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  • Council addresses primary concerns

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The results of a recent S.C. Supreme Court ruling have local election officials looking at funding options for January’s required presidential primary.

  • Two days later

    ust for a moment, put yourself in Lottie Mangum’s predicament some 70 years ago. More than likely, just like everyone else, she heard the radio reports about 2:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes rained hell down on Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack.
    The Charlotte, N.C., mom had a stake in what was happening half a world away. Her son, U.S. Army Pvt. Davis Greene, a Lancaster native, was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu.

  • Malnourished dog dragged behind car

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An injured German Shepherd is under the care of animal control officials only days after he was dragged behind an SUV.
    The dog was found by a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, minutes after the deputy was flagged down by a group of people walking along Old Skipper Avenue.
    The deputy noticed the people were jumping up and down and pointing toward 15th Street, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • City, USCL may partner on downtown building

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Catawba Indian pottery may find a new home in downtown Lancaster.
    The city of Lancaster and the University of South Carolina Lancaster have begun discussing a plan to house the college’s Native American Studies program in the Main Street building that most recently served as The Artisans Center.
    The city bought the building after The Artisans Center closed this year.

  • Police seek two suspects who fled from Walmart

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Police are still looking for the men who led an officer on a high-speed chase moments after causing a disturbance at the Lancaster Walmart.
    An employee told officers that two men refused to leave after acting disorderly inside the store about 11:15 p.m. Nov. 23, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The woman said the men were cursing at customers and employees. The men finally went outside, got into a silver Ford Mustang, spun the tires and parked again, the report said.

  • Kershaw man charged with attempted murder

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man faces a host of felony charges after authorities say he stabbed another man Tuesday night.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office charged Tommy Terrell Manago, 21, 2208 Horton Rollins Road., Kershaw, on Wednesday with attempted murder, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Three local restaurants report violent incidents

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Thanksgiving Day arrest at the Huddle House came less than a week after violent incidents were reported at other Lancaster restaurants.
    Police went to the Huddle House restaurant on S.C. 9 Bypass about 2:45 a.m. Nov. 24 after receiving a complaint about a disorderly conduct, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Devon Payne, 22, was acting boisterously and cursing loudly, which disturbed the other patrons, the report said. Police said he also smelled of alcohol.

  • Report: SUV was burned after owner was beaten up

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Firefighters had to douse an SUV soon after its owner was reportedly beaten up outside a night club.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy was waved down shortly after 2:30 a.m. Nov. 20 outside the Grown Folks Club by a man who said he was “jumped on” by three men, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
    The club is at 1418 Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • S.C. Club for Growth releases 2011 scorecards

    S.C. Club for Growth
    Columbia – The S.C. Club for Growth released its 2011 Legislative Scorecards last week, bestowing its Taxpayer Hero award on 43 Republican legislators – eight senators and 35 representatives – based on their voting records since January 2011.
    Three local legislators received the award – Sen. Greg Gregory (16)  and Reps. Deborah Long (45) and Jay Lucas (65).
    The local legislators received the following scores:
    u Gregory – 75 for a grade of B
    u Long – 88 for an A-

  • S.C. military families are facing food crisis

    Operation Homefront of South Carolina
    COLUMBIA – Operation Homefront of South Carolina, which provides emergency financial assistance for military families and wounded warriors, reports there has been an increase in requests for food assistance from service members in South Carolina.