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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Shealy tells group voter education is very important

    from Lancaster County Republican Women
    Katrina Shealy, Senate candidate for District 23 in Lexington County, is running a heated race against Sen. Jake Knotts on the platform of reform that supports the viability of small businesses.
    Shealy shared her platform at a recent Lancaster County Republican Women lunch and encouraged them to join the effort.

  • 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.

  • Mystery, intrigue on tap for GFHTA dinner theater

    GREAT FALLS – Murder, mystery, intrigue and a good dose of humor is all on tap for the Great Falls Home Town Association’s first murder mystery dinner theater. The evening of food, fun and murder will unveil a mystery dinner show that spoofs television chefs, old-time detectives, art lovers and chocoholics!

  • Arts Scene

    October is National Arts and Humanities Month.

    Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nations’ leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. In addition to providing a rich array of programs that meet the needs of over 150,000 members and stakeholders, the programs are dedicated to representing and serving local communities to create opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

  • Pieces of home

    In most any situation or circumstance, the people best qualified to help others are those who have been through the same or very similar situations or circumstances. That’s why Leslie Murphy, a disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps, founded the Carolina Veterans Commission, a non-profit organization based in Lancaster.

  • This is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    In 2008, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC) worked with Congress to pass a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.
    The resolution noted that “Many Americans are unaware that lack of estate planning and financial illiteracy may cause their assets to be disposed of to unintended parties by default through the complex process of probate.”