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Failed 3-4 vote leaves $10k in public funds in budget for church-based Community Powerhouse

Did city council vote break state law?

By Denyse Clark

Did four members of Lancaster City Council break state law this week when they voted to give $10,000 in public taxpayer money from the municipality’s general fund to a religious entity?


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County in first level of drought

By Greg Summers

Lancaster County is among 28 counties in the Palmetto State that are in the first stage of a drought.


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Firefighters battle blaze, heat

By Reece Murphy

Heat was an issue as Lancaster County firefighters battled a house fire in the Riverside community on Wednesday, June 24, that claimed the life of two pets.


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Local services remember nine murdered in Charleston

The path to healing

By Greg Summers

Black and white Lancaster Christians united hearts and hands this week to honor the memory of the victims murdered June 17 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by a 21-year-old white man.


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PEBA benefits set to expire July 1

Council denies extra funds for LCEDC employee benefits

By Chris Sardelli

A vote by county officials to provide two additional months of funding for health insurance benefits for Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. employees failed Monday night, June 22, leaving the fate of those health benefits up in the air.


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County voter precinct names, locations change

By Reece Murphy

New legislation signed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley earlier this month approved massive precinct changes for voters in Lancaster County’s Panhandle along with minor changes to other county precincts.

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Angelo gets new home and a new name (Famoue Amos)

Boxer pup is SPCA’s miracle baby

By Denyse Clark

The Lancaster SPCA, (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) a nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to saving unwanted dogs and puppies in the Lancaster County area, recently rushed to action to preserve a litter of puppies when the mother dog unexpectedly died.


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Garrison has magic touch when it comes to livestock

2015 Farmer of the Year

By Greg Summers

Chuck Garrison isn’t your typical beef producer. For one thing, he steers clear of the words “calf” and “cow.” They’re not part of his farming vocabulary.
As Garrison knelt down along the tree line of a 70-acre spread off Mahaffey Line during a recent early morning meander, it made perfect sense.
He calls them “adults and babies.”
But he doesn’t call ’em much. Garrison doesn’t have to.


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Summer storm packs a punch

By Reece Murphy

A summer storm rolled across Lancaster County on Thursday evening, June 18, causing scattered damage and leaving thousands without power, some into Friday afternoon.
News of the pending storm came about 2:49 p.m. Thursday, with a National Weather Service severe thunderstorm warning issued for southeastern Lancaster County, predicting lightning and a storm capable of producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and quarter-size hail.


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CCA helps struggling families with wide range of services

By Cathyleen Rice

For almost 50 years, Carolina Community Affairs (CCA) has provided help to those facing economic challenges in York, Union, Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster counties.
Its goal is reducing the causes and conditions of poverty, and the agency spent more than $30 million through the 2012-13 fiscal year to assist both low-income families and individuals with a range of services from job placement to helping pay utility bills.


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