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  • Norrell to vie for House 44

    Improving economic prospects for Lancaster County residents is just one of the reasons Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell announced her decision to run for the S.C. House District 44 seat this week.
    Norrell, 38, made the announcement Wednesday on her Facebook page.
    “Friends, I have decided to run for S.C. House District 44. I’m sure this is not a surprise. I loved your encouraging comments,” she said in the Facebook post.

  • County Farmer’s Market gets a makeover

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A fresh coat of paint can liven up a building, so just think what an building-wide mural can do.
    With scenes of green fields, apple trees, tractors and colorful vegetables, the county’s newly spruced-up Farmers Market at 1920 Pageland Highway is attracting attention. And that’s the point, said Julie Walters, who represents the county’s second district on the Farmers Market Commission.

  • Plans continue for Brook Drive

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster City Council has subscribed to the latest infrastructure plans on Brook Drive. However, its decision didn’t come before much debate about other city roads that need attention.
    At their first meeting of the year, City Council members heard a presentation from Brian Tripp of W.K. Dickson – the engineering firm overseeing plans to build a new sewer line and widen the road on Brook Drive.

  • Man sentenced on drug charges

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man pleaded guilty to several drug charges Monday, the same day his case was scheduled to go to trial.
    James Blake Rivers, 22, was arrested July 21, 2011, and charged with several drug offenses after a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office drug surveillance operation.

  • Great Falls police chief attacked by dog during arrest

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    As a law enforcement officer, Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice is aware of the dangers he faces every day.
    He is trained to keep a watchful eye and look for the unexpected.
    And the unexpected is just what happened last Thursday afternoon. Rice was attacked by a Pit Bull.

  • Three men arrested in home invasion

    A group of men were arrested this week after they allegedly broke into a Lancaster home, demanded money and attacked a baby.
    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in 200 block of Clearwater Drive on Jan. 8 about a home invasion, according to a sheriff's office press release. After speaking with residents of the home, deputies quickly learned that a burglary and attempted armed robbery had just occurred.
    The residents told deputies they were sleeping when a group of men armed with handguns and wearing masks broke into their home.  

  • Half-staff flags in memory of fallen firefighter

    Flags are at half-staff from sunup to sundown today to mark respect for the memory of David Crenshaw of the Pendleton Fire Department, who died in the line of duty on Monday Jan. 9, 2012.

  • Is LARS leaving Lancaster County?

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The idea of paying more than $100,000 for a county-wide transportation service did not sit well with several Lancaster County Council members during their first meeting of the year Monday night.

  • Funeral today for slain woman

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The family of a former Lancaster woman shot to death in Fort Mill by an estranged boyfriend last week is finding comfort in an outpouring of community support, her brother said Tuesday.
    Jackie Lashon Craine, 34, died Thursday at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
    On Tuesday night, family and friends planned a candle-light vigil to honor her memory and highlight the issue of domestic violence.

  • On the campaign trail

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Balancing the budget and limiting the federal government’s involvement in state issues were just some of the priorities on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s mind as he spoke to Lancaster County residents Tuesday afternoon about his presidential aspirations.