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  • Fort Lawn seeks money for sewer project

    FORT LAWN - Fort Lawn Town Council says it will need about $300,000 to become part of a regional sewer system and not have rates for in-town residents increase.ThecouncilaskedChesterCountyCouncilforhelpwithfinancingoptions,butChesterCountySupervisorCarlisleRoddeyandCountyTreasurerJackKindlesaythereislittleavailablemoneyinthecountybudget.InNovember,FortLawnTownCouncilvotedtojoinaregionalsewerplanproposedbycityofLancasterandLancasterCountyWaterandSewerDistrictofficials.Theplancallsforusingan8-inchpipecrossingonarailroadbridgeovertheCatawbaRivertogetthewas

  • Local 4-H officials offer wildlife food project

    The Clemson 4-H FACE (Food and Cover Establishment) for Wildlife Project, now in its 28th year, is now accepting entries from youths ages 5-19. The FACE for Wildlife program works through local 4-H clubs to educate children in wildlife habitat needs and encourages the planting of wildlife food plots.

  • Springs executive office workers can apply for aid

    WASHINGTON,D.C.–U.S.Rep.JohnSpratt,D-5thDistrict,announcedlastweekthatadministrativesupportworkerslaidofffromtheexecutiveofficeatSpringsGlobalinFortMillareeligibletoapplyforfederalassistance.Allworkersattheoffice,includingon-siteleasedworkersfromDiverscoInc.andCanteen,whoweretotallyorpartiallyseparatedfromemploymentonorafterJan.28,mayapplyforassistance.SprattsaideligibilityforassistancewasmadepossiblewhentheLaborDepartmentrecentlyapprovedaTradeAdjustmentAssistance(TAA)petitionfiledbythecompanyonbehalfofitsworkers.“IampleasedthattheLaborDepar

  • They're not mad scientists, but they are science fair winners

    Thedangerspeoplefacefromcigarettesmokehavebeenlongpublicized.Buthowharmfularecigarettestoplants?Onestudent’scuriosityaboutthosedangersresultedinatopfinishintheLancasterCountySchoolDistrictsciencefairlastweek.NorthElementarySchool’sHunterFunderburkwonfirstplaceamongallthird-gradeentriesatThursday’sdistrictwidefair,heldattheBradleyArtsandSciencesBuildingattheUniversityofSouthCarolinaatLancaster.Therewerealsofirst-placewinnersinfourothergrades.TheyincludedNorthElementaryfourth-graderKatePetit,McDonaldGreenElementaryfifth-grader

  • Iraq War vet thanks police with a special gift

    AnAmericanflagthatflewatoponeofSaddamHussein’sformerpalaceshasbeengiventotheLancasterPoliceDepartmentasatokenofappreciation.ThepolicedepartmentsentseveralcarepackagesoverseastoU.S.ArmySgt.DavidFaris,whoservedinIraqfromNovember2006untilFebruary.Faris,22,workedinIraqasadatawallmanager,meaningheplottedeventsonahugemapandhelpedcategorizethoseoccurrences,suchasroadsidebombings.Thatinformationaidedothertroopsintheiroccupationefforts.Duringhisdeployment,whichFarisdescribedas“crazy,”italwaysfeltgoodtoreceivethosepackagesfrompeoplebackhome,hesa

  • Do you need to aerate your pasture?

    Areyoulookingforawaytoimprovepasturesandhayfieldswithoutdisturbingexistinggrass?Dowanttoimprovegrassgrowthandhayyields?Doyouwanttoincreasetheeffectsoffertilizer?Aerationmaybeyouranswer.Soilsinpasturesandhaylandscanbecomepackedovertimebylivestockandequipment.Thesurfacelayerbecomessohardthatthewaterwillnotmoveintothesoil.Thismeansthefertilizerorlimespreadonthelandcan’tgetintothesoiltohelpthegrass.Italsomeansthatthefertilizer,lime,animalmanure,pesticidesandotherchemicalscanbewashedintoponds,streamandlakes.Theaerationofthesoilinlawns,pastur

  • EMS employees receive recognition

    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Service recently recognized some of its workers.JanetCauthenwasnamedAuxiliaryMemberoftheYear,ChrisTaylorwasnamedPart-TimeEmployeeoftheYearandGregBrasingtonwasnamedEmployeeoftheYear.MorrisRussellandChrisNunnerysharedtheFirstResponderoftheYearaward.Elevenmedicsreceivedawardsfortheiryearsofservice:DonaldHyattfor30years;ChuckPayne,DavidCampandLannyBernardfor20years;LenRobinsonfor15years;TimClemmer,StaceyWalden,KellySnipesandMicheleRobinsonfor10years;andRussellRogerandTammyVincentforfiveyears.

  • Medical IT firm to locate in IL

    INDIANLAND–AcompanyspecializingininformationtechnologyandmedicalrecordsmanagementhasmovedtoIndianLand.StateandcountyofficialsannouncedTuesdaythatIntegratedHealthcareSolutionsisrelocatingfromCharlottetoIndianLand’s521CommercePark,saidLancasterCountyEconomicDevelopmentCorp.PresidentKeithTunnell.IntegratedHealthcareSolutionsofferscomplete,cost-effectiveelectronicmedicalrecordsandpracticemanagementsolutions,accordingtocompanyofficials.Thecompanywillinvestapproximately$470,000inLancasterCountyandbring35newhigh-payingjobs.Salariesrangefrom$30,000to$50,000aye

  • 30-pound rabbit delights local special needs clients

    Willhebite?TimmyHallasked,alittleapprehensiveaboutaverylarge,furryvisitorwithacottonywhitetail,whoseemedmoreinterestedinnibblingstrawthanfingers.LynetteStewartwasn’tintimidatedbythebigbunny.“He’sacuterabbit,”shesaid,strokingthesandy-brownbunny.Hall,StewartandotherclientsoftheLancaster/ChesterDisabilitiesandSpecialNeedsBoardhadavisitfromPeterCottontailonThursday.PeterbelongstoClaudeEllisofLancaster,whoownsHavePets,WillTravelpettingzoo.HesentPeteralongwithDSNworkerKayeHoffman,whousedtorunapettingzooofherown,totheDSNoffic

  • Groups to sponsor Light of Hope Vigil

    Everyyear,morethan500childrenarereportedabusedandneglectedinLancasterCounty.