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Today's News

  • Council tackles B-3 issue

    Fearing a future of strip malls or scattershot commercial developments, Lancaster County Council once again tackled the pesky problem of regulating businesses in the Panhandle at its recent meeting.

    Concerns over the types of businesses allowed along main thoroughfares have long been an issue for Indian Land, though a new proposal could provide much-needed structure to the area. At council’s Sept. 26 meeting, County Planning Director Chris Karres proposed the creation of a B-3 corridor overlay district for the Panhandle. 

  • ‘Storytelling in the Park’ set for Saturday at AJSP

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    Those who enjoy stories are invited to come out to Andrew Jackson State Park on Oct. 15 for the inaugural Storytelling in the Park event. The cooler weather coupled with scary ghost tales may leave listeners with plenty of goosebumps. 

    Nationally and regionally known storytellers as well as a local familiar face will perform during the event, which is presented by Carolinas Literacy Network and Andrew Jackson State Park. 

  • Williams lifts LHS in OT

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster High School football coach Bennie McMurray rolled the dice and came up a Shaq Williams’ game-winning two-point conversion plunge in a 29-28 Region III-AAAA overtime win over Rock Hill on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Williams, with LHS down 28-21 in the OT, hit senior running back Brandon Reese on a clutch third down, 13-yard touchdown pass to pull the Bruins close, 28-27.

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • SCDOT building named for the late Steve Williams Jr.

    The accolades and praises kept pouring in for the late Steve Williams Jr. 

    There was mention of his dedication and hard work, as well as his pleasant personality. Familiarity with the community was discussed also. 

    Though humbling and appreciated by his family, these comments may not leave as strong of a mark as the lettering that now adorns a certain building. 

  • Police Reports

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident reports:

    • Deputies and firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1700 block of Lynwood Drive on Aug. 23. A passerby called 911 around 8 p.m. after noticing smoke coming from the home. Members of the Gooches, McDonald Green and Elgin fire departments put the fire out. Deputies later spoke with a member of the county's fire service who said the fire did not seem suspicious. He said the fire started in an electrical outlet, which may have overloaded. 

  • Event raises $15,000 for autism research

    MaryBeth Rowell

    For the Lancaster News

    The fourth annual Autism Speaks event, “Lancaster Cooks 2011 – Look Who’s Cooking,” held Sept. 27 in Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course in Lancaster, was deemed a success by those who organized the fundraiser.

    Evelyn Springs was the hostess and the coordinator for the event, which raises money for autism research.

    Springs draws inspiration for the annual fundraiser from her 8-year-old grandson, Malik.

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • Council to discuss options for voter registration at meeting

    With just over a year left before the next presidential election, Lancaster County Council will consider options for helping ease space concerns at the local voter registration office. 

    At its Monday meeting, council is set to discuss options for an alternate absentee polling place to help prevent issues with long lines seen during the 2008 general election.

  • Determined Jackets rally, top Vols

    KERSHAW – Buford rallied to defeat county rival Andrew Jackson, 30-24 in overtime on AJ homecoming at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

    The Yellow Jackets overcame a 24-13 deficit in the fourth quarter to force the overtime.

    “Our guys gave super effort tonight,” Buford coach Mike Wells said. “We put ourselves in a hole with too many mistakes in the first half.