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  • City honored for NAS Center

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Government leaders across the state have noticed the impact of Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center.
    On Saturday, July 20, the city of Lancaster was recognized during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual meeting in Greenville.

  • On the road to recovery

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster News/Carolina Gateway photographer critically injured in an automobile accident involving a drunken driver July 15 is showing signs of improvement.
    Aaron Morrison was transported to Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after he was rear-ended at 12:54 a.m. on Johnston Road in Ballantyne, N.C., by a 2007 BMW driven by Nicholas Michael Borden, 31, of Indian Land.

  • One arrested, one wanted in assault

            Christopher Sardelli    
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    One woman was arrested and a man is wanted in the early-morning assault of a Lancaster woman who was chased down a street in her underwear July 16.
    Sharon Teresa Dixon, 28, 2906 University Drive, was arrested July 17 and charged with assault and battery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    A second person, Hayden Dover, is wanted on a related charge of malicious injury to property, the report said.

  • Movie with Lancaster connection debuts

    Sheri Simcox
    For The Lancaster News
    “That’s what I said,” is one of many lines Ariana Neal, great-granddaughter of Lancaster music educator Peggy Clark, says as a little actress of television and the movie theater screen.

  • Investigators look into two Sun City burglaries

    INDIAN LAND – Investigators remain on the case of two high-dollar home burglaries that happened in the Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood last month.

    The two burglaries – spaced about 10 days apart and involving somewhere between $32,000 and $200,000 in missing items – are still unsolved, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

  • DLS Retreading opens in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND  – DLS Retreading, which specializes in truck tire retreading, cut the ribbon on its manufacturing, warehousing, sales and service facility Friday, July 19.

    The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 53 new jobs in the next four years.

    “We’re excited about bringing our new operations in Lancaster County online,”said Dave Snyder, DLS Retreading president and CEO.

  • Tradesville farmer spots black bear near turkey barns

    Could a black bear’s recent search for love have taken him near two Tradesville turkey barns? 

    Local farmer Billy Catoe isn’t sure.

    However, the one thing Catoe does know is what he saw just before lunchtime Thursday, July 18, when a more than 200-pound bear ambled down the fence line next to Catoe’s 95-acre farm in the 6100 block of Shiloh Unity Road.

  • HS Town Hall to get council bench

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Hall will soon get a major aesthetic upgrade.

    At its Tuesday, July 16, meeting, Town Council voted unanimously to accept a bid from a Lancaster County business to build a council bench for the meeting room inside Town Hall on Duncan Street.

    The vote was 4-0. Councilman Eddie Moore wasn’t at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • HS Town Hall to get council bench

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Hall will soon get a major aesthetic upgrade.

    At its Tuesday, July 16, meeting, Town Council voted unanimously to accept a bid from a Lancaster County business to build a council bench for the meeting room inside Town Hall on Duncan Street.

    The vote was 4-0. Councilman Eddie Moore wasn’t at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Prison throw ends in arrest

    The search for a man seen throwing a package over a prison fence ended with the early morning arrest of a man wanted in Swansea on July 12. 

    Shawn Lee Wyatt, 29, of Columbia, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for drug paraphernalia from Swansea authorities, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    He was later charged with furnishing or attempting to furnish a prisoner with contraband, per the S.C. Judicial Department online case database.