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Public safety is top concern

By Chris Sardelli

Public safety surpassed economic development on this year’s county strategic plan, as Lancaster County Council recently ranked the most important issues facing residents and the county. 

With ongoing efforts by county officials to strengthen the local E-911 system and increase the number of law enforcement officers on patrol, council unanimously decided on making public safety its top goal. 

“Public safety, that was just No. 1 for everyone,” said County Administrator Steve Willis. 


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Three face charges after muddy foot chase along Gills Creek

Climbing from forgery to burglary

By Jesef Williams

A case of forged checks resulted in a muddy foot chase below the Gills Creek bridge on North Main Street.


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Kanipe jailed at detention center

Rock Hill man arrested in IL for stolen vehicle

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Tuesday for driving a car that was reported stolen in a neighboring county. 


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Thanks and accolades galore highlight Kershaw Chamber banquet

Small gets big honor

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – Fresh produce and a healthy selection of meat aren’t the only things that have allowed Small’s Food Center to be a success for decades.


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Blue Jeans and the Cross Fellowship church starts services this Sunday

By Greg Summers

    Phil “Pappy” Jowers can take a hint.


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State Supreme Court cancels oral arguments in Lancaster woman’s case

By Reece Murphy

COLUMBIA – The S.C. Supreme Court has cancelled oral arguments in the case of a disabled Lancaster woman set for Wednesday, April 18.

Katie Elledge, 32, was diagnosed as an infant with psychomotor retardation and spastic quadriplegia and requires 24-hour skilled care.

Her case centers on the state Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) refusal to allow her father, Terry Elledge, a hearing on her behalf concerning severe cuts to her Medicaid-funded in-home care.


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Harrisburg Road substation has fire engine, turnout gear

PVFD opens its new fire substation

By Reece Murphy

The Pleasant Valley Fire Department has good news for residents at the northern end of the Panhandle: Its new substation is now in service with a fire engine ready to roll.


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Slick Rick, Chubb Rock to headline Lancaster fest

By Jesef Williams

The artists behind some of the most popular songs in hip-hop history will be in Lancaster this summer. 

Slick Rick and Chubb Rock have signed on as the main attractions for the inaugural Lancaster Summer Fest, which will be held June 9 at Lancaster Memorial Stadium. 

Event promoter Derik Harris, a Heath Springs native, said he and his business partners reached out to the “old-school” rappers in January and struck a deal with them about three weeks ago. 


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Local residents discuss their thoughts

Your take on beer at next month’s Red Rose Festival

By Jesef Williams

How do you feel about alcohol being available at next month's Red Rose Festival?

A few residents shared their thoughts with The Lancaster News a week after City Council passed a resolution to allow the selling and consumption of beer at the May 18-19 downtown event. 

Wing King Cafe of Lancaster has been contracted as the vendor. They will only serve beer; wine and liquor won't be available. 

Alcohol had not been sold during either of the first two years of the festival.  


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City council talk road repair

By Jesef Williams

 

At its Tuesday, April 10, meeting, Lancaster City Council discussed recommendations for road repaving that were made during its recent planning session.

Each member listed two roads he or she would like to see would like to see selected by the County Transportation (CTC) for improvements.

Each year the city suggests roads to the CTC) for resurfacing. The CTC then choses which ones will receive their repairs, which are paid for through funds from the CTC and S.C. Department of Transportation.


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