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Today's News

  • Council tackles animals

    Controlling dangerous and mismanaged animals was a main focal point of Lancaster City Council’s Tuesday, July 24, meeting.
    City Administrator Helen Sowell said the city has received an increased number of animal complaints in recent months and has met with officials to revisit related ordinances and practices.
    Back in 1992, the city eliminated its Humane Control Department and opted to mirror Lancaster County’s existing ordinance and rely on the county’s enforcement of animal control.

  • Youth substance abuse prevention conference next week

    How do you get organizations and key people in rural communities involved in helping prevent youth substance abuse?
    That’s the question the Coalition for Healthy Youth and Lancaster County Partners for Youth hope to answer for attendees of their 2012 Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities conference next week.
    This year’s conference will emphasize Reaching Out to Missing Partners.
    The fifth annual conference is Wednesday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 3, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • City Council OKs $63,500 for paving

    Work continues on the site that will serve as the new home for the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies program.
    In October 2011, the city of Lancaster bought the downtown Main Street building that used to be the Badcock furniture store and later The Artisans Center.
    Plans are for USCL to use the space to display its extensive Catawba Indian pottery and archive collections, to feature classrooms and to host lectures and other special events.

  • Officers search for IL burglars

    A string of thefts from several homes under construction in Indian Land during the last few months have authorities on the hunt for those responsible.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect, or suspects, who have entered homes under construction in the Barberville Road area at night and removed construction materials and copper wiring, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Sheriff’s Office investigates possible murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are investigating whether a man found dead in his car could be the county’s 11th murder of the year.
    The man was found at about 7:17 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, as sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call on Lamplight Road in Lancaster, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    When they arrived, deputies found 42-year-old Lancaster resident Timothy Alan Wissinger dead in his vehicle, the release said.  

  • Sheriff’s Office searches for IL burglars

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A string of thefts from several homes under construction in Indian Land during the last few months have authorities on the hunt for those responsible.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect or suspects who have entered homes under construction in the Barberville Road area at night and removed construction materials and copper wiring, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Man with axe arrested for attempted robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities arrested a Lancaster man early Wednesday, July 25 after he walked into a restaurant wielding an axe.
    David Leroy Deese, 45, 2562 Cane Mill Road, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.  
    Deputies responded shortly after 5:30 a.m. to a report of an armed robbery at Rusty’s Grill, located at 2423 Pineview Drive.

  • Test Kitchen: Study shows chocolate cake spreads smiles

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for... CHOCOLATE! Every day keeps getting sweeter around here in the test kitchen as we taste and sample our way through the yummy chocolate confections you’re serving up. A little heat from the oven doesn’t scare us a bit when the trade-off is a summer evening spent nibbling on homemade chocolate cake and ice cream.

  • LGC will re-open Thursday

    The Lancaster Golf Club, a fixture in Upstate golf for eight decades, will re-open for play Thursday, July 26.
    The south Lancaster 18-hole championship course, built in the late 1930s when what is now the front nine was constructed, has been closed for a major renovation since late spring.
    The course’s front nine closed April 30, and the back side closed May 13.
    Club pro Phil Small, who has served in that capacity for two stints totaling 17 years, said the renovation is a “great improvement.”

  • Lancaster P-31 rally nets state bid

    Down to its final strike, Lancaster Post 31 struck for two runs to earn a 9-8 win over Greenwood Post 20 to capture a berth in the upcoming American Legion baseball state tournament in Greenwood. Lancaster’s comeback win gave P-31 the second-round series win, 3-2.  
    P-31, 21-8, trailed 8-6 going to the ninth inning at Greenwood’s John Nave Stadium.