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  • Tweaked library policy allows after-hours meetings

    With the new year less than a month away, the Lancaster County library system and Indian Land community groups are getting ready for a return to after-hours meetings in January.

  • Local events to draw attention to hunger and homelessness in county

    The first-ever Lancaster Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, spearheaded by the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (L.A.C.H) is Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 19. 

  • God’s Christmas gift

    Right now, the smell of recently-applied floor finish permeates the air inside the building at 1227 Great Falls Highway. Outside, it’s the smell of bleach, as a paint crew prepares to get started in the coming days.

  • SCHP: Trucker veers off road, overturns to prevent collision

    A fully loaded 2000 Volvo logging truck and trailer overturned on Pageland Highway (S.C.9) about lunchtime Tuesday, Dec. 2, after the driver tried to avoid a turning car that would have caused a collision.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller identified the truck driver as Charles Edward Mullinax, 37, of Lancaster. Miller said Mullinax was wearing a seat belt, was not ejected and was able to climb from the rig on his own.

  • Christmas basket tops $5,000 mark

    The Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket & Community Christmas Party is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St.

    The party is sponsored by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, a non-profit, faith-based organization, that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis.

    This celebration will include breakfast, entertainment and Christmas stockings for children under 18.

  • Housing authority dedicates new offices, honors Boykin

    In celebrating the dedication of its remodeled and expanded offices, the Lancaster Housing Authority honored a man who had more to do with its success over the past 40 years than anyone else – Dr. James A. Boykin.

    Housing Authority officials, employees and board members celebrated the open house event Monday, Oct. 17, along with representatives of the city of Lancaster, the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and community organizations.

  • What happened to the Van Wyck camp for at-risk kids?

    By now, the arguments by opponents of residential development of the TreeTops property on Van Wyck Road are well-known: potential stresses on infrastructure and schools, frustrations with unresponsive county officials and the property’s legacy as a camp for impoverished children.

  • Hold-up nets three arrests

    CHESTER – Three men, including one from Lancaster, have been arrested in the armed robbery of McDonald’s in Richburg on Nov. 25. 

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office has charged Ricky Lee Gordon, 27, and Roderick Grady Gordon, 20, both of Chester, and Jarquaveus Marsenio Washington, 24, address unknown, of Lancaster, with armed robbery/robbery while armed with or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon.

  • Guilty plea for man who shot, killed ex-girlfriend

    Almost a year after her murder, Robert Landry still keeps his daughter, Sierra Landry, close to his heart.

    That’s because part of her ashes are in a cross he wears on his chest.

    Tanner Crolley, the man responsible for putting that necklace around Robert Landry’s neck, pleaded guilty to her death inside the Lancaster County Courthouse on Friday, Dec. 5. Sierra Landry, 18, was shot and killed Dec. 30, 2013. 

    Her body was found in a yard on Everall Road, a crime that Crolley, 19, confessed to. 

  • No more roads in county system?

    After years of heated debates about the acceptance of new roads into the county's road system, a plan to close the system for good is one step closer to reality following a vote by county officials late last month.