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  • Indian Land may face trash fees

    Work still hasn’t started on Indian Land’s convenience center, and now Foxhole Recycling Center in Mecklenburg County, which Panhandle residents have used for free since 2013, plans to start charging them fees July 1.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said it’s uncertain whether the long-awaited Indian Land trash-disposal site will open by July 1.
    He said county officials were meeting with the project’s sole bidder Friday in the hopes of moving forward with the contract.

  • Asbestos in burned-out buildings

    KERSHAW – For the second time in six months, asbestos removal has become an issue for the town of Kershaw.
    Asbestos has been found in the flooring of the charred remains of the two burned-out buildings on East Marion Street. The buildings burned March 1, 2015.
    The cleanup contract was originally bid in February, but was rebid in mid-April because of the asbestos. Those new bids were due Thursday.
    Lancaster County Building and Zoning has been assisting with the bid process, since Kershaw has no building standards department.

  • Barr Street campus to get historic designation?

    In theory, getting the old Barr Street High School campus on East Meeting Street placed on the National Register of Historic Places is a fitting gesture, considering its place in Lancaster County education.
    Members of Lancaster City Council think so and unanimously approved a $3,000 request at their April 26 meeting to fund 120 hours of extensive research required for the application process.

  • ‘My mom saved my life, more than once’

    Most of us who are still blessed to have our mothers will likely buy a card this weekend and maybe take our moms to lunch.
    Bobbie Johnston can't do that and hasn't been able to since Mother's Day 2008. This year she put pen to paper, wrote a letter and tucked it in the door of The Lancaster News. She wanted to share her mom's story with someone.

  • Sen. Scott’s bill would boost growth in poor communities

    From release

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Tim Scott this week introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill proposing a new solution to encourage economic growth and job creation in economically distressed communities.
    The South Carolina Republican was joined by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) in introducing the bill, which offers a temporary capital gains deferral in exchange for reinvesting those dollars into distressed communities.

  • Lancaster man gets 5 years in federal drug-trafficking case

    A Lancaster man arrested on drug charges in 2014 after jumping from a moving car during a traffic stop was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Tuesday, the same day the driver of the car pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge.
    According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles’ office, Martiquos Javon McIlwain, 23, of 804 Chesterfield Ave., was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 64 months followed by five years’ supervised release.

  • Mold removal, electric repairs finished at old Kershaw library

    KERSHAW – Now that mold-laden drywall has been removed from the old memorial library on North Matson Street, civic groups and others using the building won’t have to make other arrangements.
    A roof leak caused widespread mildew and electrical problems in the 68-year-old town-owned building.
    Mitch Lucas, Kershaw interim administrator, said electrical upgrades are also complete.
    While the flat roof was coated in a layer of aluminum sealer in mid-Feburary and some worn roof flashing was replaced, the nagging leak persists.

  • $1M grant would collect, analyze local crime data

    The city of Lancaster will partner with Lancaster County to pursue a three-year, $1 million federal grant that would help address significant crime issues here.
    Administered by the U.S. Justice Department, the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program grant would pay for data collection and analysis geared toward pinpointing trouble spots and exploring possible solutions.

  • Give Local Lancaster blasts past goal

    Fate handed Give Local Lancaster another day of donating and the community rallied, giving 36 local nonprofits more than $60,000.   
    The online total of $60,865 is expected to rise by about $30,000, once prize incentives and matching funds from sponsoring businesses are added, according to the J. Marion Sims Foundation, which led the local effort.
    “One of the marks of a healthy community is the level of engagement of its citizens. I’d say we get high marks there indeed,” said Susan DeVenny, president of the foundation.

  • Mackey’s business hit twice in one week

    A business owned by Lancaster City Councilman Gonzie Mackey has been burglarized twice in less than a week.
    Among the items stolen were several bicycles that were to have been given away as part of Mackey’s annual Christmas bicycle ministry.
    “It seems the more friendly and more you try to help, the worse people take advantage of you,” Mackey said.