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  • All school district e-mail addresses will be changing

    The Lancaster County School District is changing its e-mail addresses effective Monday, Feb. 6.

    The change will affect employee e-mail addresses district-wide, including those of administrative personnel, teachers and staff.

    The district’s new e-mail addresses use the following new format: “Firstname.Lastname@lcsdmail.net.”  

    Slight variations in the name portion of the address will be allowed to differentiate personnel who share the same first and last names. 

  • Man attacks and robs victim

    Police are hoping several surveillance photos from inside a convenience store will lead them to a man who attacked and robbed a victim earlier this week.

    The attack happened at about 9 p.m. Jan. 23 as a person was getting into their car in a parking lot within the 300 block of North Main Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

    The man approached the victim and asked if he could use a cell phone. He then pulled out a large handgun and ordered the victim into the passenger seat of the vehicle, the release said.

  • Deputies look for suspect in attempted TD Bank robbery

    Deputies are looking for a man who tried to rob TD Bank in Indian Land on Friday afternoon.
    The man entered the Charlotte Highway bank about 4 p.m. wearing a suit, baseball hat and sunglasses, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The man, believed to be about 40, showed a teller a note that demanded money, the release said.

  • PVFD to get new firetruck

    Lancaster County Council helped the Pleasant Valley Fire Department achieve another of its long-term goals this week – the purchase of a new truck.
    Pleasant Valley Fire Protection District Board Chairman Brian Carnes spoke to council Monday night with an update on progress at the department, as well as a plea for help obtaining a replacement service truck.

  • City waives fees for USCL

    The city of Lancaster has lent a helping hand in the effort to bring a new classroom building to the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to waive the fees for a building permit and for water and sewer taps for Founders Hall. Officials expect to break ground on the project within two months.
    USCL’s Educational Foundation has been raising money over the past few years for the 40,400 square-foot Hubbard Drive building, which will feature 25 classrooms and 25 faculty offices.

  • Man injured in motorcycle accident Wednesday

    A Lancaster man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200), but alive thanks to the quick actions of witnesses.
    Emergency crews flew Robert Junior White, 53, of Green Peach Road, to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte following the 3:12 p.m. accident in front of Griswold’s Family Produce.

  • Don’t become a victim

    Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    A near-capacity crowd at the personal safety awareness class at the Carole Ray Dowling Center on Wednesday night was ample evidence that interest in personal safety has taken center stage in Lancaster.
    The class was the first of four slated at different locations across the county. Spurred by a string of recent violent crimes, people want to know what they can do to protect themselves.

  • Girl, 10, struck by car

    A 10-year-old girl suffered minor injuries after she was struck by a car as she walked home last week.
    Lancaster police officers are still searching for who hit the Lancaster girl sometime between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17, according to a police department incident report.

  • Indian Land Voice to host forum Saturday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    By now, you’ve no doubt heard there’s a group of Indian Land residents trying to rally the community around the idea of incorporation.
    But do you understand the particulars, the who, what, when, where, why and how  behind Indian Land Voice’s proposition?
    If you don’t, and you’re curious, then Indian Land Voice’s (ILV) upcoming forums on the issue are worth attending.

  • Lancaster man airlifted following motorcycle accident

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte following a motorcycle accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) Wednesday afternoon.
    The accident occurred at 3:12 p.m. in front of Griswold's Family Produce.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Robert Junior White, 53, of 2273 Green Peach Road was driving north on his 2001 Harley Davidson when he struck a car that pulled out in front of him leaving the produce market.