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  • Truffle-sniffing dog one of county tour’s highlights

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Last weekend’s annual Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour featured a huge variety of attractions, from honeybees, hens and truffle hunts to gardens bursting with geraniums and lilies, from displays of antiques and artifacts to visits with authors and artists.
    S.C. Truffieres & Howell Specialty Farmz at 9010 Pryor Drive in Indian Land was a new stop on the five-year-old tour, which included 10 stops and three ancillary sites this year.

  • Citadel House dedicates its building today

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    The Citadel House, a 90-day emergency shelter with supportive services for men in Lancaster County, holds an open house and building dedication today, welcoming the public to see what the facility offers.
    The small home at 1214 Trestle Lane in the Brooklyn neighborhood, which was used as the city’s warming center last winter and has been transitioning to the new role, will welcome visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. A light lunch will be served.

  • Weekend Recap: June 19, 2017

    Last weekend’s annual Ag+Art Tour across Lancaster County featured a huge variety of attractions, from honeybees, hens, and truffle hunts to gardens bursting with geraniums and lilies, from displays of antiques and artifacts to visits with authors and artists.

  • Tribute to a dad who took the job seriously

    I’m writing this in honor of my father, Raymond Faulkner Sr.
    As a dad myself and as director of the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, I want to say “Happy Father’s Day” to all the fathers out there.
    And to everyone, if you’re lucky enough that your father is still alive, tell him you love him this weekend. Give him a big hug and a kiss on the cheek if you’re with him.

  • Dog flu spreads to S.C.

    Two dogs in South Carolina have contracted the contagious dog flu that has spread into eight states.
    The other states are North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas and Illinois, according to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. The report did not specify where the two cases were located in the Palmetto State.
    Four dogs have died from the highly contagious H3N2 canine influenza virus – two in North Carolina and two in Tennessee, according to Dr. Kim Shaw, veterinarian at Indian Land Animal Hospital.

  • Health care dominates 5th District forum

    COLUMBIA – With the congressional special election only days away, four of the candidates appeared Friday in an SCETV forum that focused mostly on their differences over fixing or replacing Obamacare.
    Republican Ralph Norman, who had skipped three recent joint appearances with the other candidates, appeared along with Democrat Archie Parnell, Green Party candidate David Kulma and Josh Thornton of the American Party. Libertarian Victor Kocher did not attend.

  • Animal advocates celebrate progress, forge partnerships

    Sun City animal lovers joined with county council members, an animal-welfare expert and Nutramax Laboratories on Wednesday and pledged to improve the lives of pets across the county and at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter.
    More than 60 people filled the Sun City Lake House meeting room Wednesday afternoon for the annual community meeting for two Sun City-based rescue groups – Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters (LASS) and Wags and Whiskers.

  • Annual Ag+Art Tour set for this weekend

    Cherry Doster
    See Lancaster SC

    Lancaster Performing Arts will usher in the annual Ag+Art Tour with a celebratory kickoff at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16.

  • Ex-shelter chief pleads guilty, will pay fine, $100 restitution

    The former director of the Lancaster County Animal Shelter has pleaded guilty to misappropriating county funds for personal use and has been sentenced to a $500 fine and $100 restitution.
    Shandrieka “Shandy” Michelle Everall, 38, entered the guilty plea June 6 in Magistrate’s Court for breach of trust valued at $2,000 or less. She has until July 6 to pay the penalties, according to Chief Magistrate Van Richardson.

  • Promise Neighborhood progress

    Lancaster Pride Promise Neighborhood, a project focused on cleaning up the Clinton Elementary attendance zone, is still tackling projects, even in the heat of summer.
    Volunteers finished painting the project’s first home last Friday on Clinton Avenue, and will continue to paint houses on the same street.
    “We could not be successful without all of our volunteers and sponsors working together to support this project,” said Sharon Novinger, executive director of Lancaster County Partners for Youth, which is spearheading the project.