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  • Resolute shuts down production line 2 weeks

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Catawba plant of Resolute Forest Products, formerly AbitibiBowater, is shutting down one of three production lines for a two-week period beginning today.
    The company’s human resources manager, Barry Baker, said the shutdown will affect 95 employees and is a response to a traditionally slow time of year for the paper business.

  • Flags at half-staff in honor of officer killed in Aiken

    Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Dec. 27 in honor of Aiken Master Public Safety Officer Scott Richardson, who died after being shot in the line of duty Dec. 21.

  • Greetings from U.S. 521

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    If you ever drive north on U.S. 521 toward Charlotte, or come to Lancaster from the Indian Land area, you know Jason Mackey. Well, you might not know him, but you know his front yard, just north of Shiloh-Unity Road.
    At Easter, Halloween and particularly at Christmas, the trees and front yard are always filled with the season’s decorations.

  • Council to hold special meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council will meet to discuss an economic development project during a special meeting Thursday.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said council members will meet to discuss an economic incentive agreement for an already existing county business. The company, Horton Machine and Custom Design, is located about seven miles south of Heath Springs.

  • Armed robbery at Crenco store

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster police officers swarmed a local convenience store Sunday night searching for a man who robbed the business only minutes earlier.
    The armed robbery happened about 11:10 p.m. at the Crenco Exxon convenience store, at 1449 S.C. 9 Bypass, according to a police department incident report. Police arrived about four minutes later and spoke with the store clerk.

  • Police to host toy giveaway

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    As Christmas quickly approaches, families in need will have a chance this week to find much-needed toys for their children.  
    The Lancaster Police Department, in conjunction with  local crime-awareness group Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS), will hold a free toy giveaway event on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The giveaway, which is open to the public, will be held at the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street Complex, located at 916 15th St.

  • Santa visits Van Wyck early

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    VAN WYCK –The list may have been smaller this year, but Betty George’s desire to help her community was as big as ever Saturday afternoon.
    George, postmaster of the Van Wyck post office and organizer of the Van Wyck Angel Tree program, donned her Santa hat and headed off to several homes Saturday with bags of toys and boxes of food, hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for several families. This was her 11th straight year helping with the program.

  • Foundation awards $11,060 in grants

    Lancaster County
    Community Foundation
     The Lancaster County Community Foundation has awarded a total of $11,060.67 to four nonprofit groups in Lancaster County.
    The foundation awarded a $7,560.67 grant from the Lancaster County Citizens Law Enforcement Fund to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Council gets updates on city projects

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The vision includes 500 college students living in the city of Lancaster – each one representing a $21,000 surge to the local economy.
    They will live in housing units on Brook Drive, within walking distance of the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.
    The setting gives the area a “true campus feel,” while attracting young adults who may become permanent residents in the future.

  • Driver hits liquor store

    Employees at a local liquor store continue to repair damage days after a man drove his car through their storefront.
    As of Friday afternoon, a large hole could still be seen in the front of Katie's Liquor Store, near the Crenco Exxon station at 1449 S.C. 9 Bypass, almost a week after a Lancaster man crashed into the store.
    Lancaster police officers responded at about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10, where they noticed a black Mercury sitting partially inside the front part of the liquor store, according to a police department incident report.