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  • Kershaw men charged with heroin possession

    KERSHAW – Two Kershaw men were arrested on heroin charges after one of them led authorities on a chase late last month.

    Jeffery Alexander Knight, 26, 8524 Old Jefferson Highway; and Robert Rhett Hunter, 25, 2187 Conservancy Road, were each charged Oct. 31 with possession of heroin.

    Deputies went to Small’s Food Center on North Matson Street that night in response to a call about a suspicious man entering and exiting the store and hanging around the parking lot, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • County voters out early to cast ballots

    When it came to voting on Election Day, Marlena Norwood didn’t have a hidden agenda.

    Poll manager Casey Usher had flipped on the lights inside the fellowship hall at Spring Hill Baptist Church about 15 minutes before Norwood arrived at 6:05 a.m. and slipped inside to take the first seat. 

    The Spring Hill precinct has a little more than 1,700 registered voters. Discounting those who decided to vote absentee before Tuesday, Norwood was the first voter at that precinct.

  • Post office won’t deliver on IL road

    INDIAN LAND – The U.S. Postal Service motto says, neither “snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will stop mail couriers from delivering the mail, but as it turns out there is one thing that will – Green Pond Road.

    Located off Henry Harris Road, Green Pond Road is a mile-long, single lane road cutting through a beautiful rural slice of the Panhandle. 

    The road, and the smaller roads it feeds, is home to more than 31 families, none of whom have received mail in their home mailboxes since early October.

  • Firefighter charged with embezzling public funds

    A volunteer firefighter was arrested last month on an embezzlement charge, according to newly released information from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Joshua Phillip Cauthen, 21, 994 Suttle Road, was arrested Oct. 12 on the charge of embezzlement of public funds less than $10,000, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  

    Cauthen, a member of  Gooches Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, was jailed and released the same day on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.  

  • Grant: Details sketchy in shooting

    Details remain sketchy in a Monday night, Nov. 12, shooting that left one man seriously injured. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant released limited information about the shooting Tuesday morning, which happened at about 10:12 p.m. in the 200 block of Thomas Lane. 

    While Grant said he could not release many details about the case, he did reveal that one man was shot and his injuries were serious. The victim was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, Grant said. 

  • Council approves speed limit change along Green Pond Road

    Despite complaints of right-of-way infringements and mysterious mailboxes along Indian Land’s Green Pond Road, Lancaster County Council kept its focus solely on speed limits during its Monday, Nov. 12, meeting. 

    Council voted 5-1 to approve lowering the speed limit along the road to 15 mph, with Councilman Cotton Cole dissenting. Councilwoman Charlene McGriff was absent from the meeting. 

  • Man injured in shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Details remain sketchy in a Monday night, Nov. 12, shooting that left one man seriously injured.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant released limited information about the shooting early Tuesday morning, which happened at about 10:12 p.m. in the 200 block of Thomas Lane.
    While Grant said he could not release many details about the case, he said one man was shot and had seriuos injuries. The victim was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, Grant said.

  • Volunteer firefighter charged with embezzlement

     Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A volunteer firefighter was arrested last month on an embezzlement charge, according to newly released information from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Joshua Phillip Cauthen, 21, 994 Suttle Road, was arrested Oct. 12 on the charge of embezzlement of public funds less than $10,000, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  

  • Daddy’s Home

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     If you ask fans who were at Williams-Brice Stadium on Oct. 6, they’ll likely tell you Tammy Faile had the most impressive run that afternoon.
    Yes, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in dominating fashion that day – led, in part, by 109 yards on the ground by star running back Marcus Lattimore.     `
    But that effort doesn’t compare to Faile’s enthusiastic sprint across the football field to hug her husband.

  • Council considers incentive committee

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An idea to review economic incentives for prospective companies before they are offered will be discussed at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, Nov. 12, meeting.
    Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare has proposed the creation of an economic incentive review committee to consider incentives prior to offering them to clients who are interested in setting up shop here.