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  • Lt. governor to meet with seniors at Sun City

    INDIAN LAND – Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and the Office on Aging will host a Listening Session on Senior Fraud at 3 p.m. Monday at the Sun City Lake House, 1353 Del Webb Blvd.

    The Lt. Governor's Listening Sessions on Senior Fraud, which began in June, offer an opportunity for seniors and their caregivers to learn more about fraud and share their story with Bauer and his staff."

  • Humane Society disbands; reorganizes with new name

    There is still a Humane Society in Lancaster County.

    The animal rescue group is now called the Humane Society of Lancaster, SC. The Humane Society of Lancaster County group has dissolved, as several board members of that group decided to disband the society.

    But a few members of the original group, including Brandy Sweisberger, Mary Reimers and Dawn Wagner, want to continue the former group's mission.

  • U.S. House hopefuls focus on economy, national security

    The candidates for the U.S. House District 5 seat are focused on restoring the economy and tightening national security.

    Candidates are incumbent Democrat John Spratt, Republican Albert Spencer and Frank Waggoner of the Constitution Party.

    The 5th Congressional District of South Carolina includes several counties, including Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Marlboro, Newberry, Sumter and York.

    John Spratt, Democrat

  • Mulvaney, Norrell weigh in on tone of Senate campaign

    Republican Mick Mulvaney and Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell have spent the last few weeks responding to a variety of attacks – some posted online, others mailed as fliers to households or placed under car windshields.

    Those fliers have included several attacks on both candidates for the District 16 state Senate seat.

    The S.C. Senate Democratic Caucus has sent color brochures to homes around the area stating that Mulvaney is taking out-of-state voucher money and hurting public schools.

    Others sent by Norrell's campaign say Mulvaney wants to raise gas taxes.

  • Absentee voting popular this year

    Long lines stretched along the hallway outside the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office this week as many voters hoped to cast their absentee ballots.

    Standing next to each other in one of those lines were Lancaster resident Diane Wilson and Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Rosalie Steinitz.

    Wilson was trying to make sure her vote was cast before undergoing back surgery next week. This was her first time casting an absentee ballot, but besides the long wait, she hasn't had any problems.

  • County to get a refund

    Lancaster County may soon be getting a check for $55,000 from its neighbor.

    A couple of months ago, Lancaster County learned that some sales taxes from Indian Land businesses had been paid to York County.

    The snafu happened because Indian Land's ZIP code, 29707, was accidentally designated as a York County ZIP by the S.C. Department of Revenue, County Administrator Steve Willis said. That led to 31 Indian Land businesses paying sales tax revenue to York County, instead of Lancaster County.

  • Breaking News Teen dies in Grace Avenue wreck

    An 18-year-old Carmel Road resident died in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night on Grace Avenue.

    Johntavis Lamar Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries, Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said.

    Campbell was a passenger in a 1999 Infiniti that ran off the road and struck a tree, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened at 11:20 p.m., about a mile west of the Lancaster city limits.

    The driver, a 17-year-old Lancaster teen, was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

  • Multiple shootings, robberies keep Lancaster police busy

    Multiple shootings and robberies in Lancaster have kept police busy this week.

    Here's a roundup of the incidents, which occurred Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Police Capt. Harlean Howard said nobody was injured in the cases and no arrests have been made.

    She said investigators are looking to see if any of these six incidents are related.

    "We're looking at the cases individually and collectively," Howard said. "They're under heavy investigation and scrutiny."

  • Gamble, Pelot square off in District 6 school board race

    Retired educator Margaret Gamble wants to continue serving residents in the Kershaw area while Robert Pelot is looking to hold elected office for the first time.

    Gamble and Pelot face off in the Nov. 4 race for the District 6 Lancaster County school board seat.

    School board seats are non-partisan.

    Margaret Gamble

    Gamble, 63, the incumbent, is seeking a second term because she said she wants to help continue many of the programs the Lancaster County School District has undertaken in recent years.

  • AJ, IL bands vie for state titles

    Two Lancaster County bands will have a chance to call themselves state champion Saturday.

    The Andrew Jackson High School and Indian Land High School marching bands performed well enough in their respective Upper State preliminary competitions last week to advance to the state finals.

    Indian Land High's marching band finished first in the Class A Upper State preliminaries, held Saturday at Clinton High School.

    The top six bands in each class advance to the state finals.