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  • Lancaster gets 2nd big lottery win in 3 weeks

    Palmetto Cash 5 lottery tickets are hot in Lancaster, it seems, after a local player scored a six-figure win in Wednesday night’s drawing – the second big local win in less than three weeks.
    S.C. Education Lottery spokeswoman Holli Armstrong said the as yet unknown winner won $100,000 with the numbers 2, 3,11, 29 and 34, but also “Powered-up” for an additional $1, which doubled the win to $200,000.
    The odds of winning were 1 in 1,003,884.

  • 13K lose Comporium internet service

    An equipment malfunction caused a massive internet outage Wednesday for 13,000 Comporium Communications customers, many of them businesses that had to turn away customers of their own.
    Matthew Dosch, Comporium’s executive vice president of customer operations,  said the outage started shortly before 3 p.m. and ended about 5:15 p.m. It also cut service to about 7,000 cable TV subscribers.
    Dosch blamed the problems on a malfunctioning electronics card in a piece of equipment at a service node serving Lancaster County customers south of the Panhandle.

  • Lancaster woman cited after dogs attack horse

    A Lancaster woman was cited for violations of the county animal control ordinance after a neighbor reported that two of her dogs attacked his horse, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    Kristina Brook Bradley, 23, of 1914 Zion Road was charged with two animal restraint violations following the Aug. 10 incident involving what the report said were two of her three “pit bull-type” dogs.

  • Kershaw council axes Matson Street oaks

    The fate of the giant oaks at the intersection of East Matson and North Marion streets in Kershaw was sealed Monday after town council finally accepted an S.C. Department of Transportation safety recommendation to remove them.
    Monday night’s council action followed an update by interim Town Administrator Mitch Lucas, who’d been directed last month to approach the department to appeal a 2014 decision not to install a stoplight at the dangerous intersection.

  • Deputy keeps woman alive using CPR – 'That's my job'

    A  Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy likely saved a woman’s life with CPR on Aug. 4 while responding to a call about a possible heroin overdose.
    Deputy Tammy Wolf arrived before EMS at the residence on Lancaster’s 13th Street and found the woman lying on the bathroom floor. She was not breathing, had no pulse, and her lips had turned blue, according to Wolf’s report.

  • The wide-eyed joy of a teen princess

    A hush fell over the Fort Lawn Community Center this past Saturday as a princess entered the gala hall with her parents.
    “Isn’t She Lovely” began playing, and all eyes were on the featured guest, Teressa Amanda Mackey, whose studded crown was out-sparkled only by her eyes as she took in the adoring crowd amidst the pink and white decorations.

  • Schools back in full swing

    The hallways of Lancaster County’s schools came to life this week as nearly 13,000 students showed up to begin the 2016-17 academic year.
    Superintendent Gene Moore made his annual rounds to all of the schools on Monday for the 11th year in a row and said the county had a great first day.
    “The first day went very smoothly, and our year is off to a great start,” Moore said.

  • Sneak peek at school

    Incoming freshman and sixth-grade orientations were held countywide Friday to give students a chance to walk through their schedules, learn to open their lockers and even how to show their spirit at pep rallies.
    Sixth grade
    At South Middle School, nearly 200 students wore their new red, white and navy school uniforms and learned their way around the spread-out buildings.
    South Middle Principal Joyce Crimminger’s goal for orientation was to see a smile on all the students’ faces at the end of the day.

  • 2 AJHS students disciplined after incident at camp

    Two Andrew Jackson High School students were disciplined after they acknowledged making a noose out of shoelaces and placing it in a tree at band camp Aug. 5, according to school officials.
    The school was not aware of the incident until Monday, when a band member and her parents came in to complain, said Bryan Vaughn, safety director for Lancaster County School District.

  • Eight file for school board, city council

    Eight candidates, including two challengers, filed for Lancaster County school board and Lancaster City Council before filing closed Friday at noon.
    Three seats are open on both the school board and city council, with one contested race in each.
    School board
    Lorenzo Small will challenge incumbent Tyrom Faulkner for the District 2 seat.
    Small, who is running for the first time, said he looks forward to having an opportunity to provide new insight to the school board.