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  • Former contractor sues Fort Lawn, public works director

    Brian Gardner

    Landmark News Services

    FORT LAWN – A former independent contractor for the Town of Fort Lawn has filed suit against the Town and Public Works Director Lewis Jordan.

    According to the documents filed at the Chester County Courthouse, an attorney representing William P. “Pat” Roddey filed a negligence lawsuit on his client's behalf naming the Town of Fort Lawn and Jordan, who is Fort Lawn’s public works director. The summons requests a jury trial for the complaint.

  • Job fair set for Fort Lawn Community Center

     Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    FORT LAWN – A job fair, co-sponsored by SC JUMMP (Jobs Upfront Mean More Pay) and DMSI Staffing, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Fort Lawn Community Center (FLCC). 

    A representative from DMSI Staffing says there are about 200 positions to be filled and prospective job seekers can expect to go to work almost immediately.

  • Police investigating possible carjacking

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Police are looking for more information in the possible carjacking of a man outside a Lancaster gas station early Tuesday morning, March 25.

    Officers were called to the lobby of the police department at about 5 a.m. Tuesday after a man arrived to report a carjacking, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Sims Foundation awards grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc. has made awards totaling $827,374 to 23 different community organizations in its Responsive and Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Grants programs.  

    The foundation awarded the following 16 grants in its Responsive Grants Program:

    u CareNet – $70,000 for its CareHealth Centers

  • Hope issues appeal for staple food items

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    A local “help ministry” now needs the community’s help to provide food for local families.

    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster has a mission as a faith-based, nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis. 

  • TLN staff wins 35 awards at press association luncheon

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    COLUMBIA – The editorial staff of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway took home 35 awards at this year’s  S.C. Press Association luncheon, including first place for general excellence and the President’s Cup for its overall quality, design, writing and photography.

    It’s the second consecutive year the TLN newsroom has laid claim to the president’s cup. 

  • Candidate filing period wraps up

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    The filing period for the 2014 General Election year ends at noon today, March 30, for candidates filing  in Lancaster County for several offices.

    “If anybody out there wants to get in at the last minute, they can,” said Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson. 

  • Man found passed out in front of school

     Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man faces two alcohol-related charges after he allegedly passed out behind the wheel while waiting in a car rider line at a county elementary school on Wednesday, March 26, to pick up a child.

    Michael Douglas Hammond, 35, 1285 West Shore Drive, was charged with public drunkeness and an open container violation, according to a Lancaster Sheriff’s Office incident report, 

  • Moped driver dies from injuries

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A Lancaster man died from his injuries after he was struck by a car while riding his moped through a city intersection on March 17. 

    Calvin McIlwain, 60, was first taken to Springs Memorial Hospital and later flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of his injuries, though he later died on March 24, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 

  • Still no charges in two homicides

    It’s been more than a month since Lancaster County authorities responded to two homicides within days of each other, though few developments have been released about either case.