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  • Scams still on the rise

    Ask questions, do your research and protect your personal information.

    Those are just some words of advice from Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Funderburk to protect Lancaster County residents from becoming victims of scams. A member of the sheriff’s office Crime Prevention Unit, Funderburk has seen a rise in all types of scams during the last few months, including through mail or e-mail or by phone.  

  • Dinner and a Pep Talk

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Democrats got a pep talk and some campaign ideas for next year during the Indian Land Democratic Club dinner Nov. 17 at Sun City Carolina Lake’s Blue Heron restaurant.

  • County appeals BZA decision

    Lancaster County Council has filed a notice of appeal asking the Court of Common Pleas to reverse the Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals’ (BZA) Oct. 11 rulings in the case of Thomas Concrete of Carolinas LLC.

    The BZA rulings in question stem from a Thomas Concrete appeal Oct. 11. 

    The case centered on the county planning and zoning department’s revocation of the concrete plant’s protected non-conforming-use status in the I-1 light industrial-zoned 521 Perimeter Commerce Park in Indian Land.

  • Woman shot to death in Great Falls

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

    Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith said a Great Falls woman was found murdered in her home Monday night.

    Deputies were dispatched to 5451 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls, at 8:35 p.m. Monday when a neighbor heard a loud noise at the house, Smith said.

    Upon arrival, deputies found a side door had been forced open. Deputies entered the house and found Alfreda Wertz Hinson, 57, lying dead on the floor next to a bed. 

  • Tolson sings with Oratorio Singers

    Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    Some people are just born to be musicians. It’s a part of their heritage. Carolyn Tolson is one of those special people.  This weekend, she and the other members of the Charlotte Oratorio Singers, will perform “Magic of Christmas” at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte.

    Growing up with music

  • Owner offers $1,000 reward

    Frank Reid expresses disappointment as he ponders who shot his dog less than three weeks ago. 

    Reid said his business partner, Jayne Reid, was walking the tan-and-white beagle and another dog on Thermal Trail the afternoon of Nov. 13.

    Thermal Trail is adjacent to the Reids’ Bermuda High Soaring, a flight training facility off S.C. 903 in Lancaster County’s Flat Creek area. 

  • County Council waives HOPE’s rent

    It may only be $255 a month, but Elaine Adkins is grateful for every penny.

    Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, smiled as Lancaster County Council voted unanimously Monday night to waive rent payments for her organization. The vote was 6-0, as Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare recused herself. 

  • Please step up and help up

    It’s hard to believe giving up one soda or snack could help keep someone’s lights on this Christmas.

    But that’s the strategy behind Elaine Adkins latest plea, which she calls “the $1 challenge.” As executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, a charitable organization which provides food and help with rent and utility bills for local families, Adkins is asking the community to make small sacrifices to help their neighbors.

  • Enjoy Christmas in the Park up

    Great Falls Home Town Association

    Tonight’s Christmas in the Park in Great Falls promises a lot of activities and fun for the whole family.

    The event (formerly called Old Fashioned Christmas) will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the  War Memorial Building and park.

    The holiday event is sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association. 

    The event committee is excited about the things that are planned and invites everyone to come and enjoy this Christmas event.

  • Enjoy Christmas in the Park up

    Great Falls Home Town Association

    Tonight’s Christmas in the Park in Great Falls promises a lot of activities and fun for the whole family.

    The event (formerly called Old Fashioned Christmas) will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the  War Memorial Building and park.

    The holiday event is sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association. 

    The event committee is excited about the things that are planned and invites everyone to come and enjoy this Christmas event.