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  • Billboard shares Hinson’s gentle smile

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Services
    GREAT FALLS – A new billboard was unveiled last week.
    But this isn’t your typical advertisement.
    Police hope the billboard will help find the killer of Alfreda Wertz Hinson.
    Hinson was found murdered in her home on Nov. 28, 2011. She died from a single gunshot wound to her head.
    Numerous law enforcement agencies, Crimestoppers of the Midlands, Lamar Outdoor Advertising and Revelations Outdoor Management held a press conference below the billboard on May 8.

  • Andrew Jackson High School graduation

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Lauren Joyner snapped away with her Kodak digital camera, hoping to get a few good shots of her daughter, Mary Beth, walking across the graduation stage.
    Joyner said Mary Beth is the last of her three children to graduate from Andrew Jackson High School. That idea of finality made Friday’s ceremony even that much more meaningful.
    “I’m very proud,” the mother said. “That’s it. This (Mary Beth) is the last one.”

  • Buford High School graduation

    Sherry Archie
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Proud families rushed to fill the gymnasium at Buford High School as the Class of 2012 graduation ceremonies began.  With the meaningful notes of Pomp and Circumstance filling the air, 122 seniors filed in to take their seats of honor.  They entered as high school students and left as graduates ready to begin the journey of adulthood.
    “We are so proud of our students.  They have all worked hard to get here tonight,” said JoAnn Garris, assistant principal at BHS.

  • Indian Land High School graduation

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School’s 151 graduates and their parents celebrated the end of 13 long years of school during what must have been the most rambunctious of the district’s four graduations Friday, May 18.
    Ignoring school officials’ admonitions to remain quiet until all students had crossed the stage, scores of family members gladly faced the consequences by voluntarily allowing themselves to be ejected for the chance to stand and cheer on their grads.

  • Lancaster High School graduation

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With the lights of Lancaster County Memorial Stadium shining bright above her, Lancaster High School valedictorian McKenzie Blanton declared Friday a moment her fellow graduates will never forget.
    “This day is all about us,” Blanton said. “After we cross this stage, we all have dreams and plans to look forward to.”

  • Raptors top Warriors for Class AA soccer crown

     

       

    COLUMBIA – Indian Land's sterling soccer season ended in a day of disappointment.

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  • HOPE suspect now back in county

    The former HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster bookkeeper charged in connection with missing funds from the charity is now back in the county and faces additional charges.

    After waiving extradition in Auburn, Ala., Christy Leeann Ellis, 3283 Camp Creek Road, was returned to Lancaster County about 4 p.m. Wednesday, said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

  • Cook, Coy to mount petition campaigns

    You’ll likely continue to see plenty of Bob Cook and Joseph Coy campaign signs alongside roads in Lancaster County.

    Despite being removed from the June 12 primary ballot earlier this month, the two men say they are still running for the S.C. House District 44 seat – both as petition candidates.

    Cook, a Kershaw resident, had been seeking the Democratic nomination against Mandy Powers Norrell, while Coy, a Heath Springs resident, had been running on the Republican ticket against Ryan Payne.

  • LHS’s Alex Metzger’s graduation road marked with personal potholes

     – Editor’s note: In the last four issues, including today, The Lancaster News has been profiling students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012. 

     

    During a quiet moment between classes, Alex Metzger marveled at how far he’s come in the last year. 

    It’s been a long road for Metzger, 18, a former Alaska resident who’s set to graduate from Lancaster High School today.