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  • Council talks continuity plan

    One of Lancaster County Council’s newest members asked county staff to take a more serious look at the county’s continuity plan during council’s Jan. 14 meeting.

    Councilman Bob Bundy brought up his concerns during a discussion of the Continuity of County Government Plan, which outlines emergency management and local governmental continuity procedures in the event of a disaster.

    On council’s agenda was review of several minor revisions made to the plan, as well as approval of Resolution No. 798 to adopt the plan.

  • No one hurt in incident at Pressley’s

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A former employee of an Indian Land recycling business said the owner pulled a gun on him, though deputies declined to file charges, saying the owner acted in self-defense.

    According to the incident report, a former employee of Pressley’s Recycling Center called Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies around 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, to the

    Exxon gas station across the street from the business in the 9500 block of Charlotte Highway.

  • Brown wins Keeper of Dream Award

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News

    About 400 people attended the 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, at Covenant Baptist Church.

    The Rev. AnThony T. Pelham, pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church in Lancaster, founded the event, which celebrates not only King’s life, but raises money for the Rosetta Seegars, Henry Pelham Sr. and Hester Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pelham founded the scholarship fund in honor of those people who had the greatest impact on his life.

  • Brown wins Keeper of Dream Award

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News

    About 400 people attended the 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, at Covenant Baptist Church.

    The Rev. AnThony T. Pelham, pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church in Lancaster, founded the event, which celebrates not only King’s life, but raises money for the Rosetta Seegars, Henry Pelham Sr. and Hester Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund. Pelham founded the scholarship fund in honor of those people who had the greatest impact on his life.

  • Hear about S.C. 160 widening Tuesday

    S.C. Department
    of Transportation

    The S.C. 160 road widening project is gaining traction again with a public hearing on the proposed plan, which now includes portions of the road in both Lancaster and York counties, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

    The hearing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 238 Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160). Project details, including environmental documentation of the project’s effects, will be provided.

  • Night of recognition

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Mobley Drugs came out as the big winner at the annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday evening, Jan. 24.

    The local pharmacy took home two of the four accolades awarded at the event, which acknowledges accomplishments of the past year, while outlining the chamber’s goals for the new year.

    The meeting – once again dubbed “Wine & Stein” – was held at the Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room.

  • Interim dean Stan Emanuel:‘USCL is here to stay’

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster celebrated a milestone Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest building, Founders Hall.

    The $7.5 million, 40,000-square-foot classroom building, named in honor of major donor Founders Federal Credit Union, is going up between the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building and the Medford Library.

    In all, approximately 50 people attended the event braving freezing temperatures to witness the official start of a project conceived in 2005 and finally set to open in early 2014.

  • Fire burns home in Elgin community

    Fire destroyed the home of an Elgin family Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22, but the family is safe thanks to the quick action of its two youngest members.

    Elgin, Rich Hill and McDonald Green volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the fire at 138 Woodside Drive about 3:30 p.m.

    When Elgin firefighters arrived at the tan doublewide minutes later, they found the family outside watching as flames licked through the home’s vinyl siding in spots along the right front side, the roof starting to sag above a burned-out bedroom.

  • Expect winter weather, freezing rain Friday

    Much of Lancaster County saw its coldest morning in almost a year Wednesday with a reported temperature of 18 to 19 degrees.

    But the cold Arctic air hasn’t quite worked its way out of the Carolinas.

    This week, forecasters have been tracking a potential winter storm that could affect this portion of the Piedmont between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

    The weather system should be small and quick-moving, said WCNC forecaster Larry Sprinkle.

  • All-county band festival canceled

    The Lancaster County School District announced Thursday, Jan. 24, it had postponed its all-county band festival due to possible bad weather on Friday afternoon. The two-day clinic for middle and high school band members, which was set for Friday and Saturday and would have included a concert Saturday afternoon at Lancaster High School auditorium, will be rescheduled at a later time. No date has been set.