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  • 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.

  • Two Lancaster County school buses involved in accidents

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Two school buses carrying special needs students were involved in accidents Thursday morning.
    The accidents occurred a week after a hit-and-run driver struck a special needs student from Lancaster High School as she was getting off the bus.
    The first accident Thursday occurred about 7:45 a.m.

  • Armed robberies at two IL pharmacies

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are on the hunt for those responsible in the armed robberies of two Indian Land pharmacies this week, which may be connected to a string of similar robberies in neighboring counties.
    The first robbery happened about 2:15 p.m. Sunday at at the Walmart store at 10048 Charlotte Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • ILVFD opens its fire station

    Jane Alford
    cgnews@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – A sizable crowd gathered Sunday afternoon in front of Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department’s new and improved fire station to celebrate its grand opening.
    Fire Chief Raymond Griffin pointed out that although the station looks new, “if one looks under the skin, reclaimed parts of the old station can be found within.
    “This marriage of old and new symbolizes the past, present and future of this station and the lives entwined within its soul,” he said.

  • Rock Hill man dies in IL wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A man who had parked beside Harrisburg Road in Indian Land died Monday after another vehicle struck his car.
    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the victim as 42-year-old Juan Munguia-Rubio of Rock Hill.
    Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident happened about 6:19 p.m. as Munguia-Rubio sat in his 1993 Chevrolet four-door in the driveway of Loving Group Landscaping near the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads.

  • Kershaw Hog Jam starts Friday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Kershaw’s signature event will take to the skies this year.
    The sixth annual Kershaw Hog Jam Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Saturday afternoon. And along with the expected tasty barbecue, participants will be able to watch from above in a helicopter.  
    For the first time, helicopter rides are being included in the festival, which is highlighted by a barbecue contest, plenty of other food, live music as well as games and activities for the entire family.

  • Alcohol petition up for vote

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A proposition to allow Sunday alcohol sales at Lancaster County restaurants is heading for the ballot.
    Organizers of a petition to have the proposition placed on the November 2012 general election ballot as a referendum announced last week the petition has been certified by the Lancaster County Voter Registration office.

  • ‘Rocky Horror Show’ hits the stage starting Friday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    With Halloween right around the corner, locals will be able to take in a classic musical that offers plenty of scares along with interesting twists and turns.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is putting on its production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” a 1970s British horror comedy that has been reproduced worldwide.
    The Community Playhouse will perform the musical at Stevens Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Show time is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Council considers voting location

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lines stretched throughout the hallways of the county administration building, blocking offices and disrupting business for days, as droves of residents cast their absentee ballots.
    That was the scene during the last few election cycles, as local voters have increasingly turned to absentee voting as their voting style of choice. But with the surge in crowds have come problems with space, staffing and security for the county’s Voter Registration and Election Commission office.

  • Continental to expand, add jobs

    INDIAN LAND – The good times are still rolling for Continental Tire.

    The national tire manufacturer announced plans Thursday to increase its presence in South Carolina, both with the expansion of its headquarters in Indian Land and construction of a new tire manufacturing plant in Sumter County. 

    Over the next 10 years, Continental Tire the Americas plans to invest $500 million in the creation of its new plant in Sumter County as a way to meet demand from retailers and automotive manufacturers, according to a press release.