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  • Council moves forward with LCEDC revenue stream

    County officials adamantly debated the pros and cons of a potential revenue source that could eventually boost local economic development.

    The plan was presented during the Lancaster County Council meeting on May 20 by members of the county’s finance committee and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell.

    Councilman Brian Carnes explained that the proposed plan would divert 7 percent of the revenue from every fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement (FILOT) the county enters into with new companies who set up shop here. 

  • McCrorey pleads guilty in two cases

    A Lancaster man was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty last week to charges stemming from two different shootings in 2011. 

    Shaun N. McCrorey, 20, 3022-D Northwest Apartments, pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted-murder charges in the July 27, 2011, shooting of a man at a Lancaster church, as well as accessory and weapon charges for the 2011 murder of a Kershaw man, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • County library director to retire

    The Lancaster County Library System is approaching the end of an era with the departure of longtime library director Richard Band and preparing to start another under the guidance of a new director. 

    Band, 64, is set to retire Friday, May 31, after nearly 35 years as library director. He will be replaced by 25-year library veteran and current York Public Library Manager Rita Vogel.

  • More than 1,000 job-seekers attend fair

    RICHBURG – Darlene Owens is looking for the opportunity to help people. She is also looking for a job.
    Owens was one of more than 1,000 people that turned out Thursday for an SC Works job fair at the Gateway Conference Center. Forty businesses, organizations and industries were on hand trying to fill almost 600 available jobs in Chester, Lancaster and York.

  • Police charge man with CDV in stabbing

    A Lancaster woman is recovering after she was stabbed in the arm Saturday, May 18, and police have arrested a man in connection with the case.
    Adrian Jamal Foster, 23, 622 Eastview Court, was charged May 18 with aggravated criminal domestic violence, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. Foster was also jailed for owing money on a previous fine, Smith said.
    Police responded to Springs Memorial Hospital Emergency Room just after 3:30 p.m. about a woman with a stab wound, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • More than 1,000 job-seekers attend fair

    RICHBURG – Darlene Owens is looking for the opportunity to help people. She is also looking for a job.
    Owens was one of more than 1,000 people that turned out Thursday for an SC Works job fair at the Gateway Conference Center. Forty businesses, organizations and industries were on hand trying to fill almost 600 available jobs in Chester, Lancaster and York.

  • Drive launched to help with tornado clean-up

    In the wake of the damage left behind by the devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., on May 21, a local youth group is asking for donations to help in the cleanup efforts.
    Kevin Hudson, youth leader at Oak Ridge ARP church in Lancaster, said he decided to put the donation effort together when his 5-year-old daughter came home from school and asked if he had heard about the tornado in Oklahoma.

  • Graduates who Inspire, Part 4

     Editor’s note: In the last four issues, including today, The Lancaster News has been profiling students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2013.

    Michaela DeBruhl comes to life onstage.
    The Andrew Jackson High School graduating senior has developed a great passion for acting. She first became interested in drama in middle school and these days has her eyes set on a professional acting career.

  • Crown Cinema at a cinematic crossroads

    Since opening a little more than 38 years ago, the Crown Cinema on West Meeting Street has shown its share of blockbusters.

    However, there is a possibility that it might not be showing many more. The days of dialing up the homespun “what’s showing” telephone recording could be numbered.
    Its owner, James Trivett, finds himself at the same crossroads other small-town theater operators face. Not that business is bad.
    Trivett understands the up-and-down box-office roller coaster ride.

  • County misses out on defense jobs

    A massive manufacturing company dropped Lancaster County from its list of potential new facility sites this week, but preliminary plans are moving forward with a separate, large manufacturing facility.
    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell provided updates on the “one that could have been,” as well as success in moving forward with an as-yet-unnamed company simply dubbed ‘Project Vino,’ during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, May 20.