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Today's News

  • Slavery still exists here today

    What a shocking headline, but our Attorney General Alan Wilson says it’s true – and he’s right. Slavery today is not black folks standing on the auction block in the city square. Its modern day equivalent is called “human trafficking” – for the sex trade, enforced labor and especially exploitation of children.

  • Kershaw Council supports Tunnell

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council, with one voice, agreed Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. has proved faithful in looking out for economic impact issues in their small town.

    On Monday, July 21, town officials unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for LCEDC President Keith Tunnell and his staff in the wake of controversy surrounding the organization.

  • Sheriff warns of new scam

    Sheriff

    warns of new scam

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Authorities are sending out a warning to residents about a new check scam discovered in Lancaster County.

    Deputies first learned of the scam this month after speaking with a 70-year-old man who reported receiving an unusual letter and check in the mail, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Council OKs alternative roads plan

    With the capital project sales tax initiative in a state of flux, one county councilman has suggested an alternative to help fix local roads.
    During Lancaster County Council’s July 14 meeting, minutes after council decided to send a proposed list of projects back to the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission for another review, Councilman Jack Estridge offered a separate idea to secure much-needed funding for roads.

  • Kershaw Council hopes good fences make good neighbors

    Kershaw town officials have heard plenty of complaints from homeowners about swimmers traipsing through private property to get to the local pool.
    This was a hot topic of discussion during Kershaw Town Council’s meeting Monday, July 21.
    Mayor Wayne Rhodes said the complaints continue because swimmers are entering the gate from an area near the pool building to below the pool on private residential property.

  • Bank teller charged with embezzling

    A Lancaster woman was arrested in Rock Hill after she admitted to embezzling money from the two Wells Fargo branches where she worked as a teller.
    Rock Hill police arrested Candace Marie Adams, 23, of the 5800 block of Morrison Road, on July 16 for breach of trust.
    According to a Rock Hill Police Department report, Adams allegedly stole an estimated $18,247 between June 10 and July 16 from the Wells Fargo branches at 749 Cherry Road and 2691 Celanese Road.

  • Police seek help finding man who hit officers with car

    After multiple searches and pleas from police for information, a Lancaster man is still on the run, wanted for hitting two police officers with his car on July 6.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Thursday, July 24, investigators are still searching for leads in the whereabouts of Tyzhe Lashown Hough, 19, whose last known address was 5908 Henderson Road.
    “We still don’t know where he is,” Grant said. “But we’re still asking for the public’s help to find him. Getting the word out, that’ll be great.”

  • Woman hurt in bypass wreck

    A long line of cars and trucks stretched into the distance Wednesday afternoon, July 23, after a one-car accident injured a woman and snarled traffic along S.C. 9 Bypass.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. James Miller said the accident happened about 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Grace Avenue, about two miles west of Lancaster.
    Miller said the driver, Tammy Stephens, 46, of Fort Lawn, was traveling east on the bypass in a 2005 Honda Element when the accident happened. He said she drove off the left side of the road and then overturned.

  • Closet Ministry offers free school clothes, backpacks

    The Closet Ministry of Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, will hold its fifth annual Back-To-School Day of free clothing and bookbag giveaways from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
    Gently used items donated by the community will be available and book bags for children will be given away as long as supplies last, said event coordinator Catherine Horton.
    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and you do not need proof of income to participate, Horton said.

  • Council discusses grants

    Council discusses grants

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    More jobs and less crime.

    Those are the aims of several grants Lancaster County Council discussed during its July 14 meeting, including a few the county has already been awarded and one that county officials would like to apply for.

    Council first discussed two grants for economic development projects the county recently received from the S.C. Department of Commerce.