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  • Man arrested in various assaults

    Police learned a tense confrontation in a convenience store and a fight in a nearby house were related after they arrested a man on several assault charges recently. 

    Joseph Clarence Shealy Jr., 33, of 706 Rugby Road, was arrested April 6 and charged with criminal domestic violence and two counts of third-degree assault and battery, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 

  • Great-grandmother stabbed to death

    The news almost knocked Doni Chappelear to her knees when she arrived for her shift as a Walmart “people greeter” Monday morning, April 16.

    It was about her friend, Verdie “Miss Verdie” Mackey, the 87-year-old woman who schooled her in politely greeting customers and checking receipts more than a decade ago at Lancaster’s Walmart at Lancer Center.

    This was the same friend who quit the greeting game about eight years ago due to health reasons, but always found time to stop by the store and say hello.

  • Two men die in separate crashes

    Two Lancaster men were killed hours apart in separate wrecks in what has become a deadly week for collisions. 

    George Custer, 75, of Shiloh Unity Road, died after he was struck along S.C. 5 on Tuesday morning, April 17, said York County Coroner Sabrina Gast. The accident scene is just past the Resolute Forest Products plant in York County. 

    Gast said Custer got out  his car on the road and was hit by a logging truck. He died from injuries he received from the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • State Supreme Court to hear Elledge case

    The S.C. Supreme Court is scheduled today to hear the case of a disabled Lancaster woman whose in-home personal-care funding was slashed in late 2009 due to state budget cuts.

    Katie Elledge, 32, was diagnosed with psychomotor retardation and spastic quadriplegia as an infant and requires 24-hour skilled care.

  • Sure sign of spring

    FORT LAWN – Rebecca Whisonant of Chester has been bringing her son, 12-year-old Ryon, to Jordan’s Farm for at least the last 10 springs to pick strawberries.

    However, the two don’t come alone. These days, Ryon’s siblings – Nicholas, 10, Nathaniel, 8, Alex, 6, Annette, 5, Isaac, 3, Amelia, 2, and 16-month-old Dominic – join in for a sticky, sweet time. The gooey juice from a just-picked strawberry was running down the chin of every Whisonant under the age of 13. 

  • Kershaw gets tract for helicopter pad

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw finally has a location for an emergency helicopter landing pad.

    Town Council voted 6-0 at its Monday meeting on first reading to accept property a resident is donating to the town.

    Councilman Eddie Coates wasn’t at the meeting.

  • Etched in bronze

     

    COLUMBIA – The last call of duty sounds. Five long, solemn peals of a bronze bell echo out and up into the bright blue sky above the S.C. Fire Academy’s Memorial Plaza.

    Firefighters stand at attention and salute, some break protocol to wipe a persistent tear, and silence thick as a breeze sways through the palmettos standing vigil beyond an eternal flame burning on a wall of names.

  • City to permit beer sales at Red Rose Festival

    This year’s Red Rose Festival will feature something extra for adults.

    Lancaster City Council voted 6-1 at its Tuesday, April 10, meeting to approve a resolution that permits the sale and consumption of beer at the upcoming festival on May 18 and 19.

    Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace cast the dissenting vote.

    In November 2011, council revised an existing ordinance, to allow beer and wine to be sold at city-sponsored functions. However, a vendor must apply and be approved for each event.

  • Deputy Brandon Rollins refuses to give up

    Brandon Rollins remembers clutching his side last fall, moments after being struck by an armed robber’s bullet, and vowing he wasn’t going to die. 

    The Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy told a crowd of more than 100 law enforcement officers Thursday morning, April 12, that it was all about having something to believe in. 

  • City delays pole shed construction

    Money has been redirected in a way that may improve operations at the city of Lancaster’s building on 15th Street.

    Jerry Crockett, the city’s public works director, requested a funding change at City Council’s Tuesday, April 10, meeting.

    As part of the city’s capital-improvement plan (CIP), $30,000 had been set aside this budget year for the construction of a pole shed. Crockett said he’s realized it will take another $35,000 to complete the project.