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  • Boo Fun Fest promises good, safe Halloween tricks, treats

    A fun Halloween event for children is coming along as planned, though organizers say they still need more volunteers.

    The Boo Fun Fest, now a function of See Lancaster SC, gives area youth a Halloween alternative to going door-to-door trick-or-treating.

    The event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, will be held on the City Hall parking lot that faces the Springs House. Activities include a trackless train, various games and opportunities for the children to collect candy in a controlled environment without the potential risks of trick-or-treating door-to-door.

  • City awards $685,000 construction project

    The city of Lancaster is moving forward in its efforts to upgrade its solid waste transfer station.

    City Council voted unanimously Oct. 13 to award the bid for the project to Loveless Commercial Contracting Inc. for $685,662.

    Council also decided to pay $35,750 to W.K. Dickson for administration and part-time oversight of the project.

    The total cost of the project is estimated at $925,000. That cost includes a contingency, which was recommended by city finance director Jim Wilson.

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  • YMCA looking at Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – Moe Bell wants to find a way to bring the YMCA to the Panhandle.

    Bell, chief executive officer of the Upper Palmetto YMCA, has been closely watching the rapid growth of Indian Land, from its expansive housing developments to its commercial and retail centers. With all the progress the area has made over the last few years, Bell says it’s time the YMCA set up shop in Indian Land.

  • Teens arrested after fight at American Legion building

    Seven teenagers were arrested after a fight at a party at the American Legion building on Oct. 10.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, an officer went to the American Legion building shortly after midnight Oct. 10 to walk through the building.

    A woman hosting a dance there said she did not want the police there, that Crime Prevention, a private company, was working security at the dance.

  • See Lancaster to unveil ornament

    See Lancaster SC and the city of Lancaster are pleased to announce the unveiling of the 10th series of the Lancaster Christmas Ornament.

    See Lancaster is hosting the event at its offices at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., from  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to unveil the new ornament.

    The first ornament in the series was released in 2000. Each year, the ornaments feature one of Lancaster County’s historic places.

  • Breaking NewsMcGriff wins District 2 seat

    Charlene McGriff easily won the District 2 County Council race Tuesday.

    McGriff received 397 votes to 183 write-in votes for Blondale Funderburk, according to unofficial totals in the special election.

    All but 21 of the write-in votes for Funderburk came from absentee ballots.

    It had been known for weeks that there was probably a write-in candidate in the race, but it wasn’t known who the candidate was.

  • Crime march set for Oct. 31

    Several Lancaster County residents are planning to spend their Halloween standing up against crime in their neighborhoods.

    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS), a citizens crime awareness group, is hosting a crime watch march on Oct. 31. The aim is to stop the violence and take back the neighborhoods, said City Councilwoman Tamara Green, who founded LAPS.

    She said the march includes school children, LAPS members, pastors and other citizens.

    “Anyone is welcome to participate,” Green said.

  • Are you $200,000 richer?

    Someone got very lucky Wednesday with a $1 Powerball ticket bought at a Lancaster convenience store and is now $200,000 richer.

    The ticket, sold at Twin Pine Convenience Store in Lancaster, matched all five white balls in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, according to state lottery officials.   

    The winning numbers were 5, 15, 25, 30 and 40. The Powerball was 6 and the Powerplay number drawn was 2.

  • Floor in old courthouse won't be restored to its 1828 style

    Although the county plans to restore Lancaster’s historic courthouse as close to its 1828 condition as possible, it won’t be with the same type of basement flooring the building originally had.  

    County Council decided Monday not to move forward with a proposal that called for installing basement flooring similar to the building’s original flooring.

    The project, estimated at $40,000, would have involved placing brick pavers on the bottom floor of the building. The floor there is now made of cement and tile.

  • Who took pizza signs?

    INDIAN LAND – Where do missing business signs go?

    That’s what county officials and several businesses in Indian Land want to know.

    The debate began earlier this year after a few business owners in the Panhandle sought the culprits for their missing temporary signs, the kind that advertise special deals or goods for sale.

    David Loughry, a partner with Figaro’s Pizza off U.S. 521 in Indian Land, was one of those business owners.