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  • Founders to return $10M to its members

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Members of Founders Federal Credit Union will have a little extra money in their accounts for the holiday season.
    Founders is once again sharing its extra earnings with those who borrow from and save with the Lancaster-based financial institution. And this time around, Founders is returning $10 million – the largest dividend distribution in the credit union’s history.
    The official announcement came today.

  • Changes coming to county offices

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The shuffle continues for several offices at the county’s administration building.
    At its recent meeting, Lancaster County Council voted unanimously to approve changes to an office relocation plan inside the building, which is located along Main Street in downtown Lancaster.

  • Ornament unveiling

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A few years ago, Mona Grey and her husband, Keith, had a minor accident at their house during the holiday season.
    Their Christmas tree fell over, which broke all of the ornaments except the ones that depict historical Lancaster County buildings.
    Grey said that moment let her know for sure those ornaments were something special and that she’d always be a fan.

  • Free shopping day for those in need

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Saturday will be all about free clothing along with a few words of encouragement.
    That’s the day for the Closet Ministry’s second annual Free Shopping Day. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster.
    The regional clothing bank ministry will provide toys, coats, other clothing and household items for local families in need.
    Everything available Saturday will be free, said organizer Catherine Horton.

  • AJ High student injured in crash

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An Andrew Jackson High School student was seriously injured in an automobile accident on her way to school Monday morning.
    Several sources have identified the student as 16-year-old Kristen Tinsley, an 11th-grader at the school. She is the daughter of Alan and Wendy Sattler of Sentry Road, Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. on New Hope Road about 3.45 miles south of Heath Springs.

  • Nationwide emergency alert system test today

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.
    The nationwide test will be at 2 p.m. today and could last up to three and a half minutes.
    The public will hear a message, “This is a test,” on radio, television and cable.

  • Gym owner charged with kidnapping, assault

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster gym owner has been charged for allegedly locking a customer in his office and assaulting him over an outstanding bill.
    Anytime Fitness owner William Edward Haughey, 56, of 504 N. Woodland Drive, was charged Oct. 31, with kidnapping and third-degree assault and battery.
    A traffic stop two days later also led to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

  • Beloved AJ coach dies

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews
    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School is reeling from the loss of a beloved coach and teacher who died Monday evening.
    Chad Faulkenberry was a longtime coach of the school’s junior varsity Volunteers football team and assistant coach for the varsity team.
    Family and friends said Faulkenberry collapsed at his home in Kershaw about 11 p.m. Monday. The cause of death was unknown as of deadline Tuesday afternoon.

  • AJ student injured in crash

    An Andrew Jackson High School student was seriously injured in an automobile accident on her way to school Monday morning.
    Several sources have identified the student as 16-year-old Kristen Tinsley, an 11th-grader at the school. She is the daughter of Alan and Wendy Sattler of Sentry Road, Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred around 7:45 on New Hope Road approximately 3.45 miles south of Heath Springs.
    Elder said the teen drove her 1996 Chevrolet off the right side of the road and struck a telephone pole.

  • Murder trial to begin Monday

    A trial for a man charged in the death of a 3-year-old girl last year begins Monday morning. 

    Anthony Rodriekus Carter, 29, of 2139 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, heads to court this week, charged in connection with the killing of 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson in May 2010. He faces a murder charge, as well as related firearms charges, said 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield. 

    The trial begins at 9:30 a.m. in the county courthouse. Judge Earnest Kinard of Camden will preside over the case.