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  • 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. 

  • Mulvaney helps with spending cuts program

    Lancaster County Congressman Mick Mulvaney has been named one of three freshman representatives to head the second phase of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s YouCut program.

    The program, which began during last year’s Democratically controlled 111th Congress, offers constituents a chance to vote online on which federal spending cuts they’d like to see introduced as bills by Republican House members.

  • Woman hit with beer bottle, robbed

    Officers are still searching for a man who hit a woman with a beer bottle and stole her money several weeks ago.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said no arrests have been made in a May 28 incident where a 46-year-old woman was attacked as she walked home. 

    The assault and robbery happened at about 11:40 p.m. and both Lancaster police officers and Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. 

  • Chester names interim super

    CHESTER – John Taylor, a retired Lancaster County Schools superintendent, is the new Chester County interim superintendent. Taylor began his duties with the district effective Monday. He will receive a salary of $10,000 per month.

  • Was interim super vote mishandled?

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    CHESTER – A prepared statement read by Chester County School Board Chairwoman Maggie James on June 9 seems to indicate that a vote to hire John Taylor as interim superintendent may not have been handled properly.

    At the special called meeting, the board went behind closed doors to discuss the search for an interim superintendent. Upon returning to open session, a motion was made to authorize James to offer the position to Taylor, a former Lancaster County superintendent.