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  • Wade featured in state

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    The month of October belongs to Rick Wade. 

    The Lancaster native, who’s achieved much success in business and government, will be featured in the 2012 South Carolina African American History Calendar, which is sponsored annually by AT&T. 

  • Council tackles B-3 issue

    Fearing a future of strip malls or scattershot commercial developments, Lancaster County Council once again tackled the pesky problem of regulating businesses in the Panhandle at its recent meeting.

    Concerns over the types of businesses allowed along main thoroughfares have long been an issue for Indian Land, though a new proposal could provide much-needed structure to the area. At council’s Sept. 26 meeting, County Planning Director Chris Karres proposed the creation of a B-3 corridor overlay district for the Panhandle. 

  • ‘Storytelling in the Park’ set for Saturday at AJSP

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    Those who enjoy stories are invited to come out to Andrew Jackson State Park on Oct. 15 for the inaugural Storytelling in the Park event. The cooler weather coupled with scary ghost tales may leave listeners with plenty of goosebumps. 

    Nationally and regionally known storytellers as well as a local familiar face will perform during the event, which is presented by Carolinas Literacy Network and Andrew Jackson State Park. 

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • SCDOT building named for the late Steve Williams Jr.

    The accolades and praises kept pouring in for the late Steve Williams Jr. 

    There was mention of his dedication and hard work, as well as his pleasant personality. Familiarity with the community was discussed also. 

    Though humbling and appreciated by his family, these comments may not leave as strong of a mark as the lettering that now adorns a certain building. 

  • Event raises $15,000 for autism research

    MaryBeth Rowell

    For the Lancaster News

    The fourth annual Autism Speaks event, “Lancaster Cooks 2011 – Look Who’s Cooking,” held Sept. 27 in Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course in Lancaster, was deemed a success by those who organized the fundraiser.

    Evelyn Springs was the hostess and the coordinator for the event, which raises money for autism research.

    Springs draws inspiration for the annual fundraiser from her 8-year-old grandson, Malik.

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • Council to discuss options for voter registration at meeting

    With just over a year left before the next presidential election, Lancaster County Council will consider options for helping ease space concerns at the local voter registration office. 

    At its Monday meeting, council is set to discuss options for an alternate absentee polling place to help prevent issues with long lines seen during the 2008 general election.

  • Seven arrested in drug search

    A raid on a Lancaster home Thursday evening uncovered thousands of dollars in drugs and led to the arrests of seven people.
    Authorities conducted a search of a house at 1942 Usher Road after the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office learned that people were selling illegal drugs at the home, according to a sheriff's office press release.
    A search warrant was obtained after a joint investigation involving the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Team, the Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster County Metro SWAT Team.  

  • ‘A community icon’

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The flag hung solemnly at half-staff outside Indian Land Elementary School on Wednesday morning, fluttering in the breeze above a ring of flowers, hand-lettered cards and star-shaped balloons at the base of the flagpole.
    Out of the school’s shadow and into the sun out front walked a group of first-graders carrying notebooks and pencil bags, single file, one little girl with a finger to her lips shushing the boy in front of her.