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  • Firefighter charged with embezzling public funds

    A volunteer firefighter was arrested last month on an embezzlement charge, according to newly released information from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Joshua Phillip Cauthen, 21, 994 Suttle Road, was arrested Oct. 12 on the charge of embezzlement of public funds less than $10,000, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  

    Cauthen, a member of  Gooches Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, was jailed and released the same day on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.  

  • Grant: Details sketchy in shooting

    Details remain sketchy in a Monday night, Nov. 12, shooting that left one man seriously injured. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant released limited information about the shooting Tuesday morning, which happened at about 10:12 p.m. in the 200 block of Thomas Lane. 

    While Grant said he could not release many details about the case, he did reveal that one man was shot and his injuries were serious. The victim was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, Grant said. 

  • Council approves speed limit change along Green Pond Road

    Despite complaints of right-of-way infringements and mysterious mailboxes along Indian Land’s Green Pond Road, Lancaster County Council kept its focus solely on speed limits during its Monday, Nov. 12, meeting. 

    Council voted 5-1 to approve lowering the speed limit along the road to 15 mph, with Councilman Cotton Cole dissenting. Councilwoman Charlene McGriff was absent from the meeting. 

  • Man injured in shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Details remain sketchy in a Monday night, Nov. 12, shooting that left one man seriously injured.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant released limited information about the shooting early Tuesday morning, which happened at about 10:12 p.m. in the 200 block of Thomas Lane.
    While Grant said he could not release many details about the case, he said one man was shot and had seriuos injuries. The victim was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, Grant said.

  • Volunteer firefighter charged with embezzlement

     Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A volunteer firefighter was arrested last month on an embezzlement charge, according to newly released information from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Joshua Phillip Cauthen, 21, 994 Suttle Road, was arrested Oct. 12 on the charge of embezzlement of public funds less than $10,000, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  

  • Daddy’s Home

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     If you ask fans who were at Williams-Brice Stadium on Oct. 6, they’ll likely tell you Tammy Faile had the most impressive run that afternoon.
    Yes, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in dominating fashion that day – led, in part, by 109 yards on the ground by star running back Marcus Lattimore.     `
    But that effort doesn’t compare to Faile’s enthusiastic sprint across the football field to hug her husband.

  • Council considers incentive committee

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An idea to review economic incentives for prospective companies before they are offered will be discussed at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, Nov. 12, meeting.
    Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare has proposed the creation of an economic incentive review committee to consider incentives prior to offering them to clients who are interested in setting up shop here.

  • Mulvaney ready to get back to work

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County residents joined others across South Carolina’s U.S. House District 5 Tuesday night in agreeing to send incumbent Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney back to Washington D.C. for a second term.
    Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, maintained a sizable lead against Democratic challenger Joyce Knott of Rock Hill throughout Tuesday night’s returns.

  • Bellavance defeats Ferguson by one vote in Fort Lawn election

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Services
    FORT LAWN – The Board of Canvassers of the Chester County Elections Commission certified results on Thursday, Nov. 8,  for the town of Fort Lawn election.
    In Tuesday’s election, this particular race offered three candidates vying for two open council seats.
    After a recount of absentee ballots, the official results showed Councilmen Al Bellavance and Thomas Reddick were the winners in this election.

  • Emergency center does double duty

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Most Election Days, the three phones in the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office ring non-stop.
    Those phones did ring on Tuesday, Nov. 6, but the volume of calls election workers were fielding in the county administration building wasn’t as bad as usual.
    But that didn’t mean nobody was answering them. Those phones were still ringing, just not in that office.