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  • Five schools win awards

    Five Lancaster County District schools are recipients of this year’s Palmetto Gold and Silver awards for academic excellence.

    Winning gold for general performance this year is Discovery Charter School of Lancaster. Silver award winners for general performance are McDonald Green Elementary and A.R. Rucker Middle schools, both in Lancaster and Indian Land Elementary and Indian Land Middle schools.

    McDonald Green Elementary also received a second Silver Award for its success in closing the achievement gap.

  • Couple suing county, concrete plant

    An Indian Land couple has filed a lawsuit against Lancaster County and a concrete company near their home in an effort to stop what they say is an ongoing nuisance that affects their health and property.

    Ernest and Shawnee Garvin, who filed the suit Dec. 16, 2010,  live on Cole Creek Drive in the Brookchase neighborhood. Their home is located within 50 yards of the Blue Dot Redi-Mix LLC facility on Northfield Drive in the Perimeter 521 Commerce Park, according to the lawsuit.

  • Next Streetscape phase under way

    City of Lancaster officials are looking to extend the Main Street beautification efforts past the southern tip of the city limits. 

    Just a few months ago, the city wrapped up its latest Streetscape phase, which has seen new sidewalks, curbing, lighting and greenery from the railroad tracks near L&C Railway to Emmons Street on South Main Street. 

  • Parent Portal keeps parents in the know

      

  • Progress being made on monument project

    The list continues to grow of the names that will be featured on a local monument honoring military veterans past and present. 

    The Heath Springs Veterans Association is asking individuals and families if they want to honor a serviceman or woman by having their name engraved on a granite monument that will sit at the corner where the old water tower stood in Heath Springs, facing North Main Street. 

    It costs $250 to have a veteran's name included on the monument. 

  • Heating Assistance available at CCA

    From Release

    Carolina Community Actions Inc. is accepting applications through April to assist low-income families with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The maximum allowed for qualified applicants is $500 per household, with a minimum direct assistance of $225.

    Qualification is based on household income and family size. Eligible households may receive LIHEAP financial assistance for non-emergency services twice during the program year at the following locations:

    In Lancaster:

  • McCoy answers residency questions

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Questions about residency continue to surround one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the District 16 state Senate seat.
    With the primary just four days away, residents are asking if GOP candidate Rob McCoy lives in the district or not.
    McCoy, one of five people seeking the GOP nod, has had a Heath Springs address that is located in state Senate District 27.
    But he is said to have since moved to a house on West Shiloh Unity Road in Lancaster, which is located in District 16.

  • TEA Party wins award

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County TEA Party was chosen as one of four recipients of the 2010 Ronald Reagan Award presented at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10-12.
    The award is considered the highest honor bestowed by The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), CPAC’s organizers, and is presented annually to persons or organizations that advance the conservative cause.

  • Personality spotlight - Harlean Howard

    What began as a personal challenge for Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard has developed into a lifelong career.
    As a Pennsylvania native, Howard, 54, got her start with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1978, just as women were being accepted to the force.
    “It started out for me as a challenge because when I came into law enforcement in the 1970s, it was traditionally an occupation dominated by males,” Howard said. “The more I learned, the more experience I gained, and the more I grew to love the job.”

  • Still a heap of questions

    IN PART ONE: In Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News, Lancaster County Council members Larry McCullough, Kathy Sistare and Rudy Carter weighed in on the transparency of a proposed sanitary waste landfill deal that would transfer the Palmetto Landfill in Spartanburg County to the Mining Road Landfill in Lancaster County. Here, several other leaders discuss the process.

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com