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Local News

  • City buys, replaces five vehicles in 2014

    If you see a city of Lancaster vehicle bearing Love Chevrolet of Cayce, S.C., dealership logos, there is a good reason for it, said Teresa Meeks, the municipality’s purchasing director.

  • Industrial rezoning on Riverside Road concerns McCullough

     Call it “the fate of the spider lilies.”

    That subtitle could easily have described the discussion amongst county officials Monday night, Feb. 9, as Lancaster County Council considered a proposed ordinance to rezone property near Riverside Road, just south of the county’s Panhandle.

    If approved after three readings, the ordinance would rezone a 231.66-acre piece of land from R-30, low density residential/agricultural district to I-2, heavy industrial district.

  • Fifteen Candles

    Most TV news stations promise local coverage, and some do occasionally roll into town for a live shot or two when something big happens.

  • Task force finds $25k of heroin

    An Indian Land man is behind bars on multiple charges after a drug task force found $25,000 worth of heroin in his home last week.

  • Man reports armed robbery

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster police are still searching for two men who struck a man with a gun and robbed him of hundreds of dollars in cash late last month. 

  • KARE to offer low-cost food boxes

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The late Donna Hartley McKittrick, former executive director of Kershaw Area Community Resource Exchange (KARE) had long envisioned providing individuals on fixed incomes with low-cost food. 

    Now, a little more than a month after her death, her dream has become a reality thanks to a community partnership between KARE and OneHarvest Food Ministries.

  • Buford teen needs liver transplant

     

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Seventeen-year-old Allison “Alli” Shehane is a beautiful, smart student at Buford High School. But lately, she’s had to temporarily miss classes to deal with complications from a rare liver disease.

    Shehane was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) almost three years ago (Feb. 14, 2012). 

  • Council cuts jobs, employee hours

     Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    FORT LAWN – Faced with increasing expenditures and no way to pay them, Fort Lawn Town Council met this past Tuesday, Feb. 3, to make what Mayor John Rumford called some “hard decisions that nobody wants to have to make.”

  • Council gives nod to grant application

     For years the ranks of the county’s volunteer firefighters have continued to dwindle, though members of the county fire service are hoping a new federal grant could be the answer to stemming the tide.

    Stepping to the microphone during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Jan. 26 meeting, Darren Player explained how drastically the numbers of volunteer firefighters have dropped during the last few years. 

  • Council considers changes in policy

     Christopher Sardelli and Reece Murphy

    After months of mulling over a surprise library expense of almost $79,000 that was revealed late last year, county officials are looking at ways to clean up the county’s library code to prevent similar problems from occurring again.