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  • Car runs off road, hits two vehicles

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that sent five people to the hospital Wednesday night, Oct. 3.

    A 2005 four-door Toyota was traveling south on Country Club Road at about 11 p.m. Wednesday when the driver ran off the right side of the road, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the Highway Patrol.

    The car struck a group of trees and then hit two vehicles that were parked on private property – a 1995 GMC pickup truck and a 2003 Chevrolet SUV, Elder said.

  • Library to close Oct. 8-15

    A big change for the better is coming Oct. 16 for Lancaster County Libraries and library users. On that day, the library system will “go live” with the SC Lends Consortium. 

    The change is essentially a merger with the records of 16 other libraries in the state. 

    For the user, it will mean immediate access to more than 3 million titles  held by those member libraries. At the click of a button, library patrons can choose a book and have it sent by courier to their branch library in Indian Land, Lancaster or Kershaw.

  • County sees more building permits

    Lancaster County has seen a slight increase in the number of building permits issued.

    But is the rise a sign of a recovering economy or is it merely the result of population increases?

    The Catawba Regional Council of Governments recently released statistics that show the number of building permits issued from April through June (second quarter) this year compared to the same time span in 2011.

    Data shown is for Lancaster, Chester, Union and York counties.

  • Robinson Road shooter still at large

    Police are asking the public’s help in finding a Lancaster man wanted in connection with two shooting incidents Sunday, September 30, including one that injured two people. 

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 18, 341 Robinson Road, for four counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, armed robbery and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to a Lancaster Police Department news release. 

  • Police search for shooter in Robinson Road incident

    Police are asking the public’s help to find a Lancaster man wanted in connection with a double shooting Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30.

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 18, 341 Robinson Road, for four counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, armed robbery and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to a Lancaster Police Department news release.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Monday morning that Foster’s whereabouts are still unknown.

  • Hidden in plain site:Jean had no idea who she really was

    Jean Ghent never saw her mom, kill a York County policeman at a traffic stop on July 17, 1932, outside Fort Mill, but she was there.

    For that matter, Ghent never saw the faces of the York County jurors some five months later who convicted the late Baetrice Snipes of the crime. She never heard Judge Thomas Sease bang the gavel that day when he sentenced Snipes to death by electrocution for the murder of officer Elliott Harris, but she undoubtedly felt her mom’s heart rate quicken. After all, she was only inches away.     

  • Residents fired up over smoking

    Moving back and forth in front of the podium, sometimes pointing at various Lancaster County Council members, Francis Bell had a lot to say about a proposed county-wide smoking ordinance at council’s Monday, Sept. 24, meeting. 

    Bell, a Lancaster native, local attorney and former Lancaster County Council member, objected to the potential ordinance which, if approved after one more reading, will prohibit smoking in enclosed public spaces throughout the county. This includes restaurants, bars, retail stores, libraries and public areas of businesses. 

  • Gang ‘initiation’ at Buford Middle School leads to suspensions, expulsions

     

    Eight Buford Middle School students have been charged in connection with a gang, whose members intended to retaliate against bullies on behalf of their victims.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said the 13- and 14-year-old students, seven of them members of a group calling  themselves  “White Mafia 14,” were taken into custody Sept. 20 after school officials learned of a fight in a school bathroom.

  • No students injured in school bus accident on Flat Creek Road

    No one was seriously injured when a car rear-ended a Clinton Elementary school bus on Flat Creek Road Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26.

    Lancaster County School District officials said the accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. as the bus stopped to drop off one of nine students on their way home after the Homework Center after- school program.

    District safety and transportation director Bryan Vaughn said Emergency Medical Services was called to the scene, but none of the students or the car’s driver were seriously injured.

  • Hall charged with trafficking cocaine

    A traffic stop led to trafficking-cocaine charges for a Lancaster man. 

    Lepoleon Hall, 35, 2347 Douglas Heights, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 20, on charges of  trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, unlawful carrying of a handgun and driving under suspension, second offense, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.