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  • 2 dead in Palmetto Place shooting

     

    Two men died Thursday night following a shooting at Palmetto Place Apartments in Lancaster, and police are looking for an injured third man as a person of interest in the case.

    Lancaster County Coroner Karla Knight Deese identified the victims as 21-year-old Rakeem Patterson and 22-year-old Markevis Foster, both of Lancaster.

    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said officers are looking for Courtney Javon McCain, 36, of Lancaster, for questioning in the case.

  • Fort Lawn Councilman Joe Reddick dies at 81

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    Longtime Fort Lawn town councilman and community leader Thomas B. “Joe” Reddick died last Friday at age 81. Colleagues and friends remembered him as a man of integrity who cared deeply about his community.
    Fort Lawn Mayor John Rumford served with Reddick when they were both on the board of directors of the Fort Lawn Community Center and again later when both served on Fort Lawn Town Council. Rumford lived up the street from Reddick.

  • Boulware will lead United Way

    Deborah Boulware, long-time United Way volunteer and 14-year employee of the local schools, is the new executive director of the United Way of Lancaster County.
    She starts the job July 10 after leaving her position with the Lancaster County School District.
    “I am both humbled and excited,” Boulware said Friday. “The mission of the United Way goes along with my life mission.”

  • Janice Dabney retiring

    A half century after she started work in the hospital’s emergency room, Springs Memorial CEO Janice Dabney will retire in August.
    Dabney has been one of the city’s top executives and community leaders for more than three decades. She has served two stints on the county school board totaling 16 years and counting.
    The Lancaster native started out at the hospital in 1966 as the only person on duty to check in patients during the second shift at what was then Marion Sims Memorial Hospital.

  • Bears out there

    Jimmy Deese was hoping to capture the image of a rambling buck on a trail camera he placed in the woods near his Tradesville home.
    Instead, he got a black bear.
    “It was pretty unexpected,” Deese said of the bear. “I’m not scared of much, but when I go back there now, I got my 45 by my side.”
    The trail camera, which is positioned about 3 feet off the ground, recorded the image of the young black bear about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
    “I went down there to check it and I heard something going through the woods,” he said.

  • July 4 lights up fireworks sales

    Fireworks retailers are prepping for their busiest season with new arrivals they hope you’ll love.
    From alien invasions to shark-inspired showers, frequent favorites like sparklers and plenty of safety gear to handle it all – they’re stocking up, expecting hundreds to buy to celebrate Independence Day.
    In Indian Land, Phantom Fireworks’ best sellers are the Pyrotechnic Motherlode and the New Yorker Salute Finale – both are ground-based and shoot a series of shots.

  • Red, white & blue fun

    Independence Day festivities begin this week, with tons of red, white and blue and fireworks lighting up the night skies. Here are some events offered in our area:
    ◆ Rock Hill will hold its 14th annual Red, White & Boom Independence Day Festival at 5:30 p.m. July 3, at the Old Town Amphitheater, 144 E. Black St., Rock Hill. The festival includes live music, inflatables, rides, food trucks, beer and wine and an ice cream eating contest. The fireworks display begins at 10 p.m. For details, visit www.onlyinoldtown.com/boom.

  • N.C. woman charged in fatal bike hit and run

    An N.C. woman who allegedly struck a bicyclist late Friday night in the Buford community and then drove away is now in jail.
    Diane Elizabeth Kelley, 46, of Lilesville, N.C., turned herself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne said Kelley is charged with leaving the scene of the accident regarding death in connection to the fatal hit and run, which killed Robert B. “Robbie” Sims, of Hopkins Lane.

  • Weekend Recap: June 26, 2017

    Lancaster County School District will have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s $102 million budget before its approval. The meeting will be at the school district office, 300 S. Catawba Street, Lancaster. The board of trustees will vote on the budget at 6 p.m. after the public hearing. The monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

     

    Three Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball teams captured district championships in Camden to earn bids to the state tournament in Dillon on July 8.

  • See Lancaster announces summer events

    From release

    There’s a summer full of budget-friendly entertainment scheduled in Lancaster, including theater performances for kids and downtown concerts for everyone.
    Lancaster Performing Arts’ secondary series “See Lancaster Live” includes live theatre shows for children at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. The first was Thursday – Bright Star Touring Theatre’s “Happily Ever After”, featuring some of the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works.