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  • Concrete plant ruling overturned

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals overturned a county decision to revoke an Indian Land concrete plant’s right to operate in a local light industrial park.

    The ruling, made during a BZA hearing Tuesday night on the nonconforming use status of Thomas Concrete of Carolina LLC, disappointed residents of nearby neighborhoods who have battled the plant, and others like it, for years.

  • Veteran’s Affairs office collecting coupons for military

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    Attention shoppers. 

    If you have any expired coupons, they can still be used by military families overseas. 

    The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office has been collecting coupons since early September that are benefiting families stationed at a U.S. Army base in Vicennial, Italy. The staff's effort is part of the national Overseas Coupon Program, in which groups can “adopt” military bases abroad. 

  • City council votes to discontinue its AM traveler’s information station

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    A local radio station that has provided weather information and other updates is now a thing of the past. 

    City Council voted 6-1 at its meeting Tuesday to eliminate the traveler's information station that aired in Lancaster on AM radio. 

    The station, at 1620 AM, was launched in 2004 and provided updates on traffic and road conditions, as well as weather updates and various tidbits. 

  • UPDATE: Arrest made in pharmacy robberies

    A multi-county task force arrested a Rock Hill man Friday night in connection with the robbery of an Indian Land pharmacy last weekend, which may be related to a spree of similar robberies across three counties.

    Ronald Carl Sims, 28, of Rock Hill, was arrested after law enforcement agencies from Lancaster, York and Mecklenburg counties identified him as a suspect in the rash of robberies which have taken place during the last few weeks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release sent Saturday afternoon.

  • Heightened awareness

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Swarms of police officers and investigators surrounded a Lancaster pharmacy early Thursday morning, part of a massive search for an armed robber who has already struck the county twice this week.
    Lancaster police officers were called to Walgreens, located at 1101 S.C. 9 Bypass, just before 9 a.m. after an employee noticed someone matching the description of a man wanted in connection with robberies at Indian Land’s Walmart and Harris Teeter stores this week.

  • Barr St. center to get $50,000

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    More financial support is on the way for the Barr Street Family Life Center.
    After meeting in closed session during Tuesday’s meeting, City Council returned to open session, where Councilwoman Sara Eddins motioned to give Hope on the Hill $50,000.
    The measure passed unanimously, under a condition that Hope on the Hill has to provide a $50,000 match within a year.

  • City agrees to tax audits

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The city of Lancaster is officially on board with a plan to help Lancaster County recoup property taxes that were never paid.
    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an intergovernmental agreement with Tax Management Associates Inc. The company will perform tax audits to catch county residents improperly paying 4 percent taxes on homes listed as a primary residence.

  • Closing date nears for Edenmoor

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The purchase of troubled Indian Land neighborhood Edenmoor should be completed by the end of the October, Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission (FLC) attorneys said Monday.
    The news came during an FLC meeting in which commission members received an update on Edenmoor Land Acquisition LLC’s progress completing the purchase.
    Also, Lancaster County Council has approved an ordinance that will give Edenmoor residents a break on paying this year’s bond assessments.

  • Indian Land man reports he was attacked in Rock Hill

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police are still investigating the case of an Indian Land man who reported he was attacked by three men in a Rock Hill parking lot last week.
    Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn said officers were called to a Rock Hill hospital in the early morning hours of Oct. 5 about a report of an assault.
    Once there, officers spoke with two men who said they were attacked after stopping their car to check a tire along Ogden Road.

  • Deputy injured in scuffle with suspect

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A deputy is recovering from injuries after he was hit in the face several times while subduing a man Oct. 4.
    The attack happened shortly after 11:40 p.m. as a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy was responding to a noise disturbance at Lancaster’s Knolwood Apartments.
    After searching the area, the deputy could not find the disturbance, but noticed a man standing alone in the breezeway at one of the buildings, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.