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  • Man wanted for hitting girl with rock

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A local man is still wanted a week after hitting a teenager in the head with a rock.
    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Paul Smith said warrants have been issued charging Pedro Rivera Mendoza, 23, with aggravated criminal domestic violence and strong arm robbery.

  • Student killed by vehicle near BMS

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Buford community was rocked Thursday afternoon when a student died after being struck by a car on North Rocky River Road.
    Seth Muennich, 14, died shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Springs Memorial Hospital, said Bryan Vaughn, director of safety and transportation for Lancaster County School District.

  • Storm causes damage

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    At one point Sunday afternoon, Sue Hyatt feared for her life.
    Hyatt, who lives on Grace Avenue, was a few blocks from her home when the rain began to fall hard and the wind blew at high speeds.
    The downpour became so heavy that she had to pull her Honda Accord off the road and wait for the rain to die down. She said she didn’t know what to do.

  • Job fair set for Oct. 1

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    If you’re looking for a job, the Lancaster Adult Education campus in Lancaster is the place to be Saturday, Oct. 1.
    The campus, located at 610 E. Meeting St., is hosting the Workforce Action Team Job Fair sponsored by Lancaster County Workforce Action Team (WAT) and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC).
    The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. and pre-registration is strongly suggested.

  • Family fun, chili

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – You can’t go wrong with family-friendly fun and chili – just ask anyone who attended this year’s Indian Land Fall into Fun Festival and S.C. State Chili Championship on Saturday at Indian Land Middle School.
    Sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club, the events drew thousands this year, despite the occasional rain shower.

  • Arrest made in armed robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A combination of surveillance footage and tips from the community helped police arrest a Lancaster man only hours after he fired a gun inside a convenience store.
    Montavious Winkfield, 24, 108 Seaboard Circle, was arrested at his home at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after a flood of tips poured into the Lancaster Police Department. He was arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery Monday at Midway Grocery, located at 426 W. Meeting St., according to a police department press release.  

  • Dennis Randall Sutton, 67

     

    Dennis Randall Sutton, 67

    Dennis Randall Sutton, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.  

    He was the son of the late William Conley Sutton and Ruth Naomi Wallace Sutton.

  • Hospital receives coveted award

    It was a matter of life and death, so Doug Arbour put his money where his mouth is. 

    Arbour, chief executive officer of Springs Memorial Hospital, awoke several times in the early-morning hours of May 17 with what he thought was indigestion.

    He got up to take some antacids, but that didn’t help. The pressure in his chest and “crunching feeling” was something he had never experienced before. So his wife rushed him to Springs Memorial. 

  • Student faces multiple charges

    A 13-year-old A.R. Rucker Middle School student allegedly caught with a handgun at school Thursday is facing a total of three charges.

    A Lancaster County School District safety official said a physical education coach reportedly caught the 8th-grader with the 9mm handgun in a locker room bathroom stall while checking up on students.

    The coach had grown suspicious after seeing another student "briskly" walking away from the area.

  • Fenced in but not safe

    Tears welled in Julie Dunn’s eyes as she recounted the day her horse, Pretty Girl, was shot and killed.

    After discovering the 25-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse shot in a field on her land last month, Dunn has been on a mission to revise the county’s laws regarding recreational shooting near homes. She passionately pleaded with Lancaster County Council at its Sept. 12 meeting.