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  • No details in drive-by shooting

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Almost three weeks after several cars were struck with bullets during an apparent drive-by shooting in a Lancaster neighborhood, police are still searching for suspects. 

  • Capital Sales Tax Commission now looks at details to craft project list

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Capital Sales Tax Commission members have begun parsing the details of public proposals and comments gathered over the past month that will help determine the future of the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax.

  • Used Municipal Justice Center furniture headed to Pageland PD

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster City Council heard numerous requests at its Tuesday, May 27, meeting,  ranging from giving furniture to a neighboring law enforcement agency to a chance for local residents to become homeowners.   

    Police Chief Harlean Howard approached council with a request to transfer used furniture from the Municipal Justice Center on Arch Street to the Pageland Police Department.

  • Miller named state deputy of the year

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A strong work ethic and a commitment to reducing crime trends in Lancaster County are just some of the reasons a local deputy received a statewide recognition this week. 

    The S.C. Sheriffs’ Association revealed Thursday, May 29, that Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Michael Miller was selected as the 2013 Deputy of the Year. 

  • Lancaster High School graduation moved to school gym

    Due to the threat of inclement weather on Friday evening, May 30, commencement exercises for Lancaster High School have been moved from Lancaster County Memorial Stadium to the Lancaster High School gymnasium. Due to limited seating capacity, you must have a ticket to get into the ceremony. Commencement at LHS starts at 7:30 p.m. 

    A storm system that extends from the Virginia/North Carolina line into Georgia near Atlanta is over the upstate of South Carolina and moving in a north-to-south direction.

  • Heath Springs considers taking over senior center

     HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council held a lengthy discussion about the continuation of services and ownership of the Heath Springs Senior Center during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 20. 

    The center, at 221 Springs St., was renovated by the town with grants, private funds and assistance from corporations. Ownership of the property was transferred to Lancaster County for senior programs under the Lancaster County Council on Aging.

  • Police charge parents for leaving children in hot car

    The parents of two young children were arrested Wednesday, May 28, after a police officer found the children sitting in a parked car outside Walmart. 

    Tabitha Ann Griffin, 28, and Jonathan Samuel Jones, 30, both of 1320 Culp Landsford Road, were each charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Deadline today for citizen comments on Capital Project Sales Tax proposal

     The deadline for Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission proposals is today, May 30, though there’s still time to get your suggestion in if you act by 5 p.m.

    The deadline wraps up a month-long public hearing process that included five public meetings across Lancaster County to gauge residents’ thoughts on which capital projects to fund, if any, with a renewed 1 cent capital project sales tax.

  • Class rank change bittersweet for Amanda Mobley

    KERSHAW – It was an eleventh hour modification in grade-point averages that changed everything.

    Amanda Mobley was named salutatorian for the 2014 graduating Class of Andrew Jackson High School after she advanced a few percentage points to leapfrog her friend and classmate, Jordan Carter, who was the previously named salutatorian with a 4.816 grade point average. 

    AJHS Principal Alex Dabney said Mobley’s  final GPA is 4.852.

  • Testaments to determination

    Jimmy Hall walked inside Lancaster High School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 28, clutching a small bouquet of flowers and a card in his left hand.

    His three fidgeting grandchildren, seated nearby, had grown restless by the time Dr. Kim Linton,  director of Lancaster County Adult Education, started calling the names of the 2013-14 graduates as they walked across the stage to receive their GEDs and diplomas. 

    But Hall never took his eyes off the raised platform.