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  • Kids have fun at Camp CLAD

    The Diabetes Education Clinic at the University of South Carolina Lancaster recently hosted Camp CLAD (Children Learning About Diabetes), a summer day camp for children with Type 1 diabetes and their siblings.

    The free camp was July 18-20 at USCL's Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center and the Gregory Health and Wellness Center.

  • Fire stations get pet oxygen masks

    by MaryBeth Rowell/For The Lancaster News

  • Pringle hopes to open men’s shelter

    James Pringle has been working diligently over the last several years on a project that’s dear to his heart.
    The Lancaster resident said the county has more homeless people than have been reported in official studies – and he’s looking to do his part to curb those numbers.
    Pringle wants to open a transitional shelter for local single men who have been evicted  or otherwise displaced. The shelter will be known as the Robert J. Osborne Compassion Project.

  • Man stabbed in back

    A man was attacked with a screwdriver as he walked home from work Tuesday evening, and police are still searching for the assailant.
    Lancaster police officers were called to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room shortly after 5 p.m. about a stabbing victim.
    Hospital staff told officers a man walked into the ER with a stab wound in his back, according to a police department incident report.

  • Post offices stay open

    Lancaster County was spared as the U.S. Postal Service announced last week it is looking to close thousands of post offices, mostly in rural areas.
    The USPS claims more customers go online and to contract providers for their postal needs, showing a physical post office is no longer required.
    But the residents of Fort Lawn, Heath Springs and Van Wyck have been arguing for years that the post office is central to their small communities.

  • Officials charge two with burglary

    Investigators closed the book on two burglary cases last week with the arrest of two people at a Lancaster home.
    John Benjamin Bernard Davis, 25, 2143 Pressly Road, Chester, and Lakia Laquanda Watts, 23, 603 Cunningham Road, Lancaster, were both arrested July 29 in connection with burglaries reported at homes on South Hughes and South French streets.
    Davis was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, while Watts was charged with accessory to burglary after the fact.

  • Chandler was a champion for cancer survivors

    Special and inspiring.
    Those two words may mean a lot of things, but to Debbie Crenshaw those words best describe her friend Judy Chandler, a well-known local humanitarian. Chandler died early Tuesday morning at age 62 after a long battle with cancer.  

  • ‘A lot of people need help’

    KERSHAW – Nicole Seegars didn’t have a lot to say as she picked up food Tuesday morning at Second Baptist Church in Kershaw.
    Though she said little, the Kershaw resident didn’t hold back on expressing gratitude. The smile and glow in her eyes seemed to tell the story.
    Seegars was one of a few hundred locals who received free food during a giveaway sponsored by Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE). Items included frozen meats, juices, canned goods and paper towels.

  • Shamble named principal at ILHS

    Lancaster County school board has chosen a replacement for outgoing Indian Land High School Principal Kathy Faris — ILHS Assistant Principal David Shamble.
    School board members made the decision Monday morning, a little over two weeks after Faris an-nounced July 14 she was stepping down in order to teach high school math in another school district.
    Shamble has served as an assistant principal at the school since 2007.

  • Council looking at top needs

    Water and sewer improvements, the rehabilitation of vacant buildings and economic development are part of the list of needs Lancaster city officials hope to soon address. 

    With limited funding these days, they’re looking to a familiar resource to help pay for some of the initiatives. 

    Grazier Rhea from the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) spoke Tuesday at Lancaster City Council’s meeting about applying for Community Development Block Grant funds, which the city has sought in the past.