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  • Rescue workers respond to two vehicle accidents

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Rescue workers, firefighters and law enforcement were busy Thursday, May 24, as they responded to two separate car accidents within hours of each other.
    The first accident happened at about 10:40 a.m. along Catoe Road, between Camp Creek Road and Pageland Highway, when a car drove off the road and landed in a heavily wooded area.

  • Man struck several times with gun during argument

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An argument over a woman resulted in the arrest of a Lancaster man for attacking another man with a gun earlier this month.
    Donald Kenneth Medlin, 59, 2016 Powell Ave., was arrested May 7, and charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Teens jailed in attempted murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A tip from the community led to the arrest of two teenagers in a hit and run that injured two pedestrians last weekend.
    Joshua Neal Barton, 19, and Brett Daniel Wright, 18, both of 1174 Chase Madison Drive, were arrested Tuesday, May 22. They are each charged with attempted murder, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Summer Fest now in limbo

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The event that’s expected to bring rappers Slick Rick and Chubb Rock to Lancaster on June 9 may not happen.
    Much has changed since event promoter John Williamson told Lancaster City Council members Tuesday, May 22, that Lancaster Summer Fest would no longer be at Lancaster Memorial Stadium, as planned.

  • Buford's True Colors

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Of all the events leading up to the American Revolution, few of them had the impact of a tragic rout known as Buford’s Massacre 232 years ago on May 29, 1780.
    This Saturday, May 26, history lovers from far and wide will converge on the Buford Massacre Battlefield Memorial site on Rocky River Road just south of Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) to commemorate the battle and honor the continental soldiers whose deaths helped shape the war effort against the British.

  • Woman faces arson charge for fire at Westway Apartments

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster woman found herself behind bars this week, accused of setting a fire inside her own apartment.  
    Tammy Lynn Williams, 45, 1518 Westway Apartments, was arrested and charged with arson only hours after a fire was extinguished inside her home Tuesday, May 22, at Westway Apartments off Memorial Park Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Kershaw council briefed on smoking proposal

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Some see the county’s proposed smoking ordinance as a struggle between personal liberties and community health.
    Those views and more were shared Monday, May 21, as Kershaw Town Council was briefed on a draft measure that would ban smoking in all public-access buildings.

  • Fundraisers to help local teen get much-needed hearing aids

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Two local organizations are holding fundraisers to help a local teen suffering permanent nerve damage to his ears.
    Arntearreus “Smiley” Richardson, 17, the son of Audrey and Arnold Richardson of Lancaster, is a member of Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Zion Church and the Lancaster Fire Department’s Explorer program.
    Both organizations are holding fundraisers to help defray medical costs associated with Richardson’s treatment and to purchase much-needed hearing aids.
    LFD fundraiser

  • Man arrested for aggravated assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for aggravated assault earlier this month after he strangled a woman while she spoke with a 911 dispatcher.
    Richard Wayne Hall, 28, 1132 Sixth St., was arrested May 6 and charged with aggravated criminal domestic violence, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • It’s festival time in Great Falls

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Today is the official kick off  of the Memorial Day weekend.
    And with the annual holiday also comes an annual event in Great Falls – the Flopeye Fish Festival.
    The 29th annual Flopeye Fish Festival will be held Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Great Falls Industrial Park.
    Held on Memorial Day weekend each year, the festival offers a homecoming atmosphere for people to reunite with friends and family members while enjoying food and entertainment.