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Research shows Lancaster facility is understaffed

County OKs position for Animal Control

Jesef Williams
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Relief is on the way for staff at Lancaster County Animal Control.
County Council voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to approve the request for the new position of Animal Control office manager.
Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare had asked that research be done to find out the staffing levels of Animal Control offices in counties with similar populations.


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Teen tells City Council skating plaza will help local economy

Skaters again request support

Jesef Williams
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Dustin Owens still wants to see skateboarding gain traction in the county.
The Lancaster teen once again spoke before City Council, asking if members will support bringing a skating plaza to the area.
Owens and a few of his fellow high school buddies appeared at a council meeting earlier this year to introduce the concept. His appearance at the Nov. 8 meeting was to gauge if council still backs the idea.


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Lancaster chapter of NAACP celebrates 33 years

Nita Brown
For the Lancaster News
A crowd of more than 200 celebrated the 33rd annual banquet of the Lancaster Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Saturday in the Lancaster High School cafeteria.
Honored guests included representatives from the state Legislature, county and city law enforcement, Lancaster County School District, local businesses and clergy.
The event’s special honoree was former County Councilwoman and retired educator Polly Jackson.


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Taylor has earned numerous awards in his work as N.C. sheriff’s chaplain

Lancaster native heads Chaplains Association

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Michael Taylor, chaplain of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, has been appointed executive director of the N.C. Sheriffs’ Chaplains Association.
Taylor, a Lancaster native, serves as the president of the association and has been an active member since 1994.
Taylor attained the master level chaplaincy in 1998 through the association’s accreditation program. He was named the National Sheriff’s Association Chaplain of the Year in 2003 and was the recipient in 2001 of WSOC-TV Channel 9’s Nine Who Cares Award.


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Part two of murder trial now under way

Reece Murphy
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The trial of a second man charged in connection with the May 2010 shooting death of a Lancaster toddler began Monday following the conviction of his co-defendant last week.
Marico Lamont Stevens, 30, of 2517 Douglas Road, Lancaster, was charged with murder and gun charges in connection with the death of 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson.


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Convenience store clerk robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night

Jesef Williams
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Authorities are investigating the Sunday night armed robbery of a convenience store on S.C. 200.
Two men entered the Tienda El Manantial store, 1691 Great Falls Highway, about 8:45 p.m. Sunday wearing ski masks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.


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Locals to perform with Columbia City Ballet

‘Nutcracker’ dances onto stage Monday

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An enchanted forest, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a host of young local dancers will return to the stage for the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker.”
The ballet will be performed at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Lancaster High School Auditorium, 617 Normandy Road, Lancaster.
The performance is a collaboration between the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, Lancaster County School District, city of Lancaster and the Kennedy Center Partnership Project.


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Frank Catoe, 76

Frank Catoe, 76 

Frank Catoe, 76, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.  

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral

Home.  

The family is receiving friends at 3842-A River Road, Kershaw.

 

   


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No arrests made in S.C. 200 incident

Store clerk robbed at gunpoint Sunday night

Jesef Williams
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Authorities are investigating the Sunday night armed robbery of a convenience store on S.C. 200.
Two men entered the Tienda El Manantial store, 1691 Great Falls Highway, about 8:45 p.m. Sunday wearing ski masks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.


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A.J. High student ‘A wonderful young lady’

Teen dies after Monday’s accident

By Chris Sardelli

Friends, teachers and loved ones say Kristen Tinsley had a signature smile they won't soon forget.
Tinsley, a 16-year-old student at Andrew Jackson High School, died Friday afternoon, less than a week after she was involved in a car accident on her way to school.
Her principal, Mary Barry, said Kristen was known for her positive energy.
“Kristen was a wonderful young lady,” Barry said about the 11th-grader. “She always walked the halls with a smile on her face. She was very happy and was extremely happy this year.”


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