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  • City nixes raise motion

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Sara Eddins wanted city of Lancaster employees to get an immediate pay raise. But her colleagues obviously felt differently.
    Prior to voting on a mid-year budget revision at Tuesday’s meeting, the city councilwoman motioned to give all employees an immediate 4 percent raise.
    Her motion died from lack of a second.
    “It’s time we come through for our employees, because we need them,” Eddins said during Tuesday’s discussion.

  • Big Thursday raises big bucks for USCL, Clemson

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Richard Patterson, chairman of the Big Thursday of Lancaster, Inc. scholarship fund opened the annual check presentations Tuesday by giving CNN a pat on the back.
    The news network created a local firestorm with its recent report on Lancaster.
    “That was the biggest favor they could have ever done, as far as getting us to wake up and go to work to improve Lancaster,” Patterson said.

  • Habitat, YouthBuild to partner on new house

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County has been quite busy working to help local families fulfill their dreams of owning a home.
    The organization will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday to officially launch construction of a new house at 701 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.
    Members of the YouthBuild service organization will help with the project, which is being funded largely through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Coalition For Youth event features anti-underage drinking message

    Staff reports
    Lancaster Coalition for Healthy Youth will hold its bi-annual Town Hall Meeting To Reduce Underage Drinking event on Wednesday with an inspirational message by speaker Sarah Panzau.
    The perfect family event for church youth groups, other youth organizations and parents with teens, the event begins at 6:30 p.m. at University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive.

  • Candidate to host ‘meet and greet’

    Lancaster County                       Republican Women
    Ryan Payne of Heath Springs, who is seeking a seat in the S.C. House of Representatives, will visit the Lancaster County Republican Women at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a “meet and greet” with potential voters.
    The event is in the second floor assembly room at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St. Interested women, age 18 and older, and their spouses and guests are invited to attend.

  • Drug surveillance nets arrests

    The county’s drug task force nabbed two people on drug charges last month following surveillance at a Springdale Road home.
    Bobby L. Rentz, 32, 1773 Flat Creek Road, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, third offense.
    A woman with Retz, Tia Cunningham, was arrested at the scene for driving under suspension because her license was suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket.

  • Suspect arrested in woman's murder

    Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged Terry Catoe, 37, 747 Shiloh Unity Road, with the murder of Linda Massey Gaymon.
    Catoe was identified as a potential suspect in the murder on Wednesday and taken into custody on another charge. Catoe was charged with Gaymon’s murder late Thursday afternoon. Gaymon was located inside a vacant home on Starnes Street in the Brooklyn Avenue area of Lancaster on Feb. 24.

  • Pizza delivery driver robbed

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police are looking for a group of men who robbed a pizza delivery driver last weekend.
    Officers responded to Domino’s Pizza, at 677 S.C. 9 Bypass, at 10:39 p.m. Sunday about a report of an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Stolen liquor in truck leads to burglar

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A truck bed full of liquor helped deputies link a Lancaster man to a theft from a convenience store last week.
    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies discovered the connection after responding to a 911 call on property in the 4000 block of JB Denton Road on Feb. 21.

  • Trio invades home, robs family

    A Lancaster family was held at gunpoint and assaulted early Tuesday morning and police are looking for three men who may be involved. 

    Lancaster Police Department officers were called to a home in the 500 block of North White Street at 12:37 a.m. about a possible burglary that happened only minutes before, according to a police department incident report. 

    When police arrived, they knocked several times but no one answered the door, though they heard what sounded like someone crying inside the home.