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Today's News

  • Assessment team seeks comments on sheriff’s office

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
    Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas – policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

  • Lancaster welcomes new city council member

    Hazel Taylor was sworn in Wednesday night as the new Lancaster City Council representative for District 5. She  was elected June 14 to fill the unexpired city council  term vacated by Mayor John Howard.

  • Williams named animal shelter director

    Alan Williams has been named the new director at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter beginning next Monday, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said Wednesday.
    For the first time since early May, the shelter will resume full-time hours and be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, June 27.
    The shelter has been without a director since May 11, when the former director was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
    Willis would not say whether the previous director quit or was fired.

  • Kershaw: New budget includes property tax rollback

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council unanimously passed first reading of the proposed $3.8 million 2016-17 budget Monday night, though its numbers are not yet finalized.
    Mitch Lucas, the town’s interim administrator, said he is still waiting on the final county numbers on how much the town will get in property tax revenue for 2016-17.

  • ATM robbery suspect arrested

    A man accused of robbing a woman at the Founders Federal Credit Union ATM in Indian Land earlier this week has turned himself in.
    According to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Thomas Morgan, of 9093 Sonrise Meadow Road, Indian Land, turned himself in at the sheriff’s office about 5 p.m. Wednesday after contacting a local attorney.
    Morgan, 22, has been charged with common law robbery after a woman was robbed at the ATM on Monday night.

  • Lancaster man dies in diving accident at Lake Wateree

    A Lancaster mom is mourning the death of her 28-year-old son after a diving accident at Lake Wateree led to his death Monday, June 20.
    Jeannette Anthony had just seen her son hours earlier when he came into her bedroom as she was preparing to leave for a summer class at South Piedmont Community College.
    The thought that that fateful moment in her bedroom would be the last time she saw her son left her speechless.

  • Williams - Soltow Engagement

    Robert D. Williams and Donna L. Williams announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynn Williams, to Taylor Jaymes Soltow, all of Kershaw.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. April 15, 2017, at Carolina Sunrise in North Myrtle Beach.

    Miss Williams is the granddaughter of Linda and Danny Williams of Kershaw and Jewel Neal of Lancaster. She is a 2016 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, and plans to attend Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology in August. She works at Mirror Image hair salon.

  • Ussery - Usher Engagement

    Charles “Chuck” Ussery of Kershaw announces the engagement of his daughter, Julie Elizabeth Ussery, to Matthew Brian Usher, both of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. August 6, 2016, at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

    Miss Ussery is the granddaughter of Charles and Pat Ussery of Kershaw. She is a 2007 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School. She is an administrative assistant at Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin, LLP.

  • Cato - Bradley Engagement

    Scott and Sharon Cato announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Cato, all of Lancaster, to Tyler Bradley of Kershaw.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. July 17, 2016, in Monroe, N.C.

    Miss Cato is the granddaughter of Larry and Margaret Harrison of Lancaster and Charles and Carol Lucas of Coolville, Ohio. She is a 2010 graduate of Lancaster High School and has a bachelor of science degree in childhood education. She is a first-grade teacher at North Elementary School.

  • Caldwell - Sitte Engagement

    Victor and Sharon Caldwell announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Elizabeth Caldwell, to Brett Michael Sitte, all of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Oct 1, 2016, at the Garden Cafe in York.