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  • Deputies names released from Monday night shooting

    Update 3:10 p.m.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the deputies involved in the Monday night shooting of Lancaster resident George Randall "Randy" Bowers: Deputy Jeramie MacKinson and Deputy Michael Kimbrell.

  • DHEC addresses landfill

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Crowded around a long conference table on Monday morning, a small group of concerned citizens, a number of Lancaster County Council members and even a few political candidates discussed the county’s newest dirty word – landfill.

  • Man beaten in head

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was injured late Sunday night after he was struck in the head during an attack.
    Officers are searching for suspects in the assault of a 14th Street resident who was pistol-whipped, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The man’s roommate told officers the victim left to pay someone he owed money to, somewhere in the area of North Market Street, only blocks from the man’s home.

  • Prank phone call serious matter

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Imagine this scenario: It’s 4:15 a.m. and all is quiet. The phone rings, rousing you from a solid sleep. On the other end of the line is a S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper named Smith bearing bad news – you have an unnamed family member at Springs Memorial Hospital and you need to get there fast.
    You jump up, dress, call and wake your 70-year-old mother so she can come with you because you can’t do it alone. You leave your family at home to wait on more news.

  • York Tech of Kershaw gets computers

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – A recently received federal grant has already reaped benefits for folks  like Bobby Stevens.
    About once a week, the Kershaw resident visits that town’s branch of the Lancaster County Library to look for jobs.
    Most of those searches are done on the Internet, which Stevens has become quite fond of.
    Now he speaks of how nice it is to browse on newer computers.

  • Lancaster County Council reverses change in landfill buffers

    Lancaster County Council approved first reading of an ordinance Tuesday night which reverses a change in the county’s codes relating to required buffers between homes and solid waste landfills.
    The ordinance, which was a last-minute addition to council’s agenda, amends the county’s Unified Development Ordinance to change landfill buffers from 1,000 feet to 1 mile. Under the county’s new requirement, landfills would not be allowed within 1 mile of residences and structures such as daycares and schools.

  • Police search for armed robber

     Lancaster police officers are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store employee at gunpoint early Friday morning. 

    Sgt. Paul Smith with the Lancaster Police Department said a clerk at The Market convenience store, 

  • Bernard, Hyatt leaving EMS

    Two top officials with Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services announced Friday they will be leaving their posts by the end of next month. 

    Both EMS Director Lanny Bernard and EMS Operations Manager Donald Hyatt both notified the county Friday they will each retire effective Feb. 28. The news was announced by County Administrator Steve Willis. 

    “We appreciate the many years of service Lanny and Donald have given for the people of Lancaster County,” Willis said in a press release issued Friday. 

  • Street market to become part of ‘Finally Friday’

    The concept sounds grand. 

    Vendors from both Carolinas convene in downtown on Saturday on select months for the Lancaster Street Market. 

    Each merchant sets up his or her own booth, where they sell an array of items such as hand-crafted jewelry, woodwork, purses and clothing. 

    There’s plenty to buy, with food vendors also on hand – creating an experience that will draw a slew of patrons. 

    But that’s where concern lies. 

  • Celebrating success, honoring leadership

    Dozens of area youth and their families always look forward to Saturdays in Lancaster. 

    That’s when those children can take to the field and compete – something many of them had not been able to do before. 

    With the swing of a bat, dribble of a basketball or the thrust of a pompom, those children are able to experience the thrills and joys of performing in front of a crowd.  

    They participate as part of a local sports league for special-needs children called the Dream Team.