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  • Schools to offer online meal payment options

    Lancaster County school board approved a new way for parents to pay for their children's meals Tuesday night during its December meeting.
    Called "Meals Plus," the optional program will allow parents to buy their children's school meals online – and monitor what their children are eating.
    The district will start notifying parents of the service at the beginning of next semester in January with sign-up available soon after.

  • Potential chemical plant gets approval from zoning board

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in Chester County when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Potential chemical plant gets approval from zoning board

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    RICHBURG – The first hurdles were cleared Tuesday for a potential industry to locate in Chester County when the Chester Zoning Board of Appeals approved several variances requested by L&C Landholdings.

  • Underage alcohol bust nets nine stores

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An undercover sheriff’s office sweep caught a handful of county convenience stores selling alcohol to minors last weekend, though most stores passed with flying colors.
    With the help of an 18-year-old confidential informant, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office conducted a series of underage alcohol buys at 32 convenience and alcohol stores throughout the county.

  • A new beginning

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Tuesday marked two significant milestones in the history of Edenmoor as new developers announced a name change for the once-troubled Indian Land neighborhood and turned over a new EMS station to the county.
    New owners Edenmoor Land Acquisition LLC (ELA), a partnership between Saybrook Municipal Opportunity Fund IV of Santa Monica, Calif., and LStar Management LLC of Raleigh, N.C., closed on the property Oct. 28.

  • County withdraws ruling from plant

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews
    A Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hearing Tuesday night on the non-conforming-use status of a second Indian Land concrete plant came to an end before it even began when county officials abruptly withdrew their ruling against the company.
    The meeting followed a similar, highly contentious hearing in October, in which BZA members overturned the county’s revocation of Thomas Concrete LLC’s protected nonconforming-use status, a case now heading to civil court.

  • Gift of music

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Ann Miles says her survivor’s story is a testament of faith, perseverance and the work of God.
    Miles, a music accompanist at Coastal Carolina University, was in a car accident three years ago that could have claimed her life.
    She apparently fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate 20 near Pelion, ran off the road and hit pine trees while traveling nearly 80 mph. She fractured her left leg, ribs, vertebrae and jaw, and suffered a collapsed lung, among other severe injuries.

  • Lancaster businessman pleads guilty in federal tax evasion case

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster businessman pleaded guilty this week to federal tax evasion charges related to a larger case involving the sale of cigarettes.
    According to Associated Press reports, Fred Brackett pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court. Brackett owns FB Enterprises, a Lancaster business located on Charlotte Highway that sells and distributes third-tier, generic cigarettes.

  • Three arrested in pizza delivery robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Three people are in custody following the armed robbery of a pizza delivery man Wednesday night.
    The victim called 911 from Papa John's Pizza, at 759 S.C. 9 Bypass, and said he had been robbed by two masked people about 8:15 p.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

  • IL holiday drives still need help

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    As the old saying goes, “Christmas is the time of giving.”
    This year, as in years past, three Indian Land groups are taking the adage to heart and spreading Christmas cheer by giving to those in need.
    But according to organizers, the need is even greater this year than in years past, thanks to the ongoing economic doldrums – both in terms of the number of people needing help and donations.
    The good news is that there’s still time to help.