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  • Jury convicts Brown of unlawful conduct toward a child

    The jury for Christian Brown, 28, the man charged in 2010 with unlawful conduct toward a child – his then 2-year-old son – was found guilty Thursday, April 9 in courtroom A of the Lancaster County Courthouse.

  • Judge sentences Pate to life in prison for murder of 2013 murder of Ricky James

     Sixteenth Circuit Court Judge Dan Hall sentenced David Adam Pate of Lancaster to life in prison Thursday, April 9, after Pate pleaded guilty to the Oct. 17, 2013, murder of Rickey W. James of Wallace.

    Children playing in the woods found James' decomposing body Nov. 16, 2013, about 200 feet behind Pate's home on Mullis Circle. 

    James had been stabbed and cut in the head and neck 39 times in what Hall called a "completely senseless, remorseless, emotionless" crime.

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  • Hegler gets three years in jail

    Remembering a “kind boy” who always treated her with respect, Peggy Hegler asked a judge Tuesday morning, April 7, to show mercy on her grandson Joseph Ray Hegler, who was facing charges of attempted murder and attempted kidnapping stemming from a May 2014 incident. 

  • Mind-set of future grads on the move

    Future high school graduates should possess world class knowledge and skills, along with strong life and career character traits.

  • Liberian pastor gives thanks for Reformation Lutheran Church

    Heath Spring’s native Maria Ardrey now has a Liberian school named in her honor.

  • Lancaster man scratches $100K lottery ticket

    A Lancaster man’s routine had him in the right spot at the right time recently to buy a very valuable lottery ticket.

  • A Capital Easter Celebration

    An Indian Land family has been invited to be among the more than 35,000 people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll the Monday after Easter.
    Dr. Kristin Black of New Day Family Practice recently shared the good news about her family’s lottery win of free tickets for the traditional Easter event held on the White House South Lawn for more than 130 years.

  • County tops S.C. growth charts

    Driven by growth in Indian Land, Lancaster County surpassed York County and two others as the fastest-growing county in South Carolina between 2013-14, earning it a spot as one of the fastest growing counties in the country.
    According to U.S. Census Bureau data, Lancaster County grew by 2,640 new residents between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, from 80,520 to 83,160, an increase of 3.3 percent.
    By comparison, York County grew 2.5 percent during the year, from 239,415 to 245,346 residents, the fourth highest growth rate in the state.

  • Prepping for the Hunt

    Clients of the Lancaster/Chester Disabilities and Special Needs Center, 1158 Camp Creek Road, are joyous about hiding candy in plastic eggs at Easter, said Nikki Bramlett, director of day services at the center.
    These “consumers,” as Bramlett calls them, are experiencing their third year packing the eggs provided by the city of Lancaster for Rosie’s Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds.