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  • Sheriff’s association elects Barry Faile to second term

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has been reelected to serve a second term on the S.C. Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors.
    “I’m honored that the sheriffs from Aiken, Calhoun, Edgefield, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties have the confidence in me to represent District II on the board,” Faile said. “It’s truly an honor and a privilege to continue serving in a leadership role for such a distinguished organization.”

  • Vivian Major Robinson Concert Series features Capital City Brass Quintet

    Lancaster County                        Council of the Arts
    We invite you to join us at historic Craig Farm, 1859 Craig Farm Road, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, for a mellow afternoon concert featuring South Carolina’s Capital City Brass Quintet.
    The concert will be held outdoors beneath the shelter of a tent and pavillion.

  • Workforce a top priority at LCEDC meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It will take a “domino effect” of strengthening the local workforce, creating spec buildings and marketing local resources to give a much-needed boost to Lancaster County’s economic development.
    That was the advice from Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy North Carolina and chairman of the board for the Charlotte Regional Partnership, who was guest speaker at the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. annual meeting Wednesday afternoon, April 18.

  • Man with county ties faces multiple charges

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A man who failed to appear in court in Lancaster last year was arrested this past week on burglary and sexual-assault charges.
    Timothy James McCain, 36, who lives in Kershaw County’s Westville community, was charged Thursday, April 19, with attempted sexual assault and first-degree burglary.
    Kershaw County deputies say early that morning McCain broke into a Westville home and tried to assault a woman, who was the lone occupant, according to a WLTX-TV report.

  • Climbing from forgery to burglary

    A case of forged checks resulted in a muddy foot chase below the Gills Creek bridge on North Main Street.

    Ricky Lynn Hinson, 39, 2100 Camp Creek Road, was charged Wednesday, April 18, with three counts of forgery, larceny and first-degree burglary.

    Authorities say Hinson stole and forged checks that belonged to an 86-year-old man he had done work for.

    The victim’s son, who assists his father with finances, said he recently noticed some discrepancies on his father’s Wells Fargo bank account.

  • Rock Hill man arrested in IL for stolen vehicle

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Tuesday for driving a car that was reported stolen in a neighboring county. 

    Jimmy Odell Kanipe, 33, of 1296 Dunlap Road, Rock Hill, has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, first offense driving under suspension and third offense possession of marijuana. 

    Deputies came to the area of Henry Harris Road in Indian Land regarding someone possibly driving a stolen vehicle. 

  • Small gets big honor

    KERSHAW – Fresh produce and a healthy selection of meat aren’t the only things that have allowed Small’s Food Center to be a success for decades.

    Customers and friends of the locally owned Kershaw grocery store say it’s the personal care and commitment that’s made it a mainstay for so long in southern Lancaster County – and the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce wanted to honor that dedication.

  • Blue Jeans and the Cross Fellowship church starts services this Sunday

        Phil “Pappy” Jowers can take a hint.

    Sometimes, things do happen for a reason, although it takes a while to figure that out.

    Diagnosed with non-alcohol septic hepatitis in 2004, Jowers learned in 2007 that the disease had scarred his liver to the point that without a new one, he had a year to live, at the most. His time was limited.

    Jowers’ chances of a liver transplant were limited so he kept his condition a secret from everyone, including his family.

  • State Supreme Court cancels oral arguments in Lancaster woman’s case

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. Supreme Court has cancelled oral arguments in the case of a disabled Lancaster woman set for Wednesday, April 18.

    Katie Elledge, 32, was diagnosed as an infant with psychomotor retardation and spastic quadriplegia and requires 24-hour skilled care.

    Her case centers on the state Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) refusal to allow her father, Terry Elledge, a hearing on her behalf concerning severe cuts to her Medicaid-funded in-home care.

  • PVFD opens its new fire substation

    The Pleasant Valley Fire Department has good news for residents at the northern end of the Panhandle: Its new substation is now in service with a fire engine ready to roll.

    Located on Harrisburg Road just south of Barberville Road, the 1,250-square- foot substation is intended to help the department improve its response times to homes in the northernmost tip of Indian Land, especially those near the state line.