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  • County approves amended budget

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    There was applause, there were groans, even standing ovations, but it seemed residents weren’t quite sure what side they were on as Lancaster County Council approved its amended budget Monday night.
    Months after approving a bare-bones budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, and weeks after proposing to add many line items back in, council approved its amended budget Monday by a vote of 5-2. Councilmen Jack Estridge and Larry McCullough dissented.

  • Council OKs zoning request

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The spot on Chesterfield Avenue that was once Catawba Pest Control may serve another purpose in the near future.
    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to rezone the property at 704 Chesterfield Ave. from residential to neighborhood commercial (B-2). The .25-acre parcel is owned by Jerry and Geneva Pope, who ran the pest control business from 1981 to 2006.  

  • Sheriff’s office planning under way

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Plans for renovating a complex to house the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office are under way.
    Lancaster County Council recently discussed details of moving the sheriff’s office to the former Thaxton complex, located along Pageland Highway, and council members have approved funding sources for the project.

  • Unemployment rate drops in Lancaster

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Lancaster County’s jobless rate took a slight dip in August, according to recent figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    The county unemployment rate for August was 15.2 percent, compared to 15.3 percent in July. And it’s more than a point below the rate for August 2010, which was 16.5 percent.

  • Family Promise Day Oct. 2

    Family Promise
    Sunday, Oct. 2, has been declared Family Promise Day in Lancaster County by Lancaster County and City councils.
    The organization that provides temporary housing and assitance for homeless families is asking for continued support from local churches on that day.
    Church congregations throughout the county help make Family Promise possible by providing shelter, meals and support services on a weekly rotating basis.

  • Man wanted for hitting girl with rock

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A local man is still wanted a week after hitting a teenager in the head with a rock.
    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Paul Smith said warrants have been issued charging Pedro Rivera Mendoza, 23, with aggravated criminal domestic violence and strong arm robbery.

  • Student killed by vehicle near BMS

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Buford community was rocked Thursday afternoon when a student died after being struck by a car on North Rocky River Road.
    Seth Muennich, 14, died shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Springs Memorial Hospital, said Bryan Vaughn, director of safety and transportation for Lancaster County School District.

  • Storm causes damage

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    At one point Sunday afternoon, Sue Hyatt feared for her life.
    Hyatt, who lives on Grace Avenue, was a few blocks from her home when the rain began to fall hard and the wind blew at high speeds.
    The downpour became so heavy that she had to pull her Honda Accord off the road and wait for the rain to die down. She said she didn’t know what to do.

  • Job fair set for Oct. 1

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    If you’re looking for a job, the Lancaster Adult Education campus in Lancaster is the place to be Saturday, Oct. 1.
    The campus, located at 610 E. Meeting St., is hosting the Workforce Action Team Job Fair sponsored by Lancaster County Workforce Action Team (WAT) and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC).
    The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. and pre-registration is strongly suggested.

  • Family fun, chili

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – You can’t go wrong with family-friendly fun and chili – just ask anyone who attended this year’s Indian Land Fall into Fun Festival and S.C. State Chili Championship on Saturday at Indian Land Middle School.
    Sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club, the events drew thousands this year, despite the occasional rain shower.