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  • 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.

  • No charges filed in IL shooting death

    Following an intensive investigation, authorities have decided not to pursue any charges against an Indian Land man in connection with the March 22 shooting death of 21-year-old David Hammer. 

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release issued Thursday, May 29, the case was ruled as a self-defense shooting and no charges will be sought against the 57-year-old man who shot Hammer in the driveway of an Indian Land home that morning. 

  • Sheriff fires two detention center officers

    While not directly involved in the suicide of inmate Randy Stevens last week, two Lancaster County Detention Center employees have been fired for policy violations in connection with the incident. 

  • Graduation exercises start today with Adult Ed

    It’s been many long years since Lancaster County’s high school seniors and adult education students began their academic journeys. This week most will head back to school for the very last time – only this time they’re going to celebrate.

  • Making time to reflect

    Dozens of people gathered to honor and remember veterans past and present, at Lancaster’s 23rd Annual Memorial Day Program Sunday afternoon at Memorial Park. 

  • County library reopens today

    The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., was closed all day Tuesday, May 27, due to a plumbing issue.