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  • Man clips power pole, flips car near downtown

    Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com 

    and Chris Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after dramatically flipping his car Monday on a downtown-area street in Lancaster.

    The accident was the second of a similar nature in less than two weeks. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said Monday's accident occurred around 2:25 p.m. on West Barr Street between Catawba and Main streets. 

  • Willie Robert Foster, 57

    Willie Robert Foster, 57

    Willie Robert Foster, 57 died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Willie and Lucille Barber Foster.

    Survivors include a son, Derrick Foster of Lancaster; a daughter, Jerrika Foster of Lancaster; six sisters, Wilma Limous, Diane Foster, Debra Foster and Octavia Grier, all of Lancaster and Sharon F. Dorsey of New Haven, Conn., and Martha Foster of Rock Hill; two brothers, Dickey Foster of Van Wyck and Thomas B. Foster of Lancaster.

  • Man shot on porch

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police are on the hunt for two men wanted in the shooting of another man Sunday night.
    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 100 block of S. Gregory St. at 8:20 p.m. about a man shot on a porch, according to a police department press release.
    The victim, an 18-year-old Lancaster man, was sitting on the front porch of a friend's home when two men he knew walked toward him.

  • Small named new city fire chief

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    The city of Lancaster looked within to find its new fire chief. 

    On Tuesday, City Council voted unanimously to name Chuck Small chief of the Lancaster Fire Department. 

    He succeeds Chris Nunnery, who recently stepped down to take a job as the county’s 911 director. 

    A Lancaster native, Small, 53, has been with the department since 1978. He’s been its battalion chief for the last five years. 

  • Black Friday shoppers scramble for deals

    Chris Sardelli 

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A precarious tower of boxes teetered back and forth inside Kaye Eubank’s shopping cart Friday morning as she slowly walked the aisles of Walmart. 

  • Alcohol now an option at city events

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Derek Smith believes Lancaster City Council has made a big mistake in regards to alcohol. 

    The Lancaster resident spoke at council’s meeting Tuesday, when it passed final reading of an ordinance to allow alcohol sales at city-sponsored events. 

    The vote was 6-1, with Councilwoman Linda-Blackmon Brace dissenting. 

  • Lancaster woman reports mail scam

    Chris Sardelli 

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster woman who thought she won a sweepstakes may actually be on the hook for thousands of dollars. 

  • County discusses rental status of nonprofit agencies

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

     The fate of two well-known nonprofit agencies was front and center Nov. 14 as Lancaster County Council discussed their respective housing situations. 

    Council held a required public hearing during the early part of the Nov. 14 meeting for anyone to share concerns about plans to lease part of the county's Covenant Street property to Lancaster County Red Cross. 

  • Council to look at HOPE lease

    Lancaster County Council will consider lease options for a local charitable organization at its Monday meeting. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis said council members will discuss waiving rent payments for HOPE in Lancaster, an organization that provides food and help with utility bills for local families. HOPE operates out of a county building at 2008 Pageland Highway and council will decide whether to suspend rent payments for the group. 

  • Rock Hill man arrested at Lancaster football game

    Police arrested a Rock Hill man for allegedly threatening a crowd of spectators after a football game in Lancaster Monday night. 

    At least eight people called 911 shortly before 8 p.m. to report an irate man screaming and cursing at them at Lancaster High School's Memorial Stadium, according to a police department incident report. The disturbance happened during the closing minutes of a game between Rock Hill and Lancaster at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation's central district playoffs for small fry and mites all-stars.