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Today's News

  • Arts Scene: Summer smarts: Arts and sciences camps

    Our 2016 Arts and Sciences Camps are organized and ready to go for this summer. Here’s why you should consider registering your child(ren):
    Thanks in large part to foundation support, arts and sciences camps concentrate on current issues for children, as well as providing a popular, fun summer experience. Our intentional wellness component, including games, intentional activities, healthy snacks and prizes for healthy “homework” assignments, is going beautifully after our third year.
    Our goals for this program are:

  • Man charged in strange library incident

    A Heath Springs man was arrested for an inappropriate act at the Kershaw library, and it wasn’t because he was talking too loud.
    Damion Scerenio Anthony, 24, of 5666 Kershaw Camden Highway, was arrested April 29 for indecent exposure.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said library staff members were reviewing surveillance video April 26 about a different incident when they saw Anthony pull up in his car, come inside and sit down at a table.

  • Kershaw’s new garbage truck on the way

    KERSHAW – Before the end of summer, the town of Kershaw will have a new, much-needed 15-ton garbage truck.
    After looking a several options, Kershaw Town Council opted to buy a 2016 Freightliner chassis from Christopher Trucks in Greenville.
    The chassis was ordered May 1 and will be taken to Amick Equipment Co. in Lexington, to be outfitted a garbage platform, toolbox, water cooler and strobe lights required to work onsite at Haile Gold Mine.

  • Firefighters going door-to-door checking carbon monoxide alarms

    Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, members of the Lancaster Fire Department will go door-to-door to homes in the University Drive and East Gay Street areas to make sure carbon monoxide alarms have been installed and are working properly.
    Fire Marshal Tom Lever said the one-day blitz is funded through a joint grant from the Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.  
    The 11-year-old Williams died from noxious gas poisoning while staying in a Boone, N.C., hotel room in June 2013.

  • Deputies find working meth lab on Summit Avenue

    During the search for a suspect wanted for second-degree domestic violence, sheriff’s deputies discovered an active meth lab on Summit Avenue near Brooklyn Springs Elementary and arrested three Lancaster residents.
    Robert Bennie Sims, 41, of 1763 Summit Ave., Christopher Dale Robertson, 29, of 449 Sunnybrook Lane, and Deana Renee Gibson, 33, of 1454 Winthrop Ave., were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • First Steps wins $6M grant for infants, toddlers

    A federal grant of more than $6 million will allow First Steps of Lancaster County to better prepare at-risk infants and toddlers for school by partnering with local child-care centers and setting up an Early Head Start program.  

  • Ambulance wreck injures first responders

    A Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services paramedic and EMT were taken to Springs Memorial Hospital after an accident with a pickup on S.C. 9 Bypass West.
    The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Friday in front of Walgreens at the intersection of Gillsbrook Road.
    Injured in the accident were paramedic Timothy Clemmer of Lancaster, driver of the ambulance, and EMT April Sims.

  • Prosecutor: Killers stole marijuana from Tran

    David Kucinski and three other defendants in the Indian Land murder of Randy Tran killed the 20-year-old student in a plot to steal six pounds of marijuana from him, prosecutors alleged at a bond hearing Monday.
    Lancaster County investigators found Tran’s body about 7 p.m. April 5, shot once in the back of the head and partially covered in the woods off Rocky River Trail, after neighbors who saw Kuckinski trying to put the body in a car called 911, Sixth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Lisa Collins told the court.

  • Skyrocketing health premiums plague city

    The city of Lancaster and its 170-plus employees will pay 35 percent higher health insurance premiums next year, after a recent handful of large individual payouts to city employees worsened Lancaster’s rating with the state’s public-employee insurer.
    The city staff and Lancaster City Council are taking a close look at the changes, which take effect Jan. 1, 2017, as the municipality works through the proposed 2016-17 fiscal budget. By law, the city cannot pass along the entire increase to employees. It will be paying 35 percent more, just like them.

  • Column: A pat on the back for Dr. Kumar

    Our good Lord works in mysterious ways! I had just left my son’s house at Cedar Pines Lake and started home to work in my yard, and something told me to go by and check on my friend and brother-in-law Louie Belk.
    As I came up to his house, my phone ran, and Louie said, “Sherrill, where are you? I have fallen and I’m bleeding and I need to go to the doctor!” I told him, “Louie, I’m here at your back door now.”