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  • Kershaw’s Youth Serve program starts next week

    KERSHAW – Through the hammers, nails and roof shingles, area teens will soon pick up some valuable lessons that should extend way beyond home repairs.

    The Youth Serve summer program in Kershaw is gearing up for its 18th year. The teen-service initiative allows youth ages 13 to 18 to perform community service while engaging in mentorship and fellowship.

  • Remember the fallen

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Gene Wallace knows what spick-and-span means. He learned it as a deckhand on the USS New Jersey, America’s most decorated battleship.
    “I spent five-and-a-half years on that ship,” said the 81-year-old Wallace, who joined the U.S. Navy when the Korean War broke out.

  • B-3 for IL shot down again by council

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It’s back to the drawing board as Lancaster County Council once again shot down a plan to revise commercial zoning in the Panhandle at its May 21 meeting.
    For the second time in two weeks, council members passed on addressing an ordinance crafted to revise the B-3 zoning classification in Indian Land.
    Council voted 6-0 at the meeting to table the ordinance. District 1 Councilman Larry McCullough was not present.

  • Organizers: Red Rose Festival a big success 

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Musical acts of various kinds and fun activities for the entire family appear to have made for a great combination at last weekend’s Red Rose Festival.
    Organizers of the third annual festival say the two-day event was a success, drawing more people than last year and giving hope for an even better time in 2013.
    The estimated attendance for Friday and Saturday was between 2,500 and 3,000, said Caroline Hasty of marketing group See Lancaster SC. The aim, though, was to draw 5,000.

  • Capital budget calls for tax hike

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A 7.11 percent jump in overall expenditures marks this year’s Lancaster County School District’s proposed 2012-13 general fund and debt services budgets amounting to a combined total of $89.1 million.
    School offcials said this year’s proposed general fund budget reflects an increase in state funding that will allow raises for district personnel for the first time since 2010, when state budget cuts forced district cutbacks and salary freezes.

  • LARS to keep rolling for one more year

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A local medical transportation service will keep its wheels turning for at least one more year, thanks to a recent resolution by Lancaster County Council.

  • Rescue workers respond to two vehicle accidents

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Rescue workers, firefighters and law enforcement were busy Thursday, May 24, as they responded to two separate car accidents within hours of each other.
    The first accident happened at about 10:40 a.m. along Catoe Road, between Camp Creek Road and Pageland Highway, when a car drove off the road and landed in a heavily wooded area.

  • Man struck several times with gun during argument

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An argument over a woman resulted in the arrest of a Lancaster man for attacking another man with a gun earlier this month.
    Donald Kenneth Medlin, 59, 2016 Powell Ave., was arrested May 7, and charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Teens jailed in attempted murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A tip from the community led to the arrest of two teenagers in a hit and run that injured two pedestrians last weekend.
    Joshua Neal Barton, 19, and Brett Daniel Wright, 18, both of 1174 Chase Madison Drive, were arrested Tuesday, May 22. They are each charged with attempted murder, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Summer Fest now in limbo

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The event that’s expected to bring rappers Slick Rick and Chubb Rock to Lancaster on June 9 may not happen.
    Much has changed since event promoter John Williamson told Lancaster City Council members Tuesday, May 22, that Lancaster Summer Fest would no longer be at Lancaster Memorial Stadium, as planned.