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  • Coalition of Healthy Youth urges stores to sign covenant

    Lancaster County Coalition for Healthy Youth

  • News briefs 5-25-11

    Open house on UDO Thursday
    Lancaster County planning staff will hold a charrette, or open-house meeting, with county residents this week regarding changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance.
    The meeting will be 5 to 9  p.m. Thursday in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St..
    Although there will be no formal presentation, detailed information on proposed new zoning districts will be available and planning staff members will answer questions and record comments on the proposals.

  • Papers win 8 awards

    The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway brought home a total of eight awards during this year’s 2010 Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) Editorial Contest.

    LCNI, of Shelbyville, Ky., is the parent company of both newspapers and the annual editorial contest includes entries from newspapers across the country.

    Stories entered in the contest ran during the 2010 calendar year.

    In all, The Lancaster News won a total of seven awards in the Tri/Semiweekly division, including three first-place wins. 

  • Traffic calming policy approved

    No speed limits, narrow roads and speeding motorists have some residents wondering how to keep their neighborhoods safe.

    After receiving several requests to slow down traffic in various areas throughout the county, Lancaster County Council discussed enacting a traffic calming policy at its May 9 meeting. 

    Deputy County Administrator Jeff Naftal said the policy would establish a process for county staff to use when they receive a request to help slow down traffic in a specific neighborhood. 

  • Andrew Jackson’s Robinson beats odds to earn his diploma

    Isaac Robinson heard the doubts. He felt the negative energy and was the topic of conversation among naysayers at Andrew Jackson High School. 

    Those people are often called “haters,” but Robinson also saw them as motivators. 

    Robinson, 18, who will graduate Friday from AJHS, faced quite an uphill climb to get to this point. 

  • Kershaw planning 2011-12 budget at special meeting

    KERSHAW – Kershaw residents may see an increase in their water rates as officials begin serious discussion about the town’s 2011-12 budget. 

    Town Administrator Tony Starnes shared preliminary figures with council members during Monday’s meeting.

    A first draft shows the town’s general fund budget for the next fiscal year at $1.17 million. That’s down from the $1.14 million budgeted for 2010-11. 

  • Teens win statewide contest

    Staff reports

    A teen group at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land won a statewide teen video contest

    The S.C. State Library, along with the nationwide Collaborative Summer Library Program, recently hosted a teen video contest. The videos were to promote this year’s teen summer reading theme, “You Are Here.” 

  • Police continue search for armed robber

    Police are still searching for a man who robbed two other men at gunpoint outside a Lancaster home. 

    Lancaster police officers responded to reports of an armed robbery near a Nichols Road home in the early morning hours of May 10. 

    When officers arrived at the scene at about 2:05 a.m., they searched for anyone walking nearby who could be a suspect since they didn’t have a description of the robber at the time, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Council talks budget

    Across-the-board raises, restructuring of departments and an overhaul of the hospitality tax grant system are among the possibilities being discussed as city of Lancaster officials plan for next year’s budget. 

    Council members and city staff discussed the 2011-12 budget during a special meeting Thursday evening at City Hall.

    This was in preparation for the first vote to adopt the budget, which will be during City Council’s 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday. The budget has to pass two readings before it’s adopted. 

  • Community members meet to support Boy Scouting

    Local business men and members of the community met at Indian Land’s City of Lights on Friday for the first Friends of Scouting Pacesetter Breakfast to support Boy Scouting in the area. 

    The guest of honor and speaker for the event was U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney.

    The event was organized by Art Harris, Boy Scouting executive for the L&C (Lancaster and Chester) District, who said the goal was to get the community involved.