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  • Driver hits liquor store

    Employees at a local liquor store continue to repair damage days after a man drove his car through their storefront.
    As of Friday afternoon, a large hole could still be seen in the front of Katie's Liquor Store, near the Crenco Exxon station at 1449 S.C. 9 Bypass, almost a week after a Lancaster man crashed into the store.
    Lancaster police officers responded at about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10, where they noticed a black Mercury sitting partially inside the front part of the liquor store, according to a police department incident report.

  • Jackie’s Place needs help with holiday giving

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    The season of giving is upon us, and a local woman needs the community's help to keep up her tradition of giving during the holidays.

  • Teen injured in wreck

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    VAn Wyck – A teenage girl was injured when her pickup truck ran off a road and flipped onto its side Tuesday afternoon.
    Local rescue workers spent several minutes pulling the trapped teen from the truck after it came to rest in a wooded area in Van Wyck after 3 p.m.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Chelsie Auton, 18, of Lancaster was driving a 1983 Toyota pickup truck north on Old Hickory Road when the accident happened.

  • DUI enforcement blitz focus of statewide holiday initiative

    COLUMBIA – In the week leading up to Christmas and continuing through New Year’s Day, state and local law enforcement agencies will step up efforts to reduce drunk driving in South Carolina.
     The enforcement blitz – the Christmas/New Year’s Sober or Slammer! DUI crackdown campaign – is spearheaded by the SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) and runs now through Jan. 2, 2012. The goal is to curb the number of crashes and fatalities caused by motorists driving while impaired during the holiday season.

  • Schools to offer online meal payment options

    Lancaster County school board approved a new way for parents to pay for their children's meals Tuesday night during its December meeting.
    Called "Meals Plus," the optional program will allow parents to buy their children's school meals online – and monitor what their children are eating.
    The district will start notifying parents of the service at the beginning of next semester in January with sign-up available soon after.

  • Potential chemical plant gets approval from zoning board

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in Chester County when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Potential chemical plant gets approval from zoning board

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in Chester County when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Underage alcohol bust nets nine stores

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An undercover sheriff’s office sweep caught a handful of county convenience stores selling alcohol to minors last weekend, though most stores passed with flying colors.
    With the help of an 18-year-old confidential informant, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office conducted a series of underage alcohol buys at 32 convenience and alcohol stores throughout the county.

  • A new beginning

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Tuesday marked two significant milestones in the history of Edenmoor as new developers announced a name change for the once-troubled Indian Land neighborhood and turned over a new EMS station to the county.
    New owners Edenmoor Land Acquisition LLC (ELA), a partnership between Saybrook Municipal Opportunity Fund IV of Santa Monica, Calif., and LStar Management LLC of Raleigh, N.C., closed on the property Oct. 28.

  • County withdraws ruling from plant

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews
    A Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hearing Tuesday night on the non-conforming-use status of a second Indian Land concrete plant came to an end before it even began when county officials abruptly withdrew their ruling against the company.
    The meeting followed a similar, highly contentious hearing in October, in which BZA members overturned the county’s revocation of Thomas Concrete LLC’s protected nonconforming-use status, a case now heading to civil court.