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  • Woman faces drunk driving, child endangerment charges after chase

    A Lancaster woman remains behind bars on DUI and child endangerment charges, almost a week after authorities noticed her car swerving along a county road.

    Candice Lynn Crawford, 25, 324 Elm St., was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 9, and charged with child endangerment, driving under the influence and failure to stop for blue lights and sirens, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw. Authorities say Crawford had three young children in the car with her when she was stopped.

  • Man charged with assaulting woman near USCL Gregory health center

    An assault that left a woman bleeding on a path near the University of South Carolina Lancaster resulted in the arrest of a man earlier this month. 

    Laquavis Devon George, 29, 1226 Lee St., was arrested March 4 and charged with third-degree assault and battery, according to a Lancaster Police Department booking report. 

    On Feb. 27, officers responded to an assault near USCL’s Gregory Health and Wellness Center on Hubbard Drive, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Budget amendment restores all services at unemployment offices

    The S.C. House of Representatives adopted a bipartisan budget amendment on Wednesday, March 13, to restore 17 rural employment centers dismantled by the state Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) last month.

    One of those offices is in neighboring Chester County. Since Feb. 19, those in Chester County who need face-to-face help with unemployment benefits have been coming to the Lancaster office at 705 N. White St.

  • Closing of Titanium Solutions in Indian Land catches employees off guard

    Employees with Indian Land’s Titanium Solutions said they were blindsided Wednesday, March 13,  when company officials unexpectedly told them the company was closing.

    Titanium Solutions is a loss mitigation firm that has been located on HSBC Way in Edgewater Business Park since late 2008.

    The company specializes in contacting delinquent borrowers at their homes on behalf of financial institutions, mortgage services and investors and other clients.

  • Half-mast flags tribute to firefighter

    Flags are being flown at half-mast today as a tribute to Michael Louis Broz. Broz, a volunteer firefighter in Ridgeville, was killed in an accident while responding to a forest fire on Sunday, March 10.
     

  • Lancaster man arrested in Fla. racketeering case

      A multi-state racketeering investigation into an illegal internet casino operation resulted in the arrest of a Lancaster man and eight others across South Carolina on Tuesday, March 12. 

     

  • City license proposal put on hold

    Lancaster City Council has pumped the breaks on its proposed measure regarding business license inspections.
    At its Tuesday, March 12, meeting, council voted unanimously to table an ordinance that would require businesses to submit portions of their federal and state income tax returns to the city. The requirement would help ensure the city is receiving the appropriate license fees from businesses located in the city limits.

  • County discusses, adopts strategic plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Improving public safety and ramping up economic development continue to top the county’s strategic plan, an annual document adopted at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, March 11, meeting.
    For the second year in a row, public safety was named the No. 1 priority by council members and other county officials during their annual weekend-long planning retreat.

  • Council nixes Collins Road rezoning after uproar

    INDIAN LAND – For years, Gary Holland has enjoyed a peaceful, quiet existence at his Collins Road home, but the prospect of a tractor supply store moving nearby roused him to action last month.
    Joined by fellow neighbors and a smattering of other Indian Land residents, Holland vehemently opposed a proposed land rezoning during Lancaster County Council’s Feb. 25 meeting.

  • Man accidentally shoots self in hand

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A man visiting from Nashville, Tenn., is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand at a Lancaster home late last month.
    Deputies responded to Springs Memorial Hospital at 9:20 a.m. Feb. 24, about a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The victim, a 22-year-old man, told deputies he was in town visiting his brother and had been attending a birthday party at the brother’s house in the 3300 block of Lynwood Drive.