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  • Commission: Crimminger legal resident of Lancaster

    For years, Rick Crimminger has guided the group that determines whether a resident is a legal voter in Lancaster County.
    But this week, the tables were turned.
    Crimminger, chairman of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, appeared at a formal hearing Tuesday afternoon in which the commission discussed his residency status.
    It unanimously ruled that he “meets the legal requirements to be a qualified elector (voter) in Lancaster County.”

  • Gregory wins District 16 Senate seat

    Greg Gregory is heading back to familiar stomping grounds after winning his bid Tuesday to represent Lancaster and York counties in Columbia as the state senator for District 16.
    Gregory, a Republican from Lancaster, was one of three candidates vying for the District 16 seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a seat Gregory held from 1992 to 2008.
    Running largely on his prior experience, Gregory won by a landslide with 4,146 votes, a whopping 77.1 percent of the total vote.

  • IL Man dies in motorcycle wreck

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    An Indian Land man died Friday night after his motorcycle struck a utility pole near a neighborhood.
    Marcel Muller, 69, died from blunt force injuries due to a motorcycle accident, said Investigator Bryant with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's office.
    The accident happened April 8 about 7:05 p.m. as the man was traveling north on Sun City Boulevard, said Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Armed robber strikes convenience store


    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Grainy footage from a security camera shows an armed robber stealing money from a Lancaster convenience store Saturday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are searching for the man who stole an unknown amount of money from the Westgate Exxon convenience store, at 1101 West Meeting St., on April 9.

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  • Rabies clinics under way

      Now is the time to get your four-legged friend protected from a potential rabies infection. 

  • Study seeks to help jobless

    More training and better job placement for unemployed workers, as well as improved communication between local organizations, are all recommendations from the county’s first workforce study. 

    The $20,000 study, commissioned by Lancaster County Council last fall to address unemployment and help find ways to put people back to work, was recently completed by Greenville-based marketing research and workforce development agency 10-x Group. 

  • Justice for All

    It took thousands of cubic yards of concrete, hundreds of thousands of bricks and several miles of electrical cables, but the county’s new courthouse is almost ready to open.

    Chad Catledge and Danny Mullis, the men behind the scenes of the courthouse construction, updated Lancaster County Council on Tuesday night about the building’s progress and what is still left to do. 

  • Local leaders discuss results of the county's first workforce study

     

      

       

  • Deputy’s vehicle damaged in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is still looking into an accident that damaged a sheriff’s office vehicle last week.
    James Antwon White, 21, of Lancaster was driving a 2003 Chevrolet four-door vehicle at 6:40 a.m. March 30 on Great Falls Highway when he drove off the right side of the road and hit two vehicles in the South 200 Grill parking lot, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    One of those vehicles was a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Chevrolet SUV.