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  • Co-workers remember Fields as caring teacher

    When Crystal Robinson Fields died Wednesday, the state lost the “most extraordinary advocate for the rights of ESOL children,” according to a former co-worker.

    Fields, 48, of Lancaster died unexpectedly Wednesday at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. 

  • Buford’s Massacre reenactment Saturday

    The S.C. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will commemorate the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Waxhaws, better known as Buford’s Massacre, at the battle site Saturday.

    The event starts at 10:30 a.m. on Rocky River Road just south of Buford Crossroads, about 9 miles east of Lancaster.

  • Killings stun Heath Springs

    HEATH SPRINGS – Less than two weeks after being released on bond for a violent crime in February, a man has been arrested for two brutal murders near his Heath Springs neighborhood.
    Arkeves Jimon Cauthen, 28, of 201 Reeves St., was charged in the murder of 54-year-old Sandra Johnson on Wednesday. On Thursday, Cauthen was charged with murdering 71-year-old John Harden Duncan, whose body was found Wednesday night.

  • Lady Yellow Jackets win state softball crown

    FLORENCE–The Buford High School Lady Yellow Jackets defeated the Dillon High School Lady Wildcats 2-1 to win the Class AA state softball championship at South Florence High School on Friday night. Check back later for details.

  • Lancaster man dies from crash injuries

    Joshua Lloyd, the Lancaster man severely injured in Wednesday's fiery three-car wreck on S.C. 5, has died.

    The Lancaster County Coroner's Office confirmed Friday that Lloyd died from his injuries Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was airlifted shortly after the wreck.

  • S.C. resident has 1st case of Zika

    COLUMBIA – The first case of travel-associated Zika virus infection has been confirmed in an S.C. resident, the state  Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Friday.

    The case involves a person who recently traveled to a country with active transmission of the Zika virus.

  • Lancaster man arrested in drug-trafficking case

    A Lancaster man was arrested at his home Friday on drug-trafficking charges, and 13 pounds of marijuana was seized.

    Jonathan Ryan Hardin, 25, of 1869 Shelton St., was charged with trafficking marijuana more than 10 but less than 100 pounds.

    In a joint operation between the U.S. Postal Service and drug agents and investigators of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was obtained for Hardin’s home, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

  • Grace Place, one of the nonprofits that Give Local Lancaster will help

    A safe haven in the middle of a rough neighborhood. An escape where kids can learn and thrive in a safe, uplifting environment. 

    That’s what Carol Lee and Kathy Harden envisioned four years ago when they began Grace Place, an after-school program on Brooklyn Avenue that provides the youth of Lancaster with free tutoring and healthy after-school snacks. 

  • Crafting a new vibe downtown

    A new place to gather is coming to Lancaster’s Main Street in the shadow of the Historic Courthouse. The Craft Stand, aiming to open by Aug. 1, will offer retail craft beer in bottles as well as 24 local craft beers on tap.

    The Craft Stand will occupy a storefront at 105 South Main that has been vacant for four years.

  • Ready, set, click!

    Local fundraising has crossed over into cyberspace, making it easier than ever to donate to local nonprofit agencies. The 24-hour online fundraiser GiveLocalLancaster is set for all day Tuesday, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. 

    The website GiveLocalLancaster.org has 36 organizations listed. Donations can be made to one or more nonprofits from Lancaster County, Fort Lawn and Great Falls. People from across the nation or anywhere in the world will be able to donate to our nonprofits.