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  • Deputies charge two men for string of break-ins in Kershaw

    Two Kershaw men remain behind bars a week after they were arrested in connection with a burglary spree in the southern end of the county.

    Therine Junior Miller, 23, 141 Conally St., and Andre William Stewart, 21, 623 E. Richland St., were each charged April 25 with multiple counts of burglary related to a string of burglaries the week before, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • See Lancaster SC announces Performing Arts Series

    Nationally acclaimed acts in country music, R&B, pop and even tap dance and comedy are all coming to town for the 2013-14 See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series. 

    Jimola Wade, who manages the series, recently announced next season's schedule, which runs from September to April. 

    Country and gospel vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys kick things off Sept. 6. 

    The next show is Oct. 26 for Tap – The Show, which features a group of tap dancers. 

  • Police find missing woman

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police have found a missing Lancaster woman unharmed, days after she reportedly made a disturbing phone call.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said officers located Clydie Snipes Putnam, 55, on Thursday, May 9. Putnam was last heard from on Tuesday after making a phone call stating she was going to take her life, Grant said.
    In a police department press release sent Thursday afternoon, Grant said Putnam had been found “alive and well.”

  • 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.