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  • Collins is a good choice to lead USCL

    The leadership for the future of the University of South Carolina Lancaster will be handled by a familiar figure.
    Dr. Walt Collins III, USCL assistant dean of student affairs, was selected from a field of three candidates to replace Dr. John Catalano and lead USCL into its promising future.
    Catalano, who guided USCL as dean for 11 years, announced his retirement in June, effective the end of the year.
    Collins, a Clinton, N.C. native, has been a key part of USCL since 2002.

  • Forgiveness offers political rebirth for former governor

    The power of Christian forgiveness – it’s a redeeming force in South Carolina politics.
    Former Gov. Mark Sanford, who was caught in an Argentinean tryst in June 2009, is now the GOP nominee to fill the 1st Congressional District’s seat. Voters made that decision in a GOP runoff election on April 2.
    Sanford will face Elizabeth Colbert Busch, winner of the Democratic primary, in the May 7 general election.

  • Sophie Small is youngest delegate to ever attend state 4-H legislative day

    A 10-year-old Lancaster County girl was recently the youngest delegate ever to attend the South Carolina State 4-H Teen Council’s Legislative Day in Columbia.

    Sophie Small, a fourth-grader at Heath Springs Elementary, was one of  only 12 delegates chosen statewide to join 10 junior council members during the 4-H Legislative Day event March 5.

  • Habitat for Humanity seeks public safety officers for upcoming triathlon

    Those who work in the field of public safety are known for going the extra mile and the local Habitat for Humanity organization is hoping that some of them are willing to go a little more than 11 combined miles by participating in a triathlon for a great cause.

    The organization is sponsoring Tri for the Roses, a public safety officer team challenge at 8 a.m. May 18. Registration is 7 a.m. at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Gregory Health and Fitness Center. The fundraiser coincides with the 2013 Red Rose Festival.

  • Police Briefs 04/14/13

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports:

  • Burglary suspect arrested after jumping from moving car

    A Lancaster man wanted for burglary was arrested last month after evading police.
    On March 31, Police charged Danielle Lamar Peay, 25, 1248 Old Greenbriar Drive, with alighting from a moving vehicle, resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

    Officers began following a blue Ford Taurus about 2:50 p.m. that day after learning Peay was in the car.
    Authorities were looking for Peay, who had an outstanding warrant for first-degree burglary, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Kershaw holds annual chamber banquet

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Tuesday, April 9, at the Kershaw Country Club.

    An estimated 100 guest enjoyed fun and fellowship.

    One of the highlights of the evening was when those in attendance honored guest speaker state Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-27) with a standing ovation.

    Sheheen, a 41-year-old father of three from Camden, announced this week that he intended to running for governor. He plans to start campaigning after the state legislative session ends in June.

  • Deadline to file taxes is Monday

    When it comes to filing taxes, the Internet has made life a lot easier for Allen Brewington.
    Brewington, who works in Lancaster, filed his 2012 tax return about six weeks ago online through TurboTax. The program, with its built-in assistance, allows him to complete his return by himself.

    “They just tell me where to put in the numbers,” he said.
    But even if Brewington didn’t do his own taxes, he said there’s no way he’d wait until the final days before the April 15 deadline, which is Monday.

  • On-duty deputies make sheriff’s office more ‘customer friendly’

    It used to be that a citizen who needed to see a deputy for non-emergency assistance or get questions answered might have to wait 15 or 20 minutes for one to return to the sheriff’s office.
    That was in the past.

  • lancaster county sheriff’s office contact numbers

    Citizens should use the following contact numbers for the corresponding services to ensure the fastest possible service: