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Today's News

  • 3 arrested in connection with Patel murder

    Three men have been arrested on armed robbery conspiracy charges in connection with the murder of Lancaster convenience store owner Harnish Patel, who was found shot to death in his front yard March 2.

    Lancaster residents Jaquinton Tradell Blair, 23, and Richard Devauhn Stewart, 42, and Charlotte resident Lajames Arteian Ross, 22, are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to a Wednesday release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Stewart is also charged with accessory before the fact of attempted armed robbery.

  • Norman squeaks out win

    Ralph Norman is going to Congress, but his margin of victory in Tuesday’s special election was unexpectedly narrow.

    Norman, a Republican and Rock Hill real estate developer, topped Democratic candidate Archie Parnell by just a 3-point margin. Norman tallied 44,889 votes to Parnell’s 42,035.
    Norman takes the 5th District seat vacated when Mick Mulvaney became White House budget director. Mulvaney beat his Democratic opponent by 20 points last November.

  • Truffle-sniffing dog one of county tour’s highlights

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Last weekend’s annual Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour featured a huge variety of attractions, from honeybees, hens and truffle hunts to gardens bursting with geraniums and lilies, from displays of antiques and artifacts to visits with authors and artists.
    S.C. Truffieres & Howell Specialty Farmz at 9010 Pryor Drive in Indian Land was a new stop on the five-year-old tour, which included 10 stops and three ancillary sites this year.

  • Kershaw Co. firefighter live-streams Ocean Blvd. gun battle

    Bubba Hinson, a Kershaw County volunteer firefighter, has been barraged with calls from media outlets all over the world this week, as his terrifying video of a street shooting in the heart of Myrtle Beach has drawn more than 4 million Facebook views.
    “I’m just ready for everything to go back to normal,” he said Tuesday. “I had to charge my phone three times yesterday, and I have two batteries for it!”

  • ‘Miss Emily’ Franklin, caretaker of Buford Battleground, dies at 87

    Emily Carnes Franklin, the unofficial ambassador and caretaker of Lancaster County’s most significant Revolutionary War site, the Buford Battleground, died Friday. She was 87.
    “Miss Emily’s” roots run deep at the Buford Massacre site on Rocky River Road. She was a direct descendant of the Rev. Jacob “Preacher” Carnes.

  • Give Local luncheon celebrates $155K drive

    More than 120 sponsors, partners and community members celebrated raising $155,000 during the second-annual Give Local Lancaster at a luncheon on Monday at USC Lancaster.
    Spearheaded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation, Give Local received a total of 1,015 gifts and included donors from three countries, 14 states and 61 cities.
    “Working together makes a brighter future,” said Robert Folks, chairman of the Sims Foundation. “This is a celebration.”

  • Sheriff’s office lists unclaimed property

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office often come across unclaimed, lost or abandoned property during the course of their duties.
    And under departmental policy, when a deputy takes possession of the property, it is placed into evidence for safekeeping.   
    The office, however, does work to identify owners and reunite them with their property. 
    After a 90-day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to find legal property owners, the sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the items.

  • Store owner accused of groping, propositioning his employee

    The owner of a Lancaster convenience store has been charged with second-degree assault and battery after an employee accused him of groping her and propositioned her with money to have sex with him.
    Ankitkumar “Andy” Patel, 30, owner of the Forks convenience store at 1594 Memorial Park Road, was arrested June 10, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.

  • Citadel House dedicates its building today

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    The Citadel House, a 90-day emergency shelter with supportive services for men in Lancaster County, holds an open house and building dedication today, welcoming the public to see what the facility offers.
    The small home at 1214 Trestle Lane in the Brooklyn neighborhood, which was used as the city’s warming center last winter and has been transitioning to the new role, will welcome visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. A light lunch will be served.

  • Health care dominates 5th District forum

    COLUMBIA – With the congressional special election only days away, four of the candidates appeared Friday in an SCETV forum that focused mostly on their differences over fixing or replacing Obamacare.
    Republican Ralph Norman, who had skipped three recent joint appearances with the other candidates, appeared along with Democrat Archie Parnell, Green Party candidate David Kulma and Josh Thornton of the American Party. Libertarian Victor Kocher did not attend.