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  • Lancaster man arrested in Old Mill Grocery fire

     Authorities arrested a Lancaster man Thursday, Oct. 23, for the early-morning blaze that destroyed a local “mom and pop” grocery store a day earlier. 

    Coy Lamar “Marty” Knight, 51, 1115 First St., was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree arson in connection to a fire that tore through Old Mill Grocery, 1166 Old Landsford Road, early Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • SLED charges former sheriff with misdemeanor breach of trust

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has charged former Lancaster County Sheriff John Walter “Johnny” Cauthen for allegedly failing to return a county-owned sidearm and laptop computer after leaving office at the end of 2008.

  • School district scores ‘C’ on report card

    Lancaster County School District met standards for the third year in a row under the state’s new federal accountability system, but narrowly missed maintaining last year’s “B.”

  • Honeycutt, Hess face off in District 4 County Council race

    As election season heats up, the candidates for Lancaster County Council’s District 4 race are addressing a number of issues on the minds of voters, from county budget concerns to higher wages for county employees to crumbling roads. 

  • Armed suspects rob business

    Investigators are still searching for at least two men who assaulted and robbed a storage unit worker at gunpoint Friday, Oct. 17. 

  • Downtown fall arts crawl set

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is sponsoring Night of the Living Arts –ARToberfest, its annual adult fall arts crawl, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at downtown Lancaster businesses and galleries.

  • 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.