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  • Nine graduate from CCA

    Nine seniors received their high school diplomas during commencement June 3 at Carolina Christian Academy.

    The private school’s gym floor was filled with proud parents, family, friends and a 102-year-old great-grandmother. 

    Sadie Sweatt proudly watched and smiled as her great-grandson, James Thorne Noland, cross the stage with his diploma in hand.

    School Administrator Dr. Huey Mills, praised the class of 2011, saying there is so much Christ-likeness in the graduating class.

  • Officers: Teen stabs another teen

    A teenage girl was arrested last week in connection with the stabbing of another teen. 

    Dericka Frazier, 17, 2116 Florence Circle, was arrested May 30 by Lancaster police officers and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The arrest happened only days after Frazier reportedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl in the arm, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. 

    Lancaster police officers learned of the incident after responding to Springs Memorial Hospital 

  • More tax hikes on table

    Concerns from various county groups about funding cuts have Lancaster County Council reconsidering its proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, even though that could mean potential tax hikes for local residents. 

  • Arrest made in Plyler’s death

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    CONWAY – Billy Ray Plyler has mixed emotions about the bond hearing he watched last Friday.
    Sitting in a small room at a Horry County courthouse, Plyler and his wife, Linda, watched on a monitor as a judge issued a $75,000 bond for Don Leget Marsh, 58, of Hartsville.

  • Child dies after heart surgery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Elementary School family is mourning the loss of one of its own.
    Blair Blacknall, who recently completed the fifth grade at ILES, died Tuesday following complications from surgery the day before.
    He was 11.
    Blair’s heart surgery Monday was related to his premature birth. Unfortunately, the operation took a turn for the worse, said ILES Principal Beth Blum.
    His funeral is Saturday in Charlotte.

  • Rico building almost finished

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – It’s not often that construction walls are considered beautiful, but that’s the word Ann Taylor chose to use when talking about her satisfaction with an ongoing economic-development project.

  • Man arrested in 747 Club shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man is behind bars this week in connection with a club shooting last month.
    Reco Valerie Cauthen, 37, of 411 W. Barr St., was arrested June 8 and charged with two counts of attempted murder, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The charges are related to a May 16 shooting at the 747 Club located at 747 Twilight Road, the release said.

  • City budget talks continue

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Property taxes for city of Lancaster residents likely won’t be as high as initially projected.
    City Council held another work session Tuesday night in which members discussed changes in the proposed budget for 2011-12.
    Final reading will be at council’s next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

  • March of Dimes is searching for local ambassador families

    From Release
    March of Dimes is seeking families interested in serving as ambassadors for the Piedmont South Carolina March for Babies in 2011.  The agency is seeking at least one family to represent the March of Dimes from the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw areas.
     Since 1946, the March of Dimes has identified a child to represent the organization to the American public, developing what became known as its “poster child.”

  • Police find weapon

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Peering over the bridge along Lynwood Drive, Brian Price wondered what all the commotion was about on Monday afternoon.
    The 15-year-old Lancaster resident walked the bridge with his stepfather, Howard Smith, only minutes after a contingent of police officers and firefighters left the scene. Smith said he first saw the crowd of local law enforcement a little after 1 p.m.
    “I was riding by and there was a cop car here and I saw some police looking down,” Price said.