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  • Police seek leads in assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    In the wake of a violent assault along Main Street last week, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard is urging county residents to be more careful in their daily routines and to trust their gut in uncomfortable situations.

  • Visit ‘The Secret Garden’ this week

    By Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    Hauntingly beautiful musical, great story, appealing to the whole family, professional-quality production. That’s how director Eric Grace describes the musical, “The Secret Garden,” now playing at Bundy Auditorium on the campus of the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County production first came to Lancaster under Grace’s direction in 2006, and returned this year when details couldn’t be finalized on “Beauty and the Beast.”

  • Commission approves rate increase for Duke Energy

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) approved an average 5.98 percent rate increase for Duke Energy.
    The increase is well below the originally proposed 15 percent average rate increase decried by most private Lancaster residents who spoke during a PSCSC hearing on the matter in November.
    The new rates, approved by PSCSC commissioners during a meeting last week, increases residential rates by 7.1 percent, or roughly $6.25 on an average 1,000 kilowatt-hours-a-month home bill.

  • Man arrested for club shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police arrested a Lancaster man last week for attempted murder in connection with the recent shooting of a man outside a nightclub.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said officers arrested Willie Ed Davis, 39, 416 Heath Circle, Jan. 25 in connection with the shooting, which happened five days earlier outside Self Control Brothers club, at 907 S. Market St.

  • IL man facing felony DUI

    INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land man could face up to 25 years in prison for drunk driving in connection with a fatal pickup truck accident on Harrisburg Road last month.
    William Justin Rigsbee, 28, of 3098 Sterling Court, is charged with felony DUI resulting in death and an uninsured vehicle fee violation, first offense. The charges stem from a Jan. 8 wreck that killed passenger Steven Lee Jones, 36, of Charlotte.

  • Man wanted in Pardue Street shooting

    Police are on the hunt for a man they say is connected to the shooting of a Lancaster man Monday night.
    Shibre Ikee Truesdale, 20, is wanted by the Lancaster Police Department on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, according to a police department press release.  

  • We are Lancaster

     A healthy dosage of community pride and accomplishment filled the air Thursday evening at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room. 

    That’s where the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce held its 56th annual meeting. The theme once again was “Wine & Stein” – a festive evening complete with a catered meal, wine tasting and live music. 

  • Kershaw asks for extra deputy

    KERSHAW – Is law enforcement coverage strong enough in the town of Kershaw? 

    Officials have concerns about it and have since asked Sheriff Barry Faile for an extra deputy to work the town. 

    Kershaw contracts with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, which supplies the town with two patrol deputies per shift. The town pays the sheriff’s office $451,000 a year, and the contract is automatically renewed each year, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes. 

  • Offices swap at county building

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Visitors to the county’s administration building may notice a few changes as they step through its doors these days. 

    Residents looking to cast an absentee ballot may accidentally find themselves in the Procurement office, while those searching for Probate Court might learn they’re in the wrong building altogether.

  • Two people assaulted at businesses

    A convenience store customer told officers he was assaulted by a group of men as he waited in line earlier this month.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened Jan. 7 to a 51-year-old Lancaster man as he waited in line at Crenco, at 700 S. Main St. 

    Officers responded to the store shortly after 4:30 a.m. and spoke with the victim, who said the assault happened as he was standing in line behind an unknown man, according to a police department incident report.