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Today's News

  • Opponents take shots at Norman

    Kali Coleman
    kcoleman@thelancasternews.com

    Congressional hopefuls Archie Parnell, Josh Thornton and David Kulma debated key issues Friday night – and targeted absent GOP candidate Ralph Norman – at a Rock Hill candidate forum hosted by the state NAACP.
    Noticeably absent from the American Values Forum was Norman, who was listed on the original press releases for the event but later canceled his appearance, citing a scheduling conflict.

  • Police officer charged with improper use of credit card

    A 22-year-old who until this week was a Lancaster police officer and a Riverside volunteer firefighter has been charged with using a county credit card to gas up a personal vehicle in May.
    Jayson David Freeman, 22, was charged with breach of trust on Monday, four days after a Lancaster County fuel credit card was reported missing, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The card was used to buy $42.65 worth of unleaded fuel May 9 at the Crenco on S.C. 9 Bypass West. The purchase was made with a PIN assigned to Freeman, the report said.

  • Governor vetoes school bus funding

    Lancaster County School District and state education officials are hoping the General Assembly will override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto of $20.5 million in funding for new school buses.
    The money is part of a $28.9 million allocation that would pay for the state to buy or lease more than 400 new school buses, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

  • Ex-shelter chief pleads guilty, will pay fine, $100 restitution

    The former director of the Lancaster County Animal Shelter has pleaded guilty to misappropriating county funds for personal use and has been sentenced to a $500 fine and $100 restitution.
    Shandrieka “Shandy” Michelle Everall, 38, entered the guilty plea June 6 in Magistrate’s Court for breach of trust valued at $2,000 or less. She has until July 6 to pay the penalties, according to Chief Magistrate Van Richardson.

  • Annual Ag+Art Tour set for this weekend

    Cherry Doster
    See Lancaster SC

    Lancaster Performing Arts will usher in the annual Ag+Art Tour with a celebratory kickoff at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16.

  • Like father, like son

    Mac Horton is a loyal man. He holds onto things for life, especially things that matter. Like memories and the people who made them.
    Blessed with exceptional listening skills, a photographic memory and a knack for words, he wrote a book, “Tales From Shelter Rock and Beyond,” about growing up in Heath Springs in the 1960s.
    James McMeekin Horton was born in 1953, the last of three children to Ward Beecher Horton and Mary Evelyn Caldwell Horton. He's been called “Mac” for as long as he can remember.

  • FBI to look into sex video case

    The York County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are reportedly investigating a dissemination of obscenity case against two Indian Land residents involving a pornographic video posted to social media by a spurned girlfriend.
    Though the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was originally involved in the investigation, sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said its investigation revealed the social media postings did not occur in the county and so no crime occurred here.

  • Turkey massacre: More deaths most fowl

    A little over a month after an investigation into the alleged killing of a duck by an estranged boyfriend, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating another case of fowl play, only this time the victims are turkeys.
    According to the incident report, a Buford man who lives in the 4000 block of Tabernacle Road called the sheriff’s office shortly after arriving home from the beach June 1 to find his fence down and 20 turkeys missing.
    The turkeys were worth an estimated $240.

  • Crosson wins AJ Park volunteer award

    The Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park gathered at the park’s main shelter for its annual volunteer appreciation picnic June 2.
    After enjoying their fill of hamburgers, baked beans, cornbread salad, watermelon and homemade strawberry, banana and chocolate ice cream, they headed into the amphitheater for the main event – the presentation of the group’s annual Volunteer of the Year award.

  • SCLEAP: Providing on-call counseling for cops

    Joseph Crevier
    Carolina News

    When gunman Sueng-Hui Cho burst into a Virginia Tech classroom building and fatally shot 32 students and professors and wounded 17 others in April 2007, law enforcement officers from all over Southwest Virginia responded to the 911 alarm.