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  • Knife upgrades shoplifting charge to armed robbery

    Detectives tracked down and arrested a local man last week in connection with the armed robbery of a Lancaster pharmacy.

    Jeffrey Scott White, 39, 1921 Emma Circle, was arrested March 26. 

    He is  charged with armed robbery and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime. 

    The charges stem from a robbery at Walgreens, at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Gillsbrook Road, on  March 24.

  • Sims Foundation awards $822,000 in grants

    Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards.  A total of 13 organizations are the recipients of grants totaling $822,816.

  • Democratic National Convention seeks volunteers

    The 2012 Democratic National Convention, to be held the first week of September in Charlotte, is expected to bring millions of dollars and 35,000 visitors into this area, including thousands of national and international media representatives.

    According to officials with the Democratic National Convention Committee and the Host Committee, the 2012 convention will shine a spotlight on Charlotte and the surrounding area. Thousands of television, newspaper and magazine reporters will be coming, along with delegates and convention workers.

  • Fire destroys home on Ross Cauthen Road

    Almost two dozen firefighters worked to quell a mobile home fire last weekend that killed an animal and left two people homeless. 

    Emergency responders arrived at the home in the 2100 block of Ross Cauthen Road about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Filing wraps up for June primaries

    A woman familiar with congressional politics will challenge U.S. House Rep. Mick Mulvaney for the District 5 seat – one of several races office seekers filed for over the past few weeks.

    Joyce Knott, a Rock Hill businesswoman who once worked on the campaign staff for former U.S. Rep. John Spratt, has filed to run as a Democrat for that same seat in the June primary.

    That will presumably pit her against Mulvaney, the incumbent Republican, in November’s general election. 

  • Reflections: Mill's growth, decline mirror mill village

     When the Rev. Bill Knight rides down Brooklyn Avenue these days, the transmission of his mind is hung in reverse.

    Knight, the author of “Mill Hill Memories” and “Mill Hill Residents: Mill Hill Proud,” doesn’t see houses with collapsed roofs that are nothing more than burned-out shells.

    Knight sees neighborly homes where every child was welcome.

  • CEO: Gold mine seeks to keep public informed

    KERSHAW – Representatives from Romarco Minerals and Haile Gold Mine Inc. spent Saturday afternoon at an open house at Andrew Jackson Recreation Center in Kershaw.

    The event, like others held in the past, is part of an effort to keep the community informed about progress Haile Gold Mine is making toward breaking ground and becoming a fully operational facility. Once open, the mine would bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

  • Airport business park moves forward

    The approval of a new resolution by Lancaster County Council this week has kick-started progress on a new Lancaster Airport Business Park project.

    Following council’s closed session Monday, April 2, council members voted unanimously to approve Resolution 775, allowing for the purchase of several acres of land near the county’s airport. The resolution also begins the county’s due diligence process for eventually buying 100 more acres of land.

  • Airport business park moves forward

    The approval of a new resolution by Lancaster County Council this week has kick-started progress on a new Lancaster Airport Business Park project.

    Following council’s closed session Monday, April 2, council members voted unanimously to approve Resolution 775, allowing for the purchase of several acres of land near the county’s airport. The resolution also begins the county’s due diligence process for eventually buying 100 more acres of land.

  • Third man arrested in Jenika Jones murder

    A third man was arrested Friday in the murder of 23-year-old Jenika Jones.

    Al Martinez Green, 19, 813 1/2 East Dunlap St., was arrested by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and charged with murder, according to a sheriff’s office press release. As of Friday morning, Green remained jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.  

    Two other men – Devatee Clinton, 24, 1911 Roseanna Lane and Wayne Blakeney, 20, 5987 Taxahaw Road – were arrested March 9 and both were also charged with murder.