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  • Still in style

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Remember those flattop haircuts that were popular in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s? That was Joe Catoe’s preferred style during his years as a high school student.
    Military servicemen are known to rock the flattop, and Catoe saw it as the perfect look while a member of Buford High School’s Junior ROTC. Twice-a-month visits to Lancaster’s Red Rose Barber Shop became a fixture.

  • Council to discuss 4-H funding on Monday

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    The future of funding for a local 4-H position in budget year 2012-13 will be discussed again by the members of Lancaster County Council at its Monday, April 23 meeting.
    The annual funding – $35,000 – has become a point of contention for Lancaster County’s local representatives especially in an election year, with four of the seven County Council seats – districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 – up for grabs.

  • Lancaster man jailed on burglary charge

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man has been jailed after being identified as the suspect in a burglary Tuesday, April 17.
    Rico L. Frazier, 34, 263 Knollwood Apartments Drive, was charged the following day with second-degree burglary. He’s being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center on a $40,000 surety bond.

  • Local athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Buford Middle School students John Elliott and Kaila Brasington stop their wheelchairs in a shady spot along a Cherry Park walkway in Rock Hill and show off their awards, two royal blue first-place ribbons apiece.
    “I just tried to lean down and concentrate on going straight and fast,” John said of his performance April 13 in the wheelchair race. “I beat a guy in a motorized wheelchair.”

  • Owners say Dunlap Street parking woes affect barbershop’s bottom line

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Parked cars line both sides of Dunlap Street in front of Red Rose BarberShop.
    In years past, that was always a clear indicator of how well business was going.
    Patrons would exit their vehicles and come in and out just about as fast as a pile of hair clippings accumulated on the floor.
    But since the new Lancaster County Courthouse opened about a year ago, shop owner Patti Reynolds says things have been quite different along Dunlap Street in downtown Lancaster.

  • School district public auction is Wednesday

    From staff reports
    If you’re looking for good deals on truck parts, tools and heavy machinery, the Lancaster County School District’s Maintenance Department public auction is the place to be Wednesday, April 25.
    Located at 1321 Springdale Road in Lancaster, the district’s new maintenance complex occupies the former Springs Transportation Department (truck garage).
    And it’s the contents of the company’s former truck garage that are up for bid during the noon auction. Come early because preview time begins at 10:30 a.m.

  • Sheriff’s association elects Barry Faile to second term

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has been reelected to serve a second term on the S.C. Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors.
    “I’m honored that the sheriffs from Aiken, Calhoun, Edgefield, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties have the confidence in me to represent District II on the board,” Faile said. “It’s truly an honor and a privilege to continue serving in a leadership role for such a distinguished organization.”

  • Vivian Major Robinson Concert Series features Capital City Brass Quintet

    Lancaster County                        Council of the Arts
    We invite you to join us at historic Craig Farm, 1859 Craig Farm Road, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, for a mellow afternoon concert featuring South Carolina’s Capital City Brass Quintet.
    The concert will be held outdoors beneath the shelter of a tent and pavillion.

  • Workforce a top priority at LCEDC meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It will take a “domino effect” of strengthening the local workforce, creating spec buildings and marketing local resources to give a much-needed boost to Lancaster County’s economic development.
    That was the advice from Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy North Carolina and chairman of the board for the Charlotte Regional Partnership, who was guest speaker at the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. annual meeting Wednesday afternoon, April 18.

  • Man with county ties faces multiple charges

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A man who failed to appear in court in Lancaster last year was arrested this past week on burglary and sexual-assault charges.
    Timothy James McCain, 36, who lives in Kershaw County’s Westville community, was charged Thursday, April 19, with attempted sexual assault and first-degree burglary.
    Kershaw County deputies say early that morning McCain broke into a Westville home and tried to assault a woman, who was the lone occupant, according to a WLTX-TV report.