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  • Six district schools make AYP

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Six of Lancaster County School District’s 19 schools met their 2011 Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals according to the S.C. Department of Education’s report cards released today.
    AYP is the annual measure of schools’ progress toward meeting the federal No Child Left Behind Act’s 2014 goal of having all students be well prepared to move on to the next grade.
    “Well prepared” means students score “proficient” or “advanced” on standardized tests.

  • Ready for Football?

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Local Carolina Panthers fans and other NFL followers can now breath a collective sigh of relief. There will be professional football this year.
    The 2011 season was in jeopardy as team owners “locked out” the players after the two sides couldn’t agree on financial terms for what’s known as a collective bargaining agreement.

  • County gets list of all its properties

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Assistant Lancaster County Administrator Jeff Naftal presented council members with a completed list of properties owned by the county at Monday night’s council meeting.
    Naftal compiled the comprehensive list at council’s request during the June 27 meeting.
    Included on the list are 91 properties with a total estimated value of about $113.9 million including a total building value of $51,968,700, total land value of $14,047,400 and a total content value of $47,931,308.

  • Prep work continues for Brook Drive

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Preparations continue for improvements along Brook Drive, where officials want to one day see  housing for local college students.
    That work was among the several projects discussed at Lancaster City Council’s most recent meeting Tuesday.
    Brian Tripp of W.K. Dickson led council members through a slide-show presentation that night. His firm is the general contractor for all of the projects discussed.  

  • Business Showcase set for Sept. 15

    From Release
    The Lancaster Business Showcase will provide an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their operations and for area residents to learn more about Lancaster County companies.
    The Lancaster County Chamber and its Small Business Council will present the Lancaster Business Showcase on Sept. 15, in the Bradley Multi-Purpose Room at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Kickoff for March of Dimes Aug, 2

    From Release
    The March of Dimes will kick off the 2011 March for Babies fundraising campaign for the Piedmont South Carolina areas at noon Aug. 2 at the Founders Federal Credit Union headquarters in Lancaster.
    Individuals, families and business throughout the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw communities are invited to attend and start raising funds for March for Babies.

  • 3 men arrested for Home Depot burglary

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Old fashioned police work.
    That's how Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith describes what led to the arrest of three men last week who were trying to steal items from The Home Depot.
    According to a police department incident report, an officer was on nightly patrol, checking businesses along S.C. 9 Bypass, when he saw the men at about 2:50 a.m.

  • Man shot during armed robbery on Bradburn Drive

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are searching for a man who shot and injured a Lancaster man Wednesday morning.
    A 39-year-old Lancaster man was shot twice as he walked with another person along Bradburn Drive at 10:45 a.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release. Maj. Matt Shaw with the sheriff's office said the shooting was the result of an attempted armed robbery.

  • A celebration for Chase

    Thursday evening will be all about Chase Gordon.

    That's when the 4-year-old is expected to be greeted by scores of well-wishers at the Lancaster Walmart and will leave will several gifts – all in an effort to show love and make him feel special.  

    The scene will be the latest episode of the Walmart Hearts program. The super center holds these functions across the nation to recognize children dealing with illnesses, handicaps or any other life-altering issues. 

  • SLED charges Kershaw inmate with murder

    A man who's been serving time at Kershaw Correctional Institution now faces a murder charge. 

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has charged Robert “Bobby” Louis Vaida, 51, with murder in the death of Sandra Kinard. Her body was found on the side of a frontage road in Calhoun County on Feb. 13, 1996. 

    Authorities say Vaida assaulted Kinard in Lexington County, which led to her death. 

    SLED announced the murder charge Friday.