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City employees may get raises

By Jesef Williams

City of Lancaster employees may be getting a raise after all.

A 2 percent across-the-board pay increase has been recommended as part of a revised draft of the 2010-11 budget.

Councilwoman Sara Eddins wanted City Council to discuss the idea during its budget meeting Thursday.

She said the city runs because of its employees and that a 2 percent raise is a reasonable consideration. The increase will cost the city an extra $129,793.

“They’re our greatest assets,” Eddins said. “We need to do this.”


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Need for stability, time prompt AJHS to choose assistant coach

AJ taps Moore as interim football coach

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KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School has selected one of its own to serve as interim coach for next year, a move that Principal Mary Barry says will give the program needed stability as well as time to evaluate options for a search.


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Lancaster man, 38, faces dog-fighting charge

By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster man has been charged with dogfighting after officers heard what they believed was a dog fight on Miller Street on May 27.

James Junior Clark, 38, of 1751 Flat Creek Road, was charged by the Lancaster Police Department with dog fighting.


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$200,000 in heavy construction equipment reported stolen in IL

By Jenny Arnold

INDIAN LAND – More than $200,000 in heavy construction equipment was reported stolen from Harrisburg Road in Indian Land on May 26.

According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a Salisbury, N.C., man told a deputy that he had gone to 11927 Harrisburg Road to pick up some of his equipment. The man is owner of Gupton’s Land Clearing of Salisbury.

The man told the deputy he had last seen the equipment in March.

Stolen from the property were a:

u A Caterpillar tractor valued at $62,500


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County spends $370,000 to fix roads

By Chris Sardelli

After a winter filled with cold weather and flooding problems, Lancaster County has spent close to $370,000 to fix roads throughout the county.

County Administrator Steve Willis presented a report to Lancaster County Council on May 24 about the total costs for road repairs this year.

So far, $369,656 has been spent on road repairs due to flooding, including major projects on Gills Creek Drive, Langley Road, Greystone Drive and Twelve Mile Creek Road.


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Credit union’s new home features airy offices, pieces of local history

By Chris Sardelli

Walking through the sun-lit hallways of his new corporate headquarters, Bruce Brumfield stops every few feet to point out another innovative feature.


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Promoting river, other attractions could bring dollars

By Chris Sardelli

Dean Faile is hoping tourism can help stimulate the area’s economy.

Faile, executive director of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, attended the Catawba Regional Tourism Summit on Wednesday looking for ways to attract more tourists, and ultimately more tourism dollars to the county.

The summit involved representatives from Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York counties and was held at the Baxter M. Hood Center on the York Technical College campus in Rock Hill.


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More food choices for students at lunch

By Jesef Williams

Philly cheese steaks and chicken wings will be some of the new foods available to school children next year.

Mary Thompson, director of food services for Lancaster County School District, said her staff is preparing to offer an expanded menu at the district’s middle and high schools starting in 2010-11.

The aim is to give students more choice, while continuing to provide healthy options.


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Car break-ins reported in Smokerise community

By Jenny Arnold

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Unity in Community to go on without county funds

By Chris Sardelli

An annual festival will have to go on without the help of county funding.

County Council recently said no to supporting the county’s 14th Annual Unity in the Community festival. Sponsored by nonprofit group the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, the festival is gearing up for its event on June 26, but still needs $2,500 in funding for administrative costs.


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