• Mulvaney returns $160,000 to help pay down national debt

    U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s office
    U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney is giving more than $160,000 – about 11 percent of the money his office was allotted in 2011 – to help pay down the national debt. Mulvaney is joining other freshmen congressmen, who are also returning their leftover money.
    The eight conservative freshmen members are asking Speaker John Boehner to direct his office’s leftover money – about $1.5 million – to do the same.

  • Coffee break with chamber Feb. 9

    Chamber of Commerce
    Lancaster County Chamber is starting a new program open to all members. Coffee break with the chamber,” sponsored by the Small Business Council, will kick off Feb. 9.
    The coffee break has been developed as an informal morning discussion session on topics of interest to all members, with the first meeting to feature guest speakers Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile and City of Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.

  • Local man arrested in assault case

    Christopher Sardelli
    Police have arrested and charged a Lancaster man in connection with a violent assault that happened along Main Street last month.
    Gaeric Quindrell Johnson, 22, 414 South Ave., was arrested Wednesday at 6:31 p.m. in the 900 block of Loft Lane, according to a Lancaster Police Department booking report. He is charged with criminal sexual conduct and a warrant was served on him while he was in custody at the police department, the report said.

  • Man arrested for dangling child over pitbull

    Christopher Sardelli
    After weeks of investigation, police have arrested a man for allegedly dangling a small child over a pitbull.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said Michael Chavis Jr., 22, 110 S. Hughes St., was arrested 11:24 a.m. Wednesday and charged with third-degree assault and battery.
    Police issued a press release Wednesday morning asking the community for help finding Chavis, though he was found a few hours later.

  • Lancaster man wins $1 million

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  • Police seek leads in assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    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
    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
    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.