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  • 5 county residents charged in drug, weapons roundup

    Four Lancaster residents and a Kershaw man were arrested on drug and weapons charges this week as the county’s Drug Task Force executed a string of search warrants.

  • Poll information for Tuesday’s mayoral vote

    Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Lancaster mayoral vote, and the new College Park Precinct in effect for this election.

    City residents will choose among Alston DeVenny, Sara Eddins, James “Butch” Flynn, Tamara Green Garris and Don Geraghty to fill the remaining five-month term of the late Mayor John Howard. 

    There will be no runoff in the nonpartisan race. Whoever gets the most votes wins the seat.

  • Flag from Capitol honors 4 brothers

    Each year, 365 American flags – one for every day – fly over the U.S. Capitol.

    One of those flags is now at Candy Hollingsworth’s home on Riverside Road.

    The all-volunteer Christian Veterans of America presented the flag to Hollingsworth on Friday morning at Tractor Supply in Lancaster after hearing the story of her four brothers.

    Joe, Tim, Jett and Tony Amis all served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War.

  • Heath Springs' Annsley Vick brings home national crown

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    Annsley Vick of Heath Springs has been crowned Miss Junior High School America at a competition in Little Rock, Ark.

    Annsley, the daughter of Sunni and Derek Vick, is a 14-year-old rising ninth grader at Andrew Jackson High School. 

    This is Annsley’s first national pageant title. She won a $10,000 scholarship, $50,000 in clothing and shoes, a New York modeling contract and a cruise to Mexico.

  • Dust-up over dirt roads

    Lancaster County bush-hogged some overgrowth and hauled in some gravel last month to repair a remote dirt road with a locked gate limiting public access.

    A handful of taxpayers are livid about that.

    They showed up at the last county council meeting to talk about Timberline Road, a red-clay 2.1-mile stretch off Camden Road, at the far eastern edge of the county south of S.C. 9. The road was repaired by the county June 11-14. 

  • Speedway owner, sons charged in altercation deputy labels ‘total chaos’

    The owner of Lancaster Motor Speedway had a rowdy Fourth of July, and he ended up in jail facing domestic violence and assault charges.

    Brandy Baker, who also owns Brandy Baker Trucking in Heath Springs, was charged with third-degree domestic violence and third-degree assault and battery after an incident at his lake home, according to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • White hot from the white tees

    Lancaster golfer Scott Roberts, the five-time Lancaster Golf Club champion, continues his links assault on the LGC records.
    Two weeks ago, Roberts shot a sizzling 56 (29-27) from the silver tees at the Lancaster Golf Club for a new mark. LGC pro Phil Small said Roberts’ 56 was the first time in his memory a golfer had broken 60 in a round.
    Then on Tuesday, the former Buford High School golf standout, a 1989 BHS graduate and Lancaster High School golf coach, notched another milestone, shooting a 60 from the white tees, playing 6,100 yards over 18 holes.

  • LDB Ozone stars win district crown

    Lancaster Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone League All-Stars competed in the District 2 Championship Tournament in Lewisville June 23 – 30.
    Lancaster, with a 3-2 win over Fort Mill, captured the tournament title to secure a state championship tournament bid.
    The Lancaster Ozone stars open play in the state tournament in Union at the Timken Complex on Saturday at noon when they face Greer. Opening ceremonies are today.
    Lancaster opened play June 23 when it beat Lewisville, 13-4.

  • Van Wyck enacts property-upkeep rules

    New rules governing property upkeep and littering are now in effect for the town of Van Wyck.

    At its July 2 meeting, the town council voted unanimously on final reading to adopt the new rules, which basically mirror those ordinances already on the books for the county. 

    Council members Cassandra Watkins and Xavier Kee were absent for the vote, though both had supported the new rules when presented for first reading last month.

  • Last of 3 suspects surrenders in hit-and-run of IL man, son

    The third and final suspect in a hit-and-run that seriously injured an Indian Land businessman and his young son has turned himself in to authorities.

    Ralph Cornelius Hall, 20, of Des Moines, Iowa, is facing a felony charge of a passenger fleeing an accident causing injury or death, in addition to a misdemeanor larceny charge, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.