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  • Tanner’s been bitten by a dog. He’s bleeding. Bad.

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Anne Landires was on her way home from Walmart in Tega Cay last July when she got the phone call, a horrifying end to what had been a pleasantly routine summer day.
    On the other end of the line was her mother, Deb Omans, calling near frantic from Landires’ home in Indian Land’s Arlington neighborhood. She’d been outside with the grandkids, Tanner, 5, and Tessa, 8, as they played in the front yard.

    Get home. Tanner’s been bitten by a dog. He’s bleeding. Bad.

  • City denies annex request

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Residents in the Forest Hills and Partridge Hill subdivisions got their wish Tuesday night.
    Dozens of those residents packed Lancaster City Hall to voice their concerns about an annexation request that would bring 121 acres of land into the city.
    St. Katherine Properties, which owns the land, had requested a residential zoning classification of R-10, which requires 10,000 square feet per lot. That’s opposed to an R-15, which requires 15,000 square feet per lot.

  • Expansion under way on Heath Springs Fire Department

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A lot of rocks and dirt and some construction equipment sit where the expanded Heath Springs Fire Department station will one day rest.
    It’s hard for some to envision, but planners have ensured the public that the station will be quite a spectacle once renovations are complete.
    Work got under way a few weeks ago, though officials used Wednesday to officially break ground on the expansion project.

  • Former deputy arrested for burglary, theft

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A former deputy with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office was arrested Thursday on multiple charges, including burglary and theft.

    Charles Thomas Minors, 39, of 3013 Stonebridge Lane, Lancaster, was arrested on six counts of burglary second degree, four counts of theft of a controlled substance and one count of obtaining prescription drugs by deceit.

  • Joint council meeting canceled

     

    Joint council meeting canceled

    A joint meeting between Lancaster City and County Councils has been canceled. It was scheduled for Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at Lancaster City Hall to discuss a proposed airport business park, but will be rescheduled for a later date. 

     

  • Republican candidates share views at forum

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    State taxes were mentioned early and often by the Republican candidates running for the open District 16 Senate seat.
    Those five candidates discussed tax rates, government restructuring and a host of other issues Monday evening during the Before You Vote forum, held in the multipurpose room at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Rico Industries relocating

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council moved forward last week with plans to relocate a sports novelty company to the Heath Springs Industrial Park.
    Dubbed “Project Tag,” council first met in closed session at the beginning of its Feb. 1 meeting to discuss two ordinances and a resolution related to an economic development project.
    Council returned to open session about 15 minutes later and voted unanimously on all three items.

  • Local man dies in crash

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man died after his car crashed into trees on the side of a road last weekend.
    Dennis William Brewer, 54, died Saturday night from blunt force trauma after his car hit two trees head-on, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. Brewer was pronounced dead at the scene.
    “His car ran off the right side of the road, sideswiped some trees and then hit other trees head-on,” Morris said.

  • Latest Streetscape phase completed

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Angie Brewer has mixed feelings about the outcome of the most recent Streetscape in Lancaster.
    The beautification project, which includes new sidewalks and curbing, recently wrapped up its latest phase – stretching from the railroad tracks on Main Street southward to Hartley’s Appliances and Collins Reality. Intersections include Emmons Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

  • Police looking for 2 women involved in assault last week

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are looking for two people accused of assaulting a Woodland Drive woman last week outside 903 Discount Beverage.
    The Lancaster Police Department issued arrest warrants Monday for Ashley Nicole Pope, 18, of 2103 Pardue St., and Jakenia Oceana Stevens, 19, of 1078 Old Landsford Road. Both have been charged with third degree assault and battery.
    Officers came to 903 Discount Beverage on Chesterfield Avenue about 4:40 p.m. Feb. 2 in response to a call about a group attack.