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Today's News

  • State immigration unit arrests man during search

    Immigration authorities arrested a Lancaster man after the search of a Lynwood Drive home Tuesday, Oct. 23.

    Agents with the S.C. Department of Public Safety’s Immigration Enforcement Unit arrested Prudencio Sorcia Cervantes, 36, 1528 Lynwood Drive, on the charge of sale of fraudulent identification documents, said SCDPS spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli. 

    The Department of Public Safety oversees several criminal justice agencies including S.C. Highway Patrol. 

  • Man arrested on charges of child neglect

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after deputies found his two young children home alone Tuesday, Oct. 23.
    Christopher Blackmon, 26, 227 Dixie School Road, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and two counts of unlawful neglect of a child, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Deputies arrest suspect in church A/C unit theft

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Authorities have arrested the Lancaster man they say stole an air conditioning unit from a church over the summer. 

    Jessie Lee Dobson, 20, 4609 Cherrystone Road, was arrested Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, and charged with grand larceny $2,000-$10,000.  

    Sheriff’s deputies say between July 29 and Aug. 2, Dobson stole an air conditioning unit from the outside of New Cut Presbyterian Church, 2617 New Cut Church Road, which is off Camp Creek Road. 

  • Council to discuss lawsuit settlement

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Funds awarded to the county from a recently settled civil suit will be discussed at Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting, Oct. 22. 

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield recently notified council about an award of funds they received through a civil case between the state of South Carolina and LendingTree LLC, a mortgage broker operating in the state. 

  • Hall, Party of Five

    Julie Graham

    For The Lancaster News

    For years, the Hall family was a family of five. Michelle and Edward were comfortable raising their three teenage boys.

    Then they received a phone call that changed their lives. Three little girls – distant cousins they’d never met – were destined for foster care.

    Three days later, the girls came to their home. They brought only the clothes on their backs and the physical and emotional scars of years of neglect.

  • Meet U.S. House, County Council, and school board

    Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County voters can hear their congressional, school board and County Council candidates discuss the issues Tuesday, Oct. 23, during the second Before You Vote – 2012 Candidates Forum.

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Duke Energy-sponsored event is free and set for 6 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive. 

  • There’s plenty of pride for Pettit

    A gold medal and three silvers are nothing to sneeze at as the old saying goes.
    Rather, it’s something to be proud of over a two-year athletic career in the state meet.
    Those are the honors Lancaster High School senior swimmer Jory Pettit posted in the last two Class AAAA state swim meets.
    Pettit, as a junior, won the gold in the 50-yard freestyle and took the silver in the 100-yard freestyle.

  • Kirkin' o' the Tartan Nov 4.

    First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., will present is annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service at 11 a.m. Nov. 4.

    The ancient tartan ceremonies started in the 1700s as way for Scottish clans to rededicate their families to God.

    The service had its beginnings in the United States during World War II, when the late Dr. Peter Marshall preached a series of sermons to raise funds to aid Scottish churches. Dr. Marshall’s sermons were popular. When asked to entitle his May 2, 1943, message, Marshall suggested the tartans name.

  • All Dolled Up

    Eula Mae Baker has a thing for dolls. Dolls of all shapes, sizes, and textures line the walls of her home in Lancaster, and she can tell you all about each one of them – no matter how long she’s had them. At 88-years-old, she has been building the collection for several decades.

  • Deputies arrest suspect in church theft

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities have arrested the Lancaster man they say stole an air conditioning unit from a church over the summer.
    Jessie Lee Dobson, 20, 4609 Cherrystone Road, was arrested Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, and charged with grand larceny $2,000-$10,000.  
    Sheriff's deputies say between July 29 and Aug. 2, Dobson stole an air conditioning unit from the outside of New Cut Presbyterian Church, 2617 New Cut Church Road, which is off Camp Creek Road.