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  • Foster Review Care board wins state honor

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The local Foster Care Review Board was recently named the State Foster Care Review Board of the Year for 2010. Its members were honored at a luncheon Aug. 11 at Charley’s Cafe.
    The regional board, which covers Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield counties, was chosen out of 42 boards across the state.
    “It was not a hard decision this year,” said Beth Green, program director for the Children’s Foster Care Review Board. “They continuously go above and beyond.”

  • Flags to be flown at half staff on Sept. 11

    The Governor requests that the flags be flown at half-staff, from sunup to sundown, on Sunday,

    Sept. 11, 2011, for Patriot Day, in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

     

  • Three men charged in murder

    Three Lancaster men remain behind bars this week after Rock Hill police arrested them Sunday in connection with a shooting death at a motel.
    Glen Sergio Brace, 23, Markevious Dimitri Cousar, 19, and Devontae Darryl Wright, 18, all of Lancaster, were arrested early Sunday morning, shortly after a man was shot to death at the Rock Hill Motel, said Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn.

  • Never forget

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    FORT LAWN – James “Rob” Moorhead wouldn’t have missed this ride for anything. Emergency responders always stick together.
    On Aug. 30, a group of 40 bicyclists in the middle of a 1,600-mile ride stopped at the Wagon Wheel in Fort Lawn for water and snacks. The group left Naples, Fla., on Aug. 20 and plan to arrive in New York City on Sept. 10.

  • Artisans Center closes its doors

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Artisans Center in downtown Lancaster has closed – at least for now.
    The center, which opened in 2009 on Main Street in the old Badcock furniture store, served as a location for arts classes, performances and exhibits that showcased works by local and nationally known artists.
    Its last day was Aug. 31.
    Local artist Christina Chastain, who founded and managed the center, said funding became a major issue, as there wasn’t enough support to help pay monthly expenses.

  • PCI to unveil 9/11 memorial

    As many Americans prepare for a day of solemn reflection on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the employees and company officials of Indian Land’s PCI Group are instead planning a celebration.
    While the successful direct mail company is holding its annual company picnic on Sunday, Sept. 11, that’s not the real celebration.
    Instead, PCI Group President Chris Kropac Jr. has a special celebration planned for the day – the unveiling of a 9/11 memorial.

  • 2012 applications for foundation funding are now available

    Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation

  • Man reports attempted robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police are still searching for a man who tried to rob another man at his apartment last month.
    The attempted robbery happened just before 11 p.m. Aug. 16 at an apartment in the 600 block of Sumter Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    A 911 dispatcher told officers responding to the call that the alleged robber was still at the back door of the home trying to get in, the report said. When officers arrived, they did not see anyone near the back of the apartment complex.

  • Local woman confronted by prowler

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    No suspects have been identified in a recent incident in which a woman was confronted by a prowler in her yard.
    The Hudson Street resident told police she was alarmed after hearing a noise coming from the bushes while unloading groceries from her vehicle shortly after 9 p.m. Aug. 19, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Work on HS veterans monument moves ahead

    HEATH SPRINGS – A lot of progress has been made in preparation for the Nov. 12 dedication of the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument.
    The monument – which will honor past and present Lancaster County military servicemen and women – will rest in Heath Springs at the corner where the old water tower once stood, facing North Main Street.
    David Williams, president of the local association handling the plans, said the granite extracted for the 18-foot-tall monument in still being cut and shaped in Elberton, Ga.