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  • 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.

  • Officers save man's life

    Three deputies and a city police officer have been credited with saving a man’s life last month. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies Jason Catoe, Craig Lilly, Spencer McInvaille and Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Dale Johnson were recently honored by for their lifesaving efforts in the early morning hours of Feb. 25.

    About 4:30 a.m. that day, Lilly and McInvaille responded to a 911 call at a home off Springdale Road. 

  • Six county departments on the move

    Lancaster County officials provided more details last week for a plan to relocate the offices of at least six county departments. 

    During Lancaster County Council’s March 1 meeting, county staff narrowed down plans for moving around several departments and groups, including the assessor’s office, finance department and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC). 

    The discussion began last month as council discussed what to do with the LCEDC, whose building on West Gay Street is prone to mold and water leaks. 

  • Teens told best 'high' hinges on good decisions

    Lancaster Coalition for Healthy Youth wrapped up its three-day conference on the Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities on Wednesday night by taking the message straight to their target audience — teens.

    The guest speaker for Teen Night, one of four keynote speakers during the conference, was youth motivational speaker, stand-up comedian, author and clinical neuropsychologist Matt Bellace.

  • Substance abuse conference a success

    Officials with Lancaster County’s Coalition for Healthy Youth said this year’s fourth Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities conference was another success.

    The three-day event, held March 7-10 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bradley building, drew about 150 drug-prevention specialists, counselors, ministers, school personnel, nonprofit administrators and others from as far away as Washington state. 

    The conference was funded, in part, by a $20,000 city of Lancaster hospitality tax grant.