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  • Robinson Road shooter still at large

    Police are asking the public’s help in finding a Lancaster man wanted in connection with two shooting incidents Sunday, September 30, including one that injured two people. 

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 18, 341 Robinson Road, for four counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, armed robbery and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to a Lancaster Police Department news release. 

  • Beauty pageant causes controversy at Indian Land Elementary School

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Indian Land Elementary has been the focus of unwanted media attention after a flyer sent home with students last week announced what appeared to be a school-sponsored beauty pageant set off an outcry from some parents.
    Though the Oct. 20 pageant has since been cancelled, organizers say they’ve decided to go ahead with it anyway, but under a new name.

  • Thornwell Gamecock-bound

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell will play at the University of South Carolina.
    Thornwell, who is playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.,  made his decision Monday night, choosing the Gamecocks over N.C. State.
    Thornwell, a 6-5, 180-pounder, averaged 28 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Bruins last season.

  • Police search for shooter in Robinson Road incident

    Police are asking the public’s help to find a Lancaster man wanted in connection with a double shooting Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30.

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 18, 341 Robinson Road, for four counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, armed robbery and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to a Lancaster Police Department news release.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Monday morning that Foster’s whereabouts are still unknown.

  • Preserving Catawba Indian history

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Dr. Stephen Criswell glanced over a desk, quickly stepped into an adjoining room and came back with two coveted audio tapes.

    The cassettes contained oral histories in the form of interviews with Native American tribes in the Carolinas. Hours of conversations have been recorded over the years.
    Most of the interviews have since been taken from cassette and digitized for better preservation.

  • Economic development tops council meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A new funding formula and personnel questions were the chief topics as Lancaster County Council discussed economic development at its Sept. 24 meeting.
    The discussion began with a proposal from the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. designed to generate funds for a variety of economic development activities.

  • Brook Drive road project to cost more

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    More money is needed to continue work on the Brook Drive improvement project near the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Sept. 25, meeting to approve two change orders, which add a combined $49,793 to the project cost. Crews are performing road and sewer work to make the area more accommodating for planned college student housing in coming years.

  • Churches join hands for Missions Day on Oct. 6

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Faith-based groups and others in the community are being called to roll up their sleeves on Saturday, Oct. 6, for the betterment of the community.
    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, droves of local residents are expected to take part in what’s been labeled as National Missions Day – a time to give energy, time and resources to help those in need.
    The function, which is in its inaugural year, will be held at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds, 821 Kershaw Camden Highway in Lancaster.

  • Man in fair condition following accident on Pageland Highway

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man is in fair condition following a dramatic automobile accident Friday that left his car overturned in the middle of Pageland Highway.
    The accident happened about 12:10 p.m. on the east side of the S.C. 9 bypass just outside the Lancaster city limits, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said

  • Handcuffed man breaks window, jumps from moving patrol car

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Deputies chased and rearrested a Lancaster man after he kicked out a passenger window and escaped from a moving patrol car Sunday, Sept. 23.
    After a short foot chase, Michael Lloyd Knight, 34, 3461 Fair Meadow Drive, was arrested and charged with unlawful escape, malicious injury to property over $2,000, resisting arrest and simple possession of marijuana, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.