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  • Women attacked by dogs in separate incidents

    A Lancaster woman is recovering from her injuries after she was bitten several times by a dog Jan. 12.

    Deputies spoke with the 51-year-old woman as she was being treated at Springs Memorial Hospital a few hours after the attack, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The woman said she was at her boyfriend’s home in the 2400 block of Pineview Drive at about 10:30 p.m. that day when the man’s German shepherd bit her.

  • Armed robber holds up Dollar General at Buford Crossroads

    Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a store clerk at gunpoint late Wednesday night, Jan. 16.

    The armed robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the Dollar General, at 4472 Pageland Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The store is located at Buford Crossroads.

    Deputies responded a few minutes later and spoke with a female clerk. 

    The clerk reported that an unknown black man entered the store with a handgun while she was closing the store.  

  • Council votes to accept $1M for firefighters

    A packed house of firefighters waited anxiously Monday night, Jan. 14, moments before Lancaster County Council accepted a federal grant to boost manpower in the county’s fire service.

    Council chambers was packed before the vote with row after row of volunteer firefighters, fire chiefs and fire service members, many with their respective fire department logos emblazoned on their shirts.

  • Growth removes wildlife buffer

    INDIAN LAND – Blessed with an abundance of streams and rivers crisscrossing miles of rolling forests and rich farmland, Indian Land was once prized by the Catawba Indians and early settlers for its natural resources, including its wildlife.

    Though it’s easy to forget with all the suburban growth of the past decade, those rich forests off Indian Land’s main corridors are still home to an amazing range of wild game – including some species you might not expect to see so close to home. 

  • Faulkenberry basket fund nets more than $8K

    The recently concluded Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund provided assistance for many local families who have fallen on tough times.

    In its last report, HOPE in Lancaster had received $8,700 in donations, which goes toward food for Lancaster County families in need.

    The nonprofit organization manages the drive, which has just wrapped up its 53rd year.

    HOPE staff decided to extend the donation period this time until mid-January. In years past, it concluded at the end of December.

  • Woman reports attack at party

    Details surrounding the alledged attack of a woman at a house party earlier this month remain unclear, as investigators continue to interview witnesses.

    Officers responded at 3:53 a.m. Jan. 2 to a home in the 300 block of Elm Street about a loud noise complaint, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    When they arrived, officers saw several vehicles leaving the area, though there were still several people inside the home.  

  • Gunshots fired into homes

    No arrests have been made in separate incidents in which gunshots were apparently fired into homes in Lancaster County.
    Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Jan 2, Lancaster police officers responded to the 1800 block of Pardue Street after receiving an anonymous call about shots fired in the area.
    Neighbors pointed police to two apartments that had been struck by bullets. Both are in the 1500 block, the report said.

  • Governor’s school students take wing at Bermuda High Soaring

    JEFFERSON – Think back to high school physics.

    Admit it, even if you enjoyed science, sitting in a classroom studying concepts and formulas for hours could sometimes be a boring bummer.

    That’s definitely not the case for a group of students from the S.C. Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics this week whose classroom is the wide open skies above Lancaster County.

  • Officer slightly hurt in scuffle

    A chaotic traffic stop resulted in slight injuries for a Lancaster police officer and the arrests of two Lancaster men Dec. 30.

    Police first arrested Kenneth Thompson Jr., 27, 2072 Bacon St., on charges of assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, driving under the influence (second offense), driving under suspension and failure to surrender drivers license, after he was pulled over for speeding, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Howard unanimous pick for mayor pro tempore

    A longtime Lancaster City Council member is once again taking on a leadership role.

    At its Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting, City Council unanimously voted to appoint  John Howard as mayor pro tempore. 

    That means Howard acts as city mayor in Joe Shaw’s absence.

    Howard, 62, who represents District 5, has served on City Council since 1982. He said this is his third time serving as mayor pro tempore.