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  • Lancaster seniors stay young with shag

    When “Ability to Swing” starts playing, you will find Bruce and Maxie Kirkley on the dance floor, strutting their best shag moves.

    It’s Bruce’s favorite song and a beloved request of the Lancaster couple that has been dancing with the Lancaster Shag Club for 23 years.

    “We started dancing and loved it,” said Bruce, 73. “I’m still kicking. My heart’s still beating. I don’t know if that’s what’s doing it or not.”

  • Law enforcement investigating massive Medicaid records breach

    State law enforcement officials are investigating a massive of leak of personal information that could affect hundreds of thousands of Medicaid customers.

    The leak was discovered earlier this month within the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. Local authorities found out about the leak on Thursday, April 19, though information about the breach was released earlier in the Columbia area. 

  • Habitat seeks two qualified homeowners

    The Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County seeks applications for two qualified homeowners. 

    There will be an interest meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road. The organization will explain selection guidelines and requirements and homeowner responsibilities. 

  • Rabies Clinics correction

    There is one rabies clinics scheduled this week.

    – April 26 – Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, 6 to 8 p.m.

    The photo on Page 12A in the Sunday edition had the incorrect day listed. 

    Upcoming clinics are: 

    – May 1 – Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 3089 N. Rocky River Road, Heath Springs, 6 to 8 p.m.

    – May 3 – Tradesville Community Center, 2851 Old Camden Monroe Highway, 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Still in style

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Remember those flattop haircuts that were popular in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s? That was Joe Catoe’s preferred style during his years as a high school student.
    Military servicemen are known to rock the flattop, and Catoe saw it as the perfect look while a member of Buford High School’s Junior ROTC. Twice-a-month visits to Lancaster’s Red Rose Barber Shop became a fixture.

  • Council to discuss 4-H funding on Monday

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    The future of funding for a local 4-H position in budget year 2012-13 will be discussed again by the members of Lancaster County Council at its Monday, April 23 meeting.
    The annual funding – $35,000 – has become a point of contention for Lancaster County’s local representatives especially in an election year, with four of the seven County Council seats – districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 – up for grabs.

  • Lancaster man jailed on burglary charge

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man has been jailed after being identified as the suspect in a burglary Tuesday, April 17.
    Rico L. Frazier, 34, 263 Knollwood Apartments Drive, was charged the following day with second-degree burglary. He’s being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center on a $40,000 surety bond.

  • Local athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Buford Middle School students John Elliott and Kaila Brasington stop their wheelchairs in a shady spot along a Cherry Park walkway in Rock Hill and show off their awards, two royal blue first-place ribbons apiece.
    “I just tried to lean down and concentrate on going straight and fast,” John said of his performance April 13 in the wheelchair race. “I beat a guy in a motorized wheelchair.”

  • Owners say Dunlap Street parking woes affect barbershop’s bottom line

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Parked cars line both sides of Dunlap Street in front of Red Rose BarberShop.
    In years past, that was always a clear indicator of how well business was going.
    Patrons would exit their vehicles and come in and out just about as fast as a pile of hair clippings accumulated on the floor.
    But since the new Lancaster County Courthouse opened about a year ago, shop owner Patti Reynolds says things have been quite different along Dunlap Street in downtown Lancaster.

  • School district public auction is Wednesday

    From staff reports
    If you’re looking for good deals on truck parts, tools and heavy machinery, the Lancaster County School District’s Maintenance Department public auction is the place to be Wednesday, April 25.
    Located at 1321 Springdale Road in Lancaster, the district’s new maintenance complex occupies the former Springs Transportation Department (truck garage).
    And it’s the contents of the company’s former truck garage that are up for bid during the noon auction. Come early because preview time begins at 10:30 a.m.