• City Council forum heated, contentious

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    Contentious, heated and filled with rebuttals.
    While those words could certainly describe Tuesday night’s presidential debate, they also paint a picture of a candidate forum for City Council candidates held a few hours earlier.

  • House hopefuls tackle issues at forum

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    Joseph Coy played up his experience as an everyday small-business owner. Mandy Powers Norrell highlighted her years as a municipal attorney and Ryan Payne keyed in on his youth as a benefit.

  • More money needed for Brook Drive

    Less than a month after approving an extra $49,000 for the Brook Drive improvement project, Lancaster City Council has allocated even more money for the work.
    At an emergency meeting Oct. 11, City Council voted unanimously to allocate up to $80,000 to address the rock that crews continue to encounter as they work to install a new sewer bore along Brook Drive.
    Council voted 6-0 to approve the money, which will come from the gross revenue fund. Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris wasn’t at the meeting.

  • Man charged with attempted murder

    A Lancaster County man faces numerous charges including attempted murder in connection to a shooting on St. Paul Street over the weekend.
    Lancaster police arrested Kentavious Stefan Mills, 22, 4464, Mount Carmel Road, early Monday morning, Oct. 15, after they spotted him driving a burgundy Chevrolet Caprice authorities were on the lookout for.
    Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police went to the 700 block of St. Paul Street in response to a call about gunshots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department media release.

  • Local man reports robbery in his car

    There are still no suspects in the case of a man who reported he was robbed after giving another man a ride Monday night, Oct. 8.
    Officers spoke with a 56-year-old Lancaster man who said an unknown man stole his money as he sat in his car, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Due to a language barrier, officers used a translator to speak with the man.
    Through the translator, the man said he was fueling his car at a South Main Street gas station at about 6:40 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown man who asked for a ride.

  • Deputies chase robbery suspect

    A Lancaster man with previous run-ins with the law is again behind bars after leading deputies on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning, Oct. 13.
    Jesse Michael James, 46, 4818 Waiters Circle, has been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and failure to stop for a blue light and siren.
    At 2:37 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the SpeedeeMart store at 1416 Pageland Highway, where the front door was smashed, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office media release.

  • Family, officials ask for help finding teen

    By Denyse Clark/Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – Thomas “Blake” Boan of Richburg has been missing since midday Saturday, Oct. 13. His family and local law enforcement officials are asking the community’s help to find him.
    On Monday, Oct. 15, Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith released information with photos about Boan’s disappearance. Boan, 17, is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 150 pounds, has blond hair and hazel eyes.
    His stepfather, James Woody, pleaded on Tuesday for Boan to return to his family.

  • Mulvaney faces Knott for U.S. House seat

    As Election Day edges closer, the candidates for U.S. House District 5 seat are focusing their attention on the economy, national debt and the importance of jobs and education.
    Facing off in the election are incumbent Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who is finishing his first term in Washington, D.C., and his Democratic challenger, Joyce Knott.
    Joyce Knott
    Though this is Knott’s first try for the House District 5 seat, she is quite familiar with congressional politics.

  • Man dies in car accident

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was killed and a woman injured after their cars collided Sunday, Oct. 14.
    Michael Leon Plyler, 56, died at the scene of the accident in the 800 block of Shiloh Unity Road, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne said the collision happened about 12:40 p.m. as Plyler was driving east in a 2006 Nissan Altima, crossed into an oncoming lane and crashed into a 2001 Ford Explorer.

  • Tax bills overcharged fire district residents

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County officials are scrambling to figure out how to handle a $15 fee overcharge for Panhandle residents who live in the Indian Land and Pleasant Valley fire-protection districts.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the error came to light over the weekend after residents in the areas received their tax bills and found they’d been charged a $90 fire-protection district fee instead of the correct $75 fee.