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Today's News

  • Two council projects have obscure names

    Shrouded in secrecy and labeled with mysterious code names, two newly proposed County Council ordinances sound like something out of a spy novel.
    Project Football and Project December are two separate economic development ordinances under consideration by council. But trying to find out anything more about them is a little more difficult.

  • Candlelight vigil will honor slain girl, other crime victims

    Jaylen Jackson would have celebrated her fourth birthday on Thursday.
    The young girl was caught in the crossfire of a gunfight earlier this year at an Athena Road trailer park, becoming by far Lancaster County’s youngest murder victim of 2010.
    Now, on her special day, the community will remember Jaylen and other locals who lost their lives because of violent crime.

  • Kershaw Town Council supports Catawba water reservoir project

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has joined the ranks of local entities to support a proposed water supply expansion project.
    Mike Bailes, director of the Catawba River Water Treatment Plant, addressed Kershaw Town Council on Thursday about a planned 92-acre water reservoir near the Catawba River.
    The reservoir would provide water for 30 days in a severe drought or another “worst-case scenario.” The effort is a partnership between the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and Union County, N.C.

  • Developer withdraws annexation request

    The city of Lancaster will allow a property owner to reapply for annexation into the city.
    Earlier this year, 121 acres of land were annexed and given an interim zoning of R-10, a residential district. Those two tracts of property – owned by St. Katherine Properties, LLC – are adjacent to the Forest Hills and Partridge Hill subdivisions near West Meeting Street.
    St. Katherine Properties had requested an R-10 classification, though the city’s zoning board recommended an R-15, which is less dense – requiring 15,000 square feet per lot. R-10 requires 10,000 square feet per lot.

  • John Griffin to discuss and sign ‘Silent Heroes’ book at library

    From release
    Dr. John Griffin will have another book presentation at the Lancaster County Library in Lancaster at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    This presentation will concern his new book, “Silent Heroes: Lancaster County in the Civil War.” Griffin will sell and sign copies of the book after the presentation. The book sells for $29.

  • Looking for something old to give this year?

    Think old, not new.
    That may not be the way you typically think when buying gifts.
    But that’s the way the owners of antique and collectible stores and consignment shops would like for you to think when you’re shopping for gifts for Christmas or at any other time during the year.
    If you think old instead of new, a good place to shop in Lancaster County is along U.S. 521, south of Lancaster.

  • Christmas Around the World

    INDIAN LAND – It’s 8 a.m. and the children in Traci Deese’s class at Indian Land Elementary School are getting ready to go to Italy.
    “Make sure you have your plane tickets, passports and suitcases,” Deese shouts above the din of excited first-graders. “You cannot go if you do not have your plane ticket.”
    As the students line up to embark, suitcases in hand, Deese validates their tickets one by one, and they’re off – to a classroom just down the hall where they’ll learn everything there is to learn about Christmas in Italy.

  • Police reports – December 19, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    • John Henry Jones Jr., 51, 2300 Neal Switch Road, was charged Dec. 10 with simple possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, driving under the influence, driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container violation and failure to surrender drivers license.
    • Robert Duie McClain, 45, 1629 Home Circle, was charged Dec. 11 with simple possession of marijuana and seat-belt violation.

  • Protect personal identity information

    Identity theft has become so prevalent that almost no one is immune anymore. There are so many ways for culprits to steal personally identifiable information (PII.) The ID thieves are doing so by stealing Social Security numbers, credit or debit cards and even getting information off of phone calling cards.
    A General Accounting Office report estimates that about 750,000 Americans are victims of identity theft every year. That might not be an accurate number. Some people don’t report the crime. Some don’t even know they are victims.

  • Rezoning measure OK’d to allow church to locate on Van Wyck site

    With a bang of the gavel Monday night, the Rev. Ricky Cope’s church received the green light to continue its renovations.
    Cope, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, has attended every Lancaster County Council meeting for the last two months hoping to gain approval to keep work going on his church, which is relocating from Fort Mill to a former Van Wyck cabinet shop along Steele Hill Road.