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Today's News

  • 7 IL subdivisions off the hot seat

    Developers of seven Indian Land subdivisions sprang to attention after last month’s ultimatum from county officials – make financial arrangements by Dec. 31 or your homeowners will forever be responsible for fixing their own roads.
    Six developers are in the process of providing the required letters of credit that would allow the county to accept their roads into the county system, while a seventh may get a waiver.
    But county officials still haven’t heard back from the developers of the remaining two subdivisions – Rosemont and Reid Pointe.

  • Warming center for women, kids will open Jan. 2

    Homeless women and children in Lancaster will have a warm place to sleep this winter, as renovations are almost finished on a temporary shelter next door to the Citadel House men’s shelter.
    The house at 1232 Trestle Lane is scheduled to open Jan. 2. It will accommodate 10 to 12 women and children each night through March. The warming center will run from 6 p.m.- 8 a.m. An evening meal will be provided, and hopefully breakfast and a bag lunch.

  • Rick Quinn Jr. pleads guilty in State House corruption case

    Former House Majority Leader Rick Quinn Jr. pleaded guilty to official corruption Tuesday, after resigning from the S.C. House an hour before the hearing.
    The Lexington Republican pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of misconduct in office.
    First Circuit Solicitor and Special Prosecutor David Pascoe asked for the maximum sentence allowed, one year in prison, arguing that Quinn committed the worst crimes uncovered so far in the ongoing legislative corruption investigation.

  • Volunteers double space for Grace Place nonprofit

    Volunteers and community supporters celebrated Monday at the Grace Place after-school program, which has doubled the space in his Brooklyn Avenue facility.
    The new nearly 500-square-foot room, remodeled by YouthBuild students, will allow more space for volunteers to read one-on-one with students without the distraction of an overcrowded room.
    “It’s wonderful to know we have doubled the space we had so we can accommodate children,” said Carol Lee, one of two Grace Place directors. “We’ve just had so many people give their time.”

  • Wreath-laying for vets at Kershaw city cemetery Saturday

    KERSHAW – For the ninth straight year, Kershaw is participating in the holiday season National Wreaths Across America Day.
    At noon Saturday, volunteers will place wreaths on the graves of more than 500 veterans buried at Kershaw City Cemetery.
    It’s part of an annual effort that places more than 1.2 million wreaths on veterans’ markers at 1,230 locations.
    This year, more than 200,000 wreaths will be placed at Arlington National Cemetery alone.

  • Dogs sniff out marijuana in Buford High parking lot

    The school district broke out the drug dogs for a random screening at Buford High School on Tuesday, and a student was charged with having marijuana in his truck.
    Jacob Marshall Smith, 17, was charged with simple possession of marijuana after drugs dogs made a pass through the school parking lot, where his truck was located. Marijuana and two small knives were found Smith’s vehicle, according to a report from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Schools’ HR director resigns, position might be left unfilled

    The Lancaster County School District’s human resources director resigned Thursday after being on personal leave since Oct. 4, and school officials are unsure if they will fill the job.
    Dr. Gwendolyn Conner, who came to the district in June 2008 as HR director, resigned Thursday.
    Conner said she took the personal leave because of several unexpected deaths in her family.
    “It’s been an emotional time,” she said. “That has really consumed the family.”

  • A White House Christmas

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    A “snowball” fight, a kissing ball, mincemeat pies and presidential dinnerware were all part of a delightful historical program at Andrew Jackson State Park on Saturday, Dec. 2. 
    Although titled “1830s Christmas in the White House,” this special event also included details of modern holidays at the presidential residence as well.

  • Clarification on incorporation news article
  • INSP sues developer, county over 521 tract

    INDIAN LAND – The Inspiration Network (INSP) is suing Lancaster County and N.C.-based UHF Development Group for the right to develop an 88-acre portion of its property along U.S. 521 south of CrossRidge.  

    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday with the Lancaster County Clerk of Court’s office. It says INSP has already spent $6 million grading 61 acres in preparation for development, and that it is negotiating a “time-sensitive” project that might fall through if its dispute with UHF and the county isn’t resolved soon.