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Today's News

  • 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.

  • IT chiefs on alert against hackers

    Lancaster County and the city of Lancaster are battening down the hatches when it comes to their computer systems, after a hacker immobilized Mecklenburg County’s system, forcing the county to revert to paper for all business. 

    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis says that every system has a weakness, and it’s a constant battle to keep up to date.

    “No system is bulletproof,” Willis said. “The bad guys are coming up with newer stuff every day. The weak link is the end user. 

  • Fake news alert: No IL town vote yet

    A fake newspaper clipping posted on an Indian Land community Facebook page saying residents had “overwhelmingly voted to incorporate” angered incorporation foes, some of whom said it was a conscious attempt by supporters to keep opposing voters from the polls.

    The Nov. 30 post on the “Concerned Citizens of Indian Land” Facebook page by a user named Barry B. Baker shows what appears to be a photograph of a newspaper called “The Gate.” 

  • Will today’s News-Era be the last?

    KERSHAW – Newspaper readers may get their final edition of The Kershaw News-Era today.

    The Dec. 7 death of Jim McKeown Jr., the paper’s hands-on owner, editor and publisher, has his only heir, Sara Helen McKeown White, trying to determine if it is feasible to keep printing the newspaper after this week. 

    A licensed clinical counselor, White now lives in Idaho.