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  • $25.3M OK’d for work on 4 bridges

    Four Lancaster County bridges will soon receive major overhauls thanks to a federal funding program.

    The estimated cost of the four projects is  $25.3 million.

    As part of the Federal Aid Bridge Program, the county has been allocated funding for four bridges in need of repair.

    They include the bridge over McAlpine Creek on Harrisburg Road in Indian Land, the bridge over Cane Creek on S.C. 200, the Catawba River bridge on S.C. 9 and the bridge over Hanging Rock Creek on Shop Road near Kershaw.

  • Breaking News Witness leads deputies to suspected bank robber

    KERSHAW – Sheriff’s deputies caught a suspected bank robber minutes after First Palmetto Savings Bank was robbed Monday afternoon.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Rian Michael Lopez, 21, of Lincolnton, N.C., with entering a bank with intent to steal which is a felony.

    According to a press release, Lopez went into First Palmetto Savings Bank, at 301 N. Hampton St., about noon and approached a bank teller.

  • Woman, 42, dies in wreck on U.S. 521

    A 42-year-old Kershaw woman died after she crashed into a logging truck on U.S. 521 on Wednesday afternoon.

    The 4:05 p.m. crash happened about 1 mile south of Lancaster near Carolina Christian Academy.

    Reba Morgan Sims, of 503 Floyd Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese.

    She died of blunt force trauma, Deese said.

  • EDENMOOR: Fact versus fiction

    INDIAN LAND – Who owns Edenmoor? How much money is the stalled development costing taxpayers? And as roads and empty lots have started to crumble throughout the neighborhood, is there an end date in sight for the completion of the development?

    County residents – especially those in the Panhandle – have been asking these questions for years about the unfinished 800-acre development located off U.S. 521 between Jim Wilson Road and S.C. 75 in Indian Land.

  • Police reports - March 24, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Almost $10,000 in lawn equipment was reported stolen from the grounds of Eastside Academy on March 18.

    A Ferris zero-turn lawnmower, a Husqvarna push mower, a lawn trimmer and edger, shovels and rakes, and the 6-foot by 10-foot trailer they were in, were stolen, the report said. The items have a total value of $9,052.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • A mother and son were taken to jail on March 19.

  • Candidate filing under way

    Candidate filing with the county’s political parties began Tuesday for those who intend to seek office  in several races this year.

    Republican or Democratic candidates who wish to run are required to file with their parties by noon March 30.

    Offices that are up for election this year include County Council Districts 2, 4, and 6, probate judge and state House seats for District 44 and District 45.

  • Red Ventures to hold job fair Tuesday at its new IL facility

    INDIAN LAND – Online marketing and sales company Red Ventures is hosting a job fair and plans to fill 80 positions by the end of March.  

    The company has experienced rapid growth during the last year and is looking for qualified sales agents to work across its many businesses.

    A job fair is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Red Ventures corporate headquarters at 1091 521 Corporate Center Drive, Indian Land.

  • City responds to paper's FOI request

    The city of Lancaster has complied with The Lancaster News’ Freedom of Information Act request for complaints filed against a Lancaster Police Department officer.

    Pat Parsons, 50, was fired as a police officer on March 2 after Angela Thompson and her son, La’Darius Truesdale, 18, filed complaints with the police department that Parsons harassed Truesdale at Twin’s Grocery on Jan. 31 about a stolen scooter case he was investigating, called Truesdale names and made threats to Truesdale and his family.

  • Census questionnaires to arrive at households next week

    Fill it out, mail it back. It’s easy, safe and important to the state.  

    The 2010 Census questionnaire will arrive at households throughout South Carolina from March 15 through 17.  

    U.S. Census Bureau officials ask you to watch for the 10-question form, fill it out and mail it back immediately in the provided, postage-paid envelope. This is the easiest way to participate in the census that takes place every decade, as required by the U.S. Constitution.  

  • North Elementary to host Spring Fling

    The Spring Fling festival at North Elementary School will have a cowboy theme of sorts.

    The 12th annual fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school grounds. The public is invited to attend.

    This year’s festival will feature lassoing, a mechanical bull and wagon rides. Cowboy hats and bandannas will be on sale as well, said Amanda Steele, chairwoman for the Spring Fling committee.