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  • ‘Working Revival’

    Fifty people from across the state, plus one from Alabama, took a week out of their summer vacation to work on local homes during Lancaster’s 13th annual Salkehatchie camp.

    The campers invested $230 each into building supplies, travel expenses and food to help renovate four Lancaster homes at no cost to their owners. 

  • Ansley Park issues complicated

    If there has been one common refrain among Indian Land residents concerned with the effects of growth on their community it is this: Lancaster County officials allow developers to do what they want without regard for the community’s best interests.

    Recently, those concerns have revolved around Ansley Park, a 309-home residential project that is the latest attempt to develop a portion of an 11-year-old mixed-use planned development district between Henry Harris Road and U.S. 521.

  • Christian Services yard sale way to grow ministry

    Hidden Treasures is aptly named.
    From furniture, dishes and knick-knacks to barely used prom dresses and gently used dress clothes, there are bargains galore every day at the Christian Services thrift store on Great Falls Highway.
    But those offerings will grow outside the walls this weekend.
    The agency that helps feed the county’s hungry families is holding a rent-a-space yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cost is a $20 donation per 10-by-10-foot space.

  • It’s Finally Friday in the city limits

    Mister Pleaze, a “party band” with a strong local appeal, will kick off the city of Lancaster’s Finally Friday concert series from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
    The concert is free and Hwy. 55 Burgers will be selling food, said Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster. Beer will also be available for purchase.
    The 2016 summertime concerts are set for the grassy lot behind City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. Timmons calls the lot the “Park under the Pecan Trees.”

  • Assessment team seeks comments on sheriff’s office

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
    Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas – policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

  • Williams named animal shelter director

    Alan Williams has been named the new director at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter beginning next Monday, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said Wednesday.
    For the first time since early May, the shelter will resume full-time hours and be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, June 27.
    The shelter has been without a director since May 11, when the former director was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
    Willis would not say whether the previous director quit or was fired.

  • ATM robbery suspect arrested

    A man accused of robbing a woman at the Founders Federal Credit Union ATM in Indian Land earlier this week has turned himself in.
    According to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Thomas Morgan, of 9093 Sonrise Meadow Road, Indian Land, turned himself in at the sheriff’s office about 5 p.m. Wednesday after contacting a local attorney.
    Morgan, 22, has been charged with common law robbery after a woman was robbed at the ATM on Monday night.

  • Lancaster man dies in diving accident at Lake Wateree

    A Lancaster mom is mourning the death of her 28-year-old son after a diving accident at Lake Wateree led to his death Monday, June 20.
    Jeannette Anthony had just seen her son hours earlier when he came into her bedroom as she was preparing to leave for a summer class at South Piedmont Community College.
    The thought that that fateful moment in her bedroom would be the last time she saw her son left her speechless.

  • G-Force brings revival

    More than 100 people joined hands in prayer in the courtyard between the historic and new courthouses Saturday morning. People from all walks of life, ages and races joined together in Lancaster’s first citywide Unity Prayer Rally.
    Community churches and spiritual leaders brought a message of hope and healing from the sanctuary to the streets. The two-hour event stretched well into a third hour, but no one seemed in a hurry to leave.

  • Give Local Lancaster raises $93,810

    More than 200 people came together Monday to celebrate the successful online Give Local Lancaster fundraising campaign hosted by the J. Marion Sims Foundation last month. The celebration luncheon was held in the special events room in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    Individual and business donors raised $93,810, almost double the initial goal of $50,000. More than 800 donors from 18 states and two countries gave financial gifts to 36 local nonprofits in Lancaster’s first community online fundraiser.