• New DSS director visits county

    by David Kellin/for The Lancaster News
    Susan Alford, the new director of the S.C. Department of Social Services, visited Lancaster County on Tuesday, March 31.
    She is touring county DSS offices across the state to review what is working and what needs improvements.
    In the afternoon, she met with a variety of community agencies that partner with Lancaster County DSS, to gather their feedback.
    The stop in Lancaster is the second in a statewide tour. She believes that the changes that DSS has to make will be made at the local levels.  

  • Couple hopes for another Easter miracle

    The last time The Lancaster News wrote about Neil and Lois Zarrelli, it was to tell the story of their reunion with five stolen pet goats shortly before Easter 2012, thanks to the help of a vigilant reader.
    In the last five months, the couple has been the victim of two more “kidnappings” – and now they’re once again asking for the public’s help in the hopes of another Easter miracle.

  • Stacks fall at Del Webb library

    If there was ever a job you wouldn’t normally associate with the term “occupational hazard” it would have to be “librarian,” but an experience Del Webb Library Branch Manager Nancy Berry had last week proves the two aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive.
    The accident occurred March 25 during a maintenance shutdown to add more shelf space.
    “We were trying to take out some supports (on a bookshelf), so we could put in some more shelves, and before we could get them in, it toppled,” Berry said.

  • Hinson is Kershaw’s Citizen of Year

    KERSHAW – Business owners and dedicated leaders of the community were honored March 24 during the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce banquet at the Kershaw Country Club.
    As she greeted the crowd, Sheila Hinson, president of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, said the goal of the chamber during the previous year had been to buy tables for the country club and that project was complete.
    “We hope you enjoy eating on them tonight,” she said, with a laugh.

  • New Life for an Old Church

    African Christian Fellowship International is launching the new International Christian Center at Abundant Grace Church this week with prayer services at 7 p.m. each day through Saturday, April 4.
    The weeklong celebration will culminate with a special service 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, with guest speaker Dr. Wayne Shenk, pastor of Northside Church in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada.

  • VA streamlines online applications process

    A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project became effective Tuesday, March 24, that puts online improvements in place to make it easier for veterans to apply for benefits.

  • Woman’s strange behavior leads to arrest

    A Granite Falls, N.C., woman was arrested for stealing items from Springs Memorial Hospital after a local pawn shop owner called county deputies to report her strange behavior.

  • Two injured when car rams trash truck on Flat Creek Road

    Two York women were injured in an automobile accident on Flat Creek Road outside Lancaster on Thursday, March 26, involving a car and a garbage truck.

  • City ups parking spots at Parr Place complex

    Earlier this month, a bevy of senior residents from the Parr Place Apartments, 205 South Catawba St., made an appeal before the Lancaster City Council for better handicapped parking and more convenient, overall parking where they reside.

  • Teen survives MJC suicide attempt

    A teenager is in stable condition after police officers found him hanging in a jail cell at the Municipal Justice Center on Wednesday afternoon, March 25.