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  • Tradesville farmer spots black bear near turkey barns

    Could a black bear’s recent search for love have taken him near two Tradesville turkey barns? 

    Local farmer Billy Catoe isn’t sure.

    However, the one thing Catoe does know is what he saw just before lunchtime Thursday, July 18, when a more than 200-pound bear ambled down the fence line next to Catoe’s 95-acre farm in the 6100 block of Shiloh Unity Road.

  • HS Town Hall to get council bench

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Hall will soon get a major aesthetic upgrade.

    At its Tuesday, July 16, meeting, Town Council voted unanimously to accept a bid from a Lancaster County business to build a council bench for the meeting room inside Town Hall on Duncan Street.

    The vote was 4-0. Councilman Eddie Moore wasn’t at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • HS Town Hall to get council bench

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Hall will soon get a major aesthetic upgrade.

    At its Tuesday, July 16, meeting, Town Council voted unanimously to accept a bid from a Lancaster County business to build a council bench for the meeting room inside Town Hall on Duncan Street.

    The vote was 4-0. Councilman Eddie Moore wasn’t at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Prison throw ends in arrest

    The search for a man seen throwing a package over a prison fence ended with the early morning arrest of a man wanted in Swansea on July 12. 

    Shawn Lee Wyatt, 29, of Columbia, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for drug paraphernalia from Swansea authorities, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    He was later charged with furnishing or attempting to furnish a prisoner with contraband, per the S.C. Judicial Department online case database. 

  • Arts and sciences camp combines hands-on learning with a healthy dose of summer FUN

    Summertime can be a bit of a bummer for kids stuck at home with nothing to do.

    Of course, that’s definitely not something the kids at Arts and Sciences camps have to worry about.

    Just ask Shai-ann Boulware and Xander Plyler, two of 30 elementary-aged kids participating in this year’s Buford Arts and Sciences Camp at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, which wrapped up Friday, July 19, with an arts and sciences showcase.

  • Sheriff’s office finds indoor pot operation

    Rows of clay pots filled with marijuana plants were seized from a Lancaster home and one man was arrested during a sheriff’s office investigation earlier this month. 

  • Float time keeps IL school project on track

    INDIAN LAND – Despite more than three weeks of daily rain, construction of the new Indian Land elementary school remains on schedule, the project manager told school district officials.

  • Municipal check forged

    Police are looking into the reported forging of a check from the city of Lancaster.

  • Council discusses capital improvement list

    A question about the long-rumored Dave Lyle Boulevard expansion, which could someday connect Rock Hill and Lancaster County, kicked off a discussion about the county’s capital improvements list during Lancaster County Council’s July 8 meeting. 

  • United Way Bed Race is back

    Mobile mattresses will take over Lancaster’s Main Street one day next month.