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  • Two face charges in drive-by shooting

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting on French Street last week, and police are looking for two more suspects.

    Naquvis Benson, 21, was shot about 2 p.m. Jan. 23 outside the French Street duplex where he lives, according to police.

    Davatee Tymar Clinton, 20, of 722 E. Arch St., was arrested Monday by the Lancaster Police Department and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, possession of a pistol during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a pistol under age 21.

  • 4-H plans Farm Fun on Saturday

    You'll get a chance to pat a bunny, milk a cow or adopt a pet at a Lancaster County 4-H event on Saturday.

    You can even bring your horse.

    Lancaster County 4-H is holding Farm Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at ACE Hardware and Garden Center, 714 S. Market St.

    A Southern States equine specialist will be offering free consultations for anyone who brings their horse. The horse can be weighed and receive a body condition score. An equine nutrition seminar is also scheduled.

  • Sun City resident Bruce Miller wants House District 45 seat

    INDIAN LAND - A Sun City Carolina Lakes resident is the first candidate to announce his intention to run for the S.C. House District 45 seat.

    First-term incumbent Rep. Mick Mulvaney said recently that he would be running for the state Senate District 16 seat, rather than for a second term in the House.

    Veteran state Sen. Greg Gregory, a Republican, is not running for re-election.

    Bruce Miller, 65, said he's been fascinated by polictics since he was young.

  • County OKs heelsplitter measure

    County Council passed a resolution Monday night that will allow development to continue in an area inhabited by an endangered mussel.

    Council passed the resolution, which was hotly debated at its Jan. 7 meeting, in a 6-1 vote, with Councilman Jack Estridge dissenting. The resolution allows water and sewer line construction and other development to continue in the Six Mile Creek basin in Indian Land, where the Carolina heelsplitter has been found.

  • Video Exclusive: Take a virutal tour - IL surgery center ready to open

    INDIAN LAND - Some of the high-tech equipment is still in giant pieces of plastic and bubble wrap, but it won't be long before it's being used during surgery at Indian Land's newest medical facility.

    Employees were slated to start moving more equipment into Springs Memorial Hospital's The Surgery Center at Edgewater last week, said the center's administrator, Rob Bashore.

    It will likely be at least another three weeks before the first surgery is done, as the last few permits are obtained and approved.

  • Teen dies in wreck

    INDIAN LAND - The Indian Land High School family is mourning the death of one of their own.

    Derek Hammaker, a senior at the school, died Sunday night in a two-vehicle accident in York County.

    Hammaker, 18, was driving east on S.C. 160 in a 1994 Honda sedan when he collided head-on about 10:45 p.m. with a 2007 Toyota Tacoma, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Hammaker was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he died from injuries he suffered in the crash.

  • Chamber offices to move to Colonial Avenue

    The offices of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, including its affiliates - the Credit Bureau and Lancaster Collection Bureau - are moving.

    After 33 years at its North Main Street location, the chamber's new address will be 453 Colonial Ave., about two blocks off Main Street in the building formerly occupied by attorney Don Rushing.

  • IL dedicates new middle school

    INDIAN LAND - Students, parents, teachers, school officials and visitors gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the dedication of Indian Land Middle School, the first school dedicated solely to middle school students in the history of the Indian Land schools.

    "We thought this day would never come," eighth-grade class president Michael Rodriguez told the audience at the school dedication Sunday. "But it is here, a school we can call ours, a middle school."

  • Survey will help group as it seeks grant funds

    Be on the lookout for a survey questionnaire that may appear in your mailbox over the next few days.

    The Lancaster County Prevention Coalition is conducting a survey to collect parents' opinions and concerns regarding youth behavior.

    Results will help the coalition determine what services and programs can most benefit local youth and their families.

    The surveys will be mailed Monday to the parents of all seventh- through 12th-grade students in the Lancaster County School District.

  • Video - Obama wins big here and in S.C.

    Barack Obama won big among Lancaster County voters, just as he did among those across the state in the Democratic presidential primary Saturday.

    The U.S. senator from Illinois routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates.