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  • Man arrested for club shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police arrested a Lancaster man last week for attempted murder in connection with the recent shooting of a man outside a nightclub.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said officers arrested Willie Ed Davis, 39, 416 Heath Circle, Jan. 25 in connection with the shooting, which happened five days earlier outside Self Control Brothers club, at 907 S. Market St.

  • IL man facing felony DUI

    INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land man could face up to 25 years in prison for drunk driving in connection with a fatal pickup truck accident on Harrisburg Road last month.
    William Justin Rigsbee, 28, of 3098 Sterling Court, is charged with felony DUI resulting in death and an uninsured vehicle fee violation, first offense. The charges stem from a Jan. 8 wreck that killed passenger Steven Lee Jones, 36, of Charlotte.

  • Man wanted in Pardue Street shooting

    Police are on the hunt for a man they say is connected to the shooting of a Lancaster man Monday night.
    Shibre Ikee Truesdale, 20, is wanted by the Lancaster Police Department on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, according to a police department press release.  

  • We are Lancaster

     A healthy dosage of community pride and accomplishment filled the air Thursday evening at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room. 

    That’s where the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce held its 56th annual meeting. The theme once again was “Wine & Stein” – a festive evening complete with a catered meal, wine tasting and live music. 

  • Kershaw asks for extra deputy

    KERSHAW – Is law enforcement coverage strong enough in the town of Kershaw? 

    Officials have concerns about it and have since asked Sheriff Barry Faile for an extra deputy to work the town. 

    Kershaw contracts with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, which supplies the town with two patrol deputies per shift. The town pays the sheriff’s office $451,000 a year, and the contract is automatically renewed each year, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes. 

  • Offices swap at county building

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Visitors to the county’s administration building may notice a few changes as they step through its doors these days. 

    Residents looking to cast an absentee ballot may accidentally find themselves in the Procurement office, while those searching for Probate Court might learn they’re in the wrong building altogether.

  • Two people assaulted at businesses

    A convenience store customer told officers he was assaulted by a group of men as he waited in line earlier this month.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened Jan. 7 to a 51-year-old Lancaster man as he waited in line at Crenco, at 700 S. Main St. 

    Officers responded to the store shortly after 4:30 a.m. and spoke with the victim, who said the assault happened as he was standing in line behind an unknown man, according to a police department incident report.

  • DJJ provides family solutions to communities

    R. Michael Smith

    SCDJJ Director of 

    Community Development

    Families with children today face many challenges. Financial strain, busy schedules and countless activities, sibling and parent conflict, negative behavior in the community and school, and much more often prompt parents to look for help for the problems they encounter on a daily basis. 

    One place they can go for assistance is The Family Solutions Program (FSP) provided by the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

  • Price of postage increases

    U.S. Postal Service

    As of Jan 22, postage rates have changed to the following:

    • Letters (1 oz.) – 1-cent increase to 45 cents

    • Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents

    • Postcards – 3-cent increase to 32 cents

    • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) – 5-cent increase to 85 cents

    • Letters to other international destinations – 7-cent increase to $1.05

  • Lucy Graybill Morton Cancer Rehabilitation Center dedicated

    USCL 

    The Lucy Graybill Morton Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at the University of South Carolina Lancaster was dedicated Jan. 22 in memory of the late long-time Lancaster resident. 

    The clinic will be supported in part by an endowment established by Morton’s family and friends, who gathered at USCL to celebrate her life and tour the clinic facilities.