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  • 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.

  • We remember 9/11

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Sorrow, thanks and memories of fear and disbelief occupied the hearts and minds of many as America paused over the past week to recognize the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Such remembrances and reflections could be seen right here at home.
    PCI Group, a direct mail firm in Indian Land, unveiled a 9/11 memorial Sunday during its company picnic. The company’s 94 employees and their families – as well as local, state and federal public officials – attended.

  • Woman a ‘miracle, lucky’

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Vickie C. Robinson knows what it’s like to die.
    After a lifetime of heart and other serious health issues, the 60-year-old Lancaster wife, mother and grandmother’s heart finally gave out on Halloween day 2009, as she lie in Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    Robinson died twice that day from heart attacks before doctors decided to sedate her and put her on life support as they waited for a new heart.

  • Intoxicated man wrecks motorcycle

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man will have his day in court after reportedly taking someone else’s motorcycle and wrecking it moments later.
    The S.C. Highway Patrol has charged Reginald Keith Haggins, 50, 2043 Athena Road, with driving under the influence and driving under suspension.
    A woman said her boyfriend had been “working on” her blue 1995 Suzuki motorcycle at his Athena Road home, according a report from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • IL school traffic causing gridlock

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – If you live in Indian Land, there’s no escaping the effects of school traffic on local roads.
    While traffic at Indian Land Middle and High schools is busy, neither compares to the logjam that often occurs with afternoon pickup at the community’s largest school, Indian Land Elementary.
    But school and district officials are hoping a new change in the afternoon pickup traffic route will ease the situation.