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  • Logging truck involved in fatality

     An accident between a logging truck and a car on Kershaw Camden Highway (U.S.521) north of Heath Springs claimed one person’s life, Thursday, Oct. 16.

    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome identified the victim as John T. Trull, 78, of Lancaster.

  • Student athletes suspended from play

    INDIAN LAND- Citing Indian Land High School’s alcohol and drug policy for student athletes, school administrators have suspended four student athletes from all extracurricular school activities after they were charged with underage drinking last weekend. 

  • State launches Ebola trauma network system

    The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) held a press conference at MUSC Thursday, Oct. 16, to announce the state’s preparedness if persons infected with the Ebola virus present themselves at South Carolina hospitals. 

  • Hangin’ around on main street

    From ghostly and ghastly to cosmetically beautiful, there’s a range of designs competing in the city of Lancaster “Scarecrow Contest.”

    On Saturday, Oct. 11, crews placed 28 scarecrows along Main Street and at the intersecting Williams, Arch, Gay, Dunlap and Meeting streets, said Caroline Hasty, events and promotion manager for See Lancaster, SC.

  • LCEDC office back on track?

    Despite hitting a few snags, including unexpected legal woes on the seller’s side, plans to purchase a new building to accommodate the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. are tentatively moving forward.

    The plans, which have been more than a year in the making, were discussed by county officials during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 13.

  • Woman charged for taking car

    A Lancaster woman was arrested earlier this month after investigators say she struggled with a woman, took her car keys and then drove away in her car.

    Corkita Antra McClinnick, 31, 1391 Mahaffey Line Drive, was arrested Oct. 8 and charged with strong arm robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    Investigators began searching for McClinnick after receiving a report of a fight and a stolen car on Oct. 7, according to a Circuit Court arrest warrant.

  • State’s top educator race among most watched

    The race to fill the soon-to-be-empty seat of South Carolina Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais is among the most watched in the state this year.

    Not only will the winner replace one of the most polarizing state school superintendents in recent memory, Zais’ elected successor will also oversee initiatives begun under his watch, most notably the reworking of the state’s curriculum and its accountability system.

    Here are the candidates;

  • Revolving doors: Part 3 of 3

    What do a bond revocation bill, a local drug testing lab and increased court time all have in common?

  • Five candidates face off for two Indian Land seats on county school board

    This year’s Lancaster County ballots include several school board candidates, depending on what part of the county you live in.

  • Driver dies in one- car crash on West Shiloh Unity Road

    A single-vehicle accident on West Shiloh Unity Road, two miles north of the Lancaster city limits, at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, claimed the life of one person.