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  • 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.

  • County to fund analysis of IL development

    As part of its plans to resolve problems at the stalled Edenmoor development in Indian Land, Lancaster County Council will provide funding for an engineering study of the property.

    Council will spend up to $14,800 in engineering assistance for the McNair Law Firm, the county’s attorney, in its ongoing analysis of the Edenmoor property. The decision came after council met in closed session Dec. 7.

  • Thieves target cars parked at restaurants

    ’Tis the season for crimes of opportunity, officers warn.

    With shoppers making their way from store to store, and local store parking lots packed with cars, crooks can find easy targets for their crimes.

    In the past couple months, many cars have been broken into at restaurant parking lots along S.C. 9 Bypass, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard.

  • Paying it backward

    As the fog lifted early Monday morning, Lynn Dabney pulled around the Chick-Fil-A drive-through for her daily cup of unsweetened iced tea.

    And just like every morning, she had her money out and was ready to pay, but today was a little different.

    A good Samaritan in front of Dabney had already paid for her meal and added a chicken biscuit to her order. Dabney sat in shock, eyes wide, as Chick-Fil-A employee Nikki Helms told her the news.

  • More than $7,000 donated to Christmas Basket Fund

    Donations have surged past $7,000 for the annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund.

    The Christmas Basket Fund, which helps buy grocery store gift cards for needy families in Lancaster County, collected $4,467 in its third week, for a total of $7,087.

    Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, which is organizing the fund for the second straight year, said donations more than doubled from the previous week.

  • Kershaw officials invite public to check out new Town Hall

    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw staff have moved into the new Town Hall on South Hampton Street, and now they are inviting the community to come have a look.

    The town will hold an open house at the Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Town Administrator Tony Starnes and other administrative staff moved into their new digs on Wednesday.

    As with any new building, there are bugs to be worked out.

  • Sanford speaks on impeachment, Jenny

    Just hours before a state House panel decided not to impeach him, Gov. Mark Sanford apologized once again to the people of Lancaster County.