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  • Healthy Twin fillies a ‘miracle’

    It’s not often that you get the chance to witness a miracle, but on April 16, Shea Woodbury, 12, and her parents, Erin and Woody, witnessed two with the birth of twin foals at the family’s Blue Wave Stables on Belt Lane off Shelley Mullis Road. 

    While a birth of any kind is often a dance along the edge of life and death, for horses, birth is precarious even under the best of circumstances. 

  • P&G Duracell Co. celebrates 35 years

    Duracell Batteries celebrated 35 years in Lancaster Saturday with a blow-out picnic to honor its employees and the community in which it operates.

    In all, nearly 2,300 people attended the celebration, which included food, fun, plant tours and a presentation by company officials to local, county and business leaders.

  • Several AC units stolen

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating four burglaries at vacant apartments on Calhoun, Rock and Hudson streets earlier this month.

    The report said the burglaries were discovered when an employee of Collins Realty, the company that owns the properties, checked a vacant apartment at 808 Calhoun St. where neighbors had reported seeing people “going in and out.”

  • Lightning causes house fire

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported that a house fire on Billings Drive earlier this month was caused by lightning.

    The fire occurred at a home in the 1600 block of Billings Drive during a lightning storm Friday, June 10. 

    The incident report said the homeowner called 911 at 8:47 p.m. after noticing a flash of lightning and seeing a storage building on fire. 

  • New district lines soon?

    Lancaster County officials held a public hearing Thursday night on council redistricting, the once-a-decade process that reshapes council districts and resident representation.

    The Lancaster meeting was the second of four such hearings across Lancaster County aimed at explaining and gathering public input on the process. The first hearing was Tuesday night in Buford. 

  • County pool sets July Fourth schedule

    The Lancaster County pool has set its July Fourth schedule.

    The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.

    The pool will be closed July 6-7 for public swimming due to the annual Aquatics Championship swim meet. No daycare swimming on July 7 due to the Aquatics. Daycare swimming will be held on Wednesday, July 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Aquacize and lap swimming begins July 11 at noon. The cost is $1.00 per person.

  • Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

    Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

  • Man killed in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Motorists heading south on Kershaw Camden Highway on Wednesday afternoon were met with an abrupt detour sign at the Doc Garris Road intersection.
    Anyone who made it beyond that point moments earlier saw several red and blue flashing lights that came from law enforcement cars and other emergency vehicles. They were responding to a one-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Lancaster County man.

  • Kershaw gives its 1st nod to budget

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Aside from higher water rates, town of Kershaw residents are also facing a slight hike in property taxes.
    Those increases are part of the proposed 2011-12 budget town officials are now considering.
    Town Council passed first reading of the budget at its Monday meeting. The vote was 6-0, as Councilman Randy Seegars was absent.

  • Tillman remains in jail

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The 18-year-old who was charged in the recent shooting of a fellow Lancaster teen will remain behind bars indefinitely.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said Wednesday that Deshaune Tillman, 110 N. Ferguson St., is still being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center. His bond has been denied.
    Police say Tillman shot Shaquille Lashaun Robinson, 18, at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday in front of 116
    Hazel St.