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  • Breaking News Amber Alert canceled for Lancaster girl

    An AMBER Alert issued for a 2-year-old Lancaster girl early Sunday has been canceled.

    Authorities say Jaelyn Elizabeth Hollis was taken from her home by her father, Bryan Matthew Hatchel. The alert was issued after 12:30 a.m.

    Hollis was found safe later that day in Citrus County, Fla. Hatchel, 25, has since been arrested.

  • Installment-purchase plan up for a first vote Monday

    County Council will vote Monday night on the first of three readings to use an installment-purchase financing plan to build a new courthouse.

    An installment-purchase plan involves the sale of bonds, which are then paid back by taxes.

    Before fire damaged the historic Lancaster County Courthouse on Aug. 4, county officials were moving forward with a bond referendum to build a new courthouse. While the 180-year-old existing courthouse has great historic value, officials had already declared it inadequate in space and security for holding court.

  • Teachers urged to 'answer the call' at event

    Many educators may not realize how significant of a role they play in their students' lives.

    For some students, a teacher might be the only adult who gives them continuous positive attention.

    Motivational speaker Dr. Tonea Stewart reminded local teachers that they are shaping the leaders of tomorrow. She encouraged teachers to always put students first and treat them with the utmost respect.

    Stewart, an acclaimed actor and college professor, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening ceremony for teachers in the Lancaster County School District.

  • Temporary fix: Tarp covers courthouse

    On the morning of Aug. 4, the sound of the idling diesel engines of fire trucks could be heard around the Lancaster County Courthouse.

    On Friday, diesel engines could be heard around the courthouse again. Only this time, they belonged to Hunter Builders' bucket trucks, with workers making the first small step toward preserving and rebuilding the historic courthouse, which was burned by an arsonist.

    Workers rose in the air in bucket trucks to place a tarp over temporary trusses on the burned roof Friday.

  • Breaking NewsHit-and-run suspect turns himself in

    The Lancaster man accused of fatally rear-ending a motorcyclist on S.C. 903 on Wednesday has turned himself in to authorities.

    Marqevius Deandre Hood, 26, of 408 Fairfield St., turned himself in to Lancaster police Saturday morning, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    "He is in custody and will be transported to the Lancaster County Detention Center," Gaskin said Saturday morning.

    Hood has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.

  • LHS student one of only 2 from S.C. to take part in Presidential Classroom program

    Laurice Ingram said the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial were nice to see.

    But when he saw Hillary Clinton walk by, that's when he truly realized he was in the nation's capital.

    Ingram, a senior at Lancaster High School, spent a week in Washington, D.C., this summer participating in the Presidential Classroom, a program that provides students from across the nation with an up-close education about politics and government.

  • Curry says helping others is why he enjoys serving on City Council

    For 17 years Audrey Curry Jr. has represented the people of District 3 on Lancaster City Council and he wants to serve another term.

    Curry, 54, will face former City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace in the Nov. 4 election.

    Curry said the best thing about being on council is the opportunity it gives him to help people, and make good things happen in the community.

  • Family, police offer reward in shooting death

    The family of Harry Frazier Jr. wants answers about his death, and they're hoping a reward will encourage someone to come forward.

    Frazier's family is offering a $500 reward for information about his murder. The Lancaster Police Department is adding another $250 to that, Capt. Harlean Howard said.

    Frazier, 31, was shot and killed sometime between May 14 and 15 at his home on Arch Street in front of the Lancaster Police Department.

    Frazier was found lying on his kitchen floor by a cousin who had come to his home for a haircut.

  • City candidates advised to watch sign placement

    With elections coming up in November, candidate signs for various races are as common a sight as Christmas trees in December.

    The signs are strategically placed by candidates to attract as much attention as possible, but those placed in the city of Lancaster must comply with zoning regulations.

    One Lancaster resident recently noticed that some of these signs appeared to be out of compliance with those rules.

  • Field houses at three schools almost done

    By the middle of next month, new athletic field houses are expected to be ready for use at three Lancaster County schools.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land high schools are each receiving a new field house that will store football, track, soccer, baseball and softball equipment. Athletes will have lockers and coaches will have space for meetings.

    Work began on the 3,600-square-foot buildings in the spring and should be finished by Sept. 15, said David Small, who's overseeing the project for the district.