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  • Climbing from forgery to burglary

    A case of forged checks resulted in a muddy foot chase below the Gills Creek bridge on North Main Street.

    Ricky Lynn Hinson, 39, 2100 Camp Creek Road, was charged Wednesday, April 18, with three counts of forgery, larceny and first-degree burglary.

    Authorities say Hinson stole and forged checks that belonged to an 86-year-old man he had done work for.

    The victim’s son, who assists his father with finances, said he recently noticed some discrepancies on his father’s Wells Fargo bank account.

  • Rock Hill man arrested in IL for stolen vehicle

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Tuesday for driving a car that was reported stolen in a neighboring county. 

    Jimmy Odell Kanipe, 33, of 1296 Dunlap Road, Rock Hill, has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, first offense driving under suspension and third offense possession of marijuana. 

    Deputies came to the area of Henry Harris Road in Indian Land regarding someone possibly driving a stolen vehicle. 

  • Small gets big honor

    KERSHAW – Fresh produce and a healthy selection of meat aren’t the only things that have allowed Small’s Food Center to be a success for decades.

    Customers and friends of the locally owned Kershaw grocery store say it’s the personal care and commitment that’s made it a mainstay for so long in southern Lancaster County – and the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce wanted to honor that dedication.

  • Blue Jeans and the Cross Fellowship church starts services this Sunday

        Phil “Pappy” Jowers can take a hint.

    Sometimes, things do happen for a reason, although it takes a while to figure that out.

    Diagnosed with non-alcohol septic hepatitis in 2004, Jowers learned in 2007 that the disease had scarred his liver to the point that without a new one, he had a year to live, at the most. His time was limited.

    Jowers’ chances of a liver transplant were limited so he kept his condition a secret from everyone, including his family.

  • State Supreme Court cancels oral arguments in Lancaster woman’s case

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. Supreme Court has cancelled oral arguments in the case of a disabled Lancaster woman set for Wednesday, April 18.

    Katie Elledge, 32, was diagnosed as an infant with psychomotor retardation and spastic quadriplegia and requires 24-hour skilled care.

    Her case centers on the state Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) refusal to allow her father, Terry Elledge, a hearing on her behalf concerning severe cuts to her Medicaid-funded in-home care.

  • PVFD opens its new fire substation

    The Pleasant Valley Fire Department has good news for residents at the northern end of the Panhandle: Its new substation is now in service with a fire engine ready to roll.

    Located on Harrisburg Road just south of Barberville Road, the 1,250-square- foot substation is intended to help the department improve its response times to homes in the northernmost tip of Indian Land, especially those near the state line.

  • Slick Rick, Chubb Rock to headline Lancaster fest

    The artists behind some of the most popular songs in hip-hop history will be in Lancaster this summer. 

    Slick Rick and Chubb Rock have signed on as the main attractions for the inaugural Lancaster Summer Fest, which will be held June 9 at Lancaster Memorial Stadium. 

    Event promoter Derik Harris, a Heath Springs native, said he and his business partners reached out to the “old-school” rappers in January and struck a deal with them about three weeks ago. 

  • Your take on beer at next month’s Red Rose Festival

    How do you feel about alcohol being available at next month's Red Rose Festival?

    A few residents shared their thoughts with The Lancaster News a week after City Council passed a resolution to allow the selling and consumption of beer at the May 18-19 downtown event. 

    Wing King Cafe of Lancaster has been contracted as the vendor. They will only serve beer; wine and liquor won't be available. 

    Alcohol had not been sold during either of the first two years of the festival.  

  • City council talk road repair

     

    At its Tuesday, April 10, meeting, Lancaster City Council discussed recommendations for road repaving that were made during its recent planning session.

    Each member listed two roads he or she would like to see would like to see selected by the County Transportation (CTC) for improvements.

    Each year the city suggests roads to the CTC) for resurfacing. The CTC then choses which ones will receive their repairs, which are paid for through funds from the CTC and S.C. Department of Transportation.

  • Man arrested in various assaults

    Police learned a tense confrontation in a convenience store and a fight in a nearby house were related after they arrested a man on several assault charges recently. 

    Joseph Clarence Shealy Jr., 33, of 706 Rugby Road, was arrested April 6 and charged with criminal domestic violence and two counts of third-degree assault and battery, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.