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  • Man faces burglary charge after entering home

    Police arrested a Lancaster man last month in connection with entering a woman’s home and punching a hole in a closet door.

    Matthew Quantel Caldwell, 25, was charged Jan. 11 with first-degree burglary, according to Lancaster Municipal Court records.

    Officers spoke with Caldwell and the female victim in the 2700 block of Pardue Street just before 10 p.m. that day, after responding to a possible burglary, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Woman faces DUI charges after hitting phone pole

    Two people were arrested last month after the car they were riding in hit and damaged a telephone pole.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Angela Steele Starnes, 35, 4591 Foster Blackmon Drive, Heath Springs, and William Lee Pate, 24, 1004 Bubba Lane, Lancaster, were both arrested Jan. 3. Starnes was charged with driving under the influence, while Pate was charged with public drunk, Grant said. 

  • Shooting now murder

    A Kershaw man died late Monday night, Jan. 28, after he was shot in a Lancaster neighborhood on Saturday, in what police are calling the first murder of 2013.

    Kevisis Anthony, 32, died from his injuries Monday at Carolinas Medical Center – Main in Charlotte, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant early Tuesday. 

    “This has turned into a murder investigation,” Grant said. 

    “We are developing a suspect in the case and we have an intense investigation.”

  • Pageland shooting injures local man

    A Jan. 19 gun battle in Pageland left a Lancaster man critically wounded and two men in jail.

    Thyze LaShown Hough, 18, of 5908 Henderson Road, Lancaster, was wounded in the shootout and, as of Tuesday, Jan. 29, remains hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. 

    According to a Pageland Police Department report, Michael Joseph Locklear, 31, of Pageland, has admitted to shooting Hough. 

  • Kershaw Town Council election set for March 19

    KERSHAW – Though interest was minimal to none at first, there have since been some residents to file for the three Kershaw Town Council seats up for election this year.

    Three of the seven council seats are up for re-election in March – District 3, District 4 and one of the two at-large seats.

    “Filing is picking up in District 3 but the other districts still only have one person,” said Town Administrator Bryan Pettit.

  • Connect Our Future Project lets communities plan growth

    Representatives of the Centralina and Catawba Regional councils of governments met with Indian Land residents to introduce Connect our Future, a three-year project that will help guide future growth in the 14-county region surrounding Charlotte.

    The session, during a joint Indian Land Action Council/Indian Land Voices meeting at the Del Webb Library on Jan. 16, was the first of three scheduled meetings in Lancaster County. 

  • Man dies from shooting injuries

    A Kershaw man died late Monday night, Jan. 28 after he was shot in a Lancaster neighborhood on Saturday, in what police are calling the first murder of the year.

    Kevisis Anthony, 32, died from his injuries Monday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant on Tuesday morning. 

    “This has turned into a murder investigation,” Grant said. 

  • A long slow trek

    KERSHAW – Two expensive pieces of processing equipment were given parade-like treatment while on a recent trek from the coast to Lancaster County.

    As Romarco Minerals – parent company of Haile Gold Mine Inc. – awaits a final permit to build a gold mine near the town of Kershaw, the company is importing the machinery needed to run the gold-processing operation.

  • Council to discuss LCEDC funds and its new location

    The county’s economic development corporation will be front and center as Lancaster County Council considers funding and office concerns during its meeting Monday, Jan. 28.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said there are two funding issues on agenda. This includes a $12,000 request from Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. to offset the cost of a temporary employee while a permanent employee is out on unpaid leave. The transfer of funds would be included in the fiscal year-end budget amendment.

  • Council talks continuity plan

    One of Lancaster County Council’s newest members asked county staff to take a more serious look at the county’s continuity plan during council’s Jan. 14 meeting.

    Councilman Bob Bundy brought up his concerns during a discussion of the Continuity of County Government Plan, which outlines emergency management and local governmental continuity procedures in the event of a disaster.

    On council’s agenda was review of several minor revisions made to the plan, as well as approval of Resolution No. 798 to adopt the plan.