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Today's News

  • Kershaw: Dental office will replace 1940s gym

    KERSHAW – The old Kershaw High School gymnasium on Matson Street likely will be demolished to make way for a dental office under an ordinance approved by town council last week.
    The council rezoned the 1.14-acre tract at 501 N. Matson St. by a 6-1 vote, with  councilwoman Sonya Poole voting no.
    “I was appalled when I found out it was going to be razed,” Poole said. “I could not and will not vote for that.”

  • City scrambles to stop leaks in old Springs building’s roof

    Roof leaks that sprang up this past winter in the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street Center have buckled flooring on the top level, but have not damaged any equipment yet.  
    Now the city is trying to get the leaks repaired before any more damage is done.
    “Water always follows the path of least resistance,” said City Administrator Flip Hutfles. “What’s happened is that a couple of days after a rain, it comes through the insulation and then shows up in places.”

  • Kershaw shifts work schedule for street, utility departments

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is adjusting the work schedule of employees in its street and utilities departments to give them a half day off in the middle of the week.
    Starting May 1, those seven employees will work from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour for lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for a total of 34 hours. They will work from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (six hours) on Wednesdays with no lunch break.
    Right now, the weekday schedule for utility workers is 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Walmart employee robbed in parking lot

    A Lancaster Walmart employee reported that two men robbed him at gunpoint late Monday night in the supercenter parking lot.
    The employee wasn’t hurt, but he said the two suspects stole his driver’s license, $90 in cash and a $25 check.
    “This is a bad incident and the likelihood of him being hurt was extremely high,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter. “We are so grateful that did not happen.”
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the robbery happened about 11:25 p.m. Monday.

  • Senior Lifestyles: A ministry endures

    The Rev. W.C. Wallace enjoys sitting in a back porch chair in his bedroom slippers.
    But on any given Sunday, he’ll swap them for dress shoes and step behind a pulpit to talk about Jesus.
    For more than four decades, he has served congregations in the Lancaster area, as a full-time, interim or substitute preacher, a calling that he will continue to answer.
    “I guess I’ve been to three-quarters of the churches in the Moriah Baptist Association,” he said, laughing.

  • Remember When: Savor your life in the present, let your mind wander back

    During my relatively long life, I must confess, I have probably stacked up a goodly share of time just sitting and looking. When you tack on a lot of thinking, that surely gets mighty close to laziness.
    Now, I’m not one of those Devil’s Workshop characters who sit around apparently doing much of nothing and end up in trouble.

  • Senior Lifestyles: LCCA Blazing a Trail in 2016

    May is Older Americans Month, the month that we set aside to honor our seniors and the contributions that they have made to our country.  
    The Administration for Community Living has selected “Blaze a Trail” as  the 2016 theme for the month.  
    This theme challenges us to emphasize the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.
    So, how do we accomplish these tasks in Lancaster County?  

  • County risks losing big bucks

    A revenue race is on, with Lancaster County Council trying to decide whether to impose the maximum 2 percent hospitality tax countywide before Indian Land can become an independent city in control of its own finances.

    While the idea is still only at the committee level, the county would be rewarded by winning the race for the hospitality tax in the county’s growing, busy panhandle. Striking early in order to get half later seems worth the push.

  • 2 candidates will compete in District 5

    Squeezing in just before the deadline passed, two candidates are seeking the open District 5 seat on Lancaster City Council.

    Nick Parris and Hazel Taylor filed Friday at the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Elections Office. The District 5 election is June 14, the same day as the statewide Democrat and Republican party primaries.

  • Get on back, Jack(son)

    Move to the back, Andrew Jackson. 

    Lancaster County’s native son will lose his place on the front of the $20 bill, where he has resided since 1928, the U.S. Treasury announced this week.

    Old Hickory, who served as the seventh U.S. president from 1829-37, is safe for a while. The new design won’t be released until 2020 and will not be in circulation until 2030.