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  • Police seek two suspects who fled from Walmart

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Police are still looking for the men who led an officer on a high-speed chase moments after causing a disturbance at the Lancaster Walmart.
    An employee told officers that two men refused to leave after acting disorderly inside the store about 11:15 p.m. Nov. 23, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The woman said the men were cursing at customers and employees. The men finally went outside, got into a silver Ford Mustang, spun the tires and parked again, the report said.

  • Kershaw man charged with attempted murder

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man faces a host of felony charges after authorities say he stabbed another man Tuesday night.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office charged Tommy Terrell Manago, 21, 2208 Horton Rollins Road., Kershaw, on Wednesday with attempted murder, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Three local restaurants report violent incidents

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Thanksgiving Day arrest at the Huddle House came less than a week after violent incidents were reported at other Lancaster restaurants.
    Police went to the Huddle House restaurant on S.C. 9 Bypass about 2:45 a.m. Nov. 24 after receiving a complaint about a disorderly conduct, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Devon Payne, 22, was acting boisterously and cursing loudly, which disturbed the other patrons, the report said. Police said he also smelled of alcohol.

  • Report: SUV was burned after owner was beaten up

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Firefighters had to douse an SUV soon after its owner was reportedly beaten up outside a night club.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy was waved down shortly after 2:30 a.m. Nov. 20 outside the Grown Folks Club by a man who said he was “jumped on” by three men, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
    The club is at 1418 Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • S.C. Club for Growth releases 2011 scorecards

    S.C. Club for Growth
    Columbia – The S.C. Club for Growth released its 2011 Legislative Scorecards last week, bestowing its Taxpayer Hero award on 43 Republican legislators – eight senators and 35 representatives – based on their voting records since January 2011.
    Three local legislators received the award – Sen. Greg Gregory (16)  and Reps. Deborah Long (45) and Jay Lucas (65).
    The local legislators received the following scores:
    u Gregory – 75 for a grade of B
    u Long – 88 for an A-

  • S.C. military families are facing food crisis

    Operation Homefront of South Carolina
    COLUMBIA – Operation Homefront of South Carolina, which provides emergency financial assistance for military families and wounded warriors, reports there has been an increase in requests for food assistance from service members in South Carolina.

  • Cautiously optimistic

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Jobs and economic vitality were at the forefront Tuesday morning at the Lancaster Golf CLub Fairway Room.
    That’s where elected officials gathered to update the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce on current affairs during what was billed as the “State of the Community” breakfast.  
    Speakers were Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw, Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes and Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare.

  • High-speed chase update

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The woman whose car was involved in a high-speed chase last week turned herself in to authorities Tuesday morning.
    The Lancaster Police Department charged Pamela Deese Hayes, 40, 2334 Shiloh Unity Road, with filing a false police report of a felony violation.
    Hayes came to the Municipal Justice Center on Thursday afternoon to report that her white Volkswagen Jetta was stolen.

  • Road is renamed to honor trooper

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A portion of S.C. 9 in Lancaster will be renamed in honor of a state  highway patrolman, and Lancaster native, killed in the line of duty.
    Patrolman Marion Charles Steele, then 28 and a five-year veteran of the highway patrol, was shot to death by one of three teenagers during a traffic stop in Chesterfield County on Sept. 10, 1966.

  • Van Wyck community kicks off Christmas

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck is small in size, but big in Christmas spirit. The small community between Indian Land and Lancaster will spread holiday cheer with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday and The Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The two events, held on the second weekend in December, have become holiday traditions for those who like the charm of small-town gatherings. Both are organized by the Van Wyck Community Development Club.
    Christmas Parade