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  • Man fights retired trooper after scuffle with wife at restaurant

    What was supposed to be a lunch trip with his three small children turned into a scuffle with a stranger for one retired state trooper last week. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to Pizza Hut, at 1100 S.C. 9 Bypass, just after 3 p.m. Dec. 13 about a fight between two patrons, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Christmas Basket Fund to run until new year

    Christmas is a little brighter for many local families, thanks to the continued success of the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund.

    The fund, which provides food vouchers for those in need, has collected nearly $9,000, according to the latest tallies Wednesday. And the good news is that you can contribute to the effort through the rest of the year.

    Food vouchers are given based on the number of people in each household. Recipients can use those vouchers at local grocery stores.

  • Man fights retired trooper after scuffle with wife at restaurant

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    What was supposed to be a lunch trip with his three small children turned into a scuffle with a stranger for one retired state trooper last week. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to Pizza Hut, at 1100 S.C. 9 Bypass, just after 3 p.m. Dec. 13 about a fight between two patrons, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Man hit, suffers facial fractures

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster Police Department issued a warrant last week for a man who allegedly fractured another man's skull during a brief assault earlier this month. 

    The victim, a 49-year-old Arch Street resident, spoke with a Lancaster police officer Dec. 9 about the assault as he was being treated in the emergency room of Springs Memorial Hospital, according to a police incident report. 

  • County Council OKs new voting machines

    Determined to reduce waiting times at county polling places during the next election cycle, Lancaster County Council approved the purchase of several voting machines at its recent meeting.

    Council voted 6-0 to approve a request from the county's Election Commission to buy 30 more iVotronic touch-screen voting machines. Councilman Cotton Cole was absent from the meeting. 

  • Program aimed at saving teens’ lives

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County School District is gearing up for a new program next year aimed at reducing the number of teen drivers killed or seriously injured in automobile accidents.
    In an effort to encourage student participation, school board members voted unanimously Dec. 13 to peg completion of the program, called Alive at 25, to student parking permits.

  • Jobless rate in county declines

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County is following a statewide and national trend that officials see as a positive sign for the economy.
    The county posted a 12.6 unemployment rate for November, which is a significant improvement from the 14.1 percent in October. In comparison, the county’s November 2010 jobless rate was 15.9 percent, according to recent figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Teenager pleads guilty to shooting

    A Lancaster teenager received a sentence of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty last week to the shooting of another teen last summer.
    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Deshaune Tillman, 18, of 110 N. Ferguson St., pleaded guilty Dec. 16 on two charges related to the shooting of 18-year-old Shaquille Lashaun Robinson last June.

  • Heath Springs Town Park needs upgrades

    County officials say some of the playground equipment at the Heath Springs Town Park isn’t safe to use and want the issue addressed.  
    At its Tuesday meeting, Heath Springs Town Council discussed a letter it recently got from Lancaster County Parks and Recreation. In it, director Sherry Wilson asked the town if it could provide more than $11,000 to pay for improvements at the park and at the town ball fields.
    She said all of the equipment needs to follow National Recreation and Park Association guidelines.

  • Resolute shuts down production line 2 weeks

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Catawba plant of Resolute Forest Products, formerly AbitibiBowater, is shutting down one of three production lines for a two-week period beginning today.
    The company’s human resources manager, Barry Baker, said the shutdown will affect 95 employees and is a response to a traditionally slow time of year for the paper business.