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  • Library, rail properties added to county wish list

    A plea to upgrade Lancaster’s aging library building kicked off a discussion about the county’s wish list of capital improvements during Lancaster County Council’s meeting July 22. 

  • City works to develop sewer system assessment

    Officials will try to pinpoint the problems with the oldest section of the city of Lancaster’s sewer system.

  • Two wanted in strong arm robbery

    A man and woman are wanted in the possible strong arm robbery of a Lancaster man inside his home July 19. 

  • TLN photographer moved to rehab unit

    The Lancaster News/Carolina Gateway photographer Aaron Morrison was moved to the rehab center at Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center on Friday, July 25, where he is still recovering from severe head injuries. 

  • Man with machete wanted for threatening woman

    Police are still searching for a Lancaster man wanted for threatening a woman with a large machete inside her home earlier this month. 

    An arrest warrant was issued July 13 for Robert Earl Cunningham, 49, for the charge of  criminal domestic violence high and aggravated, though he had not been arrested by Friday, July 26, according to Lancaster Municipal Court records. 

  • School board fills positions

    Lancaster County school board members unanimously approved several new appointments to fill vacancies at county schools during their July 16 board meeting.

    Recommended by Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, the new appointments include a new principal to replace North Elementary School’s longtime principal and two assistant principals.

    The July 16 meeting was also the first for the district’s new directors of elementary education and food services, both of whom started this month.

  • Hoops game turns violent

    A high-stakes basketball game reportedly turned violent last week at Connor Street Park. 

    A Lancaster man told police he was playing basketball at the park between 8:30 and 8:50 p.m. July 23 when he was robbed at gunpoint.  

    The victim said he was playing ball with the assailant when the victim made a $1,000 bet on a game of one-on-one between the two, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • FFA Chapters busy this summer

     Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    It’s not unusual for school clubs to have summer activities, but Lancaster County’s high school FFA chapters are among the most active.

    While some students are stuck at home during summer break, FFA members from three of Lancaster County’s four high schools, Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land, traveled to the 86th annual S.C. FFA Convention at Clemson University last month.

  • Buck Moon glows over Lancaster
  • Local, state dropout rates fall

    Lancaster County School District’s dropout rate fell during the 2011-12 federal fiscal year, a trend that mirrors a state decrease in the number of high school dropouts.

    According to a report on student dropout rates released by the S.C. Department of Education on Wednesday, July 24, a total of 101 out of 3,402 high school students dropped out of Lancaster County high schools during 2011-12, a rate of 3 percent.

    The rate is the lowest for the district since 2008-09.