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Authorities target violent crime, improving community platform

By Chris Sardelli

Massive operations, multiple arrests and new crime-prevention initiatives defined Lancaster County’s law enforcement agencies this year, and officials expect more of the same in 2012. 

Looking back on the year that was, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said his agency’s largest accomplishment was earning its accreditation in March. 


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Harris Teeter pharmacy robbed

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – The pharmacy inside Harris Teeter No. 372 at Carolina Commons on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) was held up just before 12:50 p.m. Tuesday.


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Armed robber strikes IL Walmart

Christopher Sardelli
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Authorities are searching for an armed robber who stole several prescription medicines from the Indian Land Walmart Sunday afternoon.
The man, seen on surveillance footage wheeling a shopping cart moments before the robbery, walked to the store's pharmacy at about 2:15 p.m. The man then acted as if he was armed with a gun and demanded several medications.
A clerk gave him the medication and he ran from the store.


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Student struck by vehicle near BMS

By Greg Summers

A student has been struck by a vehicle while crossing Rocky River Road near Buford Middle School in eastern Lancaster County. Check back later for updates.

 

 


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Armed robber fires shot inside store

By Chris Sardelli

A convenience store in the Lancaster city limits was robbed by a lone gunman early Monday afternoon.


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Police seek third suspect in Brazzell murder

The Lancaster Police Department is now seeking a third suspect in connection to the July 16 murder of David Scott Brazzell at his Rutledge Street home.


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Mobile service will end July 31

Library system applies brakes to bookmobile

By Reece Murphy

The end of an era is coming for the Lancaster County Library system with the discontinuance of its bookmobile program.
Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band said the program will wind down traditional service by the end of July, the victim of changing times.
“It’s just not a very good resource any more,” Band said. “Times have changed and the bookmobile is more like a horse and buggy.”


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Snipes released on bond

Man attacks girlfriend, bar bouncer

By Jesef Williams

A bouncer and a women were both attacked at a night spot on Great Falls Highway just over a week ago.
Donald Keith Snipes, 32, 2055 Powell Ave., was charged July 9 with assault, criminal domestic violence and malicious injury to property.
Multiple people told deputies that Snipes attacked his girlfriend and a bouncer at The Spoke Bar and Grill between 11 and 11:30 p.m. that night, according to an incident report from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.


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Teenager runs from shooter at Carolina Court

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster teen told officers he narrowly missed being shot by another teen early Wednesday morning.
Lancaster police officers spoke with the 17-year-old teen at Caroline Court a little before 10 a.m. The teen told officers the shooting happened hours earlier, sometime after 1 a.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
The shooting allegedly happened moments after the victim and three other people were walking together along a path next to the basketball court, the report said.


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ILHS classes 1930-'78 share memories at joint reunion

By Chris McGinn

More than 200 Indian Land High School graduates from the Classes of 1930 to 1978 gathered for lunch June 26 to reminisce about their earlier years, when the community was smaller and the schools were too.  
The event is a homecoming that has nothing to do with football and everything to do with coming back to the people and the places of their youth.
As the community grows, there are fewer people who remember it as the rural farming community it once was. But once a year, you can find many of them in the Indian Land Elementary School cafeteria.


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