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  • County delays change on waste tire collection

    County officials have decided to delay for a few weeks before enacting countywide procedures for the disposal of old tires.

    Changes to the county’s procedures were to take effect Thursday, but concerns from the community urged the county to rework its plans.

    Lancaster County Council had originally discussed the issue on Aug. 31 in reaction to restrictions recently put in place by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

    The restrictions were created to track the disposal of tires.

  • Man accused of threatening coach

    KERSHAW – Warrants have been issued for a man accused of bringing a gun into a football coaches’ meeting at Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is charging Randy Clyburn, 46, of 1006 Overbrook Road, Kershaw, with threatening a public official and carrying a weapon on school grounds, Sheriff Barry Faile said Tuesday.

    Clyburn had not been arrested at press time.

  • An unforgettable birth at Springs Memorial

    Dr. Douglas Tiedt has delivered his share of babies throughout the years.

    “Roughly speaking, probably somewhere between 10,000 and 12,000,” said Tiedt, a physician at Lancaster Women’s Center.

    While the circumstances surrounding each birth is special for the parents,  Tiedt naturally can’t remember the details of each birth.

    But when it comes to Ashley Johnson, who was born at Springs Memorial Hospital during the early morning of Sept. 22, 1989, Tiedt can recall about every detail.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating fire at Virginia Street storage building

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning fire that destroyed a storage building and three vehicles on Virginia Street on Friday.

    Maj. David Belk stopped short of saying the fire was suspicious.

    “It’s still under investigation,” he said.

    According to an incident report, deputies were called to the fire at 1:28 a.m. Friday.

  • Win gives ILHS band strong start to new season

    INDIAN LAND – If Saturday was any indication, the Indian Land High School marching band is setting itself up for another stellar competition season.

    The band finished first overall in its class Saturday at a competition in Boiling Springs. Indian Land also took home the first-place award for its horn line.

    Director Mathew Willis said he was happy for his players to do so well.

  • City OKs four-way stop signs for intersection near school

    If you’ve been at Discovery School around 3:15 p.m. on a weekday, it’s a good chance you’ve seen the traffic build up at Dunlap and French streets.

    School staff have reported to the Lancaster Police Department that there’s been heavy congestion and several near-accidents at that intersection near the front of the school.

    Most of Discovery School’s 100 or so students are car riders, and half of them (the third- through fifth-graders) are picked up at that intersection.

  • City votes down ordinance on utility trailers

    Lancaster resident Richard Simpson is disappointed by City Council’s decision Tuesday on a proposed trailer ordinance.

    Simpson was one of several residents who had voiced concerns more than a month ago after an ordinance was proposed that, if passed, would place specific limitations on the parking of utility trailers and similar recreational vehicles in residential areas in the city.

  • Buford’s marching show may seem foreign to viewers

    Senior percussionist Kendall Threatt believes the Buford High School marching band has gotten better and better the last few years.

    Threatt, who mans the quad drums, said the band has increased in size and improved musically over the past few years.

    Director Alan Bishop echoes those beliefs.

    While faced with more difficult music, band members are much further ahead with their marching drills compared to last year, Bishop said. He credits that to hard work and strong leadership from his officers.  

  • Teens charged in burglary

    Two teenagers were arrested on burglary charges after a woman returned home Monday to find them inside her Kelly Road house.

    Dustin Cauthen, 19, of 1105 Potter Road, and Terrance Moore, 16, of 548 Steele St., have been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with first-degree burglary and possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime.

    According to an incident report, the women told deputies that she went into her home and saw teens standing in her hallway.

    She said she yelled at the teens and asked them what they were doing.

  • Single-gender classes please board members

    Local students in single-gender classes are more comfortable in classes without the opposite sex, and parents notice more focus and confidence from their children, according to recent data and surveys.

    A.R. Rucker Middle School Principal Phillip Mickles and North Elementary School Principal Linda Blackwell shared statistics with the school board Tuesday and gave an update on single-gender classes.

    Those are the only two schools in the Lancaster County School District that offer the option to students and their parents.