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Today's News

  • School administrator who once worked here faces sex charges in Aiken County

    A former Lancaster County School District employee faces a host of sex-related charges that originated more than three decades ago.

    Stephen Coke Eubanks, 67, of North Augusta, remains behind bars, accused of engaging in sexual behavior with students from the 1970s to the 1990s.

    Eubanks worked as a district-level administrator in Lancaster County from 1982 to 1992.

    The State Law Enforcement Division began an investigation in September after receiving information about Eubanks from an alleged victim, said SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons.

  • Group to host Folk art show

    Southern folk art enthusiasts have a place to go in Lancaster on Saturday.

    The Lancaster Folk Art Society, in cooperation with the University of South Carolina Lancaster, will  host its first show and sale in Lancaster County dedicated to Southern folk art. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Police reports – Nov. 28, 2008

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    – Keith Bradley Catoe, 33, 2025 Carolina Lane, was charged Nov. 20 with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

    An officer stopped the Chrysler 300 that Catoe was riding in after the driver almost struck the patrol car while changing lanes, the report said.

    The officer found an undisclosed amount of marijuana in Catoe’s possession, the report said.

  • No sponsor for Christmas Basket collection drive

    There will be one less Christmas charity drive this year.

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund, an annual drive that had provided assistance to local families during the holidays, is not expected to run this year.

    The local chapter of the American Red Cross, which sponsored the fund during the past five years, has no plans to continue the charity drive.

  • Senior Shield program seeks to protect South Carolina seniors from fraud, scams

    COLUMBIA – Senior Shield, a new program created to protect senior citizens from fraud and scams, has been launched in South Carolina.

  • Habitat for Humanity gains new director

    When a friend told Traci Carnes Watterson about the need for an executive director at the Lancaster affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, she was immediately interested.

    Watterson, 34, of Buford, had been working for Bank of America in uptown Charlotte, but had always been interested in community service. So, she applied for the position and, after an interview process and approval by the board, became the executive director on Nov. 1.

  • Shekinah Word Center to honor pastor for 30 years in ministry

    Shekinah Word Center has slated a weekend full of events to honor its pastor, Apostle LeVerne Duncan Spears, who’s now been in the ministry for 30 years.

    The activities kick off 7 p.m. today with a musical celebration at the church at 1001 W. Meeting St. in Lancaster.

    A pastor’s banquet will be held 6 p.m. Saturday in Fort Mill at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1003 Steele St.

    Tickets for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for children 14 and younger. Supreme Seven, a gospel group from Tallahassee, Fla., will perform that night.

  • Good Will Ambassador: Clarence Witherspoon active in ‘everything’

    VAN WYCK – Clarence Witherspoon isn’t one to sit around.

    The Van Wyck resident works for the Budd Co. as a janitor at the Indian Land schools. He’s an active, lifelong member of White Oak AME Zion Church, where he serves as chairman of the trustee board, a class leader and president of the usher board. He’s also president of the Lancaster District ushers.

  • Man accused of threatening deputy

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man has been charged almost a year after he threatened to kill a  Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy and his family.

    Arkevus Jimon Cauthen, 21, of 201 Reeves St., Heath Springs, has been charged with malicious injury to property and threatening the life of a person or family of a public official, teacher or principal, a felony.

  • Man dies in house fire

    A 60-year-old man died Tuesday night after a fire broke out at his East Dunlap Street home.

    Lucious Waters was killed inside his home at 503 E. Dunlap St. some time after 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Neighbors across the street called the fire department around 8:20 p.m. and the Lancaster Fire Department responded about three minutes later.

    Lancaster County Fire Department Chief Chris Nunnery said the fire most likely started in Waters' bedroom and spread from there.