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  • Seth Muennich will be the ‘Giving Tree’

    Life has a way of turning full circle.
    On Dec. 2, 2011, students planted a red maple tree in the Buford Middle School courtyard to remember the late Seth Muennich.
    Now it’s Seth's family doing the planting, through Seth’s Giving Tree, a local foundation with a goal to impact the lives of 12- to 16-year-olds in Lancaster County.
    At 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, the foundation will host the Bear Hug Brawl Classic, a football jamboree for the county’s junior varsity football teams at Buford High School stadium.

  • Court upholds BZA ruling on concrete plant

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A circuit court judge has upheld the Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals’ Oct. 11 ruling in the case of Thomas Concrete.
    The controversial ruling, which reversed a zoning department official’s determination revoking the company’s right to operate in the 521 Perimeter Commerce Park in Indian Land, represents an ongoing dispute between the concrete companies in the park and residents of nearby neighborhoods who consider the plants’ operations a nuisance.

  • County Council to discuss EMS volunteer project

     Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    For those who participate, the intense obstacle course is designed to test human endurance and boost teamwork skills, all to support veterans with disabilities.
    The only obstacle now is the entry fee.
    At Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting, Aug. 13, council members will discuss assisting several Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services employees who will participate in this October’s Tough Mudder Challenge.

  • Teen-produced play to open Friday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A group dedicated to carrying on the dreams of a talented young Lancaster County actress taken before her prime is set to open the curtains on its first production this weekend at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Stevens Auditorium.
    “Word Wars” is a first-run original comedy produced primarily by local teens and proudly presented by the Kristen Alexandra Tinsley Theater Scholarship Fund (KATTS).

  • Rain, rain and more rain

    Heat and drought have been mentioned in the news this week nearly as much as the 2012 Olympics.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Tuesday that July was the hottest month ever recorded in the lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. The average temperature last month was 77.6 degrees, which tops the record of 77.4 degrees set in July 1936. Records date back to 1895.

  • Murder suspect slashes deputy

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigator – recently named S.C. Deputy of the Year – is recovering after he was slashed in the neck by an inmate Wednesday morning, Aug. 8.

    Sheriff Barry Faile confirmed Investigator Fred Thompson was attacked during an inmate interview early Wednesday. He has been treated for his injuries and is recuperating at his home.

  • Richburg man arrested in shooting death of Terry

    The strange case of a Lancaster man found shot to death along a Chester County street took another turn this week when a Richburg man was arrested for his murder. 

    Antwan Terrill White, 21, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8, and charged with murder in connection with the death of 39-year-old Lancaster resident Michael Jermaine Terry on July 29, according to a press release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith. 

  • Blackmon-Brace to seek re-election to City Council

    Add Linda Blackmon-Brace to the list of candidates who have filed to run for either Lancaster City Council or Lancaster County school board.

    Blackmon-Brace, who serves City Council District 3, filed Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 8, said Mary Ann Hudson, the county’s voter registration director.

    Blackmon-Brace joins Tamara Green Garris (District 4) and Sara Eddins (District 6) as the three City Council incumbents to file.

    Jean Cureton has also filed for District 4.

  • Horne Twitty Road bridge to be replaced

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Maintenance Division is replacing the bridge over Little Creek on Horne Twitty Road approximately 3.8 miles northeast of Heath Springs.

    According to a SCDOT release, a routine inspection rated the bridge as structurally deficient. Due to the relatively low traffic volume, and to minimize the impact to area property owners, the road will be closed during this replacement. The road will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 13. The estimated completion date is Oct. 31.

  • Investigator attacked during interview

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Investigator, who was recently named Deputy of the Year, is recovering after he was slashed in the neck by an inmate Wednesday morning, Aug. 8.
    Sheriff Barry Faile confirmed Investigator Fred Thompson was attacked during an inmate interview early Wednesday, but has been treated for his injuries and is recuperating.