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  • Police announce arrests in Anthony murder

    A Lancaster man and woman are behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a Kershaw man late last month.

    Ketta Tomaka Evans, 34, 715 St. Paul St., and David Jamarcus Stalk, 23, 415 E. Dunlap St., have each been charged with murder and attempted armed robbery.

    Authorities say the two are responsible for the death of Kevisis Anthony, who was reportedly shot Jan. 26 in the area of St. Paul and Pleasant Hill streets. Anthony, 32, died two days later from his injuries.

  • KCI officer arrested on contraband charges

    A Kershaw Correctional Institution (KCI) officer found himself behind bars earlier this month after he was charged with allegedly furnishing tobacco products for inmates. 

    Junior Saint Xavier James, 48, of Charlotte, was arrested Feb. 1 on charges of furnishing contraband to prisoners and criminal conspiracy to furnish contraband, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    James worked at KCI, which is located along Gold Mine Highway, about four miles northeast of the town of Kershaw. 

  • Domestic dispute turns fatal

    A Kershaw woman is dead, and her husband arrested after an alleged domestic dispute late Monday night, Feb. 11.

    Joseph Daniel Hilton, 62, 8992 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw, has been charged with murdering his wife, Deborah Faile Hilton, 59, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Deputies were called to the couple’s home at 11:53 p.m. after Joseph Hilton called 911 to report he had shot his wife, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw

  • Big Thursday comes up Big

    Richard Patterson, the chairman of the Big Thursday of Lancaster Inc. Scholarship Fund, had reason to beam at the annual check presentations at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Thursday, Feb. 7.

    Patterson presented two checks, each totaling $22,500, to the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Clemson University.

  • SCDOT to rehab three county roads

    The S.C. Department of Transportation has good news for residents who live on some of Lancaster County’s worst roads: Those roads are getting much-needed face-lifts.

    According to an SCDOT spokesman, the project is to include three roads: Taxahaw Road, Potter Road in the south and southeast part of the county and Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.

  • Domestic dispute turns fatal

    A Kershaw woman is dead, and her husband arrested, after an alleged domestic dispute late Monday night, Feb. 11.

    Joseph Daniel Hilton, 62, 8992 Old Jefferson Highway, Kershaw, has been charged with murdering his wife, Deborah Faile Hilton, 59, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Deputies were called to the couple’s home at 11:53 p.m. after Joseph Hilton called 911 to report he had shot his wife, the release said. 

  • Police announce arrests in Anthony murder

    A Lancaster man and woman are behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a Kershaw man late last month.

    Ketta Tomaka Evans, 34, 715 St. Paul St., and David Jamarcus Stalk, 23, 415 E. Dunlap St., have each been charged with murder and attempted armed robbery.

    Authorities say the two are responsible for the death of Kevisis Anthony, who was reportedly shot Jan. 26 in the area of St. Paul and Pleasant Hill Streets. Anthony, 32, died two days later from his injuries.

  • District releases new school plans

    Lancaster County school board members got a look at final plans for Indian Land’s new elementary school during their annual planning meeting Saturday, Feb. 2.

    Approved in 2011 and intended to serve students in Indian Land’s northern end, the new school will be at 10251 Harrisburg Road, across from the BridgeHampton neighborhood.

    With the new plans approved by the state, district officials said they’re now ready to move forward with the bidding process. School officials are aiming for a fall 2014 opening.

  • Council discusses peddlers, hawkers

    What’s the difference between a Girl Scout and a man selling vegetables on the side of a road?

    It sounds like the beginning of a corny joke, but it was actually one of many questions Lancaster County Council members lobbed at each other as they discussed the exact definition of peddlers and hawkers during their Jan. 28 meeting. 

  • DEW to reduce unemployment services in Chester

    The lines at the unemployment office in Lancaster are about to get a little longer.

    Starting Feb. 19, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) is reducing the number of its statewide offices for employment services from 56 to 40.

    One of those offices is in neighboring Chester County. 

    That means those in Chester who need face-to-face help with unemployment benefits must drive farther and come to the office here, at 705 N. White St.