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  • Boy, 7, killed in bike wreck

    GREAT FALLS – A 7-year-old boy was fatally injured about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, after his dirt bike collided with a tractor- trailer truck on S.C. 97 near Great Falls.
    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Tristan Gabriel Mericle of 5116 Great Falls Highway, Great Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma.
    Tinker said the boy was riding a Baja 49cc Motorsport dirt bike he got for Christmas when he was struck by a city of Lancaster tractor trailer truck.
    Investigation continues

  • Kershaw man found dead on Tenn. road

    KNOXVILLE – The mystery surrounding the death of a Kershaw man continues, days after his body was found on a Tennessee highway.
    Brian William Taylor, 42, of Kershaw, was found dead early Christmas morning along I-40 in Roane County, according to a press release from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
    THP criminal investigators released his name and photo to the public on Thursday, Dec. 26.
    Dispatchers received a 911 call about 2:29 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, stating that a man’s body had been found on the eastbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 364.

  • Prayer service for Morrison set for Jan. 10

    Prayer changes things.
    If you don’t believe it, just ask Aaron Morrison, the Rev. Dr. Kyle Sims, their friends and the faith community in Lancaster County.
    Morrison, staff photographer for The Lancaster News, was comatose following a serious car accident on July 15 when he was rear-ended by a drunken driver while returning home from a movie in Charlotte.
    Sims, pastor of First ARP Church, held a community prayer service July 19 on Morrison’s behalf.

  • City’s first MLK parade Jan. 25

    The city of Lancaster’s inaugural parade honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, on Main Street.
    Grand marshal for the celebration is WPEG Power 98’s No Limit Larry, a.k.a. No Leezy, who will lead the parade through historic downtown Lancaster, said Jimola Wade, performing arts manager for See Lancaster.

  • Red Cross seeks new volunteers

    from American Red Cross
    ROCK HILL – Are you still looking for a New Year’s resolution?
    Consider becoming a volunteer with the American Red Cross’s Upper Palmetto chapter.
    The need for volunteers is great and the chapter is looking for additional volunteers to help in 2014.
    A new volunteer orientation and disaster services class for those in Chester, York and Lancaster counties is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the chapter office, 200 Piedmont Blvd, Rock Hill.  

  • Keer chair sold on Lancaster

    When Zhu Shanqing thinks about his company’s impending move to Lancaster County, he envisions a textile revival for the entire area. 

  • Looking back @ 2013

    In the Sunday, Dec. 29, issue of The Lancaster News, we had our say as to the top 10 stories affecting Lancaster County and its citizens in 2013.

  • Fire destroys Heath Springs home Saturday

    A Heath Springs woman escaped uninjured from a blaze inside her home on Saturday, Dec. 28, though the house was a complete loss.

  • ‘Suspicious’ fires reported in city

    City law enforcement and firefighters responded to two “suspicious fires” in as many weeks, according to Lancaster Police Department incident reports.

  • Lancaster man charged with murder

    A woman was found shot to death in the yard of a Lancaster home late Monday, Dec. 30, and authorities have charged her boyfriend with murder.