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Government

  • Mulvaney takes office

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – With his right hand raised, and standing next to his three children on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mick Mulvaney took the congressional oath of office Wednesday afternoon.
    After a morning of celebrating with family, friends and constituents, Mulvaney joined 96 other freshman House delegates to become a member of the country’s 112th Congress. The oath was taken only minutes after Mulvaney cast his vote for the newest Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio.  

  • Gregory hopes to regain Senate position

    Hugh Mobley and Greg Gregory have switched roles.
    Gregory, who served as the District 16 state senator for 15 years, will once again seek the seat.
    He had been a supporter of Mobley, a Lancaster pharmacist who was the first person to announce his candidacy for the post after Mick Mulvaney was elected to the 5th District congressional seat. But now, Mobley has suspended his campaign and has
    pledged to support Gregory.

  • Kershaw official criticizes landfill plan

    County Council heard Tuesday from a Kershaw Town Council member and another county resident who are upset by council’s handling of an economic development ordinance concerning a proposed landfill.
    The comments were the first public outcry against the ordinance, code-named Project December and approved over several special meetings in December.

  • Howard sworn in as Lancaster’s new police chief

    No empty seats were in sight. Visitors lined the walls inside council chambers, while dozens of others packed the lobby.
    Officials said they had never seen Lancaster City Hall more crowded before.
    Nearly 200 people came out Tuesday night for the swearing-in ceremony for four City Council members and Harlean Howard as the new police chief.
    Many of the people on hand were there to support Howard, who is the first woman to head the Lancaster Police Department.

  • Council looks back on ’10, forward on ’11

    Job announcements, the arrival of new businesses, improvements to fire insurance ratings, the collection of Census data and construction on two county courthouses were all issues that County Council dealt with in 2010.
    Several council members, as well as the county administrator, recently examined the county’s milestones and struggles from the past year, while casting an eye toward 2011.

  • Greg Gregory announces Senate run as Mobley steps aside

    Posted at 2:48 p.m.; updated 4:31 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

  • School officials brace for more cuts

    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore and board chairman Bobby Parker said the possibility of an even tighter district budget next fiscal year tops their list of concerns for 2011, though both are confident the district will adapt and overcome.
    The budget concerns come as the district prepares for the loss of federal stimulus money for fiscal year 2011-12 and uncertainty over future state funding.

  • Two people assaulted in separate incidents while delivering pizza

    A pizza delivery man was attacked and robbed as he made a delivery on New Year’s Day.
    Lancaster police officers spoke with a Domino’s Pizza delivery man outside a Ruth Street house Saturday who had been hit repeatedly in the face. The man had a large cut on the lower part of his jaw and was bleeding profusely, a department incident report said.

  • County to save money with website overhaul

    Technology moves at a fast pace and Jeffery Naftal wants to make sure Lancaster County isn’t left behind.
    Naftal, deputy county administrator, has been working with county staff to find ways to improve the county’s website. Naftal presented his ideas at Lancaster County Council’s Dec. 13 meeting.
    “The improvements we have been seeking include the look and utility of the site itself, as well as its reliability and ease of use for staff to update information on the site,” Naftal said in a memo.

  • Plan calls for modifying Mining Road Landfill

    The details behind a cryptic county ordinance were revealed last week, as county officials announced preliminary plans for a county landfill.
    At a special meeting Wednesday, County Council unanimously approved final reading of the ambiguously named Project December, an economic development ordinance that was fast-tracked through a number of special council meetings over the last few weeks.
    Council unanimously approved the first two readings of the ordinance at special meetings on Dec. 17 and Dec. 21.