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  • Kershaw Council hopes good fences make good neighbors

    Kershaw town officials have heard plenty of complaints from homeowners about swimmers traipsing through private property to get to the local pool.
    This was a hot topic of discussion during Kershaw Town Council’s meeting Monday, July 21.
    Mayor Wayne Rhodes said the complaints continue because swimmers are entering the gate from an area near the pool building to below the pool on private residential property.

  • Bank teller charged with embezzling

    A Lancaster woman was arrested in Rock Hill after she admitted to embezzling money from the two Wells Fargo branches where she worked as a teller.
    Rock Hill police arrested Candace Marie Adams, 23, of the 5800 block of Morrison Road, on July 16 for breach of trust.
    According to a Rock Hill Police Department report, Adams allegedly stole an estimated $18,247 between June 10 and July 16 from the Wells Fargo branches at 749 Cherry Road and 2691 Celanese Road.

  • Police seek help finding man who hit officers with car

    After multiple searches and pleas from police for information, a Lancaster man is still on the run, wanted for hitting two police officers with his car on July 6.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Thursday, July 24, investigators are still searching for leads in the whereabouts of Tyzhe Lashown Hough, 19, whose last known address was 5908 Henderson Road.
    “We still don’t know where he is,” Grant said. “But we’re still asking for the public’s help to find him. Getting the word out, that’ll be great.”

  • Woman hurt in bypass wreck

    A long line of cars and trucks stretched into the distance Wednesday afternoon, July 23, after a one-car accident injured a woman and snarled traffic along S.C. 9 Bypass.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. James Miller said the accident happened about 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Grace Avenue, about two miles west of Lancaster.
    Miller said the driver, Tammy Stephens, 46, of Fort Lawn, was traveling east on the bypass in a 2005 Honda Element when the accident happened. He said she drove off the left side of the road and then overturned.

  • Closet Ministry offers free school clothes, backpacks

    The Closet Ministry of Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, will hold its fifth annual Back-To-School Day of free clothing and bookbag giveaways from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
    Gently used items donated by the community will be available and book bags for children will be given away as long as supplies last, said event coordinator Catherine Horton.
    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and you do not need proof of income to participate, Horton said.

  • Council discusses grants

    Council discusses grants

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    More jobs and less crime.

    Those are the aims of several grants Lancaster County Council discussed during its July 14 meeting, including a few the county has already been awarded and one that county officials would like to apply for.

    Council first discussed two grants for economic development projects the county recently received from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Buford ticket wins $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5

    Staff reports

    A Lancaster woman beat one in a million odds for a $200,0000 South Carolina Education Lottery win this past Friday.

    Lottery officials announced Monday, July 21, that one lucky someone bought the winning $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket at Buford Express Mart No. 6 at 4433 Pageland Highway for the Friday, July 18 drawing.

    The winning numbers were 8,16,30,33, 38 and 2, the last number a “Power-Up” multiplier. The five number match resulted in a $100,000 win that doubled to $200,000 with the $1 extra multiplier.

  • First Habitat Prayer Walk a success, despite rainy weather

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County

    Even with a drizzling rain, about 35 people came to pray at the first Habitat Prayer Walk. Although each home is dedicated when completed, Habitat officials felt it was time to reaffirm the faith on which Habitat is based, and to invite the Lancaster faith community to stand together in unity to pray for Habitat’s homeowners and its mission.

  • Wanted man found in Lancaster

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and shooting of a man last fall was tracked down and arrested last month.

    Local authorities had been searching for Rendell Jomon Cunningham, 30, 1858 Colton Way, since Oct. 4, 2013, in connection with an incident where a man was held at gunpoint in his car, kidnapped and later shot in the back, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report and arrest warrants.

  • Man kicks out patrol car window after arrest

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Charlotte man is facing an escape charge after he kicked out the back window of a deputy’s patrol car following his arrest outside an Indian Land business July 14.

    Donnie Gill, 41, had already been arrested on a shoplifting charge, but is now facing charges of unlawful escape and malicious injury to property following the incident that happened at about 6:30 p.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.