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  • Development company donates 7 acres to Pleasant Ridge church

     Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church has been donated several acres of land on which its pastor foresees plans for positive church growth and help to the local community.

    Founded in 1885, Pleasant Ridge will celebrate its 130th anniversary in 2015, said Sandra Jones-Izzard, elder clerk of session at the church.

    She said the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church family has been at its Clinton Avenue location since 1985. 

  • Jolly old elf visits Van Wyck early

    VAN WYCK – Occasional showers early Saturday, Dec. 20, did not dampen the Christmas spirit in Van Wyck. Volunteers and firefighters gathered at the community center at 11 a.m. to load and distribute gifts they had prepared for angel tree children and fruit baskets for area seniors. Santa (aka Dennis Straight) arrived in time to help load the gifts and then they were off, with firefighter Chris Madden at the wheel and Santa riding “shotgun.”

  • Chesterfield GOP leaders allege code violations by former House member Denny Neilson

    For 28 years, Denny Neilson served in the S.C. House, losing her seat in 2012 after her old legislative district was redrawn following the 2010 U.S. Census.

  • Man dies in Lyndell Way house fire

    An early morning fire claimed the life of a Lancaster man, early  morning. Tuesday, Dec. 23.

  • Man threatens to stab his wife to death

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man was arrested the day before Thanksgiving after he threatened to kill his wife and struck one of his children, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Pedro Luna Mendoza, 31, of the 400 block of Riley Circle, was arrested Nov. 26 for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and unlawful neglect of a child.

  • Officers capture larceny suspects

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Two men who briefly got away with shoplifting more than $2,000 in merchandise from the Indian Land Walmart were nabbed later in the evening when they pressed their luck and tried again at a Walmart in Charlotte.

    Williams Zachary Stallings, 22, and Christopher Otman, 25, both of Matthews, N.C., both face charges in Lancaster County of grand larceny, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • ‘Most exciting’

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Bands, floats, dancers and famous personalities were featured in the 2014 Lancaster Christmas Parade held Saturday, Dec. 13, in the city’s historic downtown.

    The grand marshal for this holiday event was a hometown heroine and the parade itself was “topnotch,” said Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for See Lancaster, S.C.

  • Learning how to feed homeless

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Homeless Food Order Simulator held Thursday, Dec. 18, at HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, showed volunteers what foods to give homeless individuals who have no ability to wash, cook or even heat their food.

    The experience for the volunteers, many of them members of the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH), was eye-opening, they said.

  • Council closes county road system

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    It’s official, Lancaster County will no longer be adding any new roads into its vast system, save for a few exceptions.

    After a long and bumpy road filled with years of debates, Lancaster County Council voted unanimously Dec. 8 to approve final reading of an amended ordinance closing the county’s road system for good.

  • Two women sentenced in tax fraud

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Two Lancaster women were sentenced this week in federal court for their roles in an extensive tax fraud case.

    Aisha J. Craig, 35, and Ebony N. Eddie, 34, pleaded guilty to charges of presenting false claims to the United States in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 286, and aggravated identity theft, a violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1028A, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.