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  • Conference tackles drug use among rural teens

    More than 150 guests from 15 different states have been in town this week attending a conference on rural drug use among teens at the University of South Carolina Lancaster from Wednesday, Aug. 6, through today, Aug. 8.

  • Hough faces multiple charges for police chase in Pageland

    PAGELAND – While Tyzhe Hough remains jailed without bond at the Lancaster County Detention Center on  two counts of attempted murder and a single count of failure to stop for blue lights and siren, he also faces multiple charges in Chesterfield County.

  • Chester County sheriff sued for sexual harassment

    CHESTER – Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been named the defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former county employee.

  • Library board to reconsider policy on meeting room use

    The Lancaster County Library Board has agreed to take another look at a policy banning after-hours meetings at local libraries by outside groups and will call a special meeting to announce what it finds.

  • Citizen’s tip leads to drug arrest

     A Lancaster man was arrested July 28 following a citizen’s tip to authorities of suspected drug dealing.

    Cornelious Joe Winchester Jr., 48, 601 W. Meeting St., was charged with trafficking heroin and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The arrest came as investigators were conducting surveillance on Winchester outside his home after receiving the tip, the report said. 

  • Stolen car found submerged in pond

     A 911 call led authorities to a stolen car found submerged in a Lancaster pond last month. 

    Deputies responded at 8:48 p.m. July 16 to the 2300 block of Gateway Drive in the Edgewater subdivision about a report of a vehicle found in a pond, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    Deputies spoke with two men at the scene who said that while they were driving past the pond, they noticed the top of a car poking up from the middle of the water.

  • Hough turns himself in to police

    Almost a month after police began searching for a Lancaster man wanted for striking two Lancaster Police Department officers with his car, the man turned himself in Thursday, July 31. 

  • Study still ranks S.C. 45th for child well-being

     From the very first report in 1990 to today, South Carolina still ranks near the bottom in the United States in child well-being, according to the latest released information in the annual Kids Count Data Book.  

    The Kids Count Data Book uses an index of 16 indicators to rank the nation’s 50 states on overall child well-being in four domains: economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

    The Palmetto State’s children are showing progress in some areas. 

  • Deputies probe Kershaw shooting

    KERSHAW – A Lugoff man was rushed to the hospital Monday evening, July 28, after he was shot in the ear in front of a Kershaw apartment complex, though the shooter has not been found. 

  • ‘New day’ at HOPE brings new director

    One of Lancaster County’s longest-serving and most respected charities, HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, is moving forward with renewed vigor under the guidance of a new executive director.