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  • City license proposal on hold

    Dean Faile wanted Lancaster City Council to think about perception.

    He listed a few notable politicians and celebrities, and asked council members to marinate on the first thoughts that come to mind. President Barack Obama, former Sen. Jim DeMint and Tiger Woods were among the names.

    Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, then asked council to think about the city of Lancaster’s perception. He said community pride is in the forefront.

  • Lancaster man charged with racketeering

    A multi-state racketeering investigation into an illegal internet casino operation resulted in the arrest of a Lancaster man and eight others across South Carolina on Tuesday, March 12.

    Leonard Doyle Lucas, 57, 490 Shoreline Drive, was arrested March 1 on multiple charges related to the investigation of a Florida-based non-profit corporation called Allied Veterans of the World Inc. and Affiliates, according to a S.C. Law Enforcement Division press release.

  • Woman faces drunk driving, child endangerment charges after chase

    A Lancaster woman remains behind bars on DUI and child endangerment charges, almost a week after authorities noticed her car swerving along a county road.

    Candice Lynn Crawford, 25, 324 Elm St., was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 9, and charged with child endangerment, driving under the influence and failure to stop for blue lights and sirens, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw. Authorities say Crawford had three young children in the car with her when she was stopped.

  • Man charged with assaulting woman near USCL Gregory health center

    An assault that left a woman bleeding on a path near the University of South Carolina Lancaster resulted in the arrest of a man earlier this month. 

    Laquavis Devon George, 29, 1226 Lee St., was arrested March 4 and charged with third-degree assault and battery, according to a Lancaster Police Department booking report. 

    On Feb. 27, officers responded to an assault near USCL’s Gregory Health and Wellness Center on Hubbard Drive, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Budget amendment restores all services at unemployment offices

    The S.C. House of Representatives adopted a bipartisan budget amendment on Wednesday, March 13, to restore 17 rural employment centers dismantled by the state Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) last month.

    One of those offices is in neighboring Chester County. Since Feb. 19, those in Chester County who need face-to-face help with unemployment benefits have been coming to the Lancaster office at 705 N. White St.

  • Closing of Titanium Solutions in Indian Land catches employees off guard

    Employees with Indian Land’s Titanium Solutions said they were blindsided Wednesday, March 13,  when company officials unexpectedly told them the company was closing.

    Titanium Solutions is a loss mitigation firm that has been located on HSBC Way in Edgewater Business Park since late 2008.

    The company specializes in contacting delinquent borrowers at their homes on behalf of financial institutions, mortgage services and investors and other clients.

  • Lancaster man arrested in Fla. racketeering case

      A multi-state racketeering investigation into an illegal internet casino operation resulted in the arrest of a Lancaster man and eight others across South Carolina on Tuesday, March 12. 


  • Council nixes Collins Road rezoning after uproar

    INDIAN LAND – For years, Gary Holland has enjoyed a peaceful, quiet existence at his Collins Road home, but the prospect of a tractor supply store moving nearby roused him to action last month.
    Joined by fellow neighbors and a smattering of other Indian Land residents, Holland vehemently opposed a proposed land rezoning during Lancaster County Council’s Feb. 25 meeting.

  • Former educator, coach David Gause passes away

    Nobody knew the turf at Lancaster Memorial Stadium as well as the late David Gause.
    A coach and educator in the Lancaster County School system for 37 years, Gause, 72, died Saturday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    Gause came here as a fresh-out-of-college teacher in 1962. A University of South Carolina graduate, he was hired by the late Wade Corn as an assistant football coach.
    While Gause shaped his share of young lives from a classroom and a basketball bench, his biggest impact came on the football field in more ways than one.

  • Lib Wilson a trailblazer for women

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, you don’t have to look far to find a person to highlight.

    Lancaster’s Lib Wilson, who died last month at age 89, was quite a trailblazer and power player in the realms of business, politics, education and community service.

    A few people who knew Wilson well recently spoke to The Lancaster News on what they remember most about her.