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  • Buck Moon glows over Lancaster
  • Local, state dropout rates fall

    Lancaster County School District’s dropout rate fell during the 2011-12 federal fiscal year, a trend that mirrors a state decrease in the number of high school dropouts.

    According to a report on student dropout rates released by the S.C. Department of Education on Wednesday, July 24, a total of 101 out of 3,402 high school students dropped out of Lancaster County high schools during 2011-12, a rate of 3 percent.

    The rate is the lowest for the district since 2008-09.

  • Child hunger reality in Lancaster

    A community forum was held Tuesday, July 23, in Lancaster City Hall council chambers to discuss the problem of child hunger in Lancaster County and possible solutions.

    The forum was a result of the Midlands Family Study, a child hunger study out of the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the University of South Carolina. Eight South Carolina counties, including Lancaster, were chosen for the study. A total of 550 families were interviewed to determine the reasons behind child hunger. 

  • Council debates price for Springs store

              Christopher Sardelli    
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A request for an asking price launched a testy debate about how best to attract new businesses to the area during Lancaster County Council’s Monday, July 22, meeting.  

  • City honored for NAS Center

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Government leaders across the state have noticed the impact of Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center.
    On Saturday, July 20, the city of Lancaster was recognized during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual meeting in Greenville.

  • On the road to recovery

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster News/Carolina Gateway photographer critically injured in an automobile accident involving a drunken driver July 15 is showing signs of improvement.
    Aaron Morrison was transported to Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after he was rear-ended at 12:54 a.m. on Johnston Road in Ballantyne, N.C., by a 2007 BMW driven by Nicholas Michael Borden, 31, of Indian Land.

  • One arrested, one wanted in assault

            Christopher Sardelli    
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    One woman was arrested and a man is wanted in the early-morning assault of a Lancaster woman who was chased down a street in her underwear July 16.
    Sharon Teresa Dixon, 28, 2906 University Drive, was arrested July 17 and charged with assault and battery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    A second person, Hayden Dover, is wanted on a related charge of malicious injury to property, the report said.

  • Movie with Lancaster connection debuts

    Sheri Simcox
    For The Lancaster News
    “That’s what I said,” is one of many lines Ariana Neal, great-granddaughter of Lancaster music educator Peggy Clark, says as a little actress of television and the movie theater screen.

  • Investigators look into two Sun City burglaries

    INDIAN LAND – Investigators remain on the case of two high-dollar home burglaries that happened in the Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood last month.

    The two burglaries – spaced about 10 days apart and involving somewhere between $32,000 and $200,000 in missing items – are still unsolved, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

  • DLS Retreading opens in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND  – DLS Retreading, which specializes in truck tire retreading, cut the ribbon on its manufacturing, warehousing, sales and service facility Friday, July 19.

    The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 53 new jobs in the next four years.

    “We’re excited about bringing our new operations in Lancaster County online,”said Dave Snyder, DLS Retreading president and CEO.