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  • Officers arrest man wanted in Chester

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Local authorities arrested a Lancaster man who had been wanted by Chester County deputies for an assault in July.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy came to Felly Lane on Monday evening in response to a call about a disturbance there, according to an incident report.
    The caller said a man was hiding in a yard and “watching law enforcement.” The deputy located the man on the property of a nearby resident, who had come outside to question what was going on.

  • ‘I Do’ event Sunday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The dress. The decorations. Floral arrangements, music and, of course, the cake.
    With so much to consider when planning a wedding, an upcoming event aims to help make the task a little easier and less stressful.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is hosting “I Do: Ladies Afternoon Out” from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Golf Club Fairway Room, 1840 Springs Club Road.

  • J. Marion Sims makes $1.5 million in grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    The J. Marion Sims Foundation Inc. has made about $1.5 million in awards to 10 different community organizations in its adult literacy and responsive grants programs. The foundation awarded the following grants in its adult literacy and basic skills initiative:
    u Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, $61,237 two-year challenge grant for its “Home Literacy Trail” family literacy program

  • Four re-elected to board

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    Four community leaders from Lancaster and Chester counties have been re-elected to the board of  trustees of the J. Marion Sims Foundation for terms of service that began Oct. 1.
    Phyllis B. Bunkley, Dr. R. Malcolm Edwards, Polly C. Jackson, and Pamela Y. Temple were re-elected by the board to three-year terms.
    Bunkley, senior vice-president of human resources/training for Founders Federal Credit Union, is a graduate of Kings College and the Credit Union National Association’s Human Resource Management School.

  • Special-needs student hit by car at bus stop on Thursday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A special-needs student from Lancaster High School was struck by a car Thursday afternoon after getting off the school bus and Lancaster police are searching for the driver, who drove away.
    The incident occurred about 3:35 p.m. in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue as Clarence Houston was helping his 19-year-old granddaughter cross the street after helping her off the bus.

  • County gives first nod to new map

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County is one step closer to changing the lines of its seven districts.
    As part of the county’s redistricting process, which involved incorporating data collected during last year’s national Census, Lancaster County Council unanimously approved first reading of a map of new council districts at its recent meeting.

  • Man dies in fire

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Investigators are still searching for the cause of a house fire that killed a Lancaster man Saturday night.
    Lancaster police officers were the first to notice the fire at 107 ½ N. Market St. at 11:23 p.m., according to a police department press release.
    Several officers reported seeing a large amount of smoke pouring from the house, as well as flames shooting from the right side of the home.

  • IL man killed in bike crash

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An Indian Land man died Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a street sign only a short distance from his home.
    The crash happened at about 2:25 p.m. on Barberville Road in Indian Land, about three miles east of Fort Mill, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    The driver, Steven Jones, 29, died from multi-system trauma sustained from the motorcycle wreck, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Marie Broome.

  • In search of love

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Can you find real love through a reality television show?
    Lancaster native Paige Duke has asked herself that question, as the nation will be able to watch her compete for the attention of a coveted bachelor.
    Duke, who made headlines earlier this year after her controversial firing as a Miss Sprint Cup, is one of 22 woman who will appear on “Sweet Home Alabama,” a reality series that airs on the CMT cable network.

  • Student charged with assault later alleges assault

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster High School student charged with assault and battery earlier in the day later told police he was the victim of an assault by an 11-year-old girl.
    Joshua Croxton, 18, of the 1600 block of Caroline Court, was charged with third-degree assault and battery on Sept. 28 for assaulting a fellow student on the school bus, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.