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  • Back-to-back fires damage cars, house

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Firefighters from four departments battled blazes at two back-to-back fires Thursday night, June 21.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said firefighters were first called at 6:50 p.m. to a grass fire outside Kersey’s Garage, at 2165 Flat Creek Highway.
    Members of the Antioch, Elgin, Lancaster and Camp Creek fire departments responded to the scene, which began with a brush fire and ended up with fires in several salvaged cars.

  • County Council to consider gold mine ordinances Monday

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council will discuss three separate ordinances related to Haile Gold Mine at its meeting Monday night, June 25.
    First up, is first reading of an ordinance to rezone several properties owned by Haile Gold Mine from rural residential to heavy industrial. This includes properties located along Hale Gold Mine Road, S.C. 265, Snowy Owl Road, Ernest Scott Road, Uriah Road and Enchantment Road.

  • Man arrested for cutting girlfriend

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was arrested this week after he chased a woman and cut her face with a knife.
    Willie James Stevens, 29, 1331 Spanish Villa Apartment B, was arrested Wednesday, June 20, and charged with high and aggravated assault and battery in connection with a domestic assault that happened only minutes earlier, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Abduction suspects jailed in Lancaster

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A joint investigation into the abduction and assault of a newspaper carrier in Fort Mill earlier this week ended with the arrests of two Lancaster men Thursday, June 21.
    Trumane Tee Daniel, 27, 1164 Chase Madison Drive, and Jeremy Lechloe Thomas, 23, Carolina Court, were each arrested and charged with armed robbery, though more charges are expected, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The men were arrested Chase Madison Drive home in Lancaster.

  • Hollywood hopefuls

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    Are you ready North Carolina?”
    “We’re ready Ryan!”
    The crowd gathered outside Time Warner Cable Arena on the morning of June 19 was not lying in their response to Ryan Seacrest and the cameras.
    To kick off their 12th season on the air, FOX’s hit show American Idol traveled to Charlotte, N.C.

  • Arbour out at SMH

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Springs Memorial Hospital is looking for a new chief executive officer.
    Doug Arbour, who held the position a little more than two years, is no longer with the hospital. His last day was Thursday, June 21, according to a brief press issued by the hospital.
    Assistant CEO Janice Dabney has been named interim CEO.

  • Firing stuns Karres

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    After 15 years of service with Lancaster County, Planning Director Chris Karres was stunned when he learned of his firing last week.
    Still in shock almost a week later, Karres spoke to The Lancaster News Thursday afternoon about learning the news from County Administrator Steve Willis on June 15.

  • Man posing as newspaper carrier scams TLN subscriber

     Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster News is letting its subscribers know about a recent incident in which a customer was scammed by a man pretending to be a newspaper carrier.
    Angela Vincent, circulation manager for The Lancaster News, told a sheriff’s deputy that one of her subscribers was approached at home June 14 by a man claiming to be the paper carrier.

  • Heath Springs delays vote on smoking ban

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs town officials will keep an eye on Lancaster County Council's ordinance to restrict smoking in the county.
    County Council is reviewing and debating an ordinance draft that, if adopted, would ban smoking in all public-access buildings.
    It's modeled largely after one in Greenville County, which – like neighboring York County – bans smoking in all public places.

  • Report: Man attacked outside Kershaw home

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     
    A Kershaw resident told deputies he was attacked by a group of men late Monday, June 18, outside his home on Gold Mine Highway.
    The resident said he heard his dog barking shortly before 11:30 p.m. and went outside to check on it. As he walked toward the dog, someone slapped him in the back of the head, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.