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  • Council to discuss arming animal control officers

    Lancaster County Council will follow up on a number of issues from the past several months, including arming animal control officers, uses for the historic courthouse and the results of a recently released workforce study, when it meets Tuesday night. 

    As part of its long list of scheduled discussion items, council will consider a policy allowing animal control officers to arm themselves with long guns as protection from dangerous animals. 

  • ILES raises curtain on ‘Peter Pan’ Tuesday

    Indian Land Elementary School’s fifth grade is about to make school history of sorts this week with its first bona fide school play.

    And they’re going all out with a production of Disney’s “Peter Pan.”

    The play is set for a one-night showing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Lancaster High School auditorium. Tickets are $2 at ILES, $4 the night of the show. Proceeds will help finance future productions.

  • Local men help save fire victim

    By Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    Firefighters probably always appreciate hearing “job well done.” 

    But when the words of thanks come from someone they didn’t expect to speak again, it means a little bit more.

    Former Lancaster resident Richard Hough can attest to that. Hough is a paid firefighter and EMT with the Chester Fire Department.

  • Lyles Motors gets stolen Honda back

    When a detective from the York County Sheriff’s Office called Cindy Lyles on April 1, she naturally thought it was an April Fool’s joke.

    After all, why would a car stolen in September 2009 from her Lyles Motors car lot turn up now? 

    But that’s exactly what happened. 

    York County Detective Branham told Lyles that her missing gold, 2001 Honda Accord EX had been found. And even more surprising to Lyles, the detective said it had been recovered during the bust of a suspected theft ring.

  • A sagging problem: Council looks at baggy bottoms

    Fashion trends come and go, but there’s one fad several Lancaster County Council members would like to see eliminated – baggy pants.  
    Councilman Cotton Cole broached the subject at County Council’s April 5 meeting after a conversation he had with a constituent. Cole said it was just one of many calls he’s received from residents tired of seeing people wearing pants too low on their hips.  
    Cole asked his fellow council members to consider adopting some sort of ban on baggy pants.

  • New congressman making waves in Washington

    U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney stuck with his pledge to shake things up in Washington, D.C., last week, voting along with fellow House Republicans to approve a budget proposal that aims to cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next decade.
    The vote came after the congressman supported even steeper cuts as co-author of a proposed Republican Study Commission budget and bucked Republican leadership by voting against a continuing resolution to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

  • Man flips car on Doc Garris Road

    A Columbia man was trapped in his car on a road south of Lancaster early Thursday morning after he swerved to avoid a deer.
    The accident happened at 4:45 a.m. along Doc Garris Road, which is between U.S. 521 and S.C. 522.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident involved only one vehicle, a 1999 Ford Ranger. Elder said the driver, Joe Burriss, 59, was traveling east on Doc Garris Road when a deer ran into the roadway.
    “The driver swerved to the left, struck a ditch, overturned and then struck a tree,” Elder said.

  • Partners for Youth invests almost $2M in county

    Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation

  • Red Cross wants building

    The building has mold problems and water pours from the ceiling whenever it rains, but one local group is still interested in moving into the current home of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Representatives from the American Red Cross of Lancaster County recently asked Lancaster County Council to consider letting their group move into the building when LCEDC moves out. The county-owned LCEDC building is on West Gay Street, while the Red Cross now rents space off Woodland Drive near S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Doster working with marketing group for city

    A familiar face has joined the city of Lancaster’s promotions team.
    Local artist Cherry Doster was hired last month as the city’s marketing and development manager. She now works as part of See Lancaster SC – the city’s marketing arm that promotes business and tourism throughout the county.
    In addition to promoting the city, Doster will help recruit new businesses, retain existing businesses, evaluate properties for potential development and develop marketing materials.