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  • Tax bills overcharged fire district residents

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County officials are scrambling to figure out how to handle a $15 fee overcharge for Panhandle residents who live in the Indian Land and Pleasant Valley fire-protection districts.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the error came to light over the weekend after residents in the areas received their tax bills and found they’d been charged a $90 fire-protection district fee instead of the correct $75 fee.   

  • Fatback ‘n’ politics

    The savory smells of fresh bacon, eggs and fatback wafted nearby as U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint tackled a bevy of questions from locals on Monday morning, covering everything from health care to the upcoming general election.
    A group of about 50 voters, hungry for breakfast and answers to their most pressing political queries, attended the event inside a small dining room at JoMars Family Restaurant.

  • Man dies in car accident

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man was killed in a two-car accident Sunday, Oct. 14.
    Michael Leon Plyler, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident along Shiloh Unity Road, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris.
    The collision happened at about 12:40 p.m. as the car Plyler was driving crossed into an oncoming lane and was struck by another motorist, said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne.
    The driver of the other car was injured and taken to Springs Memorial Hospital for treatment.

  • Suspect leads deputies on high-speed chase

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man with previous run-ins with the law is again behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning, Oct. 13.
    Jesse Michael James, 46, 4818 Waiters Circle, has been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and failure to stop for a blue light and siren.

  • Lancaster man charged with attempted murder

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man faces a slew of charges including attempted murder in connection to a shooting on St. Paul Street over the weekend.
    Lancaster police arrested Kentavious Stefan Mills, 22, 4464, Mt. Carmel Road, early Monday morning, Oct. 15, after they spotted him driving a burgundy Chevrolet Caprice authorities were on the lookout for.

  • City grants waiver for Barr Street project

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The city of Lancaster has given a pass to one of its hospitality tax grant recipients.
    City Council voted 6-0 at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting to grant a waiver to Hope on the Hill, the group that is turning the gymnasium and auditorium at the old Barr Street school into a community center.
    Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris was absent Tuesday.

  • United Way now accepting eligibility applications

    United Way                                     of Lancaster County
    The United Way of Lancaster County is seekingfunding partnerships with nonprofit organizations and agencies that operate programs with positive measurable results on the following key community building issues:
    u Education – Helping children, youth and adults reach their potential through education

  • Man sought in car shooting on City Avenue

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man is wanted on several charges in connection with the shooting of a parked car outside a City Avenue home Tuesday, Oct. 9.
    Police issued several arrest warrants for Antonio Emmanuel Champion, 23, 957 14th St., on charges of criminal domestic violence, malicious injury to property, pointing and/or presenting a firearm and discharging a firearm in the city, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man charged after accidental shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man was charged with providing false information to deputies days after he was injured during an accidental shooting early Saturday morning, Oct. 6.
    Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for Antwan Seegars, 34, 2145 Lynwood Drive, charging him with filing a false report, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • City’s 15th Street building needs work

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Major roof work is needed on the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street training facility.
    City Council voted 6-0 at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting to allocate $218,150 for roof repairs at the building, which is used for Public Works operations and for training space for emergency personnel.
    Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris wasn’t at the meeting.
    City Administrator Helen Sowell told council members the building’s roof is in poor condition and needs refurbishing.