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Annual event raises funds for rare disorder

By Jesef Williams

Donna White says losing her son was the worst thing that has ever happened in her life.

Her son, Ryan McKinney, died four years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder marked by periods of excessive sleep and altered behavior.

Since his death, White, a Lancaster resident, has been heavily involved with the KLS Foundation ee" both nationally and on the local front.

She said spreading awareness and supporting research efforts for the disorder have helped her cope with the grief.


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Woman with rare liver disease seeking transplant in Florida

By Jesef Williams

Rhonda Powers is a huge Elvis Presley fan whose dream is to visit his former home, Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.


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Countdown is on to April 15 deadline

Have you filed your tax returns?

By Jesef Williams

Andy McBride walked passed a tax preparer’s office Monday afternoon with a peaceful smile as he made his way to a neighboring retailer.

Asked if he had filed his 2009 tax return already, the Lancaster resident responded enthusiastically, saying he did so nearly two months ago. McBride said he’s never been one for the last-week rush.

“I do mine right away,” McBride said. “Boom. Pow. Done!”


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TEA party movement to celebrate its first anniversary on Tax Day

By Chris Sardelli

Lancaster County residents are invited Thursday to the one-year anniversary of the county’s TEA party movement.

The TEA party begins at noon in the parking lot of the former Elrod Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealership at 845 Lancaster Bypass East. TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already.

This is one of several TEA party events organized by residents who have been especially critical of taxes and government spending since Barack Obama became president in 2009.

The event will feature conservative speakers Chad Connelly and Marvin Rogers.


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Measure would allow property in Buford to reopen as cabinet shop

Council splits on vote to rezone former night spot

By Chris Sardelli

County Council members split last week on a vote to rezone a former nightclub building in Buford for use as a cabinet shop.

The rezoning request is for the former B&W Club, a nightclub that opened in 1974 but has been closed for at least 10 years.

The building is situated on 2.41 acres at 1526 Carnes Wilson Road, off S.C. 9 Bypass.

McDonald Amusements owns the property, and Collins Realty, which made the rezoning request, is hoping to lease the property if the rezoning measure is approved.


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District layoffs possible

By Jesef Williams

Teachers will be laid off and classroom sizes will increase next year, according to officials with Lancaster County School District.

Tony Walker, the district’s finance director, says the district is expecting to receive a funding reduction of between $8 million and $10 million for the 2010-2011 school year.

To make up for the shortfall, officials are looking at layoffs, furloughs, fee increases and program restructuring as possibilities, Walker said.


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City upholds officer's firing - updated April 1

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Pat Parsons will not get his job back.


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Statewide effort to limit alcohol to teens

By Jenny Arnold

Karl Kakadelis’ sobering speech about the dangers of underage drinking and driving was part of a statewide campaign to raise awareness about teenagers and alcohol.

In a statewide effort that began Friday and will last through April 11, law enforcement, prevention specialists and other community members will coordinate activities aimed at limiting access to alcohol by  people under age 21. Officials hope increased enforcement and a public education blitz will promote a safe prom season and end to the school year.


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Truck burns at restaurant

By Jenny Arnold

Morris Lowery says his tractor-trailer is unable to pass by JoMars restaurant without stopping.

So, on Wednesday afternoon, Lowery said he took a break from his job as a driver for Reaves Enterprises Inc. The company is based in Conway.

He talked on his cell phone in the cab of the truck, which he parked in the lot between McDonalds and JoMars. He stood outside the restaurant, known for its country buffet that offers fatback, and smoked a cigarette.


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City Council upholds officer's firing

By Jesef Williams

Pat Parsons will not get his job back.


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