• Lancaster Red Cross is helping tornado victims

    A Lancaster man has joined hundreds of fellow Red Cross personnel in North Carolina to help in the aftermath of tornadoes that devastated portions of the state Saturday afternoon.

    Meanwhile, Red Cross officials say there are plenty of opportunities for the public to help.

    Scores of tornadoes touched down across the central part of the state Saturday afternoon killing 22 and seriously injuring at least 130. The storm was part of a larger system that tore across the South last week killing more than 40 in six states.

  • Prescription Take Back Day April 30

    From Release

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will participate in the second annual nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. 

    DEA will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30. The service is free and anonymous.

    The sites are: 

  • Sorority focuses on having healthy hearts

    From Release

    More than 125 women dressed in red attended a special event for heart disease awareness hosted by The Lancaster, S.C. Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. on Feb. 19 at The Lancaster Community Center.

    The purpose was to raise awareness and encourage women in the community to become champions of heart health. 

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. 

    Guests enjoyed a heart-healthy lunch, music from the Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion church choir. 

  • Indian Land does its part to clean up America

    Staff reports

    The Indian Land community participated in the Great American Cleanup on April 2-9, sponsored by the Indian Land Action Council and S.C. Palmetto Pride. 

    Organizers considered the effort a great success.

    “The results speak for itself and I am thrilled beyond measure,” said Jan Tacy, Indian Land Cleanup coordinator. “Thank you, Indian Land.”

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  • Shooting for the stars

    Local astronaut Charles Duke made history when he walked on the moon in 1972. Now a Lancaster County councilman wants to make sure he’s remembered by the county. 

    Councilman Larry Honeycutt discussed the idea of creating a statue in honor of Duke at council’s March 29 meeting. Honeycutt said he has already spoken to both county and city council members about the idea.

  • Ardrey wins state award

    Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District

    William “Bill” Ardrey, commissioner for the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, has been named the S.C. Association of Conservation District’s 2010 Outstanding Commissioner of the Year.

    He received the award Jan. 26 at the 2011 Conservation Partnership Conference in Hilton Head. 

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  • City earns major honor

    The city of Lancaster has been recognized by an international group for its detailed financial statements and overall budgeting practices. 

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) selected the city as a recipient of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2010-11 budget year. 

  • School district system hacked

    Personal information about local students and school district employees could have been compromised by hackers who recently accessed passwords on computers used by Lancaster County School District personnel. 

    District officials sent employees, students and their parents a letter Tuesday telling them that hackers have captured keystrokes from district computers that are linked to a statewide student and employee database.