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  • Hanging with the stars

    Keri Johnson Bailes has quite a few stories to tell about all the celebrities she recently met. 

    The Buford native spoke with Britney Spears and paused for pictures with Katy Perry, another pop singer who’s enjoyed much success in the mainstream. 

    Bailes was in the same room as hip-hop megastars Jay-Z and Kanye West and also heard from singer Beyoncé about her pregnancy before she announced it to the world. 

  • From the garden to cockpit

    Tara Bowers is proud of her husband, Kevin. She hoped to welcome him home from Afghanistan with a surprise article about him in The Lancaster News. It was a good plan, but she had to keep it a secret.

  • Concrete company appeal continued, may now make move to circuit court

    A Thursday Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting set to hear an appeal by an Indian Land concrete plant facing loss of its zoning status has been continued until Oct. 11.

    The company, Thomas Concrete of Carolina, LLC is contesting a ruling on its nonconformance status under the county's zoning ordinances.

    Meanwhile, the company's attorney has indicated the company may take its case to circuit court.

  • Burglar throws bottle at police during chase

    A Lancaster police officer was hit by a flying bottle of liquor after chasing a burglar last weekend. 

    The officer was one of several who responded to an alarm at ABC Spirits Liquor Store, located at 604 S. Market St., after 3:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Officers approached the store with their headlights off as they entered the parking lot, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Burglar throws bottle at police during chase

    A Lancaster police officer was hit by a flying bottle of liquor after chasing a burglar last weekend. 

    The officer was one of several who responded to an alarm at ABC Spirits Liquor Store, located at 604 S. Market St., after 3:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Officers approached the store with their headlights off as they entered the parking lot, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Project sparks feisty debate

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Will plans to improve land for future student housing come at the expense of residents in other parts of the city?
    Linda Blackmon-Brace thinks so, as she and other Lancaster City Council members discussed improvements to Brook Drive at their meeting Tuesday night.
    Earlier this year, the city began considering sewer and road improvements along Brook Drive, where property owner Wayne McBride wants to build apartments to be exclusively used by University of South Carolina Lancaster students.

  • Drug trade goes bad

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    What began as an exchange of drugs and a gun between three people Tuesday, later ended with bullets fired inside a home and the arrest of two Lancaster men.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jonathan Randell Todd, 24, 6550 Shiloh Unity Road, and Scottie Bernard Hough, 43, 5908 Henderson Road, on Wednesday, and issued warrants for Raheem Hough, 18, 5908 Henderson Road, in connection with a botched drug deal, assault and home invasion, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Keeping Katie home

    By Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    Katie, who loves listening to music and watching her puppies play, has a system of tracks to get around her Lancaster home.
    One lift takes her from her bed to the large handicap shower. Another makes a T-shape in her living room.
    But Katie’s favorite by far is what her father, Terry, calls “Katie’s racetrack,” or the oval lift system that enables her to enjoy the outdoors from the family’s screened-in porch.

  • Santorum visits county

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum made several appearances in Lancaster County Tuesday, fresh off Monday night’s CNN/Tea Party debate in Tampa, Fla.
    Santorum’s visit to the county included several stops starting with a speech at the former Elrod car deadlership on the S.C. 9 bypass in Lancaster.

  • Man’s eye hurt in attack

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man underwent surgery on his eye after an attack last month. Deputies are still searching for the culprit.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 28 about an assault. There they spoke with a 51-year-old man who said he was assaulted while visiting with friends at a party, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.