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  • Council to look at HOPE lease

    Lancaster County Council will consider lease options for a local charitable organization at its Monday meeting. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis said council members will discuss waiving rent payments for HOPE in Lancaster, an organization that provides food and help with utility bills for local families. HOPE operates out of a county building at 2008 Pageland Highway and council will decide whether to suspend rent payments for the group. 

  • Rock Hill man arrested at Lancaster football game

    Police arrested a Rock Hill man for allegedly threatening a crowd of spectators after a football game in Lancaster Monday night. 

    At least eight people called 911 shortly before 8 p.m. to report an irate man screaming and cursing at them at Lancaster High School's Memorial Stadium, according to a police department incident report. The disturbance happened during the closing minutes of a game between Rock Hill and Lancaster at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation's central district playoffs for small fry and mites all-stars. 

  • David Eugene Watts, 66

    David Eugene Watts, 66

    David Eugene Watts, 66, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. 

    He was the son of the late James Connie Watts and Connie Mae Ghent Watts.

    Survivors include the love of his life, Dianne Jenkins Watts; a son, Phillip Watts of Cape Coral, Fla.; a daughter, Lorrie Price of Lancaster; four sisters, Idell Roberts, Betty Lou Criminger, Barbara Faile and Frances “Sis” Casey, all of Lancaster; and four grandchildren, Carla Price, Cayce Price, Madison Watts and Nicholas Watts.

  • Wolcott Hastings Fuller, 96

    Wolcott Hastings Fuller, 96

    Wolcott Hastings Fuller, 96, of 1219 Gladstone Road, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at White Oak Manor. He was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Hartford Conn., the son of the late Harold Denison Fuller and Elvira Parsons Fuller and was the husband of Margaret Emily Farmer Fuller. Mr. Fuller was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps., having served as lieutenant and a pilot instructor. Mr. Fuller worked at A.I.U. International Insurance Co., and retired as president of Hay Fales and Company on Wall Street, N.Y.     

  • Suelee Thompson, 78

    Suelee Thompson, 78

    Suelee Thompson, 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.  

    He was the son of the late Boisey Thompson and Mammie Carter Thompson. He was married to Ellen Wright Thompson.

    Survivors include his wife of Lancaster; two sons, Donnie Thompson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Morris Thompson of Bryans Rapid, Mich; one daughter, Nikki Cunningham of Indian Land; four sisters, Salley Ann Thompson of New Jersey, Charlotte Sims of Rock Hill, Bernice Bostick and Sadie Hooper of Washington.

  • Second suspect charged in robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The investigation into the shooting of a deputy last week has helped authorities close the book on an unsolved armed robbery from last year.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies arrested John Patterson Jr., 21, 1526 Old Landsford Road, Monday in connection with the armed robbery of the South 200 Discount Beverage store on Nov. 19, 2010.

  • Kershaw briefed on grant process

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw officials now have a better grasp of what it will take to receive a major federal grant.
    Grazier Rhea of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) spoke at Kershaw Town Council’s meeting on Monday about a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
    The town wants to secure a $500,000 CDBG to replace old water lines in the Springs Cotton Mill Village neighborhood, which is just north of the Kershaw town limits.

  • Angel Tree needs sponsors

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Help fill a child’s heart with joy this holiday season by taking part in the annual Angel Tree program.
    The program, sponsored by Christian Services, allows area youngsters to get Christmas presents they may not receive otherwise. Recipients are from families suffering financial hardships.
    However, some boys and girls are at risk of not getting gifts, as hundreds of more children still need to be sponsored.

  • Wreaths Across America comes back to Kershaw

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – The annual Wreaths Across America event is coming up, and local organizers still need your help to make this year’s ceremony a success.
    The goal is to remember, honor and teach – as the plan is to once again lay a wreath on each of the nearly 600 veterans’ grave sites at Kershaw City Cemetery.

  • Fire damages new Dollar General

    Shoppers looking for dollar deals will have to put those plans on hold as one local store repairs damage from a fire that sparked last weekend. 

    Lancaster’s new Dollar General store, at 501 E. Arch St., opened its doors a little over a month ago, but those doors were shut again after a back room fire burned in the early Sunday morning. By Monday, strands of yellow crime scene tape hung in the parking lot, preventing customers from parking or going inside.