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  • Police issue warrants in armed robbery

    Authorities have identified a man they believe was involved in the armed assault of a motorist outside a Lancaster gas station early Saturday, July 13.

    Police have issued arrest warrants on Donald Joseph Wheeler III, 27, for the charges of attempted carjacking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant revealed the charges on Tuesday afternoon, about four days after the assault, and said Wheeler had not yet been found. 

  • TLN staff photographer Aaron Morrison injured in 3-car collision

     

  • Council approves L&C Railroad ordinances

    An ordinance providing tax relief to the Lancaster & Chester Railroad was unanimously approved by Lancaster County Council on Monday, July 8, months after a similar effort failed to gain traction with county officials.
    The agreement was one of two related pieces council considered Monday, though compared to previous meetings, neither item generated any conversation among council.
    First up, council unanimously approved final reading of an amendment to an ordinance that placed the company into a joint industrial and business park status last December.

  • Police Arrrest two at checkpoint

    A tense moment during a traffic checkpoint which included a passenger pulling a revolver from a glove box, ended with the arrest of two people July 3.
    Braydan Shyanne Holloway, 18, of Monroe, and Breante Deon Stevens, 24, 1570 Beacon Road were arrested on a host of drug and firearm charges, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Holloway was charged with possession of a controlled substance and no driver’s license.

  • Authorities investigating vandalism of mailboxes

    What began as one 911 call about a vandalized mailbox eventually involved a string of at least 30 damaged boxes throughout the county between June 25 and 26.
    Both the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department are investigating multiple reports of vandals knocking over or destroying mailboxes in the late night or early morning hours of both days.

  • ‘Food Court Wars’ features Van Wyck’s Jason Vaughan

    A Van Wyck native is making an appearance tonight, July 14, on the Food Network.
    Jason “JV” Vaughan is the owner of the Taco Spot, a Charleston based restaurant with two locations – downtown Charleston and West Ashley.
    Vaughn, a 1996 graduate of Johnson and Wales in Charleston, opened the West Ashley location in 2008.
    “Fresh and local, made to order,” said Vaughn’s cousin, Lori Williams, also a Lancaster native who lives in Pawleys Island.

  • Council debates firefighter grant

    Could compensation for a tank of gas or an hour of training help recruit or retain members of the county’s volunteer fire departments?
    That’s the idea behind a potential Federal Emergency Management Agency grant brought to Lancaster County Council’s attention during its July 8 meeting.
    Morris Russell, director of the county’s Emergency Management and Fire Service office, spoke to council Monday night and requested they allow the Fire Commission to move forward with applying for a Recruitment and Retention grant.

  • Heavy downpours lead to flooding

    Imagine coming home to find your basement look more like a swimming pool.
    This was the case for Lancaster resident Karen Ormand when she got back to her West Barr Street house just after 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11.
    The heavy rainfall that day did a number on her basement, which is on the higher end of a slope. Because the ground outside couldn’t absorb all the precipitation, the water found its way indoors.
    The site was unwelcoming.

  • Desperately Seeking Sadie

    Joe Manning never had the chance to meet Sadie Pfiefer (Phifer). But he knows there is more to her life than gets told through a 100-plus year-old photograph and Manning is desperately trying to find out about her.
    The caption in the Lewis Hine photo simply reads, “Sadie Pfiefer, 48 inches high, has worked half a year. One of the many small children at work in Lancaster Cotton Mills. Nov. 30, 1908. Location: Lancaster, South Carolina.”

  • Desperately Seeking Sadie

    Joe Manning never had the chance to meet Sadie Pfiefer (Phifer). But he knows there is more to her life than gets told through a 100-plus year-old photograph and Manning is desperately trying to find out about her.
    The caption in the Lewis Hine photo simply reads, “Sadie Pfiefer, 48 inches high, has worked half a year. One of the many small children at work in Lancaster Cotton Mills. Nov. 30, 1908. Location: Lancaster, South Carolina.”