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  • Attempted murder suspect faces new charge

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster teen facing an attempted murder charge was arrested last week after being accused of trespassing.
    Quinterius Lamont Clinton, 17, 1627 Kaywood Drive, was charged April 27 with trespassing.
    A patrolling officer was told that Clinton was seen in the 1600 block of Pardue Street. A housing authority official told the officer Clinton has been banned from the apartment complex since July 2011.

  • Annual Council of the Arts fundraiser gala set for May 12

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Break out your dancing shoes, it’s time to celebrate a great cause at the annual arts gala for the Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA).
    As it has for the past 17 years, LCCA is going all out again on its premiere fundraiser – this year with a Black and White Ball theme featuring ballroom dancing.
    The popular annual event is set for 7 p.m. May 12 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Multipurpose Room in the James A. Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

  • Literacy 5K is Saturday

    Michele Roberts
    The Lancaster News
    It’s time to dust off those running shoes and get outside for a good cause – the third Annual Race for Literacy 5K on Saturday.
    The race is a charity event that was created to raise awareness of area literacy programs that are supported by Carolinas Literacy Network. Executive Director Kathryn Wilds said the idea for the race came about as the network was looking for ways to engage the community in its efforts and raise awareness of the network’s member agencies.

  • Lancaster High students sign 2012 Prom Pledge

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster High School’s 300-plus seniors put pen to paper and swore to do their part in ensuring a safe prom season this year during the school’s annual Prom Pledge event.
    Coming two days before the school’s prom this Saturday in Rock Hill, the Prom Pledge encourages students to avoid drug and alcohol use before, during and after prom – and avoid texting while driving.

  • Group attacks bicyclist

    Investigators are searching for at least two men who attacked a bicyclist last weekend. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an assault call at 3:51 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue, according to an incident report. 

    When deputies arrived, they found a 55-year-old man sitting on the ground with several people gathered around and trying to help him. 

  • City chooses contractor to renovate Main St. building

    The city of Lancaster has decided which company will oversee the transformation of the former downtown Badcock store to an Native American art gallery.

    City Council voted 6-1 at its April 24 meeting to award a bid to Perception Builders of Lancaster. For $746,488, the company will renovate the building, at 119 S. Main St., which will be used by the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Flags at half-staff on Wednesday


    Flags will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 2, throughout the state as the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association sponsors its annual memorial service in honor of law enforcement officers who died in 2011.

  • Catching the train

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Some things never change. With his hands behind his back, a smiling Hazel Knight strolled across the floor of The Shoe Peddler to welcome a customer who had opened the door.
    After 60 years on Main Street, Knight still greets this customer with the same zeal that he used when he waited on Elliott White Springs in February 1955, when “the colonel” walked into the brand-new J.C. Penney department store on South Main Street.

  • Kershaw names Pettit administrator

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – Kershaw town officials didn’t have to look far to find their next administrator.
    Town Council voted at a special meeting Tuesday, April 24, to hire Lancaster native Bryan Pettit as Tony Starnes’ successor.
    Starnes announced last month that he would be stepping down, effective Tuesday, May 1.
    Pettit, 51, has spent nearly 30 years with Springs Industries. He began at the Grace plant and ascended to the position of quality-assurance manager for imports.

  • Commitee begins work on 2012-13 fiscal year budget

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The creation of a new 911 system, rising gas prices and the addition of new emergency personnel are some of the challenges the county’s Finance Committee will tackle when it begins discussing the county budget Monday, April 30.