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  • Man dies in Camp Creek Road crash

    Yellow crime scene tape crisscrossed a crumpled Honda and a white pickup truck missing a tire Tuesday, May 7, hours after the two-vehicle wreck left a Monroe, N.C., man dead along Camp Creek Road. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into the events leading up to the death of Jeffrey Whitener, 26, in the crash, according to a sheriff’s office press release. 

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said the Monroe man was killed after he was ejected from a car he was driving just before 6 a.m.

  • 2013 lancaster county school district celebration of excellence

    Lancaster County School District saluted its outstanding students, teachers and retiring staff members during the 16th annual Celebration of Excellence banquet Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30.
    The two-night event drew hundreds of guests to the Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room for an event that honored 275 outstanding students, 27 retiring staff members and four new inductees into the district’s Education Hall of Fame.

  • Thomas & Betts managers discuss safety, growth at annual LCEDC meeting

    With Lancaster’s Thomas & Betts facility on the verge of increasing its workforce, plant manager Mike Scutella credited their expansion to “culture change.”
    That change, along with an emphasis on safety and lean manufacturing, were the focus of Scutella’s presentation to a packed house of business and government leaders during the Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting April 23.

  • Police, Fire, EMS

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

  • News Briefs

    Conservation district seeking pastor
    The Conservation District is seeking a pastor interested in conserving our natural resources to serve on the board. The Conservation Districts are subdivisions of state government that works to address natural resource concerns.

  • No injuries reported in incident

    A Kershaw man is suspected to be the person who fired multiple gunshots at a dark blue Honda Accord late last month.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies came to an apartment home on Truesdale Street in Heath Springs shortly after 8 p.m. April 27 in response to a call about someone shooting a vehicle.
    The Honda’s driver’s side windows and the passenger’s side rear window were shattered. A deputy also saw what appeared to be bullet holes in the driver’s side doors, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Authorities arrest two men wanted for burglary in Georgia

    An anonymous tip and a joint surveillance operation led to the April 27 arrests of two men wanted for burglary in Georgia.
    A group of Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tracked down and arrested Travis Christopher Cason, 25, of Evans, Ga., and Eric Andrew Chambers, 26, no address available, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Residents, council debate closure of Walker Road

    A proposal to close a segment of a Heath Springs road took a slight detour at Lancaster County Council’s April 22 meeting.
    On council’s agenda was a request to close a portion of Walker Road, an almost four-mile stretch of county-owned road jutting off S.C. 522 and extending to Mt. Carmel Road in the Heath Springs area.
    County Administrator Steve Willis recommended the closing in light of structural problems at a major creek crossing along the road and problems with erosion.

  • Two arrested in motel on multiple drug charges

    A search of a motel room ended with a long list of drug charges for two Lancaster residents early Monday, April 29.
    Police arrested Marcus Demario Barnes, 27, 1841 Steele St., and Stephanie Breann Snipes, 22, 1296 W. Shore Drive, shortly after noticing several drugs in their room at the Super 8 motel, 1201 S.C. 9 Bypass, according to a Lancaster Police Department media report.

  • Tax hike possible for city residents

    Lancaster city officials are looking at raising property taxes while increasing water and sewer rates as part of the 2013-14 budget.
    City Council discussed those proposed hikes during a special planning session Tuesday, April 30, at Lancaster City Hall.
    Finance Director James Absher led the presentation, which outlined projected revenues and planned expenses for the next fiscal year, as will as information on other proposals such as new staff positions.