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  • Indian Land man jailed in attempted ATM burglaries

     FORT MILL – An Indian Land man remains behind bars after authorities say he tried to break into at least two ATM machines in Fort Mill.
    The Fort Mill Police Department charged Brian Raymond Ciccone, 49, of 10268 Barberville Road, on Dec. 25 with two counts of attempted safecracking and two counts of attempted grand larceny.
    Officers received calls early Christmas morning about attempted ATM machine break-ins at a Founders Federal Credit Union and a First Citizens Bank location in Fort Mill.

  • Law enforcement officials look back on ’10

    Local law enforcement officials found new ways to fight crime and keep county residents safe in 2010, and are hoping to cut crime even more in the new year.
    Harlean Howard, formerly captain with the Lancaster Police Department and now its new chief, said the addition of specialized officers was the biggest highlight for her department last year. In 2010, Lancaster City Council approved two new positions to the police department, a gang investigator and narcotics investigator.

  • EMS Academy, Rescue Academy accepting applications until Jan. 19

    Lancaster County EMS
    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with the Lancaster County Volunteer Rescue Squad and Indian Land Rescue will be offering an EMS Academy and a Rescue Academy.
    EMS Academy begins Jan. 24.
    This course will include information on the functions of EMS in Lancaster County.
    Applicants will be shown the equipment used by Lancaster County EMS medics and learn about the different levels of training. They will also tour EMS stations and participate in helicopter scene team training.

  • One dies, another hurt in fire

    An early-morning blaze Thursday took the life of a Lancaster County woman and left her husband with serious injuries.
    Officials received a call at about 4:40 a.m. about a fire at a mobile home on Dudley Steele Road, which is off Shiloh Unity Road, about 8 miles northeast of the Lancaster city limits.
    The couple and their teenage daughter were inside the single-wide mobile home when the fire began, said Darren Player, deputy director of Lancaster County Emergency Management and Fire Services.

  • New Year's baby

    Laykin Ryleigh Sullivan’s arrival New Year’s Day came as somewhat of a surprise to her parents, Courtney and Chad Sullivan of Health Springs, since she wasn’t supposed to have been born until Tuesday.
    Instead, the little 7-pound, 9-ounce girl decided to come early – and in doing so became Lancaster County’s first baby of 2011.
    Laykin was born at 3 p.m. Saturday, the first of approximately 700 babies expected to be born at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster this year.

  • Former county VA officer dies

    It was the smile, his honesty and his genuine dedication to area military veterans.
    That’s what people say George Rollings brought to the table each day during his time as the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs officer – a post he held from 1988 to 1995.
    Those who knew Rollings through the years are recalling those qualities and more as they look back on what he meant to the county.
    Rollings died Sunday. He was 80.

  • Basket fund brings in close to $14K

    The local community once again opened their hearts and wallets to help others in need.
    Nearly $14,000 was generated through the 2010 Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations that are used to buy food vouchers for less fortunate families in Lancaster County. Recipients can use those vouchers at local grocery stores.
    The 2010 drive brought in $13,982.

  • Mobley, Gregory to make announcement

    Lancaster pharmacist Hugh Mobley and Lancaster businessman Greg Gregory have scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. today at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    A news release said the two will make an announcement concerning the race for the open state Senate District 16 seat.
    Mobley, a Republican, was the first candidate to declare his intent to seek the seat, which was vacated by Mick Mulvaney last month following his election to the 5th District congressional seat.

  • Manners matter to elementary school counselor

    Hungry restaurant patrons hunched over their plates, leaning on the table and shoveling clenched forkfuls of food into gaping mouths like it’s their last meal.
    While the scenario might be an extreme example, bad table manners are one of those things that once you notice it, you start seeing it everywhere.
    But one local elementary guidance counselor is doing her part to teach students the art of table manners.
    Anne Howey’s table etiquette lessons have been a staple at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for the last few years.

  • Two women hospitalized after wreck

    Two Lancaster woman were in the hospital Thursday afternoon after their cars collided the night before.
    Trooper Billy Elder of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday on Taxahaw Road, about 6 miles east of the city of Lancaster.
    Rebkah Helms, 21, of 9034 NC Potter Road, Lancaster, was driving a 1996 Chevy Blazer sport utility vehicle west on Taxahaw Road when she ran off the right side of the road, Elder said. She overcorrected and crossed the center line where she hit another SUV, Elder said.