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  • Unity in the Community Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The event has become sort of legendary for the hundreds of Lancaster County residents and others who come to experience a lot of fish, fellowship and fun.
    It’s called Unity in the Community, and the 15th annual installment of this festival will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in downtown Lancaster.
    The Lancaster Fatherhood Project, which sponsors the event, said the purpose is to simply provide a day where the community can gather for fun, entertainment and even some enlightenment.

  • Pass the Helmet a success

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Members of the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department raised twice as much money as they’d hoped for during a Make-A-Wish fundraiser for a local teen last month.
    IL firefighters held the Fill the Helmet event for Grayson Thomas on May 21 at Food Lion in Indian Land and the intersection of Shelley Mullis Road and U.S. 521.
    The 14-year-old suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is usually fatal by the late 20s or early 30s.

  • Coroner’s Office donates computer to Chesterfield

    Leighton Bell
    Special to The Lancaster News
    CHERAW – The Chesterfield County Coroner’s Office recently benefited from the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office’s good fortune. Christy Sexton, an administrative assistant for Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris, won a drawing for a free Coroner ME computer system at the S.C. Coroner’s Convention held at Myrtle Beach recently.

  • Authorities probe armed robbery at Swami Mart in Heath Springs

    Authorities are looking for leads in an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Swami Mart in Heath Springs. 

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office came to the convenience store at 309 S. Main St. after receiving a call about the robbery. 

    A man entered the store at about 9:55 p.m., near closing time, armed with a black, small-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to a sheriff’s office press release. 

  • Authorities investigate Heath Springs armed robbery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are looking for leads in an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Swami Mart in Heath Springs.
    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office came to the convenience store at 309 S. Main St. after receiving a call about the robbery.
    A man entered the store at about 9:55 p.m., near closing time, armed with a black, small-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to a sheriff's office press release.

  • Roads bumpy debate for council

    As motorists continue to dodge potholes and crumbling pavement on roads throughout the county, Lancaster County Council strongly debated the merits of accepting any more roads into the county system at its Monday meeting. 

  • TLN ad staff wins 22 awards

    The advertising and graphics departments at The Lancaster News brought home 22 awards from the  S.C. Press Association’s annual Palmy awards, held June 16 in Columbia.  

    The advertising and graphics staffs won two first-place awards, nine second-place awards and 11 third-place awards. Seventeen of the awards were for advertisements published in The Lancaster News; three for ads in the Pageland Progressive Journal and two for ads in Carolina Gateway. 

  • Foxhole trash plan stalls

    A plan to bring household trash to Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill has been dumped – at least temporarily. 

    After months of concerns and complaints from hundreds of Mecklenburg County residents about a proposed plan to convert the Foxhole into a sanitary landfill, Mecklenburg County officials say that plan is off the table. 

  • Man hit in head with pool stick

    Officers are still looking for who hit a man in the head with a pool stick earlier this month.

    Lancaster police officers responded to a house on Cunningham Street at 12:50 a.m. June 3 about a report of a 23-year-old man who was injured only 20 minutes earlier, according to a police department incident report. 

    The officers spoke with the victim’s family members who said he had lost consciousness, so they placed him in the shower to try and wake him up, the report said. 

  • Honored officers