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Today's News

  • DUIs, no fatalities during New Year

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Despite warnings that law enforcement would be out in force during the New Year’s holiday, the S.C. Highway Patrol still made several drunk driving arrests in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    Otherwise, the weekend was a safety success, S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Billy Elders said.
    Troopers made 10 DUI arrests over the New Year’s holiday weekend.

  • Twins make early entrance to world

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For the Lancaster News
    Generally, babies are born in a sterile environment of a hospital with caregivers around to make sure the delivery goes smoothly. That was not the case for Heath Springs resident Stacie Baker.
    Baker was 29 weeks pregnant with twins when she woke about 5:15 a.m. Dec. 13 with labor pains. Thinking it was a false alarm, Baker tried to soak in the tub with hopes it would ease up. But when she got out of the water, the pains were coming on quickly and severely.

  • Driver shot in neck Wednesday morning

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A 26-year-old Lancaster man rushed himself to the hospital Wednesday after he was struck in the neck during an early-morning shooting on Springdale Road.
    The man was driving a white Volvo north on Springdale Road about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on his way to Springs Memorial Hospital with a woman and child in the car, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The man later told police he was taking the woman to the emergency room because she was having trouble breathing.

  • Driver collides with horse

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Kershaw man is recovering from his injuries after the car he was driving collided with a horse late Monday night.
    The accident happened at 9:05 p.m. on S.C. 157, on a portion of the road also known as Arbor Drive, said S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl.  Billy Elder. The collision involved one car and the horse.
    Elder said Larry Taylor, 57, of Charlie Johnson Road in Kershaw, was traveling west on S.C. 157 in a 2004 Dodge Neon four-door when the accident happened.

  • Woman threatened to kill forester

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County woman may face charges after reportedly threatening to kill a utility worker last week.
    A Duke Energy utility forester told a sheriff’s deputy he was cutting and trimming trees under the power lines in a right-of-way on Wild Rose Lane shortly after 10 a.m. Dec. 30.

  • Man bites another man during assault

    Local authorities are still looking for a man who bit another man during an assault the week before Christmas, according to reports.
    The attack was reported after midnight Dec. 18. Several Lancaster police officers spoke with the victim just after the assault at a home in the 100 block of Hunter Street, according to a police department incident report.

  • District seeks Education Hall of Fame nominations

    Lancaster County School District
    Lancaster County School District is accepting 2012 nominations for its Education Hall of Fame.
    The deadline for nominations is Feb. 6. Education Hall of Fame inductees are traditionally announced during the district’s Celebration of Excellence banquet in the spring.
    Nominees may be former teachers, administrators, board members or community members who have made significant contributions to the district through their work as civic leaders, politicians or as “friends of education.”

  • Police reports 1-6-11

    According to
    Lancaster Police Department
    incident reports:
    • Officers investigated a report of a woman who allegedly pointed a gun at another woman Dec. 14. Several officers spoke with a 42-year-old woman who said a woman she knew had just pulled a silver gun on her, waved it in her face and then drove away.
    Police found the suspect at her Chesterfield Avenue home.  She said the other woman had called her to ask if she was having an affair with her husband.

  • Community turns out to support Habitat

    Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    Residents throughout Lancaster County turned out to celebrate New Year’s and support Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County.
    Pamela Giardiello, chairwoman of Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County, said she is grateful for the support of the “Topping Out” New Year’s Eve fundraiser at the Fairway Room on Dec. 31.
    Habitat’s mission is to provide affordable homes for lower-income families in Lancaster County.

  • Kennedy quotes reflect LCCA mission

    If you want to celebrate the tremendous lifetime accomplishments of highly acclaimed performance artists, one of the best programs to watch is the annual Kennedy Center Honors, which was televised Dec. 22. 

    The Kennedy Center Honors have been awarded annually since 1978 by the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.