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  • Armed suspect robs check-cashing business at Lancaster Square

    Local authorities are searching for the suspect who robbed a check cashing business at gunpoint just before 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

  • Tebow speaks at Pregnancy Care Center event

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News
    Protecting young mothers and the value of life were the focus of the keynote address given by guest speaker Pam Tebow at the 15th annual Pregnancy Care Center Fall Fundraising Banquet on Sept. 19.  
    Tebow, mother of NFL player Tim Tebow, spoke of her own experience to a crowd of about 250 people at the City of Light in Indian Land.  

  • Fort Lawn council meeting is ‘interesting’

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Services
    FORT LAWN – The Tuesday, Oct. 1, meeting of Fort Lawn Town Council meeting was “interesting” to say the least.
    Though no reason was given, Councilman Scott Russell – appearing very agitated – removed himself from a closed-door session and two council members expressed concerns about spending money to make enhancements in and around town hall.

  • Election for open Great Falls Town Council seat is Tuesday

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Services
    GREAT FALLS – The Town of Great Falls will hold a special election Tuesday, Oct. 8, to fill the unexpired term of former Councilman Zack Williams.
    Williams,  minister of Great Falls Second Baptist Church, was elected to town council last year and was sworn into office June 1. However, he only completed 13 months of the four-year term.

  • Heath Springs council reverses decision on Christmas lights

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – When it comes to government spending, more money isn’t always the answer.
    Sometimes, it’s less, which is why Heath Springs Town Council held a special meeting  Wednesday, Oct. 2.
    After appointing a committee and approving a measure at its September meeting to buy new style Christmas decorations for 22 utility poles in the town, council did an about face.

  • Deputy chases man, shoots charging dog

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A deputy was unscathed after he was forced to shoot a charging dog while chasing a man who bolted from a traffic stop Sunday, Sept. 29.
    The shooting happened as a deputy was chasing Derrick Lamont Nelson, 30, 1501 Fleetwood Drive, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Residents interrupt burglary, chase man

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A woman chased a possible would-be burglar from her family’s property, with a pool cue in hand, after hearing a noise in a shop building late last month.
    Deputies responded just after 9:50 p.m. Sept. 28 to the 3600 block of East North Corner Road about a report of an attempted break-in at a home and people with guns in the yard, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Man shot during robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A man is recovering in a Charlotte hospital after he was shot in the back during an early morning armed robbery Friday, Oct. 4.
    In a press release issued Friday morning, Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting happened at about 2 a.m., shortly after the victim met a group of people he didn’t know.
    The victim told officers he was near St. Paul Street and Thomas Lane when he was flagged down by an unknown man and two unknown women.

  • Annual county fire expo focuses on preventing kitchen fires

    Amanda Phipps
    For The Lancaster News
    The county continues to see an increase in kitchen fires in residential homes, said Lancaster Fire Department Lt. David Melton.
    The 19th Annual Lancaster County Fire Expo will focus on the theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires” to address the growing problem, Melton said.
    The expo is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, in the University Place (Walmart Supercenter) parking lot, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West.  

  • End of course exam results mixed for local students

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    End of course exam results were mixed for Lancaster County students for the 2012-13 school year, with performance gains in some areas and slight decreases in others.
    South Carolina End of Course Exam Program (EOCEP) began nine years ago as a way to gauge students’ performance on “gateway” or “benchmark” courses: algebra 1/mathematics for the technologies 2; biology 1/applied biology 2; English 1; and U.S. History and the Constitution.