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  • Mailboxes bombed in Legacy Park

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Residents in Indian Land’s Legacy Park are on the hunt for whoever is responsible for blowing up  their mailboxes.
    Carol La Conte of Wiregrass Drive said someone blew up her and her husband Joe’s mailbox  Saturday morning, July 21 – for the second time since July 14.

  • Fire department cooker has been stolen

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department is asking for the public’s help in recovering the cooker it uses for fundraising and other activities.
    Department officials described the missing custom-built cooker as black metal and about 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 5 feet tall, with a beveled, casket-like flat top and two smokestacks in the middle. The cooker is mounted on a black 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer.

  • Man arrested for check forgery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A fake check led to the arrest of a Columbia man in Kershaw last week.
    James Robert Kriner, 20, was arrested Friday, July 20, and charged with forgery after sheriff’s deputies responded at about 5:40 p.m. to a Kershaw supermarket about a suspicious payroll check, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Attorney general to speak at meeting

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster County Republican Women will host Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Carole Rae Dowling Center at 509 Hubbard Drive.
    The program starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
    Wilson’s topic title is “How can Lancaster County voters impact the 2012 General Election in SC?”

  • Theater shooting causes shift in focus

    This was supposed to be the moment I provided details about my recent trip to Northeast Ohio.
    I was going to tell you all about my two-day stay in Cleveland that was highlighted by a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a beautiful six-story structure that sits on the shore of Lake Erie.
    The displays and exhibits inside were literally jaw-dropping. As a culture and music enthusiast, it’s all I could ask for – a facility solely devoted to the preservation and promotion of popular American music.

  • Children left alone in home

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police arrested a Lancaster woman Saturday, July 21, only hours after her two young children were found home alone.
    Myeshia Shree McCain, 27, 1504 Caroline Court, was charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child after officers found her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son alone in an apartment, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Mother arrested for leaving children home alone

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police arrested a Lancaster woman Saturday, July 21 only hours after her two children were found home alone.
    Myeshia Shree McCain, 27, 1504 Caroline Court, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child, according to a Lancaster Police Department media report.
    Officers were called to the apartment complex after a neighbor called 911 to report a young girl knocking on her door.

  • GF teacher charged with sex offenses

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Great Falls Elementary School teacher remains behind bars on sex charges that stem from 2007.
    Richard Jayson Jones, 47, of 427 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls, was arrested Thursday, July 19, and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, victim 11-14 years of age and lewd act upon a child under 16.
    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) made the arrest following an investigation requested by the Great Falls Police Department, according to a press release issued Thursday.

  • Coy submits petition signatures

    It appears just one of the two men seeking the S.C. House 44 seat via petition will continue his quest.

    Heath Springs resident Joseph Coy issued a press release last week saying he has garnered enough petition signatures to be placed on the ballot for the House 44 race in November’s general election.

    Meanwhile, Bob Cook of Kershaw says he is no longer seeking the seat.

    District 44, which is totally enclosed in Lancaster County, has 20,461 registered voters.

  • Fire guts Kershaw home

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw home is a complete loss after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning, July 18.

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said members of the Kershaw, Flat Creek, Heath Springs and Rich Hill volunteer fire departments responded at 1:58 a.m. to a house fire at 7147 Kershaw Camden Highway.

    Bright orange flames were already shooting from the roof as a team of firefighters sprayed water on the house from the front yard. Within minutes, a thick cloud of grey smoke billowed skyward.