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  • Burns planned at Forty Acre Rock

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Heritage Trust Program will work with the S.C. Forestry Commission to conduct several prescribed burns on about 400 acres of Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County over the next few months.
    The entire preserve encompasses 2,267 acres, so the 400 acres to be burned is about 17 percent of the total acreage.

  • Woman arrested for firing gun

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A heated argument between a Lancaster man and his girlfriend recently ended with the woman's arrest after she fired a gun into a ceiling.
    Flossie Burks Lewis, 53, of Elgin, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

  • Man assaulted at Super Bowl gathering

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A private Super Bowl gathering turned violent for two Lancaster men earlier this month.  
    Police came to a home in the 700 block of Taylor Street at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 5 in response to a call about an assault.
    An officer saw that a man had a bleeding wound above his left eye and a wound on his left hand, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Prudential ribbon cutting is Wednesday

    From release
    Prudential Insurance Company-George McDow, Financial Professional, will celebrate its recent move to a new location with a special ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
    Prudential Insurance Company’s new office is located at 1129-A Highway 9 Bypass.
    George McDow, his staff, Mayor Joe Shaw and County Council Chair Kathy Sistare, along with Chamber Chair Susan Rowell, and other elected officials and chamber representatives will participate in the event.

  • Mulvaney to speak at Tea Party rally

    From Release
    U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney will be the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Tea Party rally at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Mike Williams Builders building, 1351 Charlotte Highway.
    Mulvaney's speech is on limited government. He will answer questions about that topic.

  • Second contract post office opens

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Indian Land residents now have another choice in mail services with the opening of a new contract U.S. Postal Service office near Doby’s Bridge Road.
    Located inside Liberty Tax Service at 8441 Charlotte Highway in the Commons at Doby’s Bridge shopping center next to the Gate service station, the site offers a full range of outgoing postal services.
    Indian Land’s original contract post office at the MJ Mart on the corner of Charlotte Highway and S.C. 160 will remain open.

  • Man killed after fall from truck

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are investigating what led to a 23-year-old volunteer firefighter’s death following a fall from a moving pickup truck early Saturday morning.
    William Blackmon, of Honeycutt Road, died after he fell off the back of a truck, according to Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Marie Broome.
    An autopsy was planned for Saturday, though his official cause of death was not known as of Saturday morning, Broome said.

  • USCL faculty member hit by vehicle

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A University of South Carolina Lancaster professor was severely injured after she was hit by a pickup truck late Thursday night.
    USCL foreign languages professor Nathalie Davaut, 44, of Gastonia, N.C., was walking across Hubbard Drive near the university when she was struck at about 9 p.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The incident was also confirmed by John Rutledge, director of law enforcement and security for USCL.

  • Armed men rob store

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Crouching down outside of a Twin Pines business early Wednesday afternoon, a crime scene investigator searched for clues only minutes after two men robbed the store at gunpoint.
    Donning blue gloves, the investigator dusted for fingerprints along the front door of We Buy Gold, at 1427 Charlotte Highway. Nearby, the small store parking lot was crammed full of sheriff’s patrol cars and a crime scene unit van.

  • Officials arrest man after car chase

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Deputies arrested a Lancaster man on several charges after they were led on a high-speed chase through the county Tuesday morning.
    John Jerrod Hill, 29, 337 Grace Ave., was arrested Feb. 14 and charged with failure to stop for blue lights, second offense, driving under suspension, third offense, habitual traffic offender for driving under suspension and resisting arrest.