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  • Missing teen found

    Missing Lancaster teen Ryanna “Calli” Thames, 14, was found safe Friday in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
    Doug Barfield, spokesman for Lancaster County Sheriff’s office, said Friday that Calli is “healthy and safe.”
    Calli’s family reported her missing Thursday morning when they noticed she was gone. The sheriff’s office asked the public for help Thursday afternoon in tracking her down.

  • Sheriff: 14-year-old girl missing

    Ryanna “Calli” Thames, 14, of Lancaster has been reported missing, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding her.
    She was last seen about 11 p.m. Wednesday at her home at 2295 Sunshine Road east of Lancaster and was discovered missing early Thursday morning.
    According to the sheriff’s office release, Calli is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 115 pounds. She has long red hair and was last seen wearing navy blue and pink shorts and a tie-dyed shirt.

  • Schools, county on 2-hour delay Monday

    The Lancaster County School District, USC-Lancaster and Lancaster County will operate Monday on a 2-hour delay due to weather-releated conditions from Saturday and Sunday's winter storm.

    The delay is due to the potential of black ice conditions on secondary roads, especially in the Panhandle.

    Temperatures on Monday morning are forecast at near the freezing mark.

  • Firefighter struck while directing traffic at wreck

     A Lancaster County firefighter was struck and killed while directing traffic at a wreck at the intersection of Highway 521 and Highway 5 Wednesday night.

    According to the Lancaster County Coroner's Office, the victim is 59-year-old Dennis Straight of Lancaster. Straight was a firefighter with Charlotte Road-Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department. 

  • Child’s death sparks investigation

    A 1-year-old child died Tuesday afternoon at Springs Memorial Hospital, sparking an investigation into the child’s death by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies.

    About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, EMS and the sheriff’s office were called to a 14th Street home, where a father was carrying his unconscious son out of the home.

    Deputies tried to help the child until paramedics arrived. Once there, EMS quickly transported the child to the hospital, where he died about an hour later.

  • IL man dies in house fire

    An Indian Land man died in a house fire on Camp Cox Circle early Sunday morning.

    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said Harold Kenneth Miller Jr., 51, died from carbon monoxide poisoning and thermal injuries.

    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, there were three adults in the house when the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Sunday, but Miller never made it out.

    There were no working smoke alarms in the home, Rogers said. One of the family members woke to the smell of smoke and alerted the other two of the fire.

  • 1 charged in Kings Circle shooting, 3 sought

    One arrest has been made in Thursday morning’s Kings Circle burglary and shooting, and authorities are on the hunt for three other suspects.
    Aikiriea Okeishai Crockett, 21, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree burglary and attempted murder. She is in custody at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

  • Girard teaches African pastors

    Chris McGinn
    Landmark News Service
    A volcano, the World Cup and ebola all played a role in Sun City Carolina Lakes resident the Rev. Scott Girard’s mission trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
    Together with Global Teaching and Preaching founder Dr. Jeff Richards, he visited Kinshasa for a week beginning June 29 to train more than 300 local pastors.
    They also trained another 400 at the city of Goma on the other side of the large country the following week.

  • Nutramax upping local jobs by 60%

    Eight years after arriving in Lancaster, Nutramax Laboratories is expanding for the third time, announcing Wednesday that it will invest another $20 million in facilities and hire 225 employees – a 60 percent increase in its local workforce.
    From the governor’s office to Lancaster County, officials hailed the move.

  • Center of Michael now passing over Lancaster County

    Tropical Storm Michael, a former Category 4 hurricane, moved into Georgia and South Carolina overnight Wednesday and continues to move across the Piedmont.
    At 11 a.m. Thursday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, and is moving northwest at 23 mph.