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  • Council to hold special meeting Monday

    County Council will hold a special meeting Monday night to finalize ordinances related to a new hardwood flooring company coming to the county.

    Council held its last regular meeting Dec. 7, but will hold an extra meeting to consider final reading on two ordinances for Greyne Custom Wood Co.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said council wanted to finalize the ordinances before the end of the year to allow the company to begin its move to the county.

  • Driver of log truck cited in S.C. 9 wreck

    The driver of a logging truck was cited in a crash that blocked both westbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass for a few hours on Tuesday.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said Dewayne Jovon Anthony, 27, of 317 W. Hammond St., Lancaster, was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

    According to an accident report, Anthony was driving a logging truck owned by Kerwest of Westville west on S.C. 9 Bypass about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Two charged in BI-LO purse-snatching

    Two Kershaw residents were arrested after a purse-snatching at BI-LO at the Lancers Center on Dec. 5.

    William Lessie Gainey, 38, of 3670 Goldmine Highway, and Misty Dobson, 34, of 3424 Roll Lane, were charged by the Lancaster Police Department with purse snatching, Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White said.

    According to a police department incident report, a woman told officers she was in the meat department of the store when she was approached by Dobson about 9 p.m.

  • Warm food makes for warm souls

    Plates full of turkey, rice and string beans were received with gratitude by those at the Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen on Wednesday afternoon.

    A few hundred people visited the kitchen on Ferguson Street in Lancaster to not only get a hot meal, but also receive some holiday cheer at Greater New Hope Christian Association and Outreach Ministries’ Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner. It was open to anyone in the community who wanted a meal.

  • Council lets business license idea die

    Half a year has passed since Lancaster County Council last discussed the idea of business licenses, but absence has not made some council members’ hearts grow fonder.

    Councilman Larry McCullough, who brought the idea of business licenses to the table in May, presented the issue again at council’s Dec. 7 meeting. With no progress made on the issue after so many months, McCullough said it was time for council to make a decision on whether to move forward with plans for business licenses or not.

  • County Council District 3 residents form action group

    More than 20 people showed up Tuesday for the first meeting of District 3’s new action council.

    Formed by County Councilman Cotton Cole, the group of residents met at Cotton Cole Auctions for its inaugural meeting. Inspired by the Indian Land Action Council, a grassroots organization in the county’s Panhandle, Cole formed the group to give residents a voice in county issues.

  • County may seek nearly $1.9M in federal funds for sherif's office

    To combat crime throughout the county, County Council is considering a number of grant requests to help with equipment and personnel for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Barry Faile recently requested that council allow his office to pursue several grants. This includes a continuation of its crime-scene investigators grants and a grant to outfit patrol cars with vital computer equipment.

  • Will we see snow today?

    It appears Lancaster County will see some kind of frozen precipitation in the next couple days, but forecasters aren’t sure if it will be sleet, snow or freezing rain.

    According to meteorologists with Duke Energy, an area of low pressure from the Gulf of Mexico was expected to track across northern Florida on Friday and up the Eastern Coast on Saturday.

  • RB Tax looks to relocate to Chesterfield Avenue

    Greg Blackmon said business at his tax service – RB Tax, LLC – has grown so much that he and business partner, Jim Robinson, were left with no choice but to look for another location.

    Now there’s a good chance the South White Street business will move to Chesterfield Avenue.

    Lancaster City Council on Dec. 8 unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance to rezone property at 1209 Chesterfield Ave. from residential (R-6) to neighborhood commercial (B-2).

  • Postal rush is on

    The lines at the Lancaster post office on Main Street stretched past the vestibule and out the front door on Monday afternoon.

    Those waiting in line were part of what has been called the busiest day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service. Across the country, the average daily mail volume increased by 40 percent on Monday, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

    “Bring on the rush – we are ready to deliver,” said Patrick Donahoe, the postal service’s deputy postmaster general and chief operating officer.