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  • 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.

  • Petition to halt tax hike

    As Lancaster County Council readies for final reading Monday of its amended budget, several residents are circulating a petition urging council not to increase property taxes. 

    Spearheading the charge is Sandy McGarry, chairwoman of the Lancaster County Republican Party. McGarry has spent the last week speaking with fellow residents and small business owners, asking them to join her in opposing council's latest stab at the 2011-12 budget.

  • Kitten rescued from certain death after falling in drain

    All too often, news stories of life and death rescues make you say things like, “tragic,”  “sad,” or “That’s horrible.”

    But not this one. This one’s gonna make you say, “Awwwwww ...”

    That’s because this is the story of Piper the kitten, saved from near-certain death after 30 hours in a sewer pipe in Rock Hill.

    Christina Carter and her husband, Chris, who own Carter Quality Plumbing in Lancaster, said they got the call Sunday, Sept. 18 about 11:30 at night.

  • Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80

    Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80

    Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home.

    Widower of Ruby Lee Melton Faile, he was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Lancaster, a son of the late Carl Foster Faile and Georgia Thelma Baker Faile. Mr. Faile loved his family and working in his garden. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had retired from Springs Industries following twenty five years of service.

  • Double shooting leaves one dead, one injured

    Storm clouds rolled overhead as deputies strung a piece of yellow crime scene tape around a Kershaw street Wednesday afternoon.

    The scene, near the intersection of North Ingram and East Church streets, was chaotic, as investigators spoke with witnesses and a large crowd peered past patrol cars at the body of man lying in the street. A helicopter buzzed nearby. 

  • Boy brings gun to school

    A 13-year-old A.R. Rucker student has been charged for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol to school Thursday, a Lancaster County School District official said.

    District Director of Safety and Transportation Bryan Vaughn said a coach caught the eighth-grader with the gun around 11 a.m. while checking on students in the locker room.