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Native, union official wants residents at Washington event

By Jenny Arnold

Lancaster residents who’d like to participate in a march on Washington on Oct. 2 can catch the bus.

The district office of the United Steel Workers in Charlotte is encouraging residents to get on the bus to march on Washington, D.C., as part of One Nation Working Together.


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Bean bag game is all the rage in Lancaster

Crazy for cornhole

By Jenny Arnold

Thwack!


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Old jail may be used for training

By Jesef Williams

Members of the Lancaster Fire Department may be able to use the old Lancaster jail as a venue to gain valuable training experience.

Officials learned this summer that the historic jail, built in 1823, has suffered cracks in the ceiling caused by vibrations from nearby  road maintenance.

County Council has since considered several options to address the problem.

One idea is to have the city fire department repair the ceiling, which would satisfy the structural collapse portion of their ongoing training for USAR (urban search and rescue).


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By Jenny Arnold

HEATH SPRINGS – A father and son have been charged in connection with a fight that left one man with head injuries and one of the suspects with a gunshot wound last week.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael E. Hyatt, 60, of 668 Merle Lane, Heath Springs, and Aaron D. Hyatt, 32, of 6123 Lola Drive, Kershaw, with attempted murder.

According to the sheriff's office, Kamil H. Nassrah, 59, of 1602 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, and Michael E. Hyatt got into an argument about 4 p.m. Thursday in the middle of Merle Lane.


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Group hopes to organize literacy network here

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The Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative commemorated International Literacy Day by inviting segments of the community to a soup and salad lunch Sept. 8 as a means of starting a network involving literacy providers, partners, supporters and others.

Forty e-mail invitations were sent out and 18 people, including city of Lancaster officials, staff from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, private citizens, member agency heads, board members, school personnel and political hopefuls, attended.  


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Prescription drug 'take-back' event slated

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The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in the nationwide prescription drug “take-back” initiative, with the goal of preventing pill abuse and theft.

DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

Sites for the take-back initiative in Lancaster County are:


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Hospice group pays tribute to their beloved therapy dog

By Jenny Arnold

Super Webbie.


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Department’s founders saw a need for fire protection in mid-1960s

Rich Hill had its first truck before its first station

By Jenny Arnold

Ford Small and Dennis Kirk remember when the Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department’s first engine arrived.


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One man shot, another injured in altercation

By Jesef Williams

One man was shot and another suffered head injuries following a dispute Thursday afternoon near Heath Springs. 

Kamil H. Nassrah, 59, of 1602 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, and Michael E. Hyatt, 60, of 668 Merle Lane, Heath Springs, got into a verbal dispute about 4 p.m. in the middle of the road on Merle Lane, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. 

The dispute escalated into a physical altercation in which Nassrah injured his head and Hyatt was shot in the left side of his abdomen, a press release said. 


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Press Association leader: Social gathering likely a FOI-law violation

Officials defend dinner meeting

By Chris Sardelli

Did local officials violate the state’s open-meeting law when they met for dinner Monday in Lancaster?

The answer isn’t crystal clear.

Philip Tillman, who is running for the District 4 seat on County Council, was concerned there was no notification about the meeting and that it was not open to the public. He said a friend who is running for Lancaster City Council told him Monday afternoon about the meeting.


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