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  • Second teen charged in Kershaw murder, shooting

    A second teen has been arrested in last Thursday’s Kershaw murder, and another is being sought by authorities.
    Ka’Darius Aintwayn Kirkland, 19, of Kershaw turned himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon after Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators and SLED agents searched parts of Kershaw and Heath Springs for him.
    Kirkland was charged with murder in the shooting of Vincent Barry Lambert Jr. and two counts of attempted murder, according to a sheriff’s statement. He was denied bond.

  • South Middle School on lockdown

    Lancaster County School District officials placed South Middle School on lockdown at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was looking for a suspect in the area of Springdale Road, school officials said, and because of the proximity to South Middle, officials locked down the school.

  • Packed LASS gala raises $15K

    In its third-annual fundraiser, the Sun City rescue group Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters raised $15,000 in its continued effort to better the lives of the county’s homeless pets.
    Nearly 300 people braved 92-degree heat at The Ivy Place, including county council members Larry Honeycutt, Terry Graham and Billy Mosteller.
    For the second year in a row, venue owners Terry and Genie Graham hosted the LASS luncheon as a gift to the Sun City-based rescue group.

  • County gets food/shelter grant money

    From release

    Lancaster County will receive $33,613 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
    Deborah Boulware, United Way of Lancaster County’s executive director, said the county has been receiving an annual FEMA allotment for many years. Recipients have included HOPE, the Lancaster County Council on Aging, The Citadel House, KARE and Christian Services.

  • Foundation to study how county’s health relates to its poverty

    Lancaster is one of nine counties nationwide selected by one of the country’s most prominent nonprofits for a grant that will be used to study the link between poverty and health.
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation picked Lancaster for one of its Roadmap to Health Community Grants.
    “I’m still pinching myself, because this puts us in the big pool,” said Dr. Paul McKenzie, research director for the Lancaster County School District.

  • Teen charged in Kershaw killing

    After a second exhaustive manhunt in five days, authorities captured a Lancaster teen running across the Chick-fil-A parking lot at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and charged him in last week’s Kershaw double shooting.
    Dorian Tyrese Clyburn, 16, was charged with murder in the death of Vincent Barry Lambert Jr., who was riding in a car on Pine Ridge Drive last Thursday when he and the female driver were shot. A 4-year-old in the backseat was unhurt.

  • One-candidate Heath Spring vote too costly, officials gripe

    HEATH SPRINGS – If you want to light Rick Crimminger’s fuse, ask him about the change in state law that cost the town of Heath Springs a hefty $41.27 for every vote cast in the recent special election.
    “It’s absolutely ridiculous,” said Crimminger, a former school board member and county councilman who now chairs the Lancaster County Election Commission.

  • Authorities comb Shiloh Unity/Craig Farm roads for Kershaw shooting suspect

    Authorities are combing the Shiloh Unity/Craig Farm roads area for a suspect wanted in connection to a Thursday shooting death in Kershaw.  
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said investigators received a tip Monday that the unnamed suspect was at a home on Hood Park Lane, which is off Craig Farm Road just south of Shiloh Unity Road.
    Deputies approached the house about 1 p.m., but the suspect ran out a back door and fled, possibly into the woods.

  • Mom follows her kids’ lead, now they’re karate kinfolk

    Some mothers shop and dine with their daughters, but Kathy Faulkenbury spins and spars with hers.
    Two to three times a week for almost four years, Faulkenbury and her daughters have dressed out in martial arts uniforms, practiced and sweated together and advanced through the ranks.
    This past Thursday night, she and her middle daughter, MaryJoe, 11, were presented with their black belts at Kenaki Karate in Lancaster.

  • S.C. receives millions under tobacco settlement

    The state is receiving millions of dollars as part of its yearly share of settlement funds stemming from the anti-smoking wars of the 1990s.
    S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the state has secured $81.1 million in its annual share of funds under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), approved by the courts in 1998.
    “These payments are incredibly important to the taxpayers of South Carolina, because they mean the tobacco companies are repaying the state for some of the costs related to smoking,” Wilson said.