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  • Search for new Kershaw administrator continues

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw’s soon-to-be open administrator’s position has drawn interest from all parts of the country.
    Tony Starnes, whose last day as administrator is April 30, said Friday morning that the town has received “15 or so” resumes from people looking to succeed him.
    About three or four of those people are in-county, while others are from states including Virginia, Mississippi, Ohio and Wyoming.

  • Bystanders pull attacker from car

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A woman was visibly distraught as she spoke to police about an attack that happened inside her car near an apartment complex last weekend.
    Lancaster police officers learned of the attack after being called to the emergency room at Springs Memorial Hospital just after 1 a.m. April 8, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Just how big is Florida’s python problem?

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Ninety percent of the raccoons, rabbits, opossums and bobcats that once freely roamed the Florida Everglades are gone.
    No, they haven’t fallen prey to housing developments, a loss of habitat and the overpopulation of human beings. The Everglades are still there and are still the largest tract of wilderness (1.5 million acres) east of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Passersby stop to help Indian Land woman

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    We all depend upon the kindness of strangers from time to time – small acts in a time of need that often go unrecognized for just how important they really are.
    Beula Powell of Indian Land wants to make sure that doesn’t happen in her and her sister’s case, though.
    On Friday, April 6, Powell, 88, called the newspaper to say she wanted to make sure a couple of passersby who helped her 90-year-old sister, Bertha Clark, get the recognition they deserve.

  • Chinese auction fundraiser set for Camp Joy is May 4

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The word is getting out regarding an event that will raise money for a popular and worthwhile camp in the Carolinas.
    A Chinese auction is scheduled for May 4 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road. Proceeds benefit Camp Joy at Bonclarken, a ministry in Flat Rock, N.C., that reaches out to teens and adults with mental disabilities.

  • Man reports assault by group

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An argument about a dog resulted in several injuries to a man’s face after a possible group attack earlier this week.
    Lancaster police officers met with a 19-year-old man at about 2 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, as he was being treated for his injuries in the emergency room of Springs Memorial Hospital, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man attempts armed robbery at Palmetto Place apartments

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man reported he was robbed at gunpoint inside a friend’s apartment this week.
    The 28-year-old victim showed up at the Municipal Justice Center on Tuesday, April 10 to report the armed robbery, which happened at the Palmetto Place Apartments, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Lancaster Resident fires warning shot at prowler

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A prowler received more than he bargained for after a homeowner fired a warning shot near the man earlier this week.
    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies learned about the shooting incident after they were called to the 200 block of Old Gregory Lane at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Tick awareness urged following mild winter

    Laurie Reid
    Forestry Commission Entomologist
    COLUMBIA – Scientists are expecting this summer to be particularly abundant with blood suckers waiting for their next human meal.
    And they’re not talking about another “Twilight” sequel.
    Thanks to a mild winter and warm spring, many people will be spending time outside, sooner and more often than usual. They’re likely to visit places (such as woodlands) where they’ll find an unwelcomed surprise – ticks.

  • Residents can apply now for SCDOT Commission seats

    SCDOT Commission
    COLUMBIA – A joint legislative panel is accepting notice from residents living in South Carolina’s 1st, 3rd and 5th Congressional District who are interested in applying for a seat on the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission.
    Notice of intent to apply will be accepted through noon April 26.
    Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and possess certain qualifications to serve. Applicants will undergo a thorough review process.