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  • 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.

  • Vehicle recovered in Meeting Street law office robbery

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    Police recovered a vehicle stolen Thursday afternoon in an armed robbery.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said a woman working at Gregory and Gregory attorney’s office on West Meeting Street told police that about 1:15 p.m. she heard a knock at the door.

    She looked into the hallway and the robber approached her with a gun.

    The robber got away with the woman’s purse and 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The woman was not injured.

  • Warrant issued for hit-and-run suspect

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man on his way to meet his girlfriend was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Wednesday.

    John Haver, 68, 177 Old Dixie Road, died of head trauma, said Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight.

    “He was on his way to meet his girlfriend for ice cream,” at Bubba’s Dairy Bar and Grill near the intersection of S.C. 903 and U.S. 521 Bypass where the crash happened, Knight said. The grill is less than a mile from Haver’s home.

  • Breaking News Authorities issue warrant for hit-and-run suspect

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    Authorities have issued a warrant for a suspect charged in a fatal hit-and-run at the outskirts of Lancaster on Wednesday.

    Marqevius Deandre Hood, 26, 408 Fairfield St., is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, said Sid Gaulden, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Public Safety. The S.C. Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash, is part of the Department of Public Safety.