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IL resident: Concrete plants have created ‘blight’ on neighborhood

Group appeals for help from county

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – Deborah Forbes wants Lancaster County officials to help save her community.

Forbes, a member of the advocacy group Friends of Indian Land, or FOIL, is still waiting for a solution to problems residents are having with concrete plants in the Highway 521 Perimeter Light Industrial Park. In December, her organization sent a letter of complaint to the county about problems the nearby residents in the Brookchase and Lakeview Landing neighborhoods are having with excessive noise, glare and pollution from the plants.


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Some officials, residents believe violence is getting out of hand in Lancaster County

Time to take a stand against violence?

By Jenny Arnold

On April 26, Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to a car crash on 15th Street.


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City Council to take on budget

By Jesef Williams

The events coordinator position for marketing and promotions group See Lancaster SC may go from part time to full time.

That adjustment was one of the changes City Council discussed Thursday at a special meeting about the 2010-11 budget.

This was the first time council members met to discuss the budget since finance director James Absher presented an initial draft earlier this month.


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Great Falls clinic to remain open

By Nancy Parsons

GREAT FALLS " Chester Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Craig Walker and Dr. Sam Stone have signed on the dotted line.

Their signatures pledged support to keep the Great Falls Clinic open and Dr. H.P. Snead Jr. and family nurse practitioner Terry Sims available to patients.

About 150 people gathered in the Great Falls Middle School gym last Thursday night to show their support of the local clinic and its staff after talk surfaced about the possible merger of the clinic with the hospital’s Richburg clinic.


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Company won’t say how many posts it’s cutting in Lancaster

Humana cuts more jobs here

By Chris Sardelli

Just one week after announcing the elimination of 70 positions at its Lancaster office, Humana Inc. informed its employees Tuesday that more job cuts are expected.

Humana spokesman Mitch Lubitz confirmed there will be further job eliminations at the company’s Lancaster office, but said he could not give details about how many jobs would be cut or when those cuts would be made.


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Progress being made on city projects

By Jesef Williams

The work you see on the southern end of Main Street aren’t the only improvements taking form.

Brian Tripp, of engineering firm W.K. Dickson, updated Lancaster City Council on Tuesday about the various project that group is overseeing for the city.

Tripp said the upgrades to the city’s wastewater treatment plant are about 15 percent complete.

The city wants to install a chemical feed system to address the phosphorous the plant discharges into the Catawba River. The feed system will control the pH levels, as well.


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Graduation 2010

Lancaster High School: ‘Have fun throughout life’s journey’

By Jesef Williams

Although the rain quickly intensified, James Washington vowed to remain in his seat until Keonna Wilson’s name was called.


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Relay collects more than $200,000

By Chris Sardelli

The economy may be down, but local residents and businesses still found a way to give to Lancaster’s 15th annual Relay for Life.

The event, held April 23 and 24 to raise local awareness and funds for cancer prevention, treatments and cures, raised $204,700.

The amount, raised by 63 teams, was very close to the projected goal of $215,000, said American Cancer Society representative Sue McLeese.


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Police reports - May 28, 2010

By The Staff

According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

• A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge after an officer investigated possible drug activity in an apartment complex on Eula Court on May 5.

Jack Chris Whitaker, 31, 1210 E. Arch St., was charged with possession of crack cocaine.

According to the report, an officer saw Whitaker drive up to an apartment, stay a short time and then leave on a bicycle. The officer stopped Whitaker on Nichols Road.

The officer found crack cocaine in Whitaker’s cigarette pack, the report said.


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Poll shows tightening 5th District contest

Mulvaney making gains, Republican poll says

By Jesef Williams

U.S. Rep. John Spratt’s lead against Republican challenger Mick Mulvaney has dwindled, according to poll numbers from Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican political and public affairs research firm.

Public Opinion Strategies released results Thursday from a poll it conducted last week that indicates Spratt now holds a 2-point lead against Mulvaney for the District 5 House seat.

Spratt, a 67-year-old Democrat, has held the seat since 1983. The general election is in November.


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