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  • Bleeding man charged with assault

    A Lancaster man found bleeding from his head earlier this month is now wanted for assault. 

    Police issued a warrant Nov. 10 charging 30-year-old Michael Wayne Rainey, of 919 Community Lane, with third-degree assault and battery. 

    According to an incident report, the warrant stems   from an assault call officers responded to just after 9 p.m. Nov. 10, in the 1500 block of Pardue Street.   

  • Sun City residents help neighbors in need

    The Volunteers and Helping Hands Club in Sun City Carolina Lakes began collecting for its annual Thanksgiving food drive before November even began. 

    With so many Indian Land families in need this year, the club and residents of the Sun City community wanted to be sure their neighbors have plenty of food to eat for the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.

    Donations this year exceeded expectations. Club members were both overwhelmed and delighted as they gathered to arrange and sort the food that had been collected in the last few weeks. 

  • Murder suspect turns himself in at sheriff's office

    A Lancaster man sought in the shooting death of another man on Monday, Nov. 19, turned himself in Tuesday at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Jeffery Lanard Roseborough, 30, is now jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. 

    Warrants were issued late Monday charging Roseborough with the murder of 23-year-old Lancaster resident Gaeric Q. Johnson, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Gunshot victim pronounced dead at hospital

    One person is dead following a shooting Monday, Nov. 19, that is believed to have taken place on Cedar Pine Lake Road home in Lancaster.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and Lancaster Police Department officers responded to Springs Memorial Hospital just after 1 p.m. Monday in reference to a victim arriving there with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office media release.
    The victim, who was taken to the hospital by an acquaintance, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

  • Heath Springs man shot in arm

    Authorities are searching for a group of men who may be involved in the shooting of a Heath Springs man Friday night, Nov. 16.
    Deputies found the victim about 9 p.m. in a home along Mt. Carmel Road in Heath Springs, after responding to a report of a shooting, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The man was injured, with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the arm, the release said.  

  • District earns ‘excellent’ report card

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County School District and several of its schools rated excellent in both areas of this year’s S.C. Department of Education’s 2012 district and school report cards.
    The outstanding scores come during a year in which 17 of the district’s 19 schools earned passing marks for their performance.

  • Leadership course gives insight into local history

    We walked through downtown Lancaster looking like a bunch of cold, out-of-town tourists.
    The 40-degree temperatures, along with the wind, were no laughing matter. But despite the chill, we focused in and hung onto everything Lindsay Pettus told us.
    Pettus, a local historian, led a tour of centuries-old structures in Lancaster County as part of the first day of this year’s Leadership Lancaster program.

  • Break-ins reported in city

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Investigators are searching for clues in a string of burglaries that happened within a few miles of each other late Thursday night, Nov. 15, into early Saturday morning.
    The investigation began at about 6:44 p.m. when officers responded to an alarm call at Collins Realty, Inc., 716 S. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • HOPE kicks off Faulkenberry Christmas Basket this week

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    In November 1959, the Lancaster Jaycees announced plans for its second annual coat drive to help needy families in the county.
    And in his role as spokesman for Lancaster County Associated Charities, Jack Caskey issued a call for toys, furniture and other items to give hurting local families a hand up.
    It’s a given that some charities go unnoticed.

  • City re-awards bid for Streetscape project

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A company from Cherokee County will perform the work for the city of Lancaster’s latest Streetscape beautification efforts.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting to award a construction bid to Sossamon Construction Co. of Gaffney.
    The city is working with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant it received to go toward enhancements along South Main Street from Emmons Street south just past the city limits near South Avenue.