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  • Public meeting Monday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) will hold a public hearing Monday to present its 2011-2012 budget.
    The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the LCWSD offices in Lancaster, located at 1403 Kershaw Camden Highway.
    Assistant District Manager Steve White said this year’s projected revenue and operations budget comes in at $18,940,000, nearly $445,000 more than last year’s $18,495,05 budget.
    The proposed budget includes an annual 2 percent rate increase.

  • Store clerk robbed at gunpoint

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A clerk at a Lancaster convenience store was robbed at gunpoint late Wednesday night.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to North Corner Grocery, located at 3647 Charlotte Highway, minutes after a man held up the clerk and took an undisclosed amount of money, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
    Deputies spoke with the clerk, who said he was outside locking up the store’s ice box at 9 p.m. when a man came from around the left side of the store.

  • 9th annual RAO Ride set for Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    An event that remembers those who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty is expected to be better than ever this year.
    The ninth annual RAO Ride (Remembering All Officers) will be held Saturday at The Hot Box, 106 Elm. St., in Lancaster.

  • Saturday is a day for the animals

    From Release
    The Humane Society of Lancaster SC and the Lancaster Animal Shelter are partnering to have an adoption and donation day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lancaster Animal Shelter on Kennel Drive.

  • Carolina Gateway offers paid subscriptions

    Staff reports
    Carolina Gateway is now offering paid subscriptions for readers who live outside of Indian Land.
    The publication will remain free to Indian Land residents within the 29707 ZIP code.
    Access to the publication’s website, www.carolinagatewayonline.com, will also remain free to all, including a complete e-edition so users may read every page, just as they would when receiving the product.
    Beginning with the June 1 edition, Carolina Gateway will also begin charging 75 cents for single copies in its racks.

  • Robert Lee Grier Sr, 63

    Robert Lee Grier Sr, 63

    Robert Lee Grier Sr, 63, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011.   

    He was the son of Jack and Alberta Patterson Grier. He was married to Sandra B. Grier.

  • Store clerk robbed at gunpoint

    A clerk at a Lancaster convenience store was robbed at gunpoint late Wednesday night. 

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies responded to North Corner Grocery, located at 3647 Charlotte Highway, only minutes after a man held up the clerk and took an undisclosed amount of money, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

  • Never forget

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The American flag stood tall for all to see while the sounds of patriotism filled the air at First Baptist Church in Kershaw.
    The church organist rendered one selection after another, creating a suitable mix of spiritual hymns and patriotic songs on this special occasion. The lyrics and the reflection that was later shared made it all complete.

  • Officers seek murder suspect

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are searching for a man they believe shot and killed another man early Sunday morning.
    The Lancaster Police Department issued a warrant for murder later that day for Quanell Marquan McIlwain, 21, 807 W. Meeting St., though officers are still searching for McIlwain.
    According to a police department press release, officers are investigating McIlwain in connection with a shooting death that happened in the 1700 block of Pardue Street shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

  • LAPS prayer march June 4

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A group of Lancaster residents who remain highly concerned about crime are asking you to take part in their upcoming anti-violence event.
    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) and the Lancaster Police Department are sponsoring a prayer march, which will be held Saturday.
    The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Eastside Academy, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. The theme is “Taking back our neighborhoods. Breaking the strongholds.”