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  • 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. 

  • Good Samaritan steps up

    The small, red fire extinguisher was still smoking as Stephon Chavis turned it over in his hands Wednesday afternoon. 

    Pulling his baseball hat off to wipe sweat from his brow, Chavis smiled as he recounted how only minutes before he was sprinting across several lanes of traffic clutching that same extinguisher.

  • Diller to speak at county library

    Lancaster County Library
    Author and Lancaster native Harriet Diller will be the guest speaker at a special meeting of the Friends of the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  
    Diller will autograph copies of her latest novel, “Everlastingly Vev.” You can buy the book at the program or at barnesandnoble.com.

  • Hazel Street man attacked in bed

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Hazel Street resident told police a man invaded his home early Feb. 2  and attacked him.
    About 2 a.m. that day, the suspect knocked on the front door of the victim’s home several times, asking to enter. The resident said he was in the bed and told the man to go away, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The resident said the suspect then kicked the door open and entered the bedroom where he was.

  • Deputies charge woman for firing gun in home

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A heated argument between a Lancaster man and his girlfriend ended with the woman’s arrest after she fired a gun into a ceiling.
    Flossie Burks Lewis, 53, of Elgin, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.