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  • Lancaster to receive $46,476 to help with food, shelter for needy

    From Release
    Lancaster County has been chosen to receive $46,476 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    The selection was made by a National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. It consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

  • Flags at half staff in memory of Dennis Cauthen

    Flags will be at half staff on Aug. 19, 2011, sunup to sundown by order of Gov. Nikki Haley per S.C. Code of Law Section 1-3-470 as a mark of respect for the memory of Lancaster County Fire Chief Dennis J. Cauthen, who died after responding to a house fire on Aug. 16, 2011.

  • Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84

    Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84

    Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.  

    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Home.

  • Early morning fire destroys abandoned building

    Gooches, McDonald Green and Belltown volunteer fire departments, along with the city of Lancaster's Fire Department ladder truck were used to fight the fire of an abandoned building at the corner of Lynwood Drive and Jones Crossroads early this morning. Check back later for more details.

     

  • Police search for armed robbers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police investigators are hoping surveillance footage will help them track down two men who robbed an East Arch Street convenience store Tuesday.
    The men are seen on the video entering the Quick Stop, located at 602 E. Arch St., with clothing completely covering their faces. According to a police report, each robber pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.
    The robbers ran away with an unknown amount of money and the clerk was not injured.

  • Human remains found in woods

    Human remains found in a wooded area behind a Lancaster home Tuesday could be related to a woman who went missing in July. 

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies were alerted after a dog discovered a human skull and carried it into the backyard of its' owner's home in the 1700 block of Old Lynwood Circle, a sheriff's office press release said. 

  • Summer’s over

    From Staff
    From Andrew Jackson High at the south end of the county to Indian Land Elementary in the north, Lancaster County schools opened their doors Monday for the first day of the 2011-12 school year.
    Though exact attendance numbers are not yet available, attendance overall is expected to rise only slightly over last year’s student population of 11,378, a Lancaster County School District official said last week.

  • Sixth-grader struck by car

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Buford Middle School sixth-grader is recovering after being hit by a car this weekend.
    Angel Martin, 12, was struck Saturday evening as she tried to cross Airport Road in Lancaster near Dollar General.
    State Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 6:20 p.m. when the girl reportedly stepped out in front of an eastbound Honda four-door sedan traveling south on Airport Road.

  • Council continues IL rezoning ban

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A ban on rezonings in Indian Land remains in effect, even though some residents are pleading with Lancaster County Council to lift the restriction.
    Council discussed a proposed change to its freeze on property rezonings in the Indian Land area at its Aug. 8 meeting.
    The proposal, which would have allowed an exemption for planned development districts, is in response to a developer’s request to create a 100-acre residential PDD in the Panhandle.

  • New copper law in effect

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Anyone who does business with copper now has to adhere to stricter guidelines. A new state law came into effect today that places more restrictions and regulations on the purchase and transport of copper and other metals that do not contain an appreciable amount of iron.