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  • United Way now accepting eligibility applications

    United Way                                     of Lancaster County
    The United Way of Lancaster County is seekingfunding partnerships with nonprofit organizations and agencies that operate programs with positive measurable results on the following key community building issues:
    u Education – Helping children, youth and adults reach their potential through education

  • Man sought in car shooting on City Avenue

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man is wanted on several charges in connection with the shooting of a parked car outside a City Avenue home Tuesday, Oct. 9.
    Police issued several arrest warrants for Antonio Emmanuel Champion, 23, 957 14th St., on charges of criminal domestic violence, malicious injury to property, pointing and/or presenting a firearm and discharging a firearm in the city, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man charged after accidental shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man was charged with providing false information to deputies days after he was injured during an accidental shooting early Saturday morning, Oct. 6.
    Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for Antwan Seegars, 34, 2145 Lynwood Drive, charging him with filing a false report, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • City’s 15th Street building needs work

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Major roof work is needed on the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street training facility.
    City Council voted 6-0 at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting to allocate $218,150 for roof repairs at the building, which is used for Public Works operations and for training space for emergency personnel.
    Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris wasn’t at the meeting.
    City Administrator Helen Sowell told council members the building’s roof is in poor condition and needs refurbishing.

  • City Council, sheriff and House 44 candidates to speak at public forum

    Watch video from this forum

    Voters will have a chance to hear local candidates discuss issues at the Before You Vote – 2012 Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
    The forum, set to begin at 6 p.m., will be held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive.
    The forum is free and open to the public.

  • Man wounded in drive-by shooting

     Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Investigators are following up on leads into who shot and wounded a man after a brief struggle Wednesday, Oct. 10.
    Deputies learned of the shooting after they responded to Springs Memorial Hospital about a gunshot victim, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Lancaster County Fair in town this weekend

    The annual Lancaster County Fair will be at American Legion Fairgrounds, S. Main St., through Sunday, Oct. 14.
    The fair, sponsored by Smokey Mountain Amusements, promises new and improved rides.
    General admission is $3 for adults and children age 5 and up, and parking on Legion grounds is $1.
    There is free admission all day, Sunday, Oct. 14.
    The fair will be open today, Oct. 12 from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 9:30 p.m.
    Tickets are available at the gate.

  • Three candidates vie for House 44 seat

    Running up the middle of the county and encompassing Kershaw, Heath Springs and most of Lancaster, S.C. House District 44 is among the largest political districts in Lancaster County.

    The battle for retiring seven-term Rep. Jimmy Neal’s (D) seat is also among the most hotly contested state-level races in this year’s general election.

  • City officer, motorist injured in collision

    Two motorists, one a Lancaster Police Department officer, are recovering from injuries after their vehicles collided in a city intersection Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11.

    Emergency responders swarmed the scene at the intersection of North Wylie and West Barr streets just after 3 p.m., where a gold Chrysler Town & Country minivan and black Lancaster Police Department patrol car crashed into each other only minutes earlier.

  • Considering a career as a firefighter?

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    Keith Wilson is the only high school teacher in the county who shows his students the finer points for breaking into someone’s house.

    Wilson readily admits that forcible entry is a bad thing in most law enforcement circles.

    But James Rowell, Adam Medlin and Preston Davis have no intention of using those skills for a life of crime or an unwanted midnight encounter with Davis’ dad, Lancaster Police Dept. Lt. Duane Davis.