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Today's News

  • Brown Crenshaw Jr. pleads guilty

    Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr. kept his answers short and simple as he stood before Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea G. Benjamin and pleaded guilty on Monday morning, July 14. 

    Clad in a dark suit with a red and white striped tie, Crenshaw, 42, listened inside a courtroom at the Lancaster County Courthouse as 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield read the charges against him, including 10 counts of forgery and six counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Barfield explained that he had dismissed six other counts of forgery. 

  • Treasurer’s Office makes paying taxes convenient

    In the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office, we pride ourselves on providing quality customer service to the people who pay our bills, as part of my commitment to put taxpayers first in Lancaster County.

    While nobody enjoys paying taxes, one of our top priorities is to make paying your taxes simple and easy.

  • Library democracy in action

    Bill Moyers has said, “When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.”

    Your public library is democracy in action. The tiniest child is as important as the most generous benefactor. The Lancaster County Library provides everything from free downloadable titles to gift books for newborns.

  • Juicy good time just around the corner

    From Release

    ark your calendar for the S.C. Pageland Watermelon Festival set for July 18-19.

    The two-day agriculture festival, with a history dating back to 1951, is all about the season’s sweetest crop.

    If you’ve ever savored a sliver of sweet watermelon on a hot July day while letting the red juice trace rivers down your chin, then you find it as no surprise that one such succulent fruit would be deserving of its own two-day festival.

  • Miller is grand marshal for Pageland's Watermelon Festival parade

    Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Service

    PAGELAND – Tony-award winning actress and singer Patina Miller – Pageland’s own – will be the grand marshal of this year’s Watermelon Festival parade.

    And the town is planning a celebrity’s welcome for the hometown girl who touts her roots to Pageland to the world.

    “She has done her fair share of telling everybody that she is from Pageland,” said Mayor Jason Evans at the Pageland Town Council meeting June 3. “She is a homegrown product.”

  • Garden-tainment creates lasting memories for guests

    Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests.

    Many gardeners tend to schedule events around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor from their garden.

    Unfortunately nature does not always cooperate. It seems we are saying “you should have been here last week” or “come back next week when the flowers will be at their peak”.

  • Two smiling women get the best of me

    Well sir, my new motto of “being friendly” works, but doesn’t always work out like I hope.

    I was shopping on the “International Foods” aisle down at the neighborhood United Nations the other day. You know, that place that stocks stuff that comes from everywhere.

    With a little time on my hands, I picked up a bag of tortilla chips, pondering if I should get ’em, mostly ’cause they were marked for only $2.

    I noticed a lady standing nearby, so I grinned and waved to her.

  • Man wanted in prescription scam at IL pharmacy

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Investigators are hoping to find at least one man responsible for calling in fake prescriptions to an Indian Land pharmacy late last month, using real doctor identification numbers. 

  • Suspects sought in IL car thefts

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating two brazen car thefts reported late last week.

    At 4:56 a.m. Thursday, July 10, a white male wearing a hat, white tank shirt, shorts and shoes broke into Bernard Motorcar Company, 9410 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, according to a sheriff’s office press release. 

  • Trackster seek help to run in Junior Olympics

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Columbus Parker Track Club has qualified 17 athletes to compete at the National Junior Olympic Games at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, July 24 through August 3.

    But coaches of the local track team say there’s just one problem.