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  • Stolen car found submerged in pond

     A 911 call led authorities to a stolen car found submerged in a Lancaster pond last month. 

    Deputies responded at 8:48 p.m. July 16 to the 2300 block of Gateway Drive in the Edgewater subdivision about a report of a vehicle found in a pond, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    Deputies spoke with two men at the scene who said that while they were driving past the pond, they noticed the top of a car poking up from the middle of the water.

  • Outreach collects school supplies

    Staff reports

    The behind-the-scenes Lancaster County Outreach Project is collecting classroom  supplies to make sure a group of less-fortunate children in the county is ready to meet the challenges of the new school year.

    Donna Bender, of Lancaster County Department of Social Services said right now, there are 151 underprivileged children in need of basic core school supplies and she is certain the list will grow to more than 170.

  • Man charged in Kershaw shooting

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Kershaw man is behind bars in connection with the shooting of a man outside an apartment complex on Monday, July 28.

    Willie Lee Knox, 57, 7996 Flat Rock Road, Kershaw, was charged Wednesday, July 30, and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • McIlwain to sing national anthem at Charlotte Knights baseball game

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Eldrina McIlwain, has enjoyed the rhythms and sounds of music since she was old enough to make infant sounds of her own. 

    “All my life, I’ve been singing,” she said. “When I was little, my mom was the choir director for the church and when I got older, I started writing my own music.”

  • Dutton to lead secondary education

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County School District officials have chosen Buford High School Principal Butch Dutton to serve as the district’s director of secondary education.

    Dutton appointment fills a position vacated in June when former secondary education director Jonathan Phipps left for a job as superintendent of Abbeville County schools.

  • 89 deemed homeless by task force count

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Homelessness Task Force of Lancaster County hosted a town hall meeting Thursday, July 31 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center to reveal results of the recent homeless count in Lancaster.  

  • Hough surrenders at MJC

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Almost a month after police began searching for a Lancaster man wanted for striking two Lancaster Police Department officers with his car, the man turned himself in Thursday, July 31. 

  • Twenty percent less to work with

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission members faced a new hurdle in their quest to craft a November ballot question to reauthorize the county’s 1 cent sales tax for capital projects – a 20 percent decrease in potential revenue.

    The commission learned of the issue, related to a change in state law prohibiting local sales tax on some foods, during its Thursday, July 31, meeting. 

  • Hough turns himself in to police

    Almost a month after police began searching for a Lancaster man wanted for striking two Lancaster Police Department officers with his car, the man turned himself in Thursday, July 31. 

  • Study still ranks S.C. 45th for child well-being

     From the very first report in 1990 to today, South Carolina still ranks near the bottom in the United States in child well-being, according to the latest released information in the annual Kids Count Data Book.  

    The Kids Count Data Book uses an index of 16 indicators to rank the nation’s 50 states on overall child well-being in four domains: economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

    The Palmetto State’s children are showing progress in some areas.