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  • Heath Springs moves forward on $275k infrastructure grant

    HEATH SPRINGS – During a special called meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, members of Heath Springs Town Council voted unanimously to move forward in the application process for a $275,000 rural infrastructure grant. 

  • Two arrested, charged with armed robbery

    Two Lancaster residents are jailed in connection to the armed robbery of a clerk at Lloyd’s Convenience Store late last month. 

  • State of Collins Road, bridge worry residents

     Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Homeowners along Indian Land’s Collins Road are pleading with local and state officials for repairs to their pothole-riddled road.

    Far from any concrete resolution to their concerns, their issues illustrate the effects South Carolina’s perennial lack of road funding has on residents who live on the state’s crumbling secondary roads.

  • Gunshots lead to drug charge

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    The sound of gunshots led officers to a Lancaster home where a man was arrested on drug and firearm charges. 

    Darrick Montavis Jackson, 24, 206 McCardell St., was arrested Jan. 18 on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, drug paraphernalia and discharging a firearm in the city, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Changes made to candidate filing, voter ID in 2014

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews

    Filing for the 2014 general election won’t begin until March 16, with the election set for almost eight months after that.

    However, there are a couple of important changes this year of interest to both potential candidates and voters.

    The first change regards candidates’ statements of economic interest, that discloses income, donations and other financial information.

  • Annual LCCA Art and Soul Gala set for Feb.8

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Art and Soul Gala sponsored by Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA) is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building.

    LCCA Executive Director Debbie Jaillette said this black-tie optional event is an opportunity for the organization to offer even more of the arts to Lancaster County residents.

  • County firefighters seek $1.7 million in grants from U.S. Homeland Security

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Thermal imaging cameras. Swift water rescue training. Extrication equipment. 

    Each has its importance in rescuing residents during emergency situations, which is why each are featured on a long list of federal grant requests recently submitted by some of Lancaster County’s volunteer fire departments. 

  • Upcoming election primer

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    It may seem odd following the fireworks and incessant campaigning that consumed the better part of 2012 leading up to the November general elections – but it’s already 2014 and time to crank up another election year.

    While this year’s general election won’t include a presidential election, there will be plenty of statewide and congressional seats, as well as local offices, up for re-election.

  • Deputies arrest Laney

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A local home-improvement contractor was behind bars Friday morning, Jan. 31, less than a day after deputies enlisted the community’s help in finding him in connection with a string of roofing repair scams. 

    Harvey Paul Laney, 43, 2446 Doc Holiday Circle, was found and arrested Friday on three counts of breach of trust over $2,000, said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. 

  • First lady no more

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Iris Robinson has given nearly 40 years of dedicated, selfless service to the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. When prospective residents, businesses or industry consider coming here, Robinson’s voice is among the first they hear.

    But that is about to change. Lancaster’s first lady will trade it all on Feb. 27 for a life of retirement and peaceful solitude.