• A.R. Rucker girls ‘a special group’

    Rucker Middle School girls basketball coach Ashley Price calls her Lady Rams’ team “a special group.”
    How special?
    Well, for the last two seasons, the Lady Rams are a most impressive 27-0 on the hardwood.
    That’s a stunning 27-oh! The 2011 team went 13-0 and the 2012 squad was 14-0.
    Price is right. That’s special.
    Then throw in the fact that the Lady Rams’ volleyball team, which Price guided, went unbeaten last fall and that’s extra special.

  • Professor hit by truck

    A University of South Carolina Lancaster professor was severely injured after she was hit by a pickup truck late Thursday night.
    USCL foreign languages professor Nathalie Davaut, 44, of Gastonia, N.C., was walking across Hubbard Drive near the university when she was struck at about 9 p.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The incident was also confirmed by John Rutledge, director of law enforcement and security for USCL.

  • USCL community shaken by accident

    A cloud of sadness hung over the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus Friday.
    Faculty members and students walked from one building to the next, somberly discussing the unfortunate accident the night before that seriously injured one of their own – Dr. Nathalie Davaut.  
    Davaut, who teaches French and Spanish at USCL, was struck by a pickup truck as she was crossing Hubbard Drive. Dr. Darris Hassell, one of her foreign language colleagues, said he was shaken when he learned about the accident later that night.

  • W. Va. fugitive found in county

    Using GPS technology, local police joined with West Virginia authorities to track down a fugitive in Lancaster last week.
    The hunt for the fugitive began when a Lancaster police officer received a late-night phone call from a West Virginia state trooper Feb. 10, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Burns planned at Forty Acre Rock

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Heritage Trust Program will work with the S.C. Forestry Commission to conduct several prescribed burns on about 400 acres of Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County over the next few months.
    The entire preserve encompasses 2,267 acres, so the 400 acres to be burned is about 17 percent of the total acreage.

  • Woman arrested for firing gun

    Christopher Sardelli
    A heated argument between a Lancaster man and his girlfriend recently ended with the woman's arrest after she fired a gun into a ceiling.
    Flossie Burks Lewis, 53, of Elgin, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

  • Man assaulted at Super Bowl gathering

    Jesef Williams
    A private Super Bowl gathering turned violent for two Lancaster men earlier this month.  
    Police came to a home in the 700 block of Taylor Street at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 5 in response to a call about an assault.
    An officer saw that a man had a bleeding wound above his left eye and a wound on his left hand, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Prudential ribbon cutting is Wednesday

    From release
    Prudential Insurance Company-George McDow, Financial Professional, will celebrate its recent move to a new location with a special ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
    Prudential Insurance Company’s new office is located at 1129-A Highway 9 Bypass.
    George McDow, his staff, Mayor Joe Shaw and County Council Chair Kathy Sistare, along with Chamber Chair Susan Rowell, and other elected officials and chamber representatives will participate in the event.

  • Mulvaney to speak at Tea Party rally

    From Release
    U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney will be the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Tea Party rally at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Mike Williams Builders building, 1351 Charlotte Highway.
    Mulvaney's speech is on limited government. He will answer questions about that topic.

  • Second contract post office opens

    Reece Murphy
    Indian Land residents now have another choice in mail services with the opening of a new contract U.S. Postal Service office near Doby’s Bridge Road.
    Located inside Liberty Tax Service at 8441 Charlotte Highway in the Commons at Doby’s Bridge shopping center next to the Gate service station, the site offers a full range of outgoing postal services.
    Indian Land’s original contract post office at the MJ Mart on the corner of Charlotte Highway and S.C. 160 will remain open.