The Lancaster County School District announced just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, that public schools would be closed for students and staff on Thursday, Jan. 30. For more, see the Friday, Jan. 31, edition of The Lancaster News.
Though a jury was about to be selected and a plethora of witnesses were ready to take the stand, a Lancaster woman decided to plead guilty Monday, Jan. 27, to her role in the case of a man shot to death during a botched robbery early last year.
Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, that an emergency shelter whould be available for anyone who loses power or heat during the winter storm. Russell said anyone who loses power or heat during the event should call Public Safety Communications at (803) 283-4136 for shelter directions. Russell said the Emergency Management Office will continue to evaluate the need of shelter in the upcoming days.
State, county and local officials went into preparation mode early this week as the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in advance of wintry weather expected to impact South Carolina from the coast to the Upper Piedmont.