus community, not far from where he went missing after an altercation at a July 5 party.
    An autopsy was performed Sunday, but the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday that results will not be made public for some time.
    “The final and complete autopsy results are expected to be available in approximately 2-3 weeks,” the office said in a release.

  • Economic gut-punch didn't keep us down

    It was 10 years ago last month that Springs Industries, the backbone of Lancaster County’s economy for more than a century, announced the closing of its manufacturing operations here.
    The Fort Mill-based company, now called Springs Global, was the largest employer in Lancaster, Chester and York counties for many decades, employing as many as 18,000 here and 25,000 worldwide.

  • Suspected triggerman charged in double murder

    A Lancaster man was charged Friday with killing two men and wounding a third in a June 29 drive-by shooting at Palmetto Place Apartments.

    SLED agents arrested Demarcus Javontia Marsh in Columbia about 2:45 p.m. on two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and three counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime, Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said.

  • Clinic offers free pet vaccinations

    The U.S. Humane Society is sponsoring a free distemper and rabies vaccination clinic in Lancaster on Saturday.
    The clinic is noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 720 W. Meeting St.
    It was scheduled in response to the May 10 distemper outbreak that temporarily shut down the Lancaster County Animal Shelter on Lynwood Drive.
    “The outbreak is the direct reason we’re doing this,” said Kim Kelly, director of the S.C. Chapter of the U.S. Humane Society.

  • Get smart at LCCA Summer Smarts

    Students in Lancaster County can Be a Superhero with a comic-strip-creating course or explore science with the Our Wacky Body Systems course at the annual Summer Smarts: Arts & Sciences Camps this July.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts’ annual summer arts and science camps for kindergartners through sixth-graders begin July 10. Four week-long camps in different areas of the county are held back-to-back throughout the month. Camp dates are:
    - July 10-14, Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster.

  • Traffic stop yields slew of drug arrests

    A traffic stop has resulted in a slew of drug charges for two Lancaster men, including one who was out on bond for a similar slate of charges incurred during a traffic stop in February.
    Deandrickus Maurkise Campbell, 26, of 507 Dunlap St., and David Lamar Clyburn, 23, of 405 Market St., are both charged with trafficking heroin, distribution of cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession of other controlled substances.

  • TLN and Gateway win 11 awards

    The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway won 11 awards in the annual editorial contest held by their parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.
    The winners were announced this week by Kentucky-based LCNI, which owns 122 publications across the country.
    Susan Rowell, publisher of both Lancaster County newspapers, was pleased with this year’s results.

  • Jeep hits 18-wheeler, shuts down S.C. 9

    A Jeep crossed the center line and slammed into an 18-wheeler Wednesday afternoon, overturning the tractor-trailer and closing busy S.C. 9 for more than three hours while its cargo of gravel was cleared from the road.
    A Tennessee man driving the 1998 Jeep was charged with driving under the influence after the crash, which occurred at 2:45 p.m. about 5 miles east of Lancaster.

  • Search for missing man expands

    The massive effort to find 22-year-old Jerrell White expanded Thursday afternoon when two other groups joined in the search across a swath of eastern Lancaster County.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said teams from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and Foothills Search & Rescue from Simpsonville had arrived to assist rescuers who had spent more than a day at the site.
    “These agencies have some specialized equipment that we just don’t have,” Faile said. “We’re going to keep working and doing everything we can do.”