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Weekend checkpoints net charges

By Chris Sardelli

Driving under the influence and possession of marijuana were just some of the 43 charges filed against motorists at several license checkpoints staged in Lancaster County last weekend.

The checkpoints, a joint operation between the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the S.C. Highway Patrol, were held Friday night throughout the county.

S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the operation was a success, with citations given for several alcohol and drug-related offenses, as well as serveral traffic violations. 


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Suspect in Pa. man’s death to face local probation charge before extradition

Herbert back in county

By Chris Sardelli

A week after a missing Pennsylvania man’s body was identified by Lancaster County authorities, a suspect connected to the case was transferred to a local jail to answer a separate charge.


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Banks Simpson wins first-ever race at Lancaster Speedway

Looking back – Sept. 11, 1954

By Greg Summers

The first race held at Lancaster Speedway was on Sept. 11, 1954. According to the archives of The Lancaster News, that first race drew a standing-room crowd of more than 6,000 fans. Tommy Washam co-promoted the event with a 27-year-old up-and-comer from Oakboro, N.C., by the name of Bruton Smith.


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Former Moriah Baptist Association missions director dies in Columbia

Love for others motivated life of the Rev. Dr. John Platt

By Reece Murphy

 


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Girl Scouts mark 100 years of character building

A century of service

By Greg Summers

Right now, there are three learning petals missing from the big daisy on Courtney Duncan’s bright blue Girl Scout vest, but she’s getting there.


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Mobile home destroyed in Monday morning fire

By Chris Sardelli

No one was injured in a fire that claimed a family’s mobile home Monday morning.

The fire, which severely damaged a doublewide mobile home in the 300 block of Gills Creek Drive, first caught the attention of a nearby resident Monday. 

“It was about 8:40 a.m. when it was called in,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder. “A neighbor saw the house across the street from them with fire coming out of it.”


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Man arrested after biting bar manager

By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster man led police officers on a foot chase moments after he bit a bar manager in the hand, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

Ronnie James Dunn, 20, 2007 Great Falls Highway, was charged Feb. 27 with assault and battery, malicious injury to property and disorderly conduct. 

Officers with the Lancaster Police Department came to the Carriage Inn Motel on North Main Street after 11 p.m. Feb. 27 in response to a call about someone hanging from the back of a moving pick-up truck. 


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Man arrested after biting bar manager

By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster man led police officers on a foot chase moments after he bit a bar manager in the hand, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

Ronnie James Dunn, 20, 2007 Great Falls Highway, was charged Feb. 27 with assault and battery, malicious injury to property and disorderly conduct. 

Officers with the Lancaster Police Department came to the Carriage Inn Motel on North Main Street after 11 p.m. Feb. 27 in response to a call about someone hanging from the back of a moving pick-up truck. 


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Christopher Ashley, 31

Christopher Ashley, 31, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. A funeral service was Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Beacon Baptist Church in Lancaster with the Rev. Doug Sehorne officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls.


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Man accused of killing baseball player Danny Clyburn remains at detention center

Judge denies McIlwain bond

Jesef Williams
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 The Lancaster man accused of killing a former Major League Baseball player will remain behind bars, at least for now.
Judge Brooks Goldsmith denied bond Thursday afternoon for Derrick McIlwain, 37, 1441, Tripp Lane, who’s been charged with murder in the Feb. 7 shooting death of Danny Clyburn Jr.


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