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  • Man clips power pole, flees scene

     A broken power pole and a trail of spilled fuel led to the arrest of a man who fled the scene of an accident earlier this month. 

    Officers arrested   , 35, of Monroe, N.C., on Nov. 10 and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 

  • Bleeding man charged with assault

    A Lancaster man found bleeding from his head earlier this month is now wanted for assault. 

    Police issued a warrant Nov. 10 charging 30-year-old Michael Wayne Rainey, of 919 Community Lane, with third-degree assault and battery. 

    According to an incident report, the warrant stems   from an assault call officers responded to just after 9 p.m. Nov. 10, in the 1500 block of Pardue Street.   

  • Sun City residents help neighbors in need

    The Volunteers and Helping Hands Club in Sun City Carolina Lakes began collecting for its annual Thanksgiving food drive before November even began. 

    With so many Indian Land families in need this year, the club and residents of the Sun City community wanted to be sure their neighbors have plenty of food to eat for the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.

    Donations this year exceeded expectations. Club members were both overwhelmed and delighted as they gathered to arrange and sort the food that had been collected in the last few weeks. 

  • Murder suspect turns himself in at sheriff's office

    A Lancaster man sought in the shooting death of another man on Monday, Nov. 19, turned himself in Tuesday at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Jeffery Lanard Roseborough, 30, is now jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. 

    Warrants were issued late Monday charging Roseborough with the murder of 23-year-old Lancaster resident Gaeric Q. Johnson, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Council approves gold mine ordinances

    After five months of obstacles, debates and halted progress, a series of ordinances related to Haile Gold Mine and mining in general received final approval by Lancaster County Council late Monday night, Nov. 12. 

    It’s been a long journey for council members, mine officials and Kershaw residents, as several ordinances involving rezonings, development agreements and zoning definitions have been in flux since the measures were presented to council in June. 

  • Gunshots fired at car, nightclub

    Patrons at a local nightclub called police early Saturday morning, Nov. 10, after someone fired several bullets into the building and a nearby car. 

    Officers responded at about 2:40 a.m. to Good Time Charlie’s, 1366 W. Meeting St., about a report of shots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    A 911 dispatcher told responding officers that a car in the parking lot had been shot and a vehicle suspected to be involved fled the scene heading west on West Meeting Street. 

  • Locals can still help out with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    Folks in Lancaster County and South Carolina have long been known for lending a hand in times of need.

    Though it’s been more than three weeks since Hurricane Sandy slammed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States the week of Oct. 28, millions of people are still suffering.

    That’s why it should come as no surprise that Lancaster County residents are reaching out to help – or that they could still use your help.

  • See Lancaster SC unveils 2012 Christmas ornament

    The sounds of Susan Vinson Sherlock’s dulcimer complemented the occasion well.

    Sherlock played songs that captured the feel of the 1800s – the period used to draw inspiration for this year’s See Lancaster SC Christmas ornament.

    Visitors stopped by the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Lancaster Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to see the unveiling of the 2012 ornament. Fittingly, it portrays one of the eight stained-glass windows from the West Gay Street church, which was built in the 1800s.

  • Kershaw men charged with heroin possession

    KERSHAW – Two Kershaw men were arrested on heroin charges after one of them led authorities on a chase late last month.

    Jeffery Alexander Knight, 26, 8524 Old Jefferson Highway; and Robert Rhett Hunter, 25, 2187 Conservancy Road, were each charged Oct. 31 with possession of heroin.

    Deputies went to Small’s Food Center on North Matson Street that night in response to a call about a suspicious man entering and exiting the store and hanging around the parking lot, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • County voters out early to cast ballots

    When it came to voting on Election Day, Marlena Norwood didn’t have a hidden agenda.

    Poll manager Casey Usher had flipped on the lights inside the fellowship hall at Spring Hill Baptist Church about 15 minutes before Norwood arrived at 6:05 a.m. and slipped inside to take the first seat. 

    The Spring Hill precinct has a little more than 1,700 registered voters. Discounting those who decided to vote absentee before Tuesday, Norwood was the first voter at that precinct.