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  • Estridge, Holt seek probate judge

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    In the Nov. 4 General Election, Lancaster County Probate Judge Sandra Estridge, the incumbent Democrat, is faced with opposition from republican challenger, Jerry Holt, a Lancaster County planning commissioner and member of Indian Land Action Council.

  • Woman jailed in stabbing

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing a man with a butcher knife outside an East Dunlap Street home Monday, Sept. 29.

    Delores Haggins, 31, 820 E. Dunlap St., was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Revolving doors, Part 1 of 3

    For Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile, sometimes it feels as if 5 percent of the population are committing 95 percent of the county’s crimes. Weekly staff meetings at the sheriff’s office are often dominated by reports of crimes committed by a legion of familiar faces, Faile said; people who’ve had so much contact with local law enforcement that they’ve been dubbed “frequent fliers” in the judicial system. 

  • Absentee voting gets underway

    Absentee voting for the Nov. 4 General Election started Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Voter Registration and Elections Office on the lower level of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

  • Homeless coalition forms in Lancaster County

    A new coalition has been formed to help find a solution to help the homeless in Lancaster County, said Melanie Outlaw, executive director of the United Way of Lancaster County, who also serves as coalition chairwoman.

  • Trooper hurt in one-car crash

    A S.C. Highway Patrol trooper was injured in an accident on Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75) Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, after being run off the side of the road by an oncoming vehicle.

  • Deadly stabbing suspect turns himself in

    The search for a man wanted in the late-night murder of a Lancaster man last weekend ended late Tuesday, Sept. 30, after he turned himself in to investigators.

    Carmen Martinez Mendez, 49, 1028 Sara Drive, is charged with murder, forgery and financial identity fraud enabling an unlawfully present alien to live or work in the United States, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

  • Coming soon: Town of Van Wyck?

    A group of Van Wyck residents fed up with what they say is a lack of representation by Lancaster County government has begun an effort to incorporate their small Panhandle community.

  • End of course exam results mixed

    End of course exam passage rates for Lancaster County students improved significantly in two subject areas last school year, but slipped slightly in two others.

  • Traffic fatalities climb in Lancaster County

    The overall number of traffic-related fatalities for South Carolina is slightly down from the previous year, but the same can’t be said for Lancaster County.