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Today's News

  • Authorities investigate Heath Springs armed robbery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are looking for leads in an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Swami Mart in Heath Springs.
    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office came to the convenience store at 309 S. Main St. after receiving a call about the robbery.
    A man entered the store at about 9:55 p.m., near closing time, armed with a black, small-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to a sheriff's office press release.

  • Kershaw man charged with attempted murder

    The arrest of a shooting suspect leads deputies to a loaded gun and other stolen property.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Curtis Javon Sowell, of 638 Kershaw Country Club Road, Apt. 3C, Kershaw, with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and conspiracy.
    The charges stem from a June 7 incident in which a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg in the parking lot of Foxwood Apartments on Kershaw Country Club Road, according to a sheriff's office press release issued Monday afternoon.

  • Lancaster teen charged with attempted murder

    An 18-year-old has been charged in the shooting of another Lancaster teen over the weekend.
    The Lancaster Police Department announced Monday afternoon it has charged Deshaune Tillman, 110 N. Ferguson St., with attempted murder.
    Tillman shot Shaquille Lashaun Robinson, 18, once at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday in front of 116 Hazel Street, according to a police department press release.

  • Teens win $2,000 for library

    Five local teens put their heads together this spring to express why they think libraries are essential and won $2,000 for the Del Webb Library at Indian Land in a national video contest.

    The group – Samantha Hoelzer, Kendall Lierz, Lewis Lindsey, Lindsey Scott, and Ryan Scott – produced a short silent film featuring Sherlock Holmes to win first runner-up in the American Library Association’s “Why I Need My Library” teen video contest.  

  • Dads need hugs from stubborn sons, too

  • The Father's Love

    Youth-driven Salkehatchie Summer Service ministry reaches out one nail at a time
    Tyler Owens has developed quite a reputation on Plyler Road in the Southside community.        
    When homeowner Bernard Patterson learned that his small frame house was going to be invaded and repaired this week by Salkehatchie Summer Service teenagers and volunteers bearing hammers, saws and paintbrushes, he only had one request.
    Patterson wanted Tyler to be one of them.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – David Hagins

    Name: David Hagins
    Age: 54
    Address: Hagins Road (named for my granddad)
    Family: Wife, Susan, 52; one daughter, Sadie, 17, and a son, D.J., 14  
    Pets: Three cats, one dog and three goats
    Job: Design engineer, Accutrex Products
    Church: St. Luke United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Andrew Jackson High School sports (all of them)
    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Roads bumpy debate for council

    As motorists continue to dodge potholes and crumbling pavement on roads throughout the county, Lancaster County Council strongly debated the merits of accepting any more roads into the county system at its Monday meeting. 

  • TLN ad staff wins 22 awards

    The advertising and graphics departments at The Lancaster News brought home 22 awards from the  S.C. Press Association’s annual Palmy awards, held June 16 in Columbia.  

    The advertising and graphics staffs won two first-place awards, nine second-place awards and 11 third-place awards. Seventeen of the awards were for advertisements published in The Lancaster News; three for ads in the Pageland Progressive Journal and two for ads in Carolina Gateway. 

  • Foxhole trash plan stalls

    A plan to bring household trash to Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill has been dumped – at least temporarily. 

    After months of concerns and complaints from hundreds of Mecklenburg County residents about a proposed plan to convert the Foxhole into a sanitary landfill, Mecklenburg County officials say that plan is off the table.