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  • ‘Shotgun’ airs Edwards’ performance

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – In Branson, Mo., playing and singing with the best of the best, Chester’s Bill Edwards made a startling discovery.
    He fit right in.
    “It was incredible,” Edwards said. “Something like that really feeds your creativity and makes you feel good about yourself.”

  • Doster sculpture on exhibit

    From Release
    Lancaster sculptor Bob Doster’s “Rising Star #2” has been chosen for exhibit by the annual North Georgia Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Dahlonega, Ga.
    The 10-foot high sculpture, built of recycled materials, was inspired by a commissioned design Doster created and installed on Greenville, S.C.’s Main Street.

  • Men plead guilty in murder case

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Three Lancaster men received prison sentences ranging from 12 to 30 years after pleading guilty on several charges related to the July 2009 shooting death of a 26-year-old Lancaster man.
    Torey Robert Blackwell, 19, of 1262 Belmont Circle, Brandon Dupree McIlwain, 21, of 1010 E. Arch St., and Nicholas Marquis Dooley, 21, of 682 Shiloh Unity Road, all pleaded guilty in general sessions court.
    Blackwell pleaded guilty and received a 30-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter.

  • Where will new district lines be?

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It happens every 10 years and can change the face of local politics in Lancaster County.
    It’s called redistricting, a process where Lancaster County Council redraws its districts based on population counts from the U.S. Census.
    And with county results from the 2010 Census expected by the end of March, council began planning for the decennial event at its March 1 meeting.

  • Conference on youth set for next week

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Coalition for Healthy Youth is hosting a conference next week aimed at preventing youth substance abuse in rural communities.
    The three-day conference, titled 2011 Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities: Emerging Themes in the Prevention Literature, will be held March 7-9 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bradley building.

  • End of era for Irene Plyler

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    For the first time since she was a teenager, Irene Plyler is taking a much-needed break.
    Recently retired as Lancaster County Council’s first and only clerk, a job she held for more than 33 years, it’s taken Plyler a few weeks to adjust to her new schedule.
    “I was scared about retiring,” Plyler said. “I’ve been working since I was 14 years old in my father’s shoe store.”

  • Police identify drive-by shooter

     

    Authorities are searching for a man involved in a Wednesday morning drive-by shooting in Lancaster.

    The Lancaster Police Department has issued warrants for Travis Phillip Miller, 27, of Lancaster, for the shooting which happened about 10:11 a.m. on Hazel Street near the Dunlap Street intersection. 

  • One person injured in drive-by shooting

    Authorities are searching for a suspect involved in a Wednesday morning drive-by shooting. 

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the incident, which happened  

    about 10:11 a.m. on Hazel Street near the Dunlap Street intersection. 

    Officers and emergency workers responded to a home in the 800 block of Dunlap Street and found the victim, who had been shot, according to a LPD press release. 

    The victim is a 33-year-old Lancaster man, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Paul Smith.

  • Davis makes campaign stop here

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    John Davis of Grand Junction, Colo., said God told him to run for president of the United States last year — so that’s exactly what he’s doing.
    Davis, who owns a home-building company in Grand Junction and is running as a conservative Republican, stopped at Bojangle’s in Lancaster this morning as part of his “Votercade Across America,” a quest to get his name and message out to the country by visiting every county in the nation.

  • Stevens Park to get walking trails

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – Residents who visit Stevens Park in Kershaw will soon be able to take advantage of two new walking trails.
    Volunteers with the Kershaw Community Park Council began cutting the trails on Saturday. Group member Beverly Timmons had discussed those plans at last week’s Town Council meeting.
    She said the walking trails will enhance the park.