Local News

  • 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.

  • Land being cleared off for new IL Walmart

    INDIAN LAND, Work has begun on a prototype Wal-Mart store in Indian Land.

    Construction crews have started clearing land for the store, which will be located off U.S. 521 just before the North Carolina state line. Chris Neeley, spokesman for Wal-Mart, said the company has received all the appropriate permits and the project is progressing on schedule.

    “We’re moving forward with that project,” Neeley said. “We’re working the land and starting construction.”

  • Can you help our photographer get his camera, college ring back?

    It’s big and bulky, has lots of complicated controls and you probably won’t know how to use it unless you’ve had prior training.

    So, why don’t you give it back?

    Yeah, right, like that is going to happen. But I’m hoping that somehow, some way, our staff photographer Aaron Morrison’s stolen camera and equipment will turn up.

    Aaron’s stuff was stolen from his navy blue Jeep while it was in the parking lot of Applebee’s, behind the restaurant. The thief broke the back passenger side window to get inside.

  • Businessman, civic leader helped shape community

    Friend, mentor, quiet leader.

    That’s how friends and associates of the late James “Jim” Bradley Sr. remember him.

    Bradley, 92, died Sunday at his home.

    What many will remember about Bradley is his work ethic. Bradley, a Forest City, N.C., native, moved to Lancaster in 1947 and served as president of the Springs Co.

  • Russell takes on another role; he now heads firefighters association

    Adding to his already long list of duties, Morris Russell is now serving as president of the S.C. Firefighters Association.

    Russell, 41, is Lancaster County Emergency Management director and also director of the county Fire Service. He also serves on Kershaw Town Council.

    He’s been a firefighter for 22 years, and is now a firefighter with Kershaw Volunteer Fire Department. In 2005, Russell was named fourth vice president of the SCFA, and has moved up to president over the past four years.

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    Weddings, engagement, anniversary and birth announcements appear in The Lancaster News on Sundays. Announcements are published in the order in which we receive them. Due to the volume of announcements and limited space in our paper, it may take three to four weeks for your announcement to appear.

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  • Registration dates for county schools

    Registration dates have been set for the 2009-10 school year. No general school fees will be charged this year, though some fees may be charged for activities, such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.

    School insurance will not be on sale during registration.

    All students new to the district must complete a student information form and provide two proofs of residency. They are asked to bring report cards and any other available records from the school attended last year and will not be allowed to register without the following documents:

  • Crash victim was 'always smiling'

    Brandon Threatt had been to the store with his best friend, Brett Wright, and was coming back to his grandmother’s home on John Everall Road on Sunday morning.

    But the teens never made it back to Margie Allen’s house.

    Allen, Brandon Threatt’s grandmother, lives literally a stone’s throw from where Wright’s pickup truck overturned about 10:20 a.m. Sunday, said Threatt’s father, Mike Threatt.

    Neither teen was wearing a seat belt, and they were ejected from the truck in the crash, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said.