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  • Capital sales tax proposal returns to commission again

    Grabbing numbered tickets from fire officials as they entered Lancaster County Council’s chambers, a long line of residents showed up to speak their mind about the fate of the county’s capital project sales tax proposal on Monday night, July 28. 

  • ‘Faces Never Forgotten’ seeks photos of local soldiers killed in Vietnam War

    An urgent appeal is being made to the families of South Carolinians who died fighting in the Vietnam War to help honor their loved ones through photographic memories.

  • Five arrested, one sought in major drug sweep

    Five people were arrested, one  is wanted and a significant amount of drugs and weapons were seized, during a series of unrelated sweeps by the Lancaster County Drug Task Force during a 10-day stretch earlier this month. 

  • Kershaw Council supports Tunnell

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council, with one voice, agreed Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. has proved faithful in looking out for economic impact issues in their small town.

    On Monday, July 21, town officials unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for LCEDC President Keith Tunnell and his staff in the wake of controversy surrounding the organization.

  • Sheriff warns of new scam

    Sheriff

    warns of new scam

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Authorities are sending out a warning to residents about a new check scam discovered in Lancaster County.

    Deputies first learned of the scam this month after speaking with a 70-year-old man who reported receiving an unusual letter and check in the mail, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Kershaw Council hopes good fences make good neighbors

    Kershaw town officials have heard plenty of complaints from homeowners about swimmers traipsing through private property to get to the local pool.
    This was a hot topic of discussion during Kershaw Town Council’s meeting Monday, July 21.
    Mayor Wayne Rhodes said the complaints continue because swimmers are entering the gate from an area near the pool building to below the pool on private residential property.

  • Bank teller charged with embezzling

    A Lancaster woman was arrested in Rock Hill after she admitted to embezzling money from the two Wells Fargo branches where she worked as a teller.
    Rock Hill police arrested Candace Marie Adams, 23, of the 5800 block of Morrison Road, on July 16 for breach of trust.
    According to a Rock Hill Police Department report, Adams allegedly stole an estimated $18,247 between June 10 and July 16 from the Wells Fargo branches at 749 Cherry Road and 2691 Celanese Road.

  • Police seek help finding man who hit officers with car

    After multiple searches and pleas from police for information, a Lancaster man is still on the run, wanted for hitting two police officers with his car on July 6.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Thursday, July 24, investigators are still searching for leads in the whereabouts of Tyzhe Lashown Hough, 19, whose last known address was 5908 Henderson Road.
    “We still don’t know where he is,” Grant said. “But we’re still asking for the public’s help to find him. Getting the word out, that’ll be great.”

  • Woman hurt in bypass wreck

    A long line of cars and trucks stretched into the distance Wednesday afternoon, July 23, after a one-car accident injured a woman and snarled traffic along S.C. 9 Bypass.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. James Miller said the accident happened about 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Grace Avenue, about two miles west of Lancaster.
    Miller said the driver, Tammy Stephens, 46, of Fort Lawn, was traveling east on the bypass in a 2005 Honda Element when the accident happened. He said she drove off the left side of the road and then overturned.

  • Closet Ministry offers free school clothes, backpacks

    The Closet Ministry of Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, will hold its fifth annual Back-To-School Day of free clothing and bookbag giveaways from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
    Gently used items donated by the community will be available and book bags for children will be given away as long as supplies last, said event coordinator Catherine Horton.
    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and you do not need proof of income to participate, Horton said.