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  • Milo’s Friends hopes to offer peace of mind

    John was estranged from his family when he was diagnosed with a life-limiting illness; his only friend and constant companion was his beagle, Buddy.  

    John worried about what would happen to Buddy after his death. His hospice nurse found an adoptive family in her church, introduced them to John, and began the process of familiarizing Buddy with the new family.  John entrusted Buddy into their care just days before he died.

  • Police reports - May 14, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Kershaw man was arrested on a drug charge after officers questioned him at Pardue Street Apartments on May 7.

    Dominique Marcell Newman, 19, 149 E. Pine St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

    According to the report, officers were walking in the apartment complex and saw Newman acting suspiciously. While officers spoke with another man with Newman, Newman tried to walk away, the report said.

  • Company announces plan to bring almost 200 jobs

    A health supplement developer will bring almost 200 jobs to Lancaster County.

    Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. and Nutramax Manufacturing, Inc. announced Tuesday plans to move to the Lancaster County Business Park on Quality Drive in Lancaster. The companies, which develop health supplements for humans and animals, expect to bring 203 jobs when they relocate from Maryland. About 20 to 30 of those jobs will be transfers.

  • Story updateProbe continues in shooting death of 3-year-old girl

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl earlier this week.

    Jayleen Elaine Jackson, 3, of 2517 Douglas Road, was shot in an incident at 2040 Athena Road about 9:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

    Jackson was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital by car where she was stabilized and then flown to the Charlotte Medical Center. She died Tuesday morning.

    The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting sheriff's office investigators with the case.

  • 3-year-old dies from gunshot wound

    A 3-year-old girl died Tuesday morning after being shot Monday night, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

    Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Athena Road about 9:40 p.m. because of a shooting.

    When they arrived, no victim was found, but about the same time, Lancaster Police Department officers stopped a speeding car headed toward Springs Memorial Hospital. Inside the car was the child, Faile said.

    Faile would not say if the shooting happened inside or outside the home, or if it was a drive-by shooting. It was not known if the child was the intentional target.

  • Breaking News Man, 21, dies from gunshot wound

    A 21-year-old man was fatally shot before crashing his car into a 15th Street house on Monday.

    According to a press release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Douglas Harris Jr., of 2014 Pinta Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese. An autopsy showed that Harris died of a gunshot wound.

    Harris was apparently shot before crashing his 2000 Chevrolet Malibu into 943 15th St. about 2:30 p.m. His death has been ruled a murder, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • County Council meets Monday

    County Council will discuss what to do with two offices that will open up in the county’s emergency medical services complex at its meeting Monday.

    The Coroner’s Office will vacate two rooms there and both EMS and HOPE in Lancaster have asked for those spaces. County Administrator Steve Willis said both agencies have been asked to submit a one-page memo with reasons why they should get the space, and council will consider their reasons on Monday.

    Council will also hold four public hearings on Monday.

  • Playhouse to stage ‘Oliver!’ at LHS

    “Oliver!” is coming back to the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County stage.

    The playhouse will perform “Oliver!” a musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, “Oliver Twist,” on Friday and Saturday, and April 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m, at the Lancaster High School Auditorium.

    A matinee will be performed at 3 p.m. April 25.

  • Southern Starry Night = food, fashion and fun

    Several nonprofit organizations are coming together for a Southern Starry Night of food, fashion and fun.

    Proceeds from the show, Southern Starry Nights, will benefit the Lancaster Children’s Home and Indian Land Rotary Club.

  • New businesses discussed at economic development meeting

    Attracting new businesses to the county was a central theme at the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.’s annual meeting Monday.

    LCEDC President Keith Tunnell highlighted development projects that he hopes will stimulate the local economy. More than 100 people attended the meeting, held at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Looking at the southern end of the county, Tunnell congratulated Romarco Minerals for reopening the Haile Gold Mine in Kershaw.