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  • Fire destroys home on Ross Cauthen Road

    Almost two dozen firefighters worked to quell a mobile home fire last weekend that killed an animal and left two people homeless. 

    Emergency responders arrived at the home in the 2100 block of Ross Cauthen Road about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Fire destroys Ross Cauthen Road home

    Almost two dozen firefighters worked to quell a mobile home fire last weekend that killed an animal and left two people homeless.
    Emergency responders arrived at the home in the 2100 block of Ross Cauthen Road about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Reflections: Mill's growth, decline mirror mill village

     When the Rev. Bill Knight rides down Brooklyn Avenue these days, the transmission of his mind is hung in reverse.

    Knight, the author of “Mill Hill Memories” and “Mill Hill Residents: Mill Hill Proud,” doesn’t see houses with collapsed roofs that are nothing more than burned-out shells.

    Knight sees neighborly homes where every child was welcome.

  • CEO: Gold mine seeks to keep public informed

    KERSHAW – Representatives from Romarco Minerals and Haile Gold Mine Inc. spent Saturday afternoon at an open house at Andrew Jackson Recreation Center in Kershaw.

    The event, like others held in the past, is part of an effort to keep the community informed about progress Haile Gold Mine is making toward breaking ground and becoming a fully operational facility. Once open, the mine would bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

  • Airport business park moves forward

    The approval of a new resolution by Lancaster County Council this week has kick-started progress on a new Lancaster Airport Business Park project.

    Following council’s closed session Monday, April 2, council members voted unanimously to approve Resolution 775, allowing for the purchase of several acres of land near the county’s airport. The resolution also begins the county’s due diligence process for eventually buying 100 more acres of land.

  • Governor visits SC Republicans Club

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News
    An enthusiastic crowd of more than 200 welcomed S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to Indian Land, where she spoke March 13 at The Lake House ballroom at Sun City Carolina Lakes. Her visit was also broadcast live to the rest of the community on its in-house TV network.

  • Irish folk singer to perform at Andrew Jackson park

    Andrew Jackson State Park
    Fran Doyle will perform a concert of Irish folk music at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Meeting House at Andrew Jackson State Park.
    This will be his sixth appearance at the park. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Doyle came to Canada in 1977 with his band, Shades of Green, for a six-week tour. The group was so successful they ended up staying a year. He decided to make the Maritime provinces his home, went solo and continues to travel New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

  • Portraying the positive

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Conventional wisdom says schools should be places of learning – noble temples of learning where students immerse themselves in the waters of knowledge and set sail toward glowing horizons.
    Yet there is a time for levity within the hallowed halls, they say – and Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Lancaster High School students and staff blew the roof off the joint – big time.

  • Third suspect jailed in Jones murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A third man was arrested Friday in the January murder of 23-year-old Jenika Jones, only three weeks after two other men were charged.
    Al Martinez Green, 19, 813 1/2 East Dunlap St., was tracked down Friday by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and charged with murder, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Officials tour Brooklyn neigbhorhood

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With a quick right turn off Lancaster’s Main Street, the small white car suddenly entered a different world.
    Leaving behind the clean streets and tidy, brick buildings that dot the town’s main thoroughfare, the landscape abruptly changes to broken sidewalks, overgrown yards, scattered trash and abandoned buildings.
    The car passes a large, gleaming brown sign heralding the group’s arrival at the Historic Brooklyn Neighborhood.