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  • Wrestling team needs practice space

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Frustrated parents of Indian Land High and Middle school wrestlers are exploring new ways to promote the sport and build it a home of its own on campus following a meeting with school officials.
    Nearly 30 parents attended the meeting last month with ILHS Principal David Shamble, ILMS Principal David McDonald, ILES Principal Beth Blum, ILHS Athletic Director Mike Mayer and wrestling coaches Rondale Truesdale and Kevin Mager.

  • Whittle still recovering from accident at work last week

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Ashley Whittle of Great Falls remains in stable, but critical condition at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, according to her father, Chris Whittle.
    Whittle, 24, was first airlifted to Palmetto Richland Memorial hospital on Jan. 30 after she suffered a serious head injury on her job at Morcon. After arriving in Columbia, she was airlifted to the Charleston hospital.

  • Masked man robs Motel 6 in Richburg

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – A suspect got away with $325 from an area motel after an early morning armed robbery Feb. 3, according to information from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly before 1:30 a.m. that day, deputies were called to Motel 6 at 2912 Parkway Blvd. in Richburg in reference to an armed robbery.

  • No armed robbery at local store

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Thursday morning incident at a Lancaster convenience store was not a strong-arm robbery, as was initially thought.
    Shortly before 11 a.m., a Lancaster County man entered the Stop-N-Shop store, at 2147 McIlwain Road, in an attempt to cash a lottery ticket, said Maj. Matt Shaw of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    The clerk told him his winning ticket had already been redeemed at another store.
    “He didn’t like it and they had an argument about it,” Shaw said.

  • Woman found dead in home on Dunlap Street

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    It was early Thursday morning when Sherri Hinson learned something awful happened across the street from her Willowlake Road home.
    Peering out her window sometime after 7 a.m., Hinson saw police officers stringing crime scene tape around a small yellow house at the corner of Willowlake Road and East Dunlap Street.
    “It’s unbelievable. I got the call this morning and looked out the window and saw all that yellow tape outside,” Hinson said.

  • Police investigate murder of Cynthia Barnes

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster police are investigating the murder of Cynthia Barnes, 47, 717 E. Dunlap St. Barnes was found dead in her home early Thursday morning.
    According to emergency radio transmissions, police were called to the 700 block of East Dunlap Street sometime after 6:30 a.m. in response to an unconscious person.
    A special operations police team was later sent to the scene, according to transmissions.
    Check back later for full story.

  • Come mingle with Paige

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    You’ll have the chance to meet a TV star Friday night.
    Lancaster native Paige Duke, the focus of a reality show on the CMT network, will be at Famdamily’s Restaurant & Tavern that night for a meet-and-greet and photo session.
    Duke, 24, stars on the newest season of the “Sweet Home Alabama” dating show. Men from across the country have come to Fairhope, Ala., to vie for Duke’s attention and affection.

  • Future meets the past

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Allen Hudson: Born a slave in 1844, illiterate, yet became Lancaster County’s first black constable and, at age 26, its first black state congressman.
    Frank Richard “Dick” Massey: Born a slave, became a blacksmith, merchant and “prominent and well-to-do colored citizen,” according to an early 1900s Lancaster News article; served as chairman of the Lancaster County Republican Party.

  • District buying complex and land

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County School District’s Maintenance Department has a new home with the district’s purchase of the former Springs Transportation Department complex Monday.
    Meanwhile, the school board moved one step closer to making a new Indian Land elementary school a reality this weekend with a purchase contract for land on which to build it.

  • Former MLB player shot to death

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    When Phillip Mickles woke Tuesday morning, he was shocked to learn his former high school baseball teammate Danny Clyburn Jr. had died in a shooting only hours earlier.
    Mickles, principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School, learned the news as text messages began streaming into his cell phone from former classmates early Tuesday.
    The two men had known each other since they were children and had grown up playing football and baseball together.