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  • Heath Springs considers curfew

    HEATH SPRINGS - Heath Springs Town Council is considering a curfew for anyone 16 and under.

    Vincent Webb, a Lancaster County Sheriff's deputy whose duties are to police the town, spoke to Town Council on Tuesday about recent incidents where youngsters were spotted in town in the early morning hours without adult supervision.

    Webb mentioned an incident where three males, all 17 and 18, and five girls, some of whom were just 13, were spotted on Clyde Street at 3 a.m. in early November.

    "I would like to see a curfew in place where I can do a little bit more," Webb said.

  • BREAKING NEWS! Lancaster County Schools - 2 Hour Delay!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008: Lancaster County Schools under 2 hour delay due to winter weather and snow.

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  • Community raises funds to help sick friend

    After a week under heavy sedation, the first thing Amy Saylors said was, "I've got to pay my bills."

    Saylors had been hospitalized with a case of pneumonia so severe that doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina did not have a name for it. They said she was lucky to be alive.

    It was New Year's Day when Saylors became so sick that an ambulance had to transport her from Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster more than three hours south to MUSC in Charleston.

  • Officials keep close eye on winter storm

    Local officials are keeping a close eye on the movements of a winter storm heading toward the state.

    Lancaster County is under a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. tonight to 11 a.m. Thursday.

    Wintry precipitation is forecast to develop across the region by late tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow will develop and mix with sleet and rain. There may be a period of light snow after midnight. The weather service said light accumulation is possible, but will be less than an inch.

  • BHS team wins calculus coaster contest

    A roller coaster ride in Ohio was the inspiration behind a winning calculus project.

    Buford High School seniors T.J. Roberts and Taylor Threatt created a roller coaster display called TNT, which was voted the best of all displays presented by calculus students in Lancaster County School District.

  • County official says land was rezoned for Rite Aid

    A Charlotte developer got the initial OK at County Council's last meeting to move forward with The Village at Doby's Bridge.

    The proposed development, on U.S. 521 across from the intersection of Doby's Bridge Road, will include retail and office space.

  • Be aware of new tax laws before you file

    Uncle Sam and the state of South Carolina are knocking at the doors of Lancaster County residents again, looking for their share of taxes from 2007.

    And of course, there are always new things to be aware of in a new tax season.

    Each year, the federal government changes various standard and itemized deduction amounts because of inflationary reasons. New deductions are also added.

  • Officials keep close eye on winter storm

    Local officials are keeping a close eye on the movements of a winter storm heading toward the state.

    Lancaster County is under a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. tonight to 11 a.m. Thursday.

    Wintry precipitation is forecast to develop across the region by late tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow will develop and mix with sleet and rain. There may be a period of light snow after midnight. The weather service said light accumulation is possible, but will be less than an inch.

  • First day at new ILMS like second Christmas

    INDIAN LAND – There were sticky notes on the lockers that told each student which one was theirs.

    Even though some had trouble mastering their combinations, they were glad that the lockers were considerably larger than the ones they had been using at their former school.

    Tuesday was the first day of class for Indian Land Middle School students in the recently renovated building that used to serve as the high school.

    Aside from having new lockers, the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders appeared happy to have a building to call their own.

  • Veteran officer retires – sort of

    Tim Witherspoon has been involved with law enforcement since he was 9.

    Back then, he was part of the Lancaster Police Department's youth patrol and later became a police cadet, in which he was able to ride around with officers to get a first-hand look at police life.

    He knew then that law enforcement was his calling.

    Nearly 30 years later and a full cop career behind him, Witherspoon has decided to retire. His last day was Jan. 3.