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  • City gives Hope on the Hill $25K

    Tuesday wasn’t the first time the Rev. Wayne Murray approached City Council with a host of concerns regarding hospitality tax grant funding.  
    Murray is chairman of Hope on the Hill, a youth-service organization that is renovating the old Barr Street High School auditorium and gymnasium to be used as a multi-purpose community center.
    Though Hope on the Hill has received $125,000 from the city in the past, he was disappointed the organization had been turned down for funding multiple times since then.

  • Council approves animal ordinance

    After months of disagreements and debate about the enforcement of a code for dangerous animals, Lancaster County Council finally settled on a revised ordinance Monday night.
    Before voting, council discussed the issue at length along with Lancaster resident Derek Smith, who has appeared before council several times over the last five months to oppose the revision.
    Smith maintains the newly worded ordinance would be detrimental to animal owners.

  • Officers search for missing woman

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help find a missing 68-year-old woman.
    Lancaster resident Edith Cauthen was reported missing Wednesday by her family, according to a sheriff’s office press release. Her family said Cauthen was last seen walking near her home on Old Lynwood Circle in Lancaster about a month ago.
    The family said Cauthen suffers from medical conditions and requires special care.

  • Man points gun near elementary school

    A group of people called police last week after a man pointed a gun at their car behind an elementary school.
    Lancaster police officers responded to Lancaster High School at 9:16 a.m. July 8 and spoke to the four people who were in the car, according to a police department incident report.
    The driver, a 45-year-old Lancaster woman, told officers she was picking up her son from S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation, located at 1150 Roddey Road behind North Elementary School, when the man pointed the gun.

  • Man attacked in road

    A Lancaster man was recently found beaten in the middle of a road, though police soon found his attacker.
    Lancaster police officers found the victim after responding to a report of an assault at the corner of Dunlap and Pleasant Hill streets on July 2 at 2:18 p.m.
    When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a 55-year-old Lancaster man lying in the road bleeding from the head and mouth, according to a police department incident report.
    Several people were seen trying to help the man stand up when the officers approached him, the report said.

  • Kershaw man charged with attempted murder

    The arrest of a shooting suspect leads deputies to a loaded gun and other stolen property.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Curtis Javon Sowell, of 638 Kershaw Country Club Road, Apt. 3C, Kershaw, with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and conspiracy.
    The charges stem from a June 7 incident in which a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg in the parking lot of Foxwood Apartments on Kershaw Country Club Road, according to a sheriff's office press release issued Monday afternoon.

  • Lancaster teen charged with attempted murder

    An 18-year-old has been charged in the shooting of another Lancaster teen over the weekend.
    The Lancaster Police Department announced Monday afternoon it has charged Deshaune Tillman, 110 N. Ferguson St., with attempted murder.
    Tillman shot Shaquille Lashaun Robinson, 18, once at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday in front of 116 Hazel Street, according to a police department press release.

  • Flags to be flown at half staff today
  • Choose next senator on Tuesday

    A longer-than-usual election season is about to come to an end as residents in Lancaster County and eastern York County prepare to head to the polls next week. 

    Voters will decide who will serve as their District 16 representative in the state Senate. 

    The candidates are Democrat Keith Brann, Republican Greg Gregory and Libertarian Stan Smith. 

    The winner will serve the remaining two years of former S.C. Sen. Mick Mulvaney’s term. Mulvaney is now serving in the U.S. House. 

  • Chester native presents ‘Southern Cold Warrior’

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – When people think of a long-serving, influential 5th Congressional District representative, the name John Spratt probably comes to mind. Long before Spratt served, and before he was even born, James P. Richards rose to national prominence as a congressman from Liberty Hill.