https://www.thelancasternews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Sheriff reviewing circumstances of man’s killing https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/sheriff-reviewing-circumstances-man%E2%80%99s-killing <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Times">The Lancaster County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office remains tight-lipped about the ongoing investigation into the early Monday shooting death of a Lancaster man at a home near Erwin Elementary School.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Times">Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese identified the victim as Jamey Randal McCants, of 929 Confederate Ave.</span></p> Lancaster man charged in child-porn case https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/lancaster-man-charged-child-porn-case <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/damien_james_clark_mug_color_supp.jpg" alt="Damien James Clark" title="Damien James Clark" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> COLUMBIA &ndash; A Lancaster man has been charged with two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor after being accused of sending child pornography over social media.<br /> According to the S.C. Attorney General&rsquo;s office, Damien James Clark, 25, was arrested Friday by the Lancaster County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office after investigators received a tip from the Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) hotline that traced him here.<br /> Rep. Norman: ‘People really need to learn to lighten up’ https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/rep-norman-%E2%80%98people-really-need-learn-lighten-%E2%80%99 <p> Rep. Ralph Norman drew national headlines and intense scrutiny Friday after his joke to a Kiwanis Club gathering about sexual assault went viral.<br /> The Rock Hill Republican was spotlighted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News and other major TV networks, as well as local media that covered his Fifth District congressional debate Thursday against Democrat Archie Parnell.<br /> Wider S.C. 160 on the horizon https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/wider-sc-160-horizon <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3068.jpeg" alt="Traffic on S.C. 160 zips past a construction area, part of a widening project for the heavily-traveled Indian Land road." title="Traffic on S.C. 160 zips past a construction area, part of a widening project for the heavily-traveled Indian Land road." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> Motorists stuck during rush hour on the Panhandle&rsquo;s most congested east-west corridor are seeing a lot of work alongside S.C. 160, but state officials say the widening project is still about two years from completion.<br /> Melanie Mobley with the S.C. Department of Transportation said the target for finishing the new thoroughfare is June 30, 2020, but that date is subject to change.<br /> TLN ad staff named No. 1 among state’s weekly papers https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/tln-ad-staff-named-no-1-among-state%E2%80%99s-weekly-papers <p> The Lancaster News advertising staff won 26 awards in the S.C. Press Association&rsquo;s 2018 PALMY Advertising Contest, including the President&rsquo;s Award for best overall advertising content in a weekly publication.<br /> The honors included 10 first-place, seven second-place and eight third-place awards in categories ranging from fashion to events and entertainment. TLN was judged against 28 other SCPA newspapers across the state.<br /> Kim Perry named state’s PE Teacher of the Year https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/kim-perry-named-state%E2%80%99s-pe-teacher-year <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_2337.jpg" alt="Bruins physical education coach Kim Perry, right, gives a lesson in badminton to a group of students Wednesday. Perry is the 2018 S.C. Association for Physical Education and Sport Teacher of the Year at the High School Level." title="Bruins physical education coach Kim Perry, right, gives a lesson in badminton to a group of students Wednesday. Perry is the 2018 S.C. Association for Physical Education and Sport Teacher of the Year at the High School Level." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> For 15 years, Kim Perry had mostly taught her PE students how to play basketball, volleyball and other team sports, but that changed last fall because of one Lancaster High student.<br /> &ldquo;There was a girl in my class who had some anxiety and said she hated PE&hellip; because she wasn&rsquo;t an athlete,&rdquo; Perry recalled this week. &ldquo;And I said, &lsquo;Honey, you don&rsquo;t have to be an athlete to be in PE.&rsquo;&rdquo;<br /> The student said being forced to play team sports made her feel bad, because the more athletic teens mocked her.<br /> Auditor, treasurer cut hours at new IL center https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/auditor-treasurer-cut-hours-new-il-center <p> Two elected officials are cutting the amount of time their workers are staffing the county government&rsquo;s new Indian Land Service Center by 75 percent due to a lack of foot traffic.<br /> Starting next month, the county treasurer&rsquo;s and auditor&rsquo;s offices will have workers there only the second Tuesday of each month instead of every Tuesday.<br /> Man charged in stabbing outside bypass restaurant https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/man-charged-stabbing-outside-bypass-restaurant <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/anthony_henderson_mug_supp_color.jpg" alt="Anthony Furman Henderson II " title="Anthony Furman Henderson II " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> A 36-year-old Union County man was arrested early Friday after being accused of stabbing another man outside Applebee&rsquo;s Neighborhood Bar &amp; Grill on S.C. 9 Bypass West.<br /> Anthony Furman Henderson II has been charged with high and aggravated assault and battery and is jailed at the county detention center.<br /> Henderson was arrested at the Quality Inn on Commerce Drive after Lancaster Police Department officers found bloody clothes in his hotel room, according to a police incident report.<br />