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Today's News

  • Writer clarifies previous letter

    I want clarify my Aug. 12 letter, “Writer: Use hospitality tax for supply fund raiser.” Some people misunderstood my letter and deemed me “racist” in the readers comments section of  my letter posted on The Lancaster News Web site, www.thelancasternews.com. Others understood my ire.

    I cannot be racist because I was raised in a clear world, even more so than our president. I am neither color, yet at the same time both colors. I have an immigrant ancestry, with both English and African forefathers.

  • Council OKs $17,000 for IL library

    Lancaster County Council approved $17,000 in funding for the Del Webb Library in Indian Land at its Monday meeting.

    Richard Band, director of the Lancaster County Library, requested that the county cover the remaining construction costs on the building.

    With the downturn in the economy, Band said his staff’s efforts to raise funds fell short.

  • County considering new terminal for airport

    Lancaster County Council is reviewing two potential construction projects.

    County Administrator Steve Willis discussed the separate projects – one at the Lancaster County Airport and another for a road in the Buford community – at council’s Aug. 10 meeting.

    Willis recently developed pricing information for council to review.

    The first project calls for a new terminal at the Lancaster County Airport, which could also include office space for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Buford High hosts thirdKickoff Classic

    The sixth Founders Federal Kickoff Classic made its third appearance at Buford High School on Friday night. When the jamboree was first established, the main idea was for the event to be played on a rotating basis among the Lancaster County high schools.  

    Buford High has played jamboree host more times than any other school, but for good reason.

  • Belles All-Stars thank supporters

    We would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals that supported our trips to the Dixie Belles State tournament in Seneca in July and our World Series run in Sumter in August.

    Your contributions meant so much to us. We were very honored to be able to represent Lancaster County at the state level and then to be able to move on to represent South Carolina in the World Series was truly incredible. We tried very hard to make Lancaster proud of us both on and off the field.

  • Mother praises Keenan's fairness

    I wanted to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to Lancaster High School principal Joseph Kennan.

    Over the summer I had been dealing with an issue of being told that my son owed money at the school for something that he already turned in. Although the amount owed was only $50 that is a lot of money in today’s economy, especially for something not valid.

  • A new look

    If you can, stop by the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., to see the recent landscaping. 

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is so pleased that the gardens around the historic building are now so much more beautiful. 

    We would like to thank the city of Lancaster for the wonderful plantings, fountain, pathways, arches and benches that were added, along with an the irrigation system to help care for all of it. 

    The addition of ferns and new rocking chairs have also given the front porch a true Southern charm. 

  • Second Baptist is local host for national simulcast

    When it comes to inspiration and sound biblical teaching, women often turn to the ministry of Beth Moore.

    Now women across the nation will get a chance to hear the best-selling author firsthand without having to leave town during a simulcast that will be broadcast live via satellite Aug. 28-29.  

    Lancaster’s Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, has been selected as one of 650 churches in the United States to host the women’s event, said Kathy Stepp, leader of the Women’s Ministry Team there.

  • Kiosk makes life easier for doctors

    Waiting time for patients is being reduced, thanks to a technology that’s becoming more and more popular.

    Mackey Family Practice is the second medical practice in Lancaster County to use an electronic kiosk system provided by Clearwave.

    The device allows patients to check in for appointments as soon as they arrive at the office. Personal data is displayed instantly and insurance information is processed within seconds – all helping to reduce the time a patient waits to see the nurse or doctor.

  • Police reports - Aug. 26, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster woman was arrested on several charges after a traffic stop on Meeting Street on Aug. 15.

    Jerrie Lynn Clyburn, 47, 180 Ranson Road, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, driving under suspension and second offense driving under the influence.

    The report said an officer stopped Clyburn after she ran a stop sign and committed other traffic violations. Clyburn smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, the report said.