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  • Driverless pickup rolls across parking lot, hits Hibbett’s

    A Lancaster sporting goods store was closed Thursday. Sept. 13, after it was involved in a head-on collision with a driverless pickup truck.

    The accident, at Hibbett Sports in the Lancer Center on S.C. 9 Bypass West, occurred just before noon as store manager Kayla Williams and employee Samantha Geiger assisted customers on what, until then, had been a routine day.

  • A day to remember

    KERSHAW – The melody of the “Star-Spangled Banner” belted from Gordon Hann’s trumpet in a way that suggested strength and pride.

    Those within range stood at attention and listened intently as small American flags flapped slightly in the mild wind.

    While Hann’s musical notes spoke of freedom, the circle formed by the people on hand at Kershaw’s Stevens Park represented the type of unity that event organizers had in mind.

  • GF man shoots himself while trying to take pistol apart

    A Great Falls man remained hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 11, a few days after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach.

    The 46-year-old man was found by deputies just after 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Woodcreek Apartments, which is off Meeting Street, after the man’s friend called 911, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • The Long Road: Part 2 of 3

    Roads have come a long way during the last century.

  • Local woman wins $250K

    An Indian Land woman won big in the S.C. Education Lottery three weeks ago.

    According to a lottery press release, the unidentified woman won $250,000 by matching the first five numbers of the Aug. 17 Mega Millions drawing – (8-20-24-35 56). Her chances of winning were 1 in 3,904,701.

    The woman said she was parked in front of a convenience store when she realized she’d won and that her legs nearly failed her when she stepped out her car.

  • United Way tax assistance program needs volunteers

    United Way of Lancaster County is seeking dedicated volunteers to staff a local income tax preparation program for low-income county residents. 

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), an IRS program operated generally under the auspices of local United Way offices, aims to provide free tax preparation for individuals and families earning less than $50,000.

  • Police search for clues in fatal hit-and-run death of Coleman

    GREAT FALLS –  Nine children are left without a father after someone struck and killed the person they called “Daddy” sometime between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

    The accident happened less than a quarter of a mile from where London Coleman, 43, lived with his family on Richburg Road (S.C. 99) in Chester County.

    Chester County Chief Deputy Coroner Tommy Williams said a passing motorist found Coleman’s body around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • No smooth solution to county road woes

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Cracks spiderwebbed their way out from the enormous hole which had emerged right smack in the middle of Barbarosa Drive.
    The cavernous opening, with pavement buckling around the edges, appeared as if a bomb had been dropped in the southern part of Lancaster County.

  • Masonic riders step up to help HOPE again

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Last fall, the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, with help from their fellow masons and several business, collected more than 3,000 pounds of food and raised more than $4,500 for HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster by holding a charity motorcycle run.
    The inaugural effort was a lot of work, most of which was behind the scenes.
    But it was also a lot of fun, said Elaine Adkins, HOPE’s executive director.

  • ‘Pants on the ground’ help in drug arrest

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A wardrobe malfunction apparently aided deputies in capturing a Lancaster man who had cocaine in his possession and was illegally carrying a gun.
    Charles Henry Davis, 44, 1813 Wendover Lane, was charged Thursday, Sept. 6, with possession of crack cocaine third offense, possession of marijuana second offense, possession of a pistol by a person convicted of a violent felony and unlawful carrying of a pistol.