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  • Woman charged for taking car

    A Lancaster woman was arrested earlier this month after investigators say she struggled with a woman, took her car keys and then drove away in her car.

    Corkita Antra McClinnick, 31, 1391 Mahaffey Line Drive, was arrested Oct. 8 and charged with strong arm robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    Investigators began searching for McClinnick after receiving a report of a fight and a stolen car on Oct. 7, according to a Circuit Court arrest warrant.

  • State’s top educator race among most watched

    The race to fill the soon-to-be-empty seat of South Carolina Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais is among the most watched in the state this year.

    Not only will the winner replace one of the most polarizing state school superintendents in recent memory, Zais’ elected successor will also oversee initiatives begun under his watch, most notably the reworking of the state’s curriculum and its accountability system.

    Here are the candidates;

  • Two vie for mayor, three for council seat

    Incumbent city of Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw, who has more than three decades of experience in municipal leadership faces election opposition Nov. 4 from Anthony Elder, a resident who’s also seeking the District 1 seat on city council. 

    At age 80, Shaw shared why he is seeking reelection.

    “It takes experienced leadership and with my 32 years as your mayor, it’s more important today than ever before,” he said. 

  • Local SAT scores improve

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The performance of college-bound Lancaster County students on the SAT improved overall for the second year in a row last school year though they continue to lag behind state and national averages.

    The SAT is the oldest of two widely accepted national college entrance exams used to assess students’ college readiness.

  • From Lancaster with God's Love

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    In the wake of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Bishop Edward Kofi of the African Christian Fellowship International Ministry of Lancaster, with help from local churches, sent 50,000 pounds of donated food and other medical supplies to Liberia on Monday, Oct. 6.

  • County gets I-77 Alliance report

    The results of a third-party examination into Lancaster County’s tenuous relationship with the I-77 Alliance are in.

    However, to some county officials, those findings are still open to interpretation. 

  • City Council candidate: Racarda Blackmon

    Position running for: Lancaster City Council District 1 (nonpartisan)

    Age: 63

    Address: P.O. Box 1001, Lancaster, SC 29721-1001

    Contact information: rblack422@gmail.com or (864) 275-6194

    Family: Four children

  • City Council candidate: Gonzie Mackey

    Position running for: Lancaster City Council District 2 (nonpartisan)

    Age: 56

    Address: 409 Glenwood Ave., Lancaster, SC 29720 or P.O. Box 162 Lancaster, SC 29721

    Contact information:  BMW1745@comporium.net or (803) 287-3556

    Family: Wife, Yvonne; one son, two daughters and four grandchildren

  • Mayor candidate: Anthony Elder

    Position running for: City of Lancaster mayor and Lancaster City Council District 1 (nonpartisan)

    Age: 49

    Address: 707 Miller St. Extension, Lancaster, SC 29720

    Contact information: Personaltouchautodetailing@yahoo.com or (803) 416-2514

    Family: Wife, Kaiwana; three children Daniel, Shakihia and Kanijah 

  • Mayor candidate: Joe Shaw

    Position running for: City of Lancaster mayor

    Age: 80

    Address: 106 N. Jackson Road, Lancaster, SC 29720

    Contact information: (803) 283-8486 (work)

    Family: Wife, Charlotte; one son and a granddaughter