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  • School board approves teacher’s termination

    The Lancaster County school board has upheld a recommendation to fire Andrew Jackson High School science teacher Doug Elder for what is deemed as a pattern of inappropriate behavior.

    The disciplinary action, taken Thursday, June 6, against Elder followed deliberations in a rare open termination hearing, a quasi-judicial disciplinary proceeding similar to a trial.

    Most often heard in closed session, Elder’s hearing was held in open session at his request with him acting in his own defense.

  • Raos champion officer killed by bootleggers

    HEATH SPRINGS – Sometimes, history just falls through the cracks.

    Sure, it’s remembered by some through faded newspaper clippings pressed inside of a book, or perhaps through delicate, fragile court records bundled in string or listed in ledgers that haven’t seen very much daylight in the last 100 years.

    But it’s still a story that must be told, that must be remembered, especially when it involves a police officer killed in the line of duty.

    That’s exactly what Sal Rao is trying to do. 

  • Heath Springs to raise water, sewer rates

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs residents will likely pay a few more dollars each month for their water.

    The $2 minimum increase in the water rate is part of the town’s proposed budget for 2013-14. There is also a proposed $2 minimum increase for the sewer rate.

    Heath Springs Town Council approved first reading of the budget during a May 28 meeting at Town Hall.

    That was a make-up for the May 21 meeting, which didn’t happen because a quorum wasn’t present.

  • Enoree woman arrested on animal cruelty charges

    An Enoree woman wanted for a slew of animal cruelty charges in Chester County was arrested by local deputies during a traffic stop last month. 

    Kayla Mashell Estes, 23, was arrested for seven counts of ill-treatment of animals/torture and one count of possession of a schedule IV narcotic, according to the S.C. Judicial Department online case database and several Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports. 

  • Tornado watch issued for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 33 South Carolina counties including Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield and surrounding areas until 10 p.m. today, June 10. A tornado watch means that conditions may become favorable for a tornado to develop.   

       

  • Learning to be better teachers

    School may have ended for Lancaster County students May 31, but now it’s the teachers’ turn.
    Teachers from across Lancaster County began attending classes June 3 as part of this year’s Professional Growth Institute, a professional development program offered by Lancaster County School District each summer.
    The workshops, some of which run through August, help teachers learn new teaching skills and strategies for the upcoming school year.

  • Man stabbed multiple times inside home

    Authorities are looking for a woman accused of stabbing a Lancaster man inside his home late last month.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy came to The Forks store on Memorial Park Road shortly after 5:30 a.m. May 24 to speak with a man who had reportedly been stabbed in the chest moments earlier.
    The man, who lives on Westway Apartment Drive, gave the deputy the name of the woman he said assaulted him with a knife.
    The man said he and the woman “have not been in any intimate relationship and have never lived together.”

  • Habitat celebrates 13 in 13
  • Another ‘most wanted’ arrest

    One of Lancaster County’s “Most Wanted” was tracked down June 1 after he was arrested by Fort Lawn police officers during a traffic checkpoint.
    Justin Edward Ellis, 28, of Fort Lawn, was transferred to the Lancaster County Detention Center shortly after he was taken into custody by Fort Lawn police officers, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    Fort Lawn officers noticed Ellis had several active outstanding warrants in Lancaster County and turned him over to a deputy at the Catawba Fish Camp, the report said.

  • Faile now a Republican

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has put aside the donkey in favor of an elephant.
    Faile, the county’s only elected law enforcement officer, said Friday, June 7, that he is no longer a Democrat and is joining the Republican Party.
    He made the announcement during a Lancaster County Republican Party luncheon at the Bradley Arts & Sciences Building multipurpose room at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    Faile said he made the decision to switch parties within the last few weeks.