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  • Wreck victim identified

    KERSHAW – The man involved in the single-vehicle fatal wreck Saturday morning on Flint Ridge Road was a Lancaster resident.

    Harold Lee “Doodle” Nichols, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup ran off the road and ejected him.

    He died from multiple trauma, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said.

    The accident happened at 3 a.m., about 5 miles north of Kershaw.

    Nichols, who was not wearing a seat belt, was the only occupant in the truck, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Council discusses project priorities

    Lancaster County Council is reviewing a list of improvement projects that could possibly help the county receive crucial funding.

    The Priority Capital Improvement List, which was recently requested by the the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, is developed by local governments and describes the top improvement projects a county would like to implement.

  • County considers changes to Web site

    John Baker often keeps up with the agendas for various local council and commission meetings.

    But sometimes he’s not able to find the information he needs on the county’s Web site.

    That’s why Baker, a Heath Springs resident, decided to speak at Lancaster County Council’s Aug. 10 meeting.

    Baker said he’s generally pleased with the county council Web site, which features detailed information on agendas, but said there’s almost no information for other important groups that meet throughout the county.

  • UW completes national membership requirements

    The United Way of Lancaster County has successfully completed all of United Way‘s national membership requirements by the respective due dates.  

    The annual certification process includes completing membership requirements certification, membership investment to support the national office and a survey of total resources generated.

    Over and above the annual requirements, United Way of Lancaster County completed a mandatory organizational self-assessment in 2009 as part of this process.  

  • County recognized for its financial reporting

    Veronica Thompson recently helped the county celebrate a unique milestone.

    As county finance director, Thompson and her financial team are in charge of compiling Lancaster County’s comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR.

    And for the 10th consecutive year, she helped the county receive the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA).

  • Officers urge motorists to be cautious as school resumes

    With the first day of school comes an increase in traffic and young drivers on the roads.

    Local law enforcement officers are urging caution and asking that drivers leave the house a little earlier this week to make sure they get to school or work on time.

  • Barrett bus tour stops at USCL

    U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett spoke with teachers, students and administration at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Tuesday at one of many planned stops on his “Barrett Means Business Bus Tour.”  

    Barrett, R-District 3, is hoping to be elected governor of South Carolina in 2010 and has been traveling around the state, getting the word out about his campaign.

  • Chastain: Artisans Center on its way

    Last week’s yard sale at the Artisans Center went so well, director Christina Chastain said two more are planned for this month.

    The first sale, which was held Saturday, collected $400 by about 10 a.m. The yard sale likely profited from Lancaster’s downtown Street Market, which was held the same day.

    When word got out that the sale would be held again on Saturday, Chastain said she received donations of goods from three more people.

  • Car dealers, buyers benefit from Cash for Clunkers

    Are you tired of riding around in the same vehicle you’ve had for years? Do you have your eyes set on a new car, but may be a few thousand dollars short of making that buy – so you continue to drive that gas guzzler?

    Well, you can be among the many locals who have gotten paid to get rid of their old rides.

    Last month, the federal government enacted its Cash for Clunkers program to help people afford new, fuel-efficient vehicles. In the process they’d get rid of their less-efficient vehicles, which are more harmful to the environment.

  • Sheriff: Teen, 18, dies after trying to rob another man

    A Lancaster teenager was killed when the gun he apparently used to try to rob a neighbor on Culp Street was turned against him early Friday, authorities say.

    Jarkevious Ingram, 18, of 1108 Culp St., was pronounced dead about 6 a.m. at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. He had been shot in the groin and thigh.

    Faile said deputies were called to Culp Street because of a shooting at 12:52 a.m. Friday. Deputies arrived within three minutes and found Ingram in front of 1140 Culp St.