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  • County receives grant

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    With Christmas trees and wreaths displayed nearby, representatives from Comporium gave Lancaster County an early Christmas gift Thursday afternoon. 

    Speaking to a small crowd on the top floor of the County Administration building, Comporium Senior Vice President Greg Austin presented the county with an infrastructure grant check for $177,000. 

  • Two kids bitten by dogs

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

     A Pageland woman was cited for speeding and driving under suspension after Lancaster police stopped her as she looked to have her son treated for a recent dog bite. 

    An officer stopped a black Cadillac at the intersection of East Arch and Rock streets about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 17, because the driver was speeding and the backseat passenger was looking back in a suspicious manner, according to an incident report. 

  • Friends remember ‘Uncle Al’ Williams

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    Al Williams was the type of guy every man wanted for a brother and every woman wanted for a husband, said longtime friend Pat Oglesby. 

    Albert “Al” Lee Williams Jr., 72, died Dec. 9, after a brief illness. He was remembered Dec. 12, by family and friends at a service at his church, Van Wyck Presbyterian Church. 

  • Harper/Carnes planning on running for office

    With more than 11 months until the November general election, at least two local businessmen are getting an early start campaigning for Lancaster County Council.

    Steve Harper and Brian Carnes have both announced their bids for council seats.

    During this year’s election, all odd-numbered County Council seats are up for re-election, which includes seats occupied by Larry McCullough in Indian Land’s District 1 and Cotton Cole in Buford’s District 3.

  • Man fights retired trooper after scuffle with wife at restaurant

    What was supposed to be a lunch trip with his three small children turned into a scuffle with a stranger for one retired state trooper last week. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to Pizza Hut, at 1100 S.C. 9 Bypass, just after 3 p.m. Dec. 13 about a fight between two patrons, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Christmas Basket Fund to run until new year

    Christmas is a little brighter for many local families, thanks to the continued success of the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund.

    The fund, which provides food vouchers for those in need, has collected nearly $9,000, according to the latest tallies Wednesday. And the good news is that you can contribute to the effort through the rest of the year.

    Food vouchers are given based on the number of people in each household. Recipients can use those vouchers at local grocery stores.

  • Man fights retired trooper after scuffle with wife at restaurant

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    What was supposed to be a lunch trip with his three small children turned into a scuffle with a stranger for one retired state trooper last week. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to Pizza Hut, at 1100 S.C. 9 Bypass, just after 3 p.m. Dec. 13 about a fight between two patrons, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Man hit, suffers facial fractures

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster Police Department issued a warrant last week for a man who allegedly fractured another man's skull during a brief assault earlier this month. 

    The victim, a 49-year-old Arch Street resident, spoke with a Lancaster police officer Dec. 9 about the assault as he was being treated in the emergency room of Springs Memorial Hospital, according to a police incident report. 

  • County Council OKs new voting machines

    Determined to reduce waiting times at county polling places during the next election cycle, Lancaster County Council approved the purchase of several voting machines at its recent meeting.

    Council voted 6-0 to approve a request from the county's Election Commission to buy 30 more iVotronic touch-screen voting machines. Councilman Cotton Cole was absent from the meeting. 

  • Program aimed at saving teens’ lives

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County School District is gearing up for a new program next year aimed at reducing the number of teen drivers killed or seriously injured in automobile accidents.
    In an effort to encourage student participation, school board members voted unanimously Dec. 13 to peg completion of the program, called Alive at 25, to student parking permits.