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Today's News

  • Emperor has no clothes

    Lancaster County Deputy Administrator Jeff Naftal recently issued his Report on Economic Development Policies to Lancaster County Council. The report is quite revealing, eye-opening and should give all taxpayers of Lancaster County great concern.
    The report makes many points, some of which follow:
    1. County Council’s goal is bringing jobs to Lancaster County residents.
    2. Many of the companies coming to Lancaster are moving across the state line.
    3. Most of the companies kept their existing staff, adding few, if any employees.

  • Girl Scout cookies are as popular as ever

    This year, about 200 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be sold and eaten. 

    That includes the 200 boxes that graced our dining room table sold by Betty Jo. 

    The boxes come in and go out, then come in again and go out again. 

    The Lancaster area Girl Scouts are part of the 22-county Mountains to the Midlands Girl Scout Council. These enterprising young ladies hope to sell 143,000 cases of cookies.

  • It's sad to be leaving

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     It wasn’t uncommon for Pat Whitaker to get phone calls at 1 or 2 a.m. from students she mentored.
    Whitaker, mentoring coordinator for the nonprofit group Communities in Schools, said teenagers and young adults don’t just need help from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. So she made it a point through the years to be available at all hours.

  • Retro Restro

    By Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    It’s the early 1970s in Lancaster. A bevy of car-hops buzz around cars parked at the Patio Drive-In, taking orders and delivering food to hungry customers. It’s the place to go in Lancaster for home-cooked food at reasonable prices.

  • Action Council holds its first meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    They came from all across the county to have their voices heard at the first Lancaster County Action Council meeting Monday night.
    Bonnie and Edward Cox drove from their new home in Kershaw to attend the meeting, held at the Springdale Recreation Complex. They joined more than 100 other residents who turned out to learn more about the group.
    After hearing the ruckus over a proposed landfill, which was planned for a site off S.C. 903, they couple wanted to learn what they could do.

  • Papers bring home 21 SCPA awards

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway took home more than 20 awards this year from the S.C. Press Association winter meeting Saturday in Columbia.
    Those newspapers, sister publications that operate out of the same Lancaster office, collected 10 first-place awards, six for second place and five for third. The accolades are for content published from November 2009 to November 2010.

  • Four people were arrested in someone else’s home

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Four people were arrested inside a Lancaster apartment after one man broke in and invited the others over.
    Officers responded Feb. 19 to a home on Fowler Drive after a neighbor said he noticed people in the apartment, even though the homeowner was out of town, according to an incident report. The man told officers he could see several people through the blinds in the living room.
    Officers knocked on the front door and heard people inside, but no one came out or answered the door, a report said.

  • Volunteers rebound, roll

     

       

  • A first for Smith, and another state basketball title

     

       

    In 42 seasons of coaching and 18 state championship game appearances, you would think Great Falls High boys basketball coach John Smith has seen it all.

  • Vols prevail in exciting soccer win

    Andrew Jackson opened its 2011 high school soccer season, gaining some revenge from its last match of the 2010 campaign.