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  • Car runs off road, hits two vehicles

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that sent five people to the hospital Wednesday night, Oct. 3.
    A 2005 four-door Toyota was traveling south on Country Club Road at about 11 p.m. Wednesday when the driver ran off the right side of the road, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the Highway Patrol.
    The car struck a group of trees and then hit two vehicles that were parked on private property – a 1995 GMC pickup truck and a 2003 Chevrolet SUV, Elder said.

  • Non-profit animal shelter on agenda

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A proposal to rezone an Indian Land property for use as a non-profit animal shelter will be front and center at Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting, Oct. 8.
    Council will hear first reading of an ordinance to rezone a Barberville Road property from R-15P Moderate Density/Agricultural to B-2 Community Business district. The owner, Gloria Davey, is seeking to construct a non-governmental, indoor animal shelter to be operated by animal rescue group, PAWS in the Panhandle.

  • Cauthen to be honored today at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The late Dennis Cauthen, former chief of Elgin Volunteer Department, will be honored today, Oct. 7, during a ceremony at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md.
    Cauthen, 54, died Aug. 16, 2011, after suffering a heart attack following a fire on 15th Street in Lancaster.
    Cauthen, a member of Station 6 for 31 years, along with other South Carolina firefighter who died in the line of duty in 2011, will be honored during the 31st annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

  • Candidates say drugs, gangs are top issues

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    As violent crime continues to be a problem in Lancaster County, the candidates in this year’s sheriff’s race have offered several solutions for curbing everything from illegal drugs to gangs to armed robberies.
    Facing each other in the contested election are incumbent Sheriff and Democrat Barry Faile and his Republican challenger Scott Case.

  • Catawba culture for all to see

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    For Caroleen Sanders, pottery is more than clay that’s been shaped and hardened.
    Those pieces represent her passions and dreams while forever connecting her with her rich Native American lineage. She says it’s from the heart.
    Sanders, a member of the nearby Catawba nation, started making pottery in the 1980s and has been taking it seriously since 1994. Her work has appeared in publications and been displayed at various events.

  • Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

    In addition to voters’ right to choose their political representatives during an election, most states, including South Carolina, offer an even more direct form of democracy known as a ballot measure.

    Such measures, whether binding or non-binding, offer voters a chance to voice their opinions directly on a range of issues from constitutional amendments to questions about special local taxes.

  • Blackmon-Brace addresses parked car

    Lancaster City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace addressed a photograph submitted to The Lancaster News this week showing her car parked in a handicapped space. 

    A resident, who asked to remain anonymous, brought the picture to the newspaper office about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. 

    The photo shows a burgundy four-door Cadillac parked in a handicapped space at the County Administration Building on the White Street side. The car has a Blackmon-Brace campaign sign on its side. 

  • Beauty pageant causes controversy at Indian Land Elementary School

    Indian Land Elementary School became the focus of unwanted media attention after a flyer sent home with students last week announcing what appeared to be a school-sponsored beauty pageant setting off an outcry from some parents.

    Though the Oct. 20 pageant has since been canceled, organizers say they’ve decided to go ahead with it anyway, but under a new name.

  • Woman arrested for package theft; second charged with identity theft

    A Lancaster woman was arrested last month after an investigation into stolen UPS packages.

    Jodi Ann Bowker, 44, 2298 Cane Mill Road, was arrested Sept. 19 and charged with three counts of theft of a controlled substance, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    Bowker was arrested by Lancaster County Drug Task Force agents after the conclusion of a joint investigation between the task force and UPS loss prevention employees.  

  • Burglary suspect arrested again in connection to another burglary

    Only two weeks after a Lancaster man was arrested on burglary charges, deputies arrested him again last week in connection with another burglary. 

    Joseph J. Hinson, 26, 1134 Laurel Ave., was arrested Monday, Oct. 1 on charges of burglary and drug possession, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    After an investigation into the burglary of a Hoke Road home on Sept. 26, authorities developed Hinson as their suspect, the release said.