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  • Helping families in need

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Andrina Johnson hit her lowest point in November 2009.
    That’s when the Lancaster native found herself without a place to live. She went to Christian Services for help. That group then referred her to Family Promise of Lancaster County.
    She said her life began to change at that point.

  • Moore named AJ head coach

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The interim tag has been removed from Andrew Jackson head football coach David Moore’s title at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    Andrew Jackson High principal Mary Barry announced Monday that Moore will be the Volunteers head football coach.

  • Family Promise members, churches

     Board of Trustees
    * denotes new member
    *Mike Burgess
    Minerva Coker
    Deborah B. Cureton (president)
    * Rick Durant (treasurer)
    Marita Eden (secretary)
    * Wayne Gilliam
    * Ken Hudson
    * Tim Howard
    * Chuck Loughry
    The Rev. Shane Owens (vice president)
    * Kathy White
    Bob L. Williams
    * Rev. Albert Young
    Host congregations
    Christ Episcopal Church
    Covenant Baptist Church
    First Baptist Church (Lancaster)

  • Lancaster High School student killed in early morning accident

    A Lancaster High School student died and a Hickory Grove man seriously injured Monday morning in an accident involving a compact car and a logging tractor.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 7:25 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about one mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
    School officials identified the student as 16-year-old T.J. Looper of Great Falls.

  • Woman, 75, hides from two intruders

    A  75-year-old woman hid from intruders after two people forced their way into her Lancaster home Thursday.
    Police officers responded to the woman’s South Hughes Street home early last Thursday morning when a prowler was reported at the house. When they arrived, they spoke with the woman’s grandson who told them someone had been inside the house and he was worried because his grandmother was missing.
    The officers searched the house and found the woman locked inside her bathroom, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.  

  • State recognizes county for its recruiting efforts

    As new businesses continue to knock on Lancaster County’s doors, the S.C. Department of Commerce has recognized the county for its recruiting efforts.
    In a recent article published by South Carolina Commerce Magazine,  Lancaster County was acknowledged in two separate top business rankings. The magazine looks at the state’s business environment and is sponsored by the SCDOC.

  • Two shot in separate incidents

    A Lancaster teen was shot in the leg Wednesday night and another man was shot in the arm in a separate incident early Thursday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are investigating the two shooting incidents, which occurred during a 12-hour time span.
    The first shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
    “In this case, the victim was walking in the area of Hampton Road and some cars came by and someone shot out of the car at him,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.

  • Fort Lawn senior center to close

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

  • Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach property

    Leroy Springs & Co.
    FORT MILL – Leroy Springs & Co. announced Thursday the selection of Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach.
    Springmaid Beach was built by Springs Cotton Mills following World War II and became a favorite vacation destination in communities where Springs Mills were located, including Lancaster County.

  • About 400 attend annual MLK Jr. breakfast

    The 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast packed the house at The Artisans Center in downtown Lancaster on Monday morning.
    Almost 400 attended and the atmosphere of celebration was not dampened by glitches in the electrical supply that delayed serving a hot breakfast for a while. The theme of the event was “Allowing Your Light to Shine.”