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Today's News

  • Privacy is dead – get over it

    I’m sure by now most of you have heard about the computer data compromise at the S.C. Department of Revenue. More than 3.6 million Social Security numbers and about 400,000 credit card accounts were stolen from what most would think was a highly secured computer database.

  • Impressive desserts for the holidays

    The main course may make a meal, but let’s be honest, isn’t it the dessert that you’re really waiting for? Well, you’re not alone.  Sweet tooths of the world unite, and enjoy this sweetest of all seasons. And while you’re at it, why not make a celebratory splash of your own by serving up holiday sweets as pretty as they are delicious?

  • Tour of Homes

    This weekend you don’t want to miss the annual Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Lancaster Garden Club.

    In addition, Lancaster Garden Club and arts council organizers teamed up to make a concert featuring South Carolina’s own Capital City Brass Quintet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Cultural Arts Center.

    What better way to end your day of holiday activities than with an entertaining classical holiday concert?

  • Sunday liquor permits on hold

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Local restaurants have already begun taking advantage of county residents’ approval of a recent ballot initiative to sell beer and wine on Sundays, but they’ll have to wait a bit longer to sell liquor by the drink.
    More than half of Lancaster County voters approved a ballot measure during the Nov. 6 general election to allow local restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays.

  • LARS announces expansion

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lisa Woods had been waiting and watching intently for when widespread public transportation would become a reality in Lancaster County.
    On Thursday, Nov. 29, her wishes came true as Lancaster Area Ride Service (LARS) announced a major expansion of its program, which began in 2009.

  • County questions abandoned 911 plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Questions abounded from Lancaster County Council members Monday night, Nov. 26, about  recent news that the city of Lancaster had abandoned a plan for a joint E-911 center.
    County Administrator Steve Willis informed council members that Lancaster City Council elected to keep its own 911 center, effectively halting a proposed plan to merge both the city and county’s 911 dispatch centers.

  • City gets favorable audit

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The city of Lancaster has again received a favorable review of its financial activities.
    Blair, Bohle & Whitsitt of Charlotte conducted the city's 2011-12 audit, which was presented to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
    The firm issued a “clean opinion” of the city’s governmental and business activities, which means things are in good standing. The audit also reviewed each major city fund, its balance and its accounting practices.

  • Man accidentally shot in face

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Charlotte man is recovering from his injuries after a ricocheting bullet struck him in the face at a Lancaster home on Thanksgiving Day.
    A sheriff’s deputy spoke with a nurse about the shooting shortly after it happened Nov. 22. The nurse, who works at Carolina’s Medical Center in Waxhaw, N.C., said a 50-year-old Charlotte man came in with a gunshot wound to his face, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Deputies nab suspect in string of car larcenies at repair shop

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man faces a host of larceny charges after authorities say he broke into multiple vehicles during the past two months.
    Altonio Demonte Huntley, 18, 2603 Potter Road, was arrested Thursday, Nov. 22, in connection to a string of thefts from Cook’s Transmissions, 113 Twilight Road, Lancaster.  
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Huntley’s arrest Tuesday, Nov. 27.

  • Two LHS students arrested for drugs

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Police arrested two juveniles at Lancaster High School last month after they were caught with a commonly abused prescription drug.
    School officials called the school resource office about 1 p.m. Nov. 19 in regards to a 15-year-old male student who had been caught with eight and a half “Xanax bars.”
    The 2-milligram, elongated pills, which can be broken into four portions, are the highest dosage of the prescription drug alprazolam, sold under the trade name Xanax.