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Local News

  • Council passes first reading of highway corridor overlay

    Imagine walking along a well-manicured sidewalk on U.S. 521 in the Panhandle, with uniform brick buildings set back from the road and surrounded by rows of trees.

  • Almost packed out in the Panhandle

    An updated enrollment projection study of the Indian Land attendance area offers a sobering glimpse of the consequences Panhandle growth is expected to have on the future of area schools.

  • Gas prices up 35 cents since February

    South Carolina fuel prices have steadily increased since hitting a low of $3.07 on Feb. 10.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in Lloyd’s robbery

    Using photos from a convenience store surveillance camera, investigators are hoping to find a man who robbed a clerk earlier this month. 

  • VITA income tax prep program exceeds goal

     United Way of Lancaster County

    United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has exceeded its 2014 goal of preparing 318 tax returns and refunding $405,550 back into the pockets of local residents who need it most.  

    The average cost of professional tax preparation is $120. Taking this into account, the VITA program helped to save clients approximately $38,160. That’s a grand total of $443,710 in economic impact in Lancaster County.

  • NAACP branch meeting explores local educational opportunities

     Lancaster NAACP Branch

    Attendees of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP’s Town Hall Meeting II last month gained a wealth of information about various educational programs in Lancaster County.

    The group’s second town hall meeting was March 13 at Victory Tabernacle AME Zion Church.

  • Letter carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is May 10

     United Way of Lancaster County

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its food drive on Saturday, May 10. 

    Lancaster postal employees will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help.  

    Now in its 22nd year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. 

    In 2013, letter carriers collected more than 74 million pounds of food from postal customers across the nation.  

  • Jury finds Sam Parker guilty

     Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Services

    CHESTERFIELD – Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker was found guilty on all eight counts against him and will serve at least two years in prison.

    “Today is a sad day in my life,” Parker said, in addressing the Circuit Court Judge Lee Alford and the court. 

    “I respect the verdict…I apologize to Chesterfield County and what I put this county through.”

  • Women charged with tax fraud

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Two Lancaster women are facing a multi-count indictment, and the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, in a federal tax fraud case. 

  • Alleged flasher turns himself in

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A Lancaster man was arrested Friday, April 18, for indecent exposure at a Lancaster convenience store. 

    The arrest came less than 24 hours after police released a series of surveillance photos in the hopes of finding a serial flasher, though its unknown if the cases are related.