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  • Masonic riders step up to help HOPE again

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Last fall, the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, with help from their fellow masons and several business, collected more than 3,000 pounds of food and raised more than $4,500 for HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster by holding a charity motorcycle run.
    The inaugural effort was a lot of work, most of which was behind the scenes.
    But it was also a lot of fun, said Elaine Adkins, HOPE’s executive director.

  • ‘Pants on the ground’ help in drug arrest

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A wardrobe malfunction apparently aided deputies in capturing a Lancaster man who had cocaine in his possession and was illegally carrying a gun.
    Charles Henry Davis, 44, 1813 Wendover Lane, was charged Thursday, Sept. 6, with possession of crack cocaine third offense, possession of marijuana second offense, possession of a pistol by a person convicted of a violent felony and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

  • Indian Land trail moves forward despite opposition

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Plans for an interstate community greenway and trail connecting Indian Land and Waxhaw is closer to becoming a reality though residents north of the state line aren’t as thrilled about the prospect as their neighbors in Lancaster County.
    The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of trails that is expected to connect 15 counties in the Carolinas through nature trails dedicated to local recreation and land conservation.

  • 9/11 event Tuesday in Kershaw

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be commemorated in the town of Kershaw with some community service.
    AmeriCorps and the YouthBuild local service groups will volunteer their time and energy Tuesday at Stevens Park’s Haile Gold Mine Playground.
    They are joining forces with Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) on the effort to perform beautification and maintenance work such as repainting and garden clean-up.

  • Great Falls couple seeks help for snake problem

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Services
    GREAT FALLS – A Jackson Street couple is hopeful that help is on the way to deal with baby copperhead snakes in their yard.
    Travis Lipford and Vanessa Trull have lived at 3 Jackson St. for almost two years. Lipford said he has seen more snakes this year than before.
    “I saw a few last year,” he said.
    But he worked out-of-town last year and paid someone to cut his grass, he said.

  • Woman to pay $225 fine in animal cruelty case

    S.C. News Exchange
    DARLINGTON – The woman accused of leaving a dog in a bag for three days in the heat of June has been found guilty of ill treatment of animals.
    Veronica Crawford, 29, was found guilty on Aug. 10. The court ordered her to pay a $225 fine or spend 30 days in the Darlington County Detention Center.

  • Fort Lawn town councilman arrested

    FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Councilman James Scott Russell was arrested at his home Monday, Sept. 3, charged with breach of peace.

    According to a Chester County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an officer with the Fort Lawn Police Department requested that a county deputy respond to a domestic incident in the town that night because it involved a local elected official.

  • Beacon Road man robbed in front yard

    A Rich Hill community man said he was the victim of an armed robbery Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, in the front yard of his home in the 2600 block of Beacon Road.

    The 27-year-old victim told Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies he was packing his SUV for work about 5:30 a.m. when a man wearing dark clothes, gloves and a camouflage ski mask approached him from behind, pointed a gun at him and ordered him to freeze.

  • Deputies find pot plants inside home

    INDIAN LAND – A recent search for a man wanted on a bench warrant in another county led authorities to the discovery of marijuana plants inside a Panhandle home.

    Aaron Huffstetler, 21; Kayla Nichole Demarco, 23; Cassandra Denise Moffitt, 21; and John Walden, 37, were each charged Aug. 28 with manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The suspects reportedly live at 9225 Wallace Park Lane, Indian Land.

    Deputies came to the home that morning looking for Walden.

  • Gold mine plans spark concerns

    Intense disagreement over rezoning plans by Haile Gold Mine almost got one resident removed from the podium at Lancaster County Council’s Aug. 27 meeting. 

    Danny Terry, who lives in the county’s Flat Creek community and has opposed the gold mine at several council meetings, returned to speak out against the mine’s operations in Kershaw.

    Terry said he’s worried about the environmental and health impacts of the gold mine on surrounding residents.