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Five motorcycle troopers now patrolling roads here

By Jenny Arnold

Lancaster resident Jessica Kennington saw a motorcycle in her rearview mirror on U.S. 521 North on Tuesday.


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Council weighs options while state reviews bill

Should animal control offices be armed?

By Chris Sardelli

After a recent incident in which an animal control officer was chased on top of a truck by a charging dog, Joel Hinson is hoping to find better ways to protect his employees.

Hinson, director of the county’s Animal Control office, said while there have only been about six attacks in his 15 years with the department, he still worries what could happen to his officers if an animal catches them off guard. The department has four officers, including Hinson.


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Will remote-controlled airplanes take off at old landfill?

By Chris Sardelli

Standing near his favorite remote-controlled airplane at County Council’s chambers, Jeff Petroski discussed an idea for bringing his favorite hobby to others.

Petroski, a remote control airplane enthusiast and owner of a radio-controlled, or RC, business, spoke to council Jan. 4 about using the county’s old landfill on Lynwood Drive for RC fliers.


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Mike Minter headlines annual scholarship event

Former Panther to speak at MLK breakfast event

A former professional football player is headlining a local Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday.

Mike Minter, who played 10 years with the Carolina Panthers, will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast, set for 8 a.m. Monday at the Fairway Room, 1821 Springs Club Road.

The event is themed “A Day with a Dreamer Whose Dream Became a Reality.”


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City wants more police cadets and reserve officers

By Jenny Arnold

The Lancaster Police Department is offering teens and adults the chance to try out law enforcement as a career before making a full-time commitment to the job.

The department is looking to increase its ranks of police Explorers, or cadets, and reserve police officers.

The Explorers program, chartered through the Boy Scouts of America, is open to 14- to 21-year-olds. The police department’s program is entering its 22nd year.


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Weather delays ALDI store opening to Feb. 4

By Jesef Williams

The opening date for the new ADLI store has been pushed back a few weeks.


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Many people seeking help to keep their houses warm

By Jesef Williams

Some Lancaster County residents are running their ovens with the door open in an attempt to stay warm inside their home.

Elaine Adkins, director of HOPE in Lancaster, said a number of residents who’ve come to the agency for assistance are doing that, among other measures, to try to keep warm during this cold snap - the most prolonged cold snap this area has seen since 1981.

HOPE - which provides food and assistance with rent, mortgage and utilities to locals - has seen an influx of people visit its office this week, many of whom were seeking heating assistance.


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Autopsy fails to determine how motorist died

By Jenny Arnold

An autopsy failed to show whether a Jefferson man killed on S.C. 903 died because he was ejected from his car or hit by another vehicle on Jan. 7.

Scottie Privette, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11 p.m. crash by Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. Morris said Privette died of head, neck and chest injuries.


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County looks at capital plan

By Chris Sardelli

Lancaster County Council has begun collecting information for its long-range capital-improvement plan.

Council discussed its previous and upcoming plans at its Jan. 4 meeting. The capital-improvement plan, which lists priorities for capital projects and purchases in the county over the next few years, was last revised in 2006 and planned through 2011.

With a comprehensive county plan also due this year, council has begun compiling information for its new capital-improvement plan.


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Spend $20 and help the local economy

By Chris Sardelli

Several more local merchants have joined today’s $20 on the 20th promotion.

The businesses, which include an automotive service and a nail salon, are just some of the many establishments running ads in today’s edition of The Lancaster News, promoting specials that cost $20 or less.  

“These businesses heard about the promotion and wanted to be a part of it, too,” said Leigh Airington, advertising manager for The Lancaster News. “And these are businesses we hadn’t heard from before.”


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