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  • Easter fun at Palmetto Place

    Former residents of Palmetto Place Apartments returned last Sunday to treat a new generation to an Easter egg hunt, games, snow cones and hot dogs.
    Nearly 200 kids scoured the field for eggs between the apartment complex and the picnic shelter Sunday afternoon.
    Some wearing brand new Easter outfits and others in more casual wear squatted and tiptoed to gather eggs hidden in crevices and on top of playground equipment. Older children held the hands of younger children, helping them navigate the new experience.

  • Lancaster man charged in Jack’s robbery

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month.

    Tyrone Derell Mingo, 30, of Mint Street, was arrested March 23 at a Rock Street home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release.   

  • Holy Harleys

    On this cold, damp Sunday morning, the deep rumble of Harleys on U.S. 521 broke the silence across the Heath Springs countryside.
    Leather-clad bikers pulled off into a field and dismounted, fancy boots engaging kickstands. Standing side-by-side, the five broad-shouldered men looked like an NFL defensive line.

  • Happy Birthday, Andrew Jackson!

    Andrew Jackson State Park celebrated the 251st birthday of its namesake March 24.
    The bash included re-enactors and demonstrations of black-powder rifles as well as handmade crafts from Andrew Jackson’s time period. Here are a few scenes from the event.

  • Money spent on concerts can’t be used to hire cops, firefighters

    The city’s Performing Arts Department has come under fire on budget issues over the past month, with city council just one vote short of eliminating the Performing Arts Series of concerts at its March 13 meeting.
    Council member Hazel Taylor, who voted to kill the concerts, commented in an interview after the meeting that the money should be used for other things like hiring police officers and firefighters.

  • Walking in serious shoes

    It seemed like business as usual at the coroner’s office Thursday – a white board full of notes on different cases and a determined sleuth to determine each cause of death.
    “Treat everything as a homicide until proven otherwise,” Jasmine Mills said as she wrote “domestic violence” under “homicide.”

    Jasmine had been solving cases for hours. And she’s just 13 years old.

  • Combining discovery, preservation

    Archivists are not known for getting down in the dirt.
    You often see them wearing white gloves, to avoid damaging the precious documents and other artifacts that it’s their job to catalog and safely tuck away.
    Brent Burgin has those white gloves, but he was just as comfortable in work gloves over several years, slogging away in the bottom of a pit at the Kolb Site archaeological dig near Darlington with his colleagues from USC Lancaster.

  • Teen without wheels no more

    Daquan Stevenson has a new ride.
    The Kershaw 17-year-old, whose car was totaled by an 18-wheeler in a hit-and-run accident two weeks ago, is back on the road, thanks to a Lancaster couple who read his story in The Lancaster News.
    Stevenson was stopped at the stop sign on West Hilton Street at North Matson Street in Kershaw on March 15 when the trailer of a turning semi slammed into the front end of his 1996 Honda Civic. The truck driver did not stop.

  • Estridge will not run for 5th term

    County council member Jack Estridge, first elected in 2002 to represent the southern part of the county, will not seek a fifth term in office.
    “I think I’ve served long enough, and others are willing to step up,” the 72-year-old Democrat said Friday.
    “I tell you, I have two little great-grandchildren who have really brightened up my life, and I just want to spend as much time as I can with them.”

  • Local Easter events have something for ‘Everybunny’

    Library egg hunt

    Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster, will hold an Easter egg hunt from 10-11 a.m. March 30. For details, call (803) 285-1502 or e-mail aantonacci@lancastercountysc.net.

    HS Easter egg hunt