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  • Report: Assailant shoots at man’s car

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man said he was leaving an acquaintance’s house late Saturday night when his vehicle was shot at.
    The shooting happened shortly before 11:30 p.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The man went to a Sumter Street home to visit someone, and when he came back outside and got into his car, was shot at, the report said.

  • New Hope Brotherhood hands out food

    It was a long but rewarding morning for the men of the New Hope Brotherhood.
    And at 12:30 p.m., when the men’s club at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, completed their mission, Joe King sighed.
    “My legs are about to fall under it,” an exhausted King said.
    It had been a beautiful fall morning at this church located about seven miles south of Lancaster. The weather was perfect – bright Carolina blue skies and mild temperatures – the kind of day many people wish every day would be like.

  • Nearly 40 vases stolen from cemetery

    Alice Robinson’s late husband, Larry, has been buried at Lancaster Memorial Park since 1992.
    In those 18 years, Robinson said she’s never known anybody to steal vases from the cemetery.
    News of the latest thefts has left her upset.
    Robinson is one of more than 30 plot owners to have bronze or copper vases taken from those plots. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1, 39 vases total were stolen from various plots, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Miles tops list for liver transplant

    You may know that Jody Miles has gone through serious health struggles since she learned she needed a new liver a couple of years ago.
    Now, her hope is rising, as she’s at the top of the transplant list at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
    She’s on call, having been told she could be asked to come to Charleston for the transplant at any time.
    “We just got back home from Charleston Tuesday, after being called as the alternate for a transplant on Monday,” said Helen Warren, Miles’ mother.

  • County moves forward with workforce study

    Can a new study help put county residents back to work?
    County Council hopes a $20,000 workforce study it approved in September will help find new ways to decrease unemployment in the county. Greenville-based marketing research and workforce development agency 10-x presented an outline of the study to several members of County Council during an economic development committee meeting on Monday night.

  • Paid in full – a celebration

    You can enjoy the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department’s tasty barbecue today and Saturday.
    But members of the department, the community helpers who assist with the barbecue and some current and past Lancaster County officials got a taste of it at a special event Thursday.
    The event wasn’t just a preview of coming attractions – it was a celebration of an accomplishment of the Elgin department and those volunteers who make its twice-yearly barbecue possible.

  • Old jail depicted on Christmas ornament

    A historic building that has made headlines in recent months is now depicted on a shiny holiday fixture.
    The old Lancaster jail on Gay Street is featured on the 2010 Lancaster Christmas Ornament. Each year, one of the county’s historic places is featured on a ornament. The series began in 2000.
    Jimola Wade, marketing coordinator for See Lancaster SC, unveiled the newest ornament Tuesday evening at the Springs House.
    “I think we’ve got a great ornament this year,” she said. “It’ll make a wonderful Christmas present.”

  • Two women wounded in shooting

    Police are looking for suspects in an early Sunday morning shooting that left two Lancaster women wounded.
    Officers came to Springs Memorial Hospital after receiving a call from the hospital staff about the two gunshot victims, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The shooting is believed to have taken place between 1 and 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
    Officers said one of the victims, age 20, evaded their questions. She could not remember details and changed her stories, the report said.

  • Mobley to seek Senate seat

    Lancaster pharmacy owner Hugh Mobley became the first person to officially throw his hat into the ring for the District 16 state Senate seat on Tuesday.
    Mobley, a pharmacist and owner of Mobley Drugs, said he will run for the seat, which will be vacant after Republican Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land assumes his duties in the U.S. Congress. Mulvaney bested Democratic incumbent John Spratt of York for the 5th District congressional seat in last week’s midterm elections. Spratt has held the seat since 1983.

  • Ornament unveiled