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  • SCHP promotes Albert to Troop 4 commander

    COLUMBIA – Bobby J. Albert has been promoted to the new Troop 4 commander with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    As commander of Troop 4, Albert will oversee the day-to-day enforcement and administrative operations of Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York counties.

    “Capt. Albert is a seasoned trooper who knows this area of the state well,” said Col. Mike Oliver, SCHP commander. 

    “He sets an excellent example and is well-respected among the troopers he will lead.”

  • Weather Service issues flood warning

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flood warning for portions of Lancaster County along the Catawba River until late Sunday, May 12, or until the warning is canceled.

    According to the weather service, at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 9, the flood stage of Lake Wateree was at 101.9 feet.

    Flood stage is the level at which a river, stream, ocean or other body of water has risen to cause sufficient inundation of areas not normally covered by water that threatens or causes inconveniences to life and property.

  • Armed robbers hold up Antioch Grocery

    At least two men, possibly three people, are wanted in connection with an armed robbery at Antioch Grocery on Wednesday, May 8, in which a clerk was injured by a masked gunman. 

    Then, a customer, who walked into the store while the crime was in progress, had a gun pointed at him, according to witnesses at the scene.

  • Anxiety and Anticipation

    There was no “Bones” about it for Gisselle Cabrera on Monday night.

    The 13-year-old South Middle School seventh-grader went to bed just after 8 p.m., missing this week’s TV episode for good reason.

    That’s because she is one of the county’s 6,220 third- through eighth-graders who are now taking South Carolina’s annual Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test, which started Tuesday, May 7.

  • Deputies charge two men for string of break-ins in Kershaw

    Two Kershaw men remain behind bars a week after they were arrested in connection with a burglary spree in the southern end of the county.

    Therine Junior Miller, 23, 141 Conally St., and Andre William Stewart, 21, 623 E. Richland St., were each charged April 25 with multiple counts of burglary related to a string of burglaries the week before, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • See Lancaster SC announces Performing Arts Series

    Nationally acclaimed acts in country music, R&B, pop and even tap dance and comedy are all coming to town for the 2013-14 See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series. 

    Jimola Wade, who manages the series, recently announced next season's schedule, which runs from September to April. 

    Country and gospel vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys kick things off Sept. 6. 

    The next show is Oct. 26 for Tap – The Show, which features a group of tap dancers. 

  • Police find missing woman

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police have found a missing Lancaster woman unharmed, days after she reportedly made a disturbing phone call.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said officers located Clydie Snipes Putnam, 55, on Thursday, May 9. Putnam was last heard from on Tuesday after making a phone call stating she was going to take her life, Grant said.
    In a police department press release sent Thursday afternoon, Grant said Putnam had been found “alive and well.”

  • Man dies in Camp Creek Road crash

    Yellow crime scene tape crisscrossed a crumpled Honda and a white pickup truck missing a tire Tuesday, May 7, hours after the two-vehicle wreck left a Monroe, N.C., man dead along Camp Creek Road. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into the events leading up to the death of Jeffrey Whitener, 26, in the crash, according to a sheriff’s office press release. 

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said the Monroe man was killed after he was ejected from a car he was driving just before 6 a.m.

  • 2013 lancaster county school district celebration of excellence

    Lancaster County School District saluted its outstanding students, teachers and retiring staff members during the 16th annual Celebration of Excellence banquet Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30.
    The two-night event drew hundreds of guests to the Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room for an event that honored 275 outstanding students, 27 retiring staff members and four new inductees into the district’s Education Hall of Fame.

  • Thomas & Betts managers discuss safety, growth at annual LCEDC meeting

    With Lancaster’s Thomas & Betts facility on the verge of increasing its workforce, plant manager Mike Scutella credited their expansion to “culture change.”
    That change, along with an emphasis on safety and lean manufacturing, were the focus of Scutella’s presentation to a packed house of business and government leaders during the Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting April 23.