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  • Authorities investigate Heath Springs armed robbery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are looking for leads in an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Swami Mart in Heath Springs.
    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office came to the convenience store at 309 S. Main St. after receiving a call about the robbery.
    A man entered the store at about 9:55 p.m., near closing time, armed with a black, small-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to a sheriff's office press release.

  • Roads bumpy debate for council

    As motorists continue to dodge potholes and crumbling pavement on roads throughout the county, Lancaster County Council strongly debated the merits of accepting any more roads into the county system at its Monday meeting. 

  • TLN ad staff wins 22 awards

    The advertising and graphics departments at The Lancaster News brought home 22 awards from the  S.C. Press Association’s annual Palmy awards, held June 16 in Columbia.  

    The advertising and graphics staffs won two first-place awards, nine second-place awards and 11 third-place awards. Seventeen of the awards were for advertisements published in The Lancaster News; three for ads in the Pageland Progressive Journal and two for ads in Carolina Gateway. 

  • Foxhole trash plan stalls

    A plan to bring household trash to Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill has been dumped – at least temporarily. 

    After months of concerns and complaints from hundreds of Mecklenburg County residents about a proposed plan to convert the Foxhole into a sanitary landfill, Mecklenburg County officials say that plan is off the table. 

  • Man hit in head with pool stick

    Officers are still looking for who hit a man in the head with a pool stick earlier this month.

    Lancaster police officers responded to a house on Cunningham Street at 12:50 a.m. June 3 about a report of a 23-year-old man who was injured only 20 minutes earlier, according to a police department incident report. 

    The officers spoke with the victim’s family members who said he had lost consciousness, so they placed him in the shower to try and wake him up, the report said. 

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  • Do we have tornado shelters?

    The recent tornadoes in North Carolina and Alabama killed hundreds of people and created mass destruction that will take many years to recover from. 

    That type of devastation makes Deborah Bruck wonder. 

    Bruck, an Indian Land resident, lives in a mobile home and doesn’t know where she should go if a tornado ever threatens Lancaster County.

  • City passes ’11-12 budget

    John Howard said it seems as if some of his colleagues on Lancaster City Council may be thinking more about re-election than anything else. 

    Those remarks came in the wake of City Council’s decision not to raise taxes for the next fiscal year. The frozen millage rate for property taxes is part of the $22.76 million 2011-12 budget council adopted Tuesday night. 

    The vote was 5-2, with Howard and Mayor Joe Shaw voting against it. 

  • LPD gets $16K grant

    The Lancaster Police Department has once again received a familiar federal grant that will enhance its services and strengthen its crime-prevention initiatives. 

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the police department to accept a $16,006 award from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.

    Police Chief Harlean Howard said the department will use the money to buy body armor for sworn officers and docking stations for the mobile data terminals (MDTs) used in police vehicles.