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  • Kershaw considers dress code

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Officials in the town of Kershaw are bothered by what they see as inappropriate dress and they want to do something about it.
    During Town Council’s Aug. 20, meeting, Town Administrator Bryan Pettit explained an agenda item that mentioned a dress code. He spoke of seeing people walking around town shirtless and with pants hanging so low that their underwear was exposed.
    He believes it would be beneficial for council to consider a dress code ordinance.

  • City adjusts penalties for business licenses

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The city of Lancaster is changing the way it administers penalties for those who are late paying their business-license fees.
    City Council voted unanimously during its Tuesday, Aug. 28, meeting to approve a modification to its penalty schedule for the fees. Teresa Meeks, the city’s support services director, explained the recommended changes during Tuesday’s discussion.

  • Deputies identify battery theft suspect

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in the theft of used car batteries from Walmart in Indian Land and is asking for the public’s help in locating him.
    Detectives also are working to identify an accomplice in the crime.

  • Questions surround City Council race

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Over the past few weeks, questions have arisen regarding the residential and occupational standing of Jean Cureton, who’s running for the City Council District 4 seat against incumbent Tamara Green Garris.
    The Lancaster News has received phone calls and at least one letter from residents questioning the legitimacy of her business.

  • March of Dimes walk is Sept. 29

    March of Dimes
    On Saturday, Sept. 29, at Lancaster High School, residents will join together and walk for healthier babies.
     “Each step we take at March for Babies brings us closer to the day when every baby will have a healthy start in life,” said Amanda DuPre, March for Babies’ community director.

  • Authorities identify, seek IL Walmart battery theft suspect

    The Lancaster County Sheriffs Office has now identified and is looking for the man who broke into a storage cage behind the Walmart in Indian Land on Aug. 15 and stole 150 used car batteries. The incident, which happened about 9:15 p.m. that day, was caught by the store’s surveillance system. 

    Jeffrey Bernard Knight is wanted for burglary, but his whereabouts are unknown. The release said McKnight may be trying to sell the batteries to local retailers.

  • Authorities identify, seek IL Walmart battery theft suspect

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Sheriffs Office has now identified and is looking for the man who broke into a storage cage behind the Walmart in Indian Land on Aug. 15 and stole 150 used car batteries. The incident, which happened about 9:15 p.m. that day, was caught by the store's surveillance system.
    Jeffrey Bernard McKnight is wanted for burglary, but his whereabouts are unknown. The release said McKnight may be trying to sell the batteries to local retailers.

  • Sun City residents fight for road

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    When is a road not just a road?
    For a group of almost 200 Sun City Carolina Lakes residents, it’s when that road could mean the difference between life and death.
    That was the message several members of the Indian Land neighborhood had on their minds as they crammed into Lancaster County Council’s chambers Monday night, Aug. 28.

  • USCL student struck crossing Hubbard Drive

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Traffic near the University of South Carolina Lancaster ground to a halt Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, moments after a female student was struck by a van as she crossed Hubbard Drive.
    The driver of the van, Carl Eugene Seegars, 81, 1224 Grace Ave., was cited by Lancaster police officers at the scene for failure to yield for a pedestrian, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.

  • All is well at Hopewell