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  • Looking back – Sept. 11, 1954

    The first race held at Lancaster Speedway was on Sept. 11, 1954. According to the archives of The Lancaster News, that first race drew a standing-room crowd of more than 6,000 fans. Tommy Washam co-promoted the event with a 27-year-old up-and-comer from Oakboro, N.C., by the name of Bruton Smith.

  • EMS workers win $1.5 million lawsuit

    A case involving unpaid overtime money for several Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services workers has finally been settled – to the tune of $1.5 million. 

    For the last 17 months, a group of 59 former and current EMS employees have been awaiting the results of a class-action lawsuit they jointly filed against Lancaster County.  

  • Kershaw Town Council discusses sheriff’s contract

    KERSHAW – Kershaw officials are still talking about ways to enhance law enforcement coverage in the town. 

    Town Council met in closed session twice Monday to discuss its contract with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Kershaw has been paying the sheriff’s office $451,000 a year to provide coverage, which includes two patrol deputies per shift. 

    Town Administrator Tony Starnes recently expressed a desire to have a deputy who can serve as an administrator or supervisor on each shift. 

  • Love for others motivated life of the Rev. Dr. John Platt

     

    Some people are motivated by their love of others, and no one loved people more than the Rev. Dr. John Platt, a former Lancaster resident and missions director of the Moriah Baptist Association who made his mark on Lancaster and the world, friends and associates said.

    Platt, born in 1938, died Saturday in Columbia after about a four-year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Gaskins Platt.

  • A century of service

    Right now, there are three learning petals missing from the big daisy on Courtney Duncan’s bright blue Girl Scout vest, but she’s getting there.

    Only 6, Courtney joined the Girl Scouts just after her fifth birthday.

    “I like selling cookies,” Courtney said while attending the local 100th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouts on Sunday at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse and Museum. “I sold 139 boxes.”

  • Mobile home destroyed in Monday morning fire

    No one was injured in a fire that claimed a family’s mobile home Monday morning.

    The fire, which severely damaged a doublewide mobile home in the 300 block of Gills Creek Drive, first caught the attention of a nearby resident Monday. 

    “It was about 8:40 a.m. when it was called in,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder. “A neighbor saw the house across the street from them with fire coming out of it.”

  • Man arrested after biting bar manager

    A Lancaster man led police officers on a foot chase moments after he bit a bar manager in the hand, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Ronnie James Dunn, 20, 2007 Great Falls Highway, was charged Feb. 27 with assault and battery, malicious injury to property and disorderly conduct. 

    Officers with the Lancaster Police Department came to the Carriage Inn Motel on North Main Street after 11 p.m. Feb. 27 in response to a call about someone hanging from the back of a moving pick-up truck. 

  • Man arrested after biting bar manager

    A Lancaster man led police officers on a foot chase moments after he bit a bar manager in the hand, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Ronnie James Dunn, 20, 2007 Great Falls Highway, was charged Feb. 27 with assault and battery, malicious injury to property and disorderly conduct. 

    Officers with the Lancaster Police Department came to the Carriage Inn Motel on North Main Street after 11 p.m. Feb. 27 in response to a call about someone hanging from the back of a moving pick-up truck. 

  • Found body is missing Pa. man

    The search for a missing Pennsylvania man officially ended Wednesday after an autopsy confirmed the identity of a body found in a creek bed off Mount Carmel Road earlier this week.

    The remains of Joseph DeVivo, 87, from Stroud Township, Pa., were positively identified following an autopsy conducted early Wednesday morning, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    Lancaster County and Pennsylvania authorities attended the autopsy.

  • Mike Rao remembered at Blue Alert bill signing

    A Lancaster native who died in the line of duty was remembered as Gov. Nikki Haley signed a measure into law that aims to protect the state’s law enforcement officers.

    On March 6, Haley signed the Blue Alert bill on the Statehouse steps in Columbia. Her action allows for the creation of an alert system that will inform the public when an officer is injured, abducted or killed.

    It will be similar to the Amber Alert, which issues notifications when a child goes missing.