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Deputies still looking for suspect in May 24 assault

Man stabbed multiple times inside home

By Jesef Williams

Authorities are looking for a woman accused of stabbing a Lancaster man inside his home late last month.
A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy came to The Forks store on Memorial Park Road shortly after 5:30 a.m. May 24 to speak with a man who had reportedly been stabbed in the chest moments earlier.
The man, who lives on Westway Apartment Drive, gave the deputy the name of the woman he said assaulted him with a knife.
The man said he and the woman “have not been in any intimate relationship and have never lived together.”


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Habitat celebrates 13 in 13


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Ellis now behind bars

Another ‘most wanted’ arrest

By Chris Sardelli

One of Lancaster County’s “Most Wanted” was tracked down June 1 after he was arrested by Fort Lawn police officers during a traffic checkpoint.
Justin Edward Ellis, 28, of Fort Lawn, was transferred to the Lancaster County Detention Center shortly after he was taken into custody by Fort Lawn police officers, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Fort Lawn officers noticed Ellis had several active outstanding warrants in Lancaster County and turned him over to a deputy at the Catawba Fish Camp, the report said.


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Sheriff announces party switch at GOP luncheon

Faile now a Republican

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has put aside the donkey in favor of an elephant.
Faile, the county’s only elected law enforcement officer, said Friday, June 7, that he is no longer a Democrat and is joining the Republican Party.
He made the announcement during a Lancaster County Republican Party luncheon at the Bradley Arts & Sciences Building multipurpose room at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
Faile said he made the decision to switch parties within the last few weeks.


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Nobody speaks at public forum

City Council tweaks budget plan

By Jesef Williams

Trash pick-up in the city of Lancaster may look more like a robotics demonstration starting this summer.

City staff have added $40,000 to the proposed 2013-14 budget to buy a “swing arm” that will attach to one of the solid waste pick-up trucks. The driver of the truck will operate the device, which will lift curbside trash cans, dump them into the truck’s trash bed and place the cans back in their place.


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Grant: Samuel considered as ‘armed and dangerous’

Warrants issued for shooting suspect

By Chris Sardelli

Warrants have been issued in the hunt for a Lancaster man wanted in connection with the shooting of another man in both his legs Tuesday, June 4. 


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Tropical Storm Andrea bears down

Heavy rain headed this way

By Greg Summers

Get ready to get wet.


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Unusual ceremony marks arrival of Canadian bakery

Fancy Pokket breaks bread Thursday

By Jesef Williams

Though the sample size of dirt was small, the significance of the moment was quite major for Lancaster County. 


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Emergency worker was treating seizure victim inside car when car was struck in chain reaction

County EMS medic injured

By Chris Sardelli

Although much of the details are sketchy, a county medic is recuperating after being injured in a car accident while tending to a medical emergency along Main Street on May 29. 

The male medic, whose full name and age have not been released, was injured during a chain reaction of car collisions at the intersection of Gay and Main streets at about 9:30 p.m., according to a S.C. traffic collision report. 

Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the medic was inside a car providing treatment when he was injured. 


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Suspect attempts to rob man at ATM

By Reece Murphy

The Lancaster Police Department has few leads in an attempted robbery late last month of a man withdrawing money from the ATM at Founders Federal Credit Union on North Main Street.

According to the incident report, the 36-year-old man said as he pulled into the credit union between 12:30 and 1 a.m. May 26, he saw three unidentified teenage males at the nearby corner of North Main and Covenant streets. Two of them were riding mountain bikes, the other pushing a bicycle.


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