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  • Project sparks feisty debate

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Will plans to improve land for future student housing come at the expense of residents in other parts of the city?
    Linda Blackmon-Brace thinks so, as she and other Lancaster City Council members discussed improvements to Brook Drive at their meeting Tuesday night.
    Earlier this year, the city began considering sewer and road improvements along Brook Drive, where property owner Wayne McBride wants to build apartments to be exclusively used by University of South Carolina Lancaster students.

  • Drug trade goes bad

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    What began as an exchange of drugs and a gun between three people Tuesday, later ended with bullets fired inside a home and the arrest of two Lancaster men.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jonathan Randell Todd, 24, 6550 Shiloh Unity Road, and Scottie Bernard Hough, 43, 5908 Henderson Road, on Wednesday, and issued warrants for Raheem Hough, 18, 5908 Henderson Road, in connection with a botched drug deal, assault and home invasion, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Keeping Katie home

    By Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    Katie, who loves listening to music and watching her puppies play, has a system of tracks to get around her Lancaster home.
    One lift takes her from her bed to the large handicap shower. Another makes a T-shape in her living room.
    But Katie’s favorite by far is what her father, Terry, calls “Katie’s racetrack,” or the oval lift system that enables her to enjoy the outdoors from the family’s screened-in porch.

  • Santorum visits county

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum made several appearances in Lancaster County Tuesday, fresh off Monday night’s CNN/Tea Party debate in Tampa, Fla.
    Santorum’s visit to the county included several stops starting with a speech at the former Elrod car deadlership on the S.C. 9 bypass in Lancaster.

  • Man’s eye hurt in attack

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man underwent surgery on his eye after an attack last month. Deputies are still searching for the culprit.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 28 about an assault. There they spoke with a 51-year-old man who said he was assaulted while visiting with friends at a party, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Child OK after car was shot with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A 5-year-old girl escaped unharmed after someone shot at the car she was riding in last weekend.
    Lancaster police officers rushed to the area of Miller and New Miller streets shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday,  Sept. 11, about a report of shots fired in the area. Officers were told to be on the lookout for a man driving a green car and pointing a gun, according to a police department incident report.
    Police did not find the shooter, but a deputy found the car in the city, the report said.

  • Flag-raising ceremony for POW/MIA on Friday

    There will be a flag raising ceremony to honor prisoners of war and those mission in action at 10 a.m. on Sept. 16 at the County Administration Building. Refreshments will be served.

  • Botched drug deal leads to home invasion

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested two Lancaster men Wednesday and warrants have been issued for a third man in connection with a botched drug deal which eventually led to a home invasion.
    Jonathan Randell Todd, 24, 6550 Shiloh Unity Road, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

  • Naftal fired by council

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Only hours after sitting alongside Lancaster County Council on Monday night, Deputy County Administrator Jeff Naftal was relieved of his duties effective Tuesday.
    Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare confirmed the news Tuesday morning. She said Naftal, who served as the county’s deputy administrator for just over a year, was no longer an employee of Lancaster County.

  • Poverty impacts children

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    If you see four children walking around town, at least one of them is poor.  
    Though blunt and grim, that statement reflects statewide statistics released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book.
    The annual study, sponsored in the state by the S.C. Budget and Control Board, examines the impact of economic conditions on the nation’s children. The data was released last month.