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  • Newsroom staff wins 11 SCPA awards

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway newsroom staff won 11 S.C. Press Association awards this year, including a second place for General Excellence.
    The awards were distributed at the annual SCPA meeting held over the weekend at Folly Beach.
    Also, Susan Rowell, The Lancaster News publisher, was elected president of the SCPA during the meeting.

  • Man walks away from plane crash

    Denyse Clark and Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – A Rock Hill man flagged down a ride to Lancaster minutes after crash landing a small plane near Richburg on Thursday.
    About 3:25 p.m., a caller to 911 reported she witnessed a plane hit the ground near Mount Ararat Road, near the Circle S Ranch off S.C. 9. Moments later, officials confirmed the crash and initially reported the plane was unmanned.

  • City moves forward with Brooklyn work

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Work continues on the multi-phase effort to revitalize Lancaster’s Brooklyn Avenue area.
    At its Tuesday meeting, City Council unanimously accepted a bid to place a soil cap over a portion of the city’s property on 15th Street. The cap will “cover some environmental concerns” identified during an assessment of the property, said City Administrator Helen Sowell.

  • Holt to run for county council

    Jerry Holt campaign
    Indian Land resident Jerry Holt has announced his candidacy for a seat on Lancaster County Council representing the newly created District 7 in the northern Panhandle.
    Holt is a former mayor and served as a municipal council member for 12 years in New Jersey before buying a home in Indian Land’s BridgeMill development in 2009.

  • Woman attacked outside store

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Deputies are searching for leads in an attack on a woman outside a Lancaster convenience store March 5.
    The attack happened at 1:15 p.m. near The Crossroads Grill, 1667 Memorial Park Road, as a 26-year-old Lancaster woman was leaving the store, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The victim told deputies she was about to get into her car when an unknown woman stepped out of a blue Ford Explorer and attacked her from behind, pulling her hair and punching her.

  • National Weather Service seeks volunteers

    Staff Reports
    The National Weather Service (NWS) Columbia office is looking for locals to take part in its Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network program.
    Known by its acronym CoCoRaHS, the program uses volunteers across the country to measure rainfall, snowfall and hail in their backyard, school or job locations.

  • Bus driver avoids potentially deadly accident

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County School District official praised an Andrew Jackson Middle School bus driver for his quick action and driving skills in avoiding what could have been a deadly accident Tuesday.
    Meanwhile, the highway patrol is looking for the car and driver that caused the accident.

  • Lancaster man sentenced in Rock Hill motel shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week to 35 years in prison without parole after pleading guilty to a shooting death at a Rock Hill motel in September.

  • Found body is missing Pa. man

    The search for a missing Pennsylvania man officially ended Wednesday after an autopsy confirmed the identity of a body found in a creek bed off Mount Carmel Road earlier this week.

    The remains of Joseph DeVivo, 87, from Stroud Township, Pa., were positively identified following an autopsy conducted early Wednesday morning, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    Lancaster County and Pennsylvania authorities attended the autopsy.

  • Mike Rao remembered at Blue Alert bill signing

    A Lancaster native who died in the line of duty was remembered as Gov. Nikki Haley signed a measure into law that aims to protect the state’s law enforcement officers.

    On March 6, Haley signed the Blue Alert bill on the Statehouse steps in Columbia. Her action allows for the creation of an alert system that will inform the public when an officer is injured, abducted or killed.

    It will be similar to the Amber Alert, which issues notifications when a child goes missing.