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  • 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

  • Personality spotlight - Jerry Witherspoon

    Who knew that a fascination with numbers would one day put Jerry Witherspoon in a position to positively affect hundreds of lives?
    A Lancaster native, Witherspoon is executive director of the Lancaster Housing Authority, which oversees the Caroline Court and Frank L. Roddey public housing units.
    He has served in that position since 2003, and has had a lot of stops along the way to get to this point.

  • Trash talk continues

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The dust may have settled but questions continue to pile up about the transparency of a proposed landfill deal.     
    During the last few weeks, hundreds of county residents spoke out against a plan to transfer the Palmetto Landfill from Spartanburg County to the area of the current Mining Road Landfill in Lancaster County. And with new details emerging every day, many are questioning who was responsible for the process, how long did county officials know and was anyone misled?

  • Senate primary set for Tuesday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    In less than a week, local voters will decide which GOP candidate will represent that party in the District 16 state Senate special election.
    Brian Carnes of Indian Land, Greg Gregory  and Rob McCoy, both of Lancaster, Wendy Petzel and Mike Short, both of Fort Mill, will face off in the Republican Party primary on Tuesday.
    District 16 covers most of Lancaster County, Fort Mill and other areas of eastern York County.

  • Police officer assaulted

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man remains behind bars following an incident in which he hit a police officer during a traffic stop over the weekend, according to a police report.

  • Second Springdale Road car crash in a week claims victim

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    For the second time in a week, a Lancaster resident was killed in a car accident on Springdale Road.
    Tony Jordan, 44, died during the early morning hours on Feb. 12 after his car ran off Springdale Road. Jordan suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead on the scene, said deputy coroner Shannon Evans.
    Evans wasn’t sure of Jordan’s permanent address, but said he has several family members who live in Lancaster.