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Today's News

  • Inner Drive

    Sometimes, what isn’t visible tells the story.

    Take Janna Noland, for instance.

    Right now, the 17-year-old senior at Carolina Christian Academy is putting the finishing touches on her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

    An Ambassador Girl Scout with Troop 645 in Great Falls, Janna is hand-making 21 tote bags that will be filled with baby items to hand out at Springs Memorial Hospital the week of March 12.

    That week commemorates the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts.

  • New not always better

    I have often heard it said that “change is good.”

    In the last 70-plus years, I have found out that some promises of change backfire.

    New ain’t always better.

    As soon as my daughter’s broken leg heals, I’m gonna ask her if the “new” leg is an improvement over the old one.

    I’ve been keeping track of the CNN storm that fell on Lancaster.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Mozell Harris

    Name: Mozell Harris

    Age: 77

    Address: Fork Hill Road, Kershaw

    Family: Three children, Barbara, Levarn and Ronnie; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

    Job: Cleaning house

    Church: Second Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

    Hobby: Fishing

    Favorite book: The Bible

    Favorite movie: Don’t have one

  • Professor hit by truck

    A University of South Carolina Lancaster professor was severely injured after she was hit by a pickup truck late Thursday night.
    USCL foreign languages professor Nathalie Davaut, 44, of Gastonia, N.C., was walking across Hubbard Drive near the university when she was struck at about 9 p.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The incident was also confirmed by John Rutledge, director of law enforcement and security for USCL.

  • USCL community shaken by accident

    A cloud of sadness hung over the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus Friday.
    Faculty members and students walked from one building to the next, somberly discussing the unfortunate accident the night before that seriously injured one of their own – Dr. Nathalie Davaut.  
    Davaut, who teaches French and Spanish at USCL, was struck by a pickup truck as she was crossing Hubbard Drive. Dr. Darris Hassell, one of her foreign language colleagues, said he was shaken when he learned about the accident later that night.

  • W. Va. fugitive found in county

    Using GPS technology, local police joined with West Virginia authorities to track down a fugitive in Lancaster last week.
    The hunt for the fugitive began when a Lancaster police officer received a late-night phone call from a West Virginia state trooper Feb. 10, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Burns planned at Forty Acre Rock

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Heritage Trust Program will work with the S.C. Forestry Commission to conduct several prescribed burns on about 400 acres of Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County over the next few months.
    The entire preserve encompasses 2,267 acres, so the 400 acres to be burned is about 17 percent of the total acreage.

  • Woman arrested for firing gun

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A heated argument between a Lancaster man and his girlfriend recently ended with the woman's arrest after she fired a gun into a ceiling.
    Flossie Burks Lewis, 53, of Elgin, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

  • Man assaulted at Super Bowl gathering

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A private Super Bowl gathering turned violent for two Lancaster men earlier this month.  
    Police came to a home in the 700 block of Taylor Street at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 5 in response to a call about an assault.
    An officer saw that a man had a bleeding wound above his left eye and a wound on his left hand, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Prudential ribbon cutting is Wednesday

    From release
    Prudential Insurance Company-George McDow, Financial Professional, will celebrate its recent move to a new location with a special ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
    Prudential Insurance Company’s new office is located at 1129-A Highway 9 Bypass.
    George McDow, his staff, Mayor Joe Shaw and County Council Chair Kathy Sistare, along with Chamber Chair Susan Rowell, and other elected officials and chamber representatives will participate in the event.