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  • Man arrested on charges of child neglect

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after deputies found his two young children home alone Tuesday, Oct. 23.
    Christopher Blackmon, 26, 227 Dixie School Road, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and two counts of unlawful neglect of a child, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Deputies arrest suspect in church A/C unit theft

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Authorities have arrested the Lancaster man they say stole an air conditioning unit from a church over the summer. 

    Jessie Lee Dobson, 20, 4609 Cherrystone Road, was arrested Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, and charged with grand larceny $2,000-$10,000.  

    Sheriff’s deputies say between July 29 and Aug. 2, Dobson stole an air conditioning unit from the outside of New Cut Presbyterian Church, 2617 New Cut Church Road, which is off Camp Creek Road. 

  • Council to discuss lawsuit settlement

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Funds awarded to the county from a recently settled civil suit will be discussed at Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting, Oct. 22. 

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield recently notified council about an award of funds they received through a civil case between the state of South Carolina and LendingTree LLC, a mortgage broker operating in the state. 

  • Hall, Party of Five

    Julie Graham

    For The Lancaster News

    For years, the Hall family was a family of five. Michelle and Edward were comfortable raising their three teenage boys.

    Then they received a phone call that changed their lives. Three little girls – distant cousins they’d never met – were destined for foster care.

    Three days later, the girls came to their home. They brought only the clothes on their backs and the physical and emotional scars of years of neglect.

  • Meet U.S. House, County Council, and school board

    Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County voters can hear their congressional, school board and County Council candidates discuss the issues Tuesday, Oct. 23, during the second Before You Vote – 2012 Candidates Forum.

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Duke Energy-sponsored event is free and set for 6 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive. 

  • Deputies arrest suspect in church theft

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities have arrested the Lancaster man they say stole an air conditioning unit from a church over the summer.
    Jessie Lee Dobson, 20, 4609 Cherrystone Road, was arrested Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, and charged with grand larceny $2,000-$10,000.  
    Sheriff's deputies say between July 29 and Aug. 2, Dobson stole an air conditioning unit from the outside of New Cut Presbyterian Church, 2617 New Cut Church Road, which is off Camp Creek Road.

  • Pair arrested after Kershaw armed robbery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – At 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, uncertainty filled the air as patrons entered and exited Williams Financial Services in Kershaw. At the same time, investigators were investigating an armed robbery that had occurred there about two hours prior.
    By 4 p.m., sheriff's deputies had identified the two people believed to be responsible for the crime.

  • City Council forum heated, contentious

    Watch video from this forum

    Contentious, heated and filled with rebuttals.
    While those words could certainly describe Tuesday night’s presidential debate, they also paint a picture of a candidate forum for City Council candidates held a few hours earlier.

  • House hopefuls tackle issues at forum

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    Joseph Coy played up his experience as an everyday small-business owner. Mandy Powers Norrell highlighted her years as a municipal attorney and Ryan Payne keyed in on his youth as a benefit.

  • More money needed for Brook Drive

    Less than a month after approving an extra $49,000 for the Brook Drive improvement project, Lancaster City Council has allocated even more money for the work.
    At an emergency meeting Oct. 11, City Council voted unanimously to allocate up to $80,000 to address the rock that crews continue to encounter as they work to install a new sewer bore along Brook Drive.
    Council voted 6-0 to approve the money, which will come from the gross revenue fund. Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris wasn’t at the meeting.