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  • Lancaster Mayor John Howard dies

    Four months after being diagnosed with lung cancer, Lancaster Mayor John Howard died Tuesday night at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 67.

  • Lancaster man charged in Jack’s robbery

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month.
    Tyrone Derell Mingo, 30, of Mint Street, was arrested March 23 at a Rock Street home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release.  
    Mingo is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in the March 16 armed robbery of Jack’s Highway 9 Party Shop, 2190 Pageland Highway.

  • Clemson Men of Color Summit aims to bridge achievement gap

    Wanda Johnson
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – An impressive lineup of nationally and internationally known speakers will share their knowledge and experience with thousands of young boys and men during Clemson University’s 2018 Men of Color National Summit.
    The summit returns to the TD Convention Center in Greenville on April 12-13, with more than 45 sessions designed to encourage students to evaluate themselves and discover their full potential.

  • ‘Total and complete shock’

    Wayne Murray was 16 years old on this day 50 years ago, standing inside a grocery store in Pasadena, Calif., when the news came over the radio.
    “Dr. Martin Luther King has been assassinated,” it said. All the shoppers in the store just froze in place and listened.
    “I was in total and complete shock,” the Rev. Murray recalled Monday.
    He left the store and went home to find his mother watching the news on TV.

  • Easter fun at Palmetto Place

    Former residents of Palmetto Place Apartments returned last Sunday to treat a new generation to an Easter egg hunt, games, snow cones and hot dogs.
    Nearly 200 kids scoured the field for eggs between the apartment complex and the picnic shelter Sunday afternoon.
    Some wearing brand new Easter outfits and others in more casual wear squatted and tiptoed to gather eggs hidden in crevices and on top of playground equipment. Older children held the hands of younger children, helping them navigate the new experience.

  • Lancaster man charged in Jack’s robbery

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month.

    Tyrone Derell Mingo, 30, of Mint Street, was arrested March 23 at a Rock Street home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release.   

  • Holy Harleys

    On this cold, damp Sunday morning, the deep rumble of Harleys on U.S. 521 broke the silence across the Heath Springs countryside.
    Leather-clad bikers pulled off into a field and dismounted, fancy boots engaging kickstands. Standing side-by-side, the five broad-shouldered men looked like an NFL defensive line.

  • Happy Birthday, Andrew Jackson!

    Andrew Jackson State Park celebrated the 251st birthday of its namesake March 24.
    The bash included re-enactors and demonstrations of black-powder rifles as well as handmade crafts from Andrew Jackson’s time period. Here are a few scenes from the event.

  • Money spent on concerts can’t be used to hire cops, firefighters

    The city’s Performing Arts Department has come under fire on budget issues over the past month, with city council just one vote short of eliminating the Performing Arts Series of concerts at its March 13 meeting.
    Council member Hazel Taylor, who voted to kill the concerts, commented in an interview after the meeting that the money should be used for other things like hiring police officers and firefighters.

  • Walking in serious shoes

    It seemed like business as usual at the coroner’s office Thursday – a white board full of notes on different cases and a determined sleuth to determine each cause of death.
    “Treat everything as a homicide until proven otherwise,” Jasmine Mills said as she wrote “domestic violence” under “homicide.”

    Jasmine had been solving cases for hours. And she’s just 13 years old.