• County pool sets July Fourth schedule

    The Lancaster County pool has set its July Fourth schedule.

    The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.

    The pool will be closed July 6-7 for public swimming due to the annual Aquatics Championship swim meet. No daycare swimming on July 7 due to the Aquatics. Daycare swimming will be held on Wednesday, July 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Aquacize and lap swimming begins July 11 at noon. The cost is $1.00 per person.

  • Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

    Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

  • Man killed in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    Motorists heading south on Kershaw Camden Highway on Wednesday afternoon were met with an abrupt detour sign at the Doc Garris Road intersection.
    Anyone who made it beyond that point moments earlier saw several red and blue flashing lights that came from law enforcement cars and other emergency vehicles. They were responding to a one-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Lancaster County man.

  • Kershaw gives its 1st nod to budget

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Aside from higher water rates, town of Kershaw residents are also facing a slight hike in property taxes.
    Those increases are part of the proposed 2011-12 budget town officials are now considering.
    Town Council passed first reading of the budget at its Monday meeting. The vote was 6-0, as Councilman Randy Seegars was absent.

  • Tillman remains in jail

    Jesef Williams
    The 18-year-old who was charged in the recent shooting of a fellow Lancaster teen will remain behind bars indefinitely.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said Wednesday that Deshaune Tillman, 110 N. Ferguson St., is still being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center. His bond has been denied.
    Police say Tillman shot Shaquille Lashaun Robinson, 18, at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday in front of 116
    Hazel St.

  • Pleasant Hill ARP is closing its doors

    Jesef Williams
    Despite its pending closure, a local church is making sure it remembers the legacy of its former pastor and his surviving wife.
    Pleasant Hill ARP Church in Heath Springs decided recently that it would be closing soon due to a significant drop in membership.
    The last service will be in November.
    Since the church is folding, the congregation had to decide what to do with the money in the treasury that’s been collected over the years through tithes and other contributions.

  • Sororities, frats help local youth

    Jesef Williams
    Some people associate Greek fraternities and sororities with college life and partying.
    But if you truly have a chance to be around members of local Greek organizations, you know that’s far from the case.
    The Pan-Hellenic Council of Lancaster County held its first Greek Week, which ran from June 12 to 17. During those days, local members of historically black fraternities and sororities sponsored several community-outreach programs, most of which were geared toward the youth.

  • Father’s role important in child’s life

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For the Lancaster News
    The role of a father is something that is very special and could never be replaced.
    With nearly one out of three American children going to bed with no father present, that role has become even more important.
    To honor dads and their children, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asked local housing authorities to partner with them and have events for families who live there and in surrounding areas.

  • Man reports being shot while riding bike

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man told officers someone shot at him June 9, though there are few leads in the case.
    The alleged shooting happened at about 11:45 p.m. that day near the 800 block of East Arch Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    A 27-year-old man told officers he was riding his bike down that road, when he noticed a woman he knew standing in the parking lot of the Frank Roddey Apartments.

  • Report: Man throws gasoline on woman

    Jesef Williams
    A woman who was doused with gasoline outside a convenience store nearly two weeks ago has  decided not to press charges.
    A deputy responded to Unity Grocery on Unity Church Road after receiving a call about a disturbance there. The store is  near Shiloh Unity Road in the northeastern part of the county, east of Monroe Highway, (SC 200).