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  • UPDATE: Arrest made in pharmacy robberies

    A multi-county task force arrested a Rock Hill man Friday night in connection with the robbery of an Indian Land pharmacy last weekend, which may be related to a spree of similar robberies across three counties.

    Ronald Carl Sims, 28, of Rock Hill, was arrested after law enforcement agencies from Lancaster, York and Mecklenburg counties identified him as a suspect in the rash of robberies which have taken place during the last few weeks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release sent Saturday afternoon.

  • Heightened awareness

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Swarms of police officers and investigators surrounded a Lancaster pharmacy early Thursday morning, part of a massive search for an armed robber who has already struck the county twice this week.
    Lancaster police officers were called to Walgreens, located at 1101 S.C. 9 Bypass, just before 9 a.m. after an employee noticed someone matching the description of a man wanted in connection with robberies at Indian Land’s Walmart and Harris Teeter stores this week.

  • Barr St. center to get $50,000

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    More financial support is on the way for the Barr Street Family Life Center.
    After meeting in closed session during Tuesday’s meeting, City Council returned to open session, where Councilwoman Sara Eddins motioned to give Hope on the Hill $50,000.
    The measure passed unanimously, under a condition that Hope on the Hill has to provide a $50,000 match within a year.

  • City agrees to tax audits

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The city of Lancaster is officially on board with a plan to help Lancaster County recoup property taxes that were never paid.
    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an intergovernmental agreement with Tax Management Associates Inc. The company will perform tax audits to catch county residents improperly paying 4 percent taxes on homes listed as a primary residence.

  • Closing date nears for Edenmoor

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The purchase of troubled Indian Land neighborhood Edenmoor should be completed by the end of the October, Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission (FLC) attorneys said Monday.
    The news came during an FLC meeting in which commission members received an update on Edenmoor Land Acquisition LLC’s progress completing the purchase.
    Also, Lancaster County Council has approved an ordinance that will give Edenmoor residents a break on paying this year’s bond assessments.

  • Indian Land man reports he was attacked in Rock Hill

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police are still investigating the case of an Indian Land man who reported he was attacked by three men in a Rock Hill parking lot last week.
    Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn said officers were called to a Rock Hill hospital in the early morning hours of Oct. 5 about a report of an assault.
    Once there, officers spoke with two men who said they were attacked after stopping their car to check a tire along Ogden Road.

  • Deputy injured in scuffle with suspect

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A deputy is recovering from injuries after he was hit in the face several times while subduing a man Oct. 4.
    The attack happened shortly after 11:40 p.m. as a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy was responding to a noise disturbance at Lancaster’s Knolwood Apartments.
    After searching the area, the deputy could not find the disturbance, but noticed a man standing alone in the breezeway at one of the buildings, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Two Lancaster County school buses involved in accidents

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Two school buses carrying special needs students were involved in accidents Thursday morning.
    The accidents occurred a week after a hit-and-run driver struck a special needs student from Lancaster High School as she was getting off the bus.
    The first accident Thursday occurred about 7:45 a.m.

  • Armed robberies at two IL pharmacies

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are on the hunt for those responsible in the armed robberies of two Indian Land pharmacies this week, which may be connected to a string of similar robberies in neighboring counties.
    The first robbery happened about 2:15 p.m. Sunday at at the Walmart store at 10048 Charlotte Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • ILVFD opens its fire station

    Jane Alford
    cgnews@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – A sizable crowd gathered Sunday afternoon in front of Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department’s new and improved fire station to celebrate its grand opening.
    Fire Chief Raymond Griffin pointed out that although the station looks new, “if one looks under the skin, reclaimed parts of the old station can be found within.
    “This marriage of old and new symbolizes the past, present and future of this station and the lives entwined within its soul,” he said.