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  • 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.

  • New route being planned for Veterans Day parade

    Organizers of this year’s Veterans Day parade are 100 percent sure the event will happen. However, they’re still trying to iron out its starting point and other important details.

    A Veterans Day committee met Wednesday to discuss the Nov. 7 parade, which traditionally begins at the Lancaster County Courthouse on Main Street and makes its way south, ending at the American Legion building on South Main Street.

  • Healthy Youth conference gets backing from County Council

    Lancaster County Council will help fund an annual conference that focuses on youth substance abuse prevention.

    Organizers for the third annual Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities Conference, planned for Oct. 14-16 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, requested $10,000 in funding from council.

  • Marian Hagins art contest winners named

    Winners of the Marian Hagins art contest were announced during a reception at the Springs House on Sunday.

    The annual contest is open to amateur artists in Lancaster County of high school age and older, and is sponsored by the Lancaster County Art League, Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the Hagins family. The contest is a memorial to the late Marian Hagins, a local artist and art lover who helped found the Lancaster Art League and promoted and supported local artists.

  • Report: Man used machete, sword in fight

    A Lancaster man was arrested after deputies responded to a fight involving several weapons, including a sword, on Fleetwood Drive on Sunday.

    Charles Alexander Poston, 49, of 1529 Fleetwood Drive, Lancaster, was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The report said deputies spoke with Poston, who said “they tried to kill me.”

    Poston told deputies the 20-year-old victim stole $50 and Loritab pills from him.

  • Leads sought in store robbery

    Investigators are looking for leads in a robbery at the Solo Mart on Lynwood Drive on Sept. 25.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release, the gas station at 1462 Lynwood Drive was robbed about 8 a.m.

    An unarmed man came into the store and punched the clerk on the head, according to the release. Cash and lottery tickets were stolen, the release said.

  • Contest season begins for marching bands

    Fall is the season of cooler weather and changing leaf colors. It’s also when marching band season is in full swing.

    The four Lancaster County high school marching bands have been practicing all summer and many days after school in an effort to perfect their shows for this year.

    The Buford High and Indian Land High marching bands kick off their official seasons Saturday at a competition in Boiling Springs.

    Andrew Jackson High’s Volunteer Regiment and Lancaster High School’s marching band will both start their contest seasons on Oct. 3.

  • City Council gets updated on various projects

    Expansion of the solid waste transfer station was one of several projects city of Lancaster officials were updated on at the Sept. 22 City Council meeting.

    Brian Tripp of W.K. Dickson & Co. Inc., which provides engineering services to the city, gave a presentation that brought officials up to speed on work on the transfer station off Lynwood Drive, a pump station, the wastewater treatment plant and the South Main Street Streetscape project.

    Tripp said the city has been awarded a total of between $2.3 million and $2.4 million so far for all the projects.

  • County to search for funds for courthouse floor project

    Lancaster County Council plans to search for available funding before approving significant flooring renovations to the county’s historic courthouse, which is being restored after a fire there a year ago.

    Council decided Monday to delay allocating $40,000 for a new basement floor until an appropriate funding source is located.

    Council members discussed installing a brick paver floor on the bottom level of the courthouse. The basement floor is now made up of cement and tile.