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  • Board to consider second concrete firm’s status appeal

    The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is scheduled to consider an appeal Tuesday night by another Indian Land concrete plant that lost its protected nonconforming-use status in the 521 Perimeter Commerce Park.
    The appeal comes two months after a similar case in which the BZA overturned the county zoning department's revocation of Thomas Concrete LLC's protected nonconforming-use status in the same light-industrial park.
    Lancaster County Council is seeking an appeal of the decision before a Court of Common Pleas judge.

  • Firearms proposal on council agenda

    Months after the shooting of a horse in the Panhandle stirred debate over the legality of firing weapons on private property, Lancaster County Council will consider a new firearms proposal at its Monday meeting.
    The proposed negligent discharge of firearms ordinance, drafted by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and county staff, would place liability on a shooter if a round from a firearm leaves their property. The proposed ordinance includes exemptions for people defending life and property, as well as for approved shooting ranges.

  • Man interrupts burglary in progress

    The owner of a storage building came face-to-face with a burglar as he checked his property Tuesday night, though the unknown man got away.
    A 70-year-old Lancaster man told police he was making his nightly rounds just after 8 p.m. at a building in the 200 block of Elm Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. The owner said he checks every night to make sure the building is secure before going home, but this time he saw something odd.
    After pulling his car up to the building and walking to the front door, he noticed the door was unlocked.

  • LAPS to hold vigil, giveaway

     In the coming days, Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) will remember people who have passed away and assist those in need of a helping hand.
    The local crime-awareness group is holding its Stop the Violence Candlelight Vigil at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in front of Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.
    City Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris, LAPS' founder, said there will be a roll call for all victims who died over the past 10 years from “senseless acts of violence.”

  • One person dies in wreck on Camp Creek Road

    At least one person died in a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Camp Creek Road.
    That person and at least one more occupant were riding in a gray Nissan SUV that apparently ran off the left side of the road. The vehicle was left on its side in a wooded area near a home at 1638 Camp Creek Road.
    The fatal collision occurred at 4:29 p.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Troopers, paramedics and the county coroner were among the officials working the accident.
    At least one of the occupants was taken away by ambulance.

  • Local man threatens members of a jury

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Only minutes after being convicted in a disorderly conduct case last week, a Lancaster man was charged with intimidating a juror.
    A Lancaster police officer was booking Daquavius Demond Wade, 18, 207 Hampton Road, at the police department on Nov. 30 when he heard Wade make several comments. Wade had just been convicted earlier that day for disorderly conduct by a jury of six of his peers, according to a police department incident report.

  • Council addresses primary concerns

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The results of a recent S.C. Supreme Court ruling have local election officials looking at funding options for January’s required presidential primary.

  • Two days later

    ust for a moment, put yourself in Lottie Mangum’s predicament some 70 years ago. More than likely, just like everyone else, she heard the radio reports about 2:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes rained hell down on Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack.
    The Charlotte, N.C., mom had a stake in what was happening half a world away. Her son, U.S. Army Pvt. Davis Greene, a Lancaster native, was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu.

  • Malnourished dog dragged behind car

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An injured German Shepherd is under the care of animal control officials only days after he was dragged behind an SUV.
    The dog was found by a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, minutes after the deputy was flagged down by a group of people walking along Old Skipper Avenue.
    The deputy noticed the people were jumping up and down and pointing toward 15th Street, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • City, USCL may partner on downtown building

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Catawba Indian pottery may find a new home in downtown Lancaster.
    The city of Lancaster and the University of South Carolina Lancaster have begun discussing a plan to house the college’s Native American Studies program in the Main Street building that most recently served as The Artisans Center.
    The city bought the building after The Artisans Center closed this year.