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  • Knife upgrades shoplifting charge to armed robbery

    Detectives tracked down and arrested a local man last week in connection with the armed robbery of a Lancaster pharmacy.

    Jeffrey Scott White, 39, 1921 Emma Circle, was arrested March 26. 

    He is  charged with armed robbery and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime. 

    The charges stem from a robbery at Walgreens, at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Gillsbrook Road, on  March 24.

  • Sims Foundation awards $822,000 in grants

    Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards.  A total of 13 organizations are the recipients of grants totaling $822,816.

  • Democratic National Convention seeks volunteers

    The 2012 Democratic National Convention, to be held the first week of September in Charlotte, is expected to bring millions of dollars and 35,000 visitors into this area, including thousands of national and international media representatives.

    According to officials with the Democratic National Convention Committee and the Host Committee, the 2012 convention will shine a spotlight on Charlotte and the surrounding area. Thousands of television, newspaper and magazine reporters will be coming, along with delegates and convention workers.

  • Fire destroys home on Ross Cauthen Road

    Almost two dozen firefighters worked to quell a mobile home fire last weekend that killed an animal and left two people homeless. 

    Emergency responders arrived at the home in the 2100 block of Ross Cauthen Road about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Fire destroys Ross Cauthen Road home

    Almost two dozen firefighters worked to quell a mobile home fire last weekend that killed an animal and left two people homeless.
    Emergency responders arrived at the home in the 2100 block of Ross Cauthen Road about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Reflections: Mill's growth, decline mirror mill village

     When the Rev. Bill Knight rides down Brooklyn Avenue these days, the transmission of his mind is hung in reverse.

    Knight, the author of “Mill Hill Memories” and “Mill Hill Residents: Mill Hill Proud,” doesn’t see houses with collapsed roofs that are nothing more than burned-out shells.

    Knight sees neighborly homes where every child was welcome.

  • CEO: Gold mine seeks to keep public informed

    KERSHAW – Representatives from Romarco Minerals and Haile Gold Mine Inc. spent Saturday afternoon at an open house at Andrew Jackson Recreation Center in Kershaw.

    The event, like others held in the past, is part of an effort to keep the community informed about progress Haile Gold Mine is making toward breaking ground and becoming a fully operational facility. Once open, the mine would bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

  • Airport business park moves forward

    The approval of a new resolution by Lancaster County Council this week has kick-started progress on a new Lancaster Airport Business Park project.

    Following council’s closed session Monday, April 2, council members voted unanimously to approve Resolution 775, allowing for the purchase of several acres of land near the county’s airport. The resolution also begins the county’s due diligence process for eventually buying 100 more acres of land.

  • Governor visits SC Republicans Club

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News
    An enthusiastic crowd of more than 200 welcomed S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to Indian Land, where she spoke March 13 at The Lake House ballroom at Sun City Carolina Lakes. Her visit was also broadcast live to the rest of the community on its in-house TV network.

  • Irish folk singer to perform at Andrew Jackson park

    Andrew Jackson State Park
    Fran Doyle will perform a concert of Irish folk music at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Meeting House at Andrew Jackson State Park.
    This will be his sixth appearance at the park. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Doyle came to Canada in 1977 with his band, Shades of Green, for a six-week tour. The group was so successful they ended up staying a year. He decided to make the Maritime provinces his home, went solo and continues to travel New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.