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  • Report: Woman hits girl

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Multiple agencies are looking into an incident in which a woman reportedly assaulted a girl at Palmetto Place Apartments on Pardue Street.
    A man waved down a police officer Nov. 3 after witnessing an assault about 5:30 p.m. that day, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The man said he saw a 51-year-old woman exit her home in the 700 block of Pardue Street and chase the girl into the grassy area between the apartment and the road.

  • Driver hits telephone pole, runs away

    Warrants have been issued for a man who drove his car into the yard of a Lancaster home and knocked down a telephone pole.
    The commotion began shortly after 1 p.m. Oct. 29 as police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Gladstone Road about a car accident.
    According to a police department incident report, a white Ford Mustang was speeding on Gladstone Road when it drove off the road into a yard and struck a telephone pole.

  • Deputy hurt in shooting at restaurant

    Law enforcement officers swarmed the area around a Lancaster restaurant Thursday evening after a Lancaster County sheriff's deputy was shot.
    The shooting happened after 7 p.m. at the Shrimp Boat restaurant, 1668 Memorial Park Road. Detectives with the sheriff's office said a deputy was shot in the stomach and flown from the area by helicopter for treatment.
    No details were available about the shooting or any suspects as of Thursday evening.

  • Stevens found not guilty in death

    The family of 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson held each other and sobbed as a verdict was read Thursday afternoon in the murder trial of Marico Lamont Stevens, who was found not guilty of murder and two related charges.
    The verdict came after a morning filled with theories as to what hap-
    pened along a stretch of gravel road in a small trailer park May 3, 2010, the day Jaylen Jackson was shot in the head while sitting in the back seat of a car during a gunfight. She died at a hospital early the next morning.

  • Nettie Mae Lewis Gary, 85

    Nettie Mae Lewis Gary, 85
    Nettie Mae Lewis Gary, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.
    She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie Jones Lewis.
    Survivors include two stepchildren, Janie Rivers and Joseph Gary Jr.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    Services were Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Ebenezer AME Zion Church.
    Kirkland-McCray Funeral Home was in charge.

  • John D. ‘Duddy’ Varnadore Sr., 86

    John D. ‘Duddy’ Varnadore Sr., 86

  • Kershaw mourns another

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – A Kershaw-area school has once again been hit with the tragic loss of one of its own, this time a student at Kershaw Elementary School.
    In a school district hard-hit by deaths this year, the student’s death is the fourth to rock Kershaw-area schools in as many weeks.

  • County OKs position for Animal Control

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Relief is on the way for staff at Lancaster County Animal Control.
    County Council voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to approve the request for the new position of Animal Control office manager.
    Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare had asked that research be done to find out the staffing levels of Animal Control offices in counties with similar populations.
    The findings show that Lancaster County Animal Control is understaffed, in comparison, said County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • Skaters again request support

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Dustin Owens still wants to see skateboarding gain traction in the county.
    The Lancaster teen once again spoke before City Council, asking if members will support bringing a skating plaza to the area.
    Owens and a few of his fellow high school buddies appeared at a council meeting earlier this year to introduce the concept. His appearance at the Nov. 8 meeting was to gauge if council still backs the idea.

  • Lancaster chapter of NAACP celebrates 33 years

    Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    A crowd of more than 200 celebrated the 33rd annual banquet of the Lancaster Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Saturday in the Lancaster High School cafeteria.
    Honored guests included representatives from the state Legislature, county and city law enforcement, Lancaster County School District, local businesses and clergy.
    The event’s special honoree was former County Councilwoman and retired educator Polly Jackson.