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  • Heath Springs woman injured in wreck with semi

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Heath Springs woman was injured in a car accident July 3 after troopers say she disregarded a stop sign and drove into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer truck.  
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the two-vehicle accident happened at 11:32 a.m. that day on North Matson Street (U.S. 521) in Kershaw.

  • Police seek man in shooting

    The search is on for a Lancaster man wanted in connection with the shooting of another man Monday evening, July 9. 

    Lancaster police officers have issued arrest warrants for Delrico L. McDow, 23, 780 Montcrest St., for the charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

  • ‘Obamacare’ stirs mixed reaction

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    What are your thoughts about the recent Supreme Court decision on the health-care law?
    Were you surprised by the outcome? How do you think this will affect you?
    The Lancaster News spoke with local residents this past week about the debate surrounding the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare.

  • Council tackles budget shortfall

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Now that local government funding numbers have finally been revealed by the state General Assembly, Lancaster County Council will discuss the effects of a shortfall to the county budget at its meeting Monday night, July 9.
    The shortfall, which had been expected, will delay certain provisions of the recently approved budget, including salary raises for county employees and hiring for several new positions.

  • Campers step up, out through the arts

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Musical performances were aplenty June 29 at the last day of a special week-long camp held at the Preston Blackmon Family Success and Career Center and Deliverance Word of Faith Church in Lancaster.
    The two buildings are within walking distance of one another.
    The Arts Initiative Summer Camp, held June 25-29, gave area children ages 9 through 13 a chance to engage in the aesthetics of visual art, dance, music and drama.

  • News staff wins 16 awards in 2011 LCNI editorial contest

    From staff reports
    Barbara Rutledge, editor of The Lancaster News, wasn’t very surprised by the strong showing of TLN and Carolina Gateway staffers in the annual editorial contest held by the paper’s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI).
    “As a team, they work hard to bring the news of this community to readers,” Rutledge said. “They are committed and dedicated to doing the best job they can.”

  • Elected leaders react to health-care ‘tax’ decision

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Should the requirements of the national health-care law be interpreted as a tax?
    That’s one of many questions state lawmakers and government officials are debating now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the country’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • Explaining the Supreme Court’s health-care ruling

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    It’s been more than a week since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the nation is still talking about it.
    In the weeks leading up to its decision, much speculation surrounded the court’s pending ruling, based largely on conservative justices’ harsh questioning of government attorneys during oral arguments in March.

  • Fire destroys Rich Hill hay barn

    County firefighters fought a hay barn fire in blistering heat on Rocky River Road in the Rich Hill community Saturday afternoon. Their massive, all-out effort kept the blaze from spreading to several nearby full turkey barns.

    The fire, which was reported about 2:50 p.m. Saturday, was contained about 4:15 p.m.

    However, it was by no means out then, according to a firefighter on the scene. 

    “It’s about 30 percent out,” the firefighter said on the emergency radio at the time.

  • Cook, Coy place hopes on petition drives

    The two men who were removed from the S.C. House District 44 primary ballot say they’ve made substantial progress in their quest to still appear as candidates in November’s general election.

    Bob Cook and Joseph Coy are each running a petition campaign to be placed on the election ballot as an independent candidate. District 44 is completely enclosed in Lancaster County.

    Cook, a Kershaw resident, had been seeking the Democratic nomination against Mandy Powers Norrell.