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  • Man is convicted in child assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Fort Lawn man was sentenced on two counts of assaulting a Lancaster child following a three-day jury trial.
    Joseph Bradley Loftin, 30, was convicted Feb. 16 on second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing a lewd act on a minor, said 6th Circuit Assistant Solicitor Curtisha Mingo, who prosecuted the case.

  • Students hear baseball players’ story about discrimination

    Donna Roberts
    McDonald Green Elementary School
    On Feb. 9, Augustus Holt from Charleston visited McDonald Green Elementary School to share the story of the Charleston Cannon Street Boys YMCA baseball team of 1955.
    To tell the story, he brought along two of the former players from the team, Vernont Brown and Leroy Major, who both live in Charleston.

  • Council shoots down firearms ordinance

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A proposed firearms ordinance was shot down by Lancaster County Council on Monday night.
    Council members, as well as representatives from a special citizens committee, had been discussing the idea of a negligent-shooting ordinance for months, ever since the shooting death of a horse on a Panhandle ranch last summer.
    But the proposed ordinance was nixed by council Monday after members heard the committee’s recommendation to instead focus on existing state laws.

  • City preps for Red Rose Festival

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    City officials are ironing out logistics as they prepare for what has become Lancaster's signature annual event – the Red Rose Festival.
    The multi-day event, held in downtown Lancaster, is slated for May 18 and 19.
    The festival, now in its third year, will again have plenty of games and other activities for children. Those youth-geared events were discussed at the Feb. 14 City Council meeting.

  • Man charged in attempted bank robbery

    Local authorities have arrested a Waxhaw man they say tried to rob TD Bank in Indian Land last month.  
    Glenn Stewart Howie, 47, 5618 Rehobeth Road, Waxhaw, has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with robbery/entering a banking institution with intent to steal.
    On Jan. 27, a man wearing a suit, baseball hat and sunglasses entered the Charlotte Highway bank and showed a teller a note that demanded money.

  • Montgomery – small man who made big strides

    Guest column
    Doris Hood

  • Sheriff probes murder

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating what may be yet another murder in Lancaster, this time in the Brooklyn neighborhood just south of the city limits.
    In a release late Friday afternoon, Sheriff's office Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were called to investigate what he called a "suspicious death" in a vacant home at 900 Starnes St. around 11 a.m.

  • Chow-down showdown

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    If you’re down for some good eatin’ – and up for helping a good cause – go ahead and clear your calendar now for lunch on Wednesday – you do not want to miss the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s second annual Soul Food Cook-off and Fundraiser.

  • Healthy Woman celebrates five years

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room was aglow with shades of pink Thursday night as women gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Healthy Woman program, a resource of Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • Heath Springs to absorb costs for lighting at its veterans monument

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Heath Springs has decided to lend a monetary helping hand to the town's veterans association.
    Town Council voted 3-0 at its Tuesday meeting to pay the monthly electric bill for the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument, which was dedicated in November.
    Councilmen Eddie Moore and Ted Sowell weren't present at Tuesday's meeting.