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  • Deputies find Massey during search for wanted man

    A search for a wanted man ended in the arrest of a different man, also wanted on multiple charges throughout the state. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw confirmed that Carlos Antonio Massey, 26, 960 14th St., was arrested June 11 on several outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions.

  • No date set for start of summer paving projects

    In February, the S.C. Department of Transportation announced plans to rehabilitate portions of Potter and Taxahaw roads in southern Lancaster County and all of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.

    Plans for the roads call for grinding the worst stretches of road, or as in the case of Shelley Mullis Road the road’s entire 2.5 mile length, down to their bases, which will then be shored up and resurfaced with asphalt.

  • LPD gets $11K grant for body cameras

    Lancaster Police Department officers will soon be equipped with cameras as they patrol city streets.

    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, June 25, to allow the Lancaster Police Department to accept a $11,079 Justice Assistance Grant. 

    The money will be used to buy body cameras for sworn officers.

    Council’s vote was 6-0, as Councilman Kenny Hood was absent from Tuesday night’s meeting.

  • LPD gets $11K grant for body cameras

    Lancaster Police Department officers will soon be equipped with cameras as they patrol city streets.

    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, June 25, to allow the Lancaster Police Department to accept a $11,079 Justice Assistance Grant. 

    The money will be used to buy body cameras for sworn officers.

    Council’s vote was 6-0, as Councilman Kenny Hood was absent from Tuesday night’s meeting.

  • No start date set for summer paving projects

    In February, the S.C. Department of Transportation announced plans to rehabilitate portions of Potter and Taxahaw roads in southern Lancaster County and all of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land.

    Plans for the roads call for grinding the worst stretches of road, or as in the case of Shelley Mullis Road the road’s entire 2.5 mile length, down to their bases, which will then be shored up and resurfaced with asphalt.

  • Deputies find Massey during search for wanted man

    A search for a wanted man ended in the arrest of a different man, also wanted on multiple charges throughout the state. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw confirmed that Carlos Antonio Massey, 26, 960 14th St., was arrested June 11 on several outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions.

  • Deadlines change for July 5 newspaper

    The Lancaster News office will be closed Thursday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.

    Deadlines for the Friday, July 5, edition will be moved up one day.

    The submission deadline for church news, coming events and news briefs is noon Tuesday, July 2, instead of noon Wednesday, July 3.

    The obituary deadline for the Friday, July 5, edition is 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, for paid obituaries and free obituaries.

     

       

  • School district selects Thorpe as new ILMS principal

    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore has named Lancaster High School Assistant Principal Chris Thorpe as Indian Land Middle School’s new principal.

    Thorpe, 38, will replace outgoing ILMS Principal David McDonald, who accepted a position with Greenville School District as principal of Northwest Middle School in Traveler’s Rest.

    A 15-year veteran in the school district, Thorpe helped in the development of LHS Ninth Grade Academy as a teacher, and has led the program since 2005 as an assistant principal.

  • County’s jobless rate rises in May

    Lancaster County saw an increase in its jobless rate from April to May, according to data released last week by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

    The county had a 10.2 unemployment rate for May, compared to 9.9 percent the month before.

    By comparison, the county’s May 2012 unemployment rate was 11.5 percent.

    Last month, Lancaster County had an official labor force of 32,464. 

    Of that total, 3,311 residents were officially unemployed.

  • Budget passes, tempers flare at County Council meeting

    Leaning sideways on the podium and looking Councilman Jack Estridge straight in the eye, Clay Catoe loudly and irritably explained his feelings about reallocating his current staff of paramedics Monday night, June 24. 

    “Jack, I’ve told you before and I’ll tell you again, if you put it in writing, I’ll do it, but I prefer to keep them where they are,” Catoe forcefully said during Lancaster County Council’s meeting.