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  • Man bites woman; officers stun him with a stun gun

    Deputies shot a man with a stun gun minutes after he allegedly bit a woman earlier this month.
    Heath Springs resident George Duncan III, 29, was arrested June 1 on several charges after Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at his home, according to sheriff’s office incident report.
    While there deputies spoke with a woman who said Duncan had been causing a disturbance in the home between 2 and 2:40 a.m.

  • No leads in woman hit by car

    Authorities have no leads in the case of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle earlier this month.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said investigators still haven’t turned up any new information about who hit a 33-year-old Lancaster woman with his or her vehicle June 1.
    The woman spoke to Lancaster police officers at Springs Memorial Hospital about 30 minutes after she was hit, according to a police department incident report. She told officers the hit-and-run happened as she was walking along Clark Place in the city between 9:30 and 10 a.m.  

  • Courtney to step down from arts council

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will soon be looking for a new executive director. 

    Sam Courtney, who’s held the position for six years, told The Lancaster News on Monday that he is resigning, effective June 30. 

    The Arts Council, located in the old Springs House on Gay Street, promotes the arts in Lancaster County by providing educational opportunities for students and various programming for the general public, among other services. 

  • Mulvaney shares view on budget

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    For The Lancaster

    INDIAN LAND  – As part of his “Spending, Debt, and Deficits” tour of the state, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. 5, held a town hall meeting at the pavilion in Sun City Carolina Lakes on Wednesday morning, June 8.  

  • Man shot 4 times at club

    Authorities and crime scene investigators combed the Midway area Thursday night for whoever shot a man outside a local club. 

    A 19-year-old Heath Springs man was shot at about 9 p.m. outside of Big Momma’s club, located at 1016 Old Landsford Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    Sheriff’s deputies found the victim lying almost directly in front of the club’s front door.

  • Nine graduate from CCA

    Nine seniors received their high school diplomas during commencement June 3 at Carolina Christian Academy.

    The private school’s gym floor was filled with proud parents, family, friends and a 102-year-old great-grandmother. 

    Sadie Sweatt proudly watched and smiled as her great-grandson, James Thorne Noland, cross the stage with his diploma in hand.

    School Administrator Dr. Huey Mills, praised the class of 2011, saying there is so much Christ-likeness in the graduating class.

  • Officers: Teen stabs another teen

    A teenage girl was arrested last week in connection with the stabbing of another teen. 

    Dericka Frazier, 17, 2116 Florence Circle, was arrested May 30 by Lancaster police officers and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The arrest happened only days after Frazier reportedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl in the arm, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. 

    Lancaster police officers learned of the incident after responding to Springs Memorial Hospital 

  • More tax hikes on table

    Concerns from various county groups about funding cuts have Lancaster County Council reconsidering its proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, even though that could mean potential tax hikes for local residents. 

  • Arrest made in Plyler’s death

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    CONWAY – Billy Ray Plyler has mixed emotions about the bond hearing he watched last Friday.
    Sitting in a small room at a Horry County courthouse, Plyler and his wife, Linda, watched on a monitor as a judge issued a $75,000 bond for Don Leget Marsh, 58, of Hartsville.

  • Child dies after heart surgery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Elementary School family is mourning the loss of one of its own.
    Blair Blacknall, who recently completed the fifth grade at ILES, died Tuesday following complications from surgery the day before.
    He was 11.
    Blair’s heart surgery Monday was related to his premature birth. Unfortunately, the operation took a turn for the worse, said ILES Principal Beth Blum.
    His funeral is Saturday in Charlotte.