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  • Staying Focused

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Miyu Sasaki’s story was supposed to be about her teaching internship at Lancaster’s Discovery Charter School.
    But all that changed about 12:46 a.m. Eastern Standard Time last Friday when the 22-year-old Nihon University student’s hometown of Sendai, Japan, was virtually leveled by the most powerful earthquake in the country’s recorded history.
    A city of more than 1 million people, Sendai is the city closest to the epicenter of Friday’s 9.0 earthquake.

  • United Way expands networking system

    By Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    The United Way of Lancaster County has expanded its networking efforts by asking the local faith community to get more actively involved.
    At its monthly inter-agency luncheon Jan. 20, representatives from service agencies and nonprofit organizations were joined by pastors and leaders from a number of churches in the community.
    Some churches already offer help in a variety of ways. Others came to see how they could help meet needs.

  • Kershaw NAACP annual banquet set for Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – A high-achieving business manager is coming to Kershaw this weekend for a special annual event.
    The Kershaw branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is holding its 31st annual banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N. Matson St. in Kershaw.  
    Gilbert E. Cargill, who once worked in sales management for IBM, will be the guest speaker for the event, which raises money for the NAACP.  

  • Seven arrested in gambling machine sting

     

    Seven people were arrested March 1 in a joint sting for operating gambling machines in the county. 

  • Three plead guilty to drug conspiracy

    COLUMBIA – Three Lancaster men have been sentenced to prison as part of  a drug conspiracy case. 

    Joseph M. Carter, 40, Christaan S. Morrow, 38, and Demond Wilson, 36, all of Lancaster, were sentenced Feb. 18 in federal court in Columbia. All three were charged with being involved in a drug conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • Officials discuss repairs of roads

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Lancaster City Councilman Gonzie Mackey says his constituents have been slighted when it comes to which roads in the city are chosen for repairs.
    Mackey, who represents City Council District 2, said no roads in his district have received repairs since he was elected more than four years ago. He expressed his frustration during Tuesday’s City Council meeting, as he and other Lancaster city officials discussed the roads they’d like to see improved this year.

  • Rolling with an idea

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With his baseball hat off and skateboard in hand, Justin Owens came to Lancaster County Council with a mission.
    Tired of skateboarding in other people’s parking lots and searching for a way to keep other teens off the streets, Owens, 15, decided to share his idea for a county skate park at council’s March 1 meeting. As he spoke, several of his friends watched from the audience.

  • Red Ventures, readySC offer sales training opportunities

    From Release
    Red Ventures is partnering with readySC, the state’s workforce recruiting and training incentive program, to help local residents qualify for sales positions within the company.
    Red Ventures relocated to South Carolina in November 2009 and has since experienced tremendous growth.
    ReadySC will train qualified job applicants to help them meet the criteria for the large number of sales positions available at Red Ventures.

  • Million Pound Challenge starts in April

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Most people who have tried at one point or another in their lives to get in shape know how hard it can be to go it alone.
    The task is always easier with a little help from a partner.
    With that in mind, if you live in Lancaster County and are looking to shed some weight, start eating right and develop a healthier lifestyle, take heart. Come April you can have the power of a whole community’s worth of partners behind you with the Million Pound Challenge.

  • Two employees get into a fight inside Applebee’s restaurant

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police officers charged a woman with assault after a fight at Applebee’s last week.
    At 11:37 p.m. March 3, officers responded to Applebee’s restaurant, 1268 S.C. 9 Bypass, Lancaster, after receiving a call about an assault inside the restaurant.
    Officers spoke with a waitress at the scene who said another employee attacked her while she was working.
    As they were speaking with her, she complained about pain in her forehead and back, a police department incident report said.