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Today's News

  • Keenan's run ruins Warriors' hopes

    As dusk fell outside the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville late Saturday afternoon, inside the massive arena Indian Land Warriors’ bright basketball season flickered to a tough close.

    Defending Class AA state basketball champion Keenan, bidding for another shining March moment, was brilliant in a 65-36 win over IL.

    The Raiders’ glowing 29-point win gave the Columbia area team a second straight Upper State championship and a bid to the Class AA state title game opposite Lower State champion Mullins on Saturday.

  • Lancaster County officials lift burning ban

    The Lancaster County Fire Service canceled the ban Friday afternoon, only days after it began. The ban was originally issued Feb. 22. 

    According to a fire service press release, citizens are still cautioned even though the weather outlook has improved. 

    The county received a small amount of rainfall early Friday but there is still a potential for outdoor fires to spread rapidly due to relatively dry surface conditions.

  • Habitat is doing its part, needs our help

    The Lancaster County chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s goal for 2011 is to build a home for a local family.
    That task became easier with the donation of a Penny Street home in the area of Springs Memorial Hospital. The welcomed donation was made by Wells Fargo.
    The brick home was given through Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Owned (REO) Property Donation program.

  • Our country is losing its precious values

    In the aftermath of the Tucson shootings, I have begun to ask myself, once again, can the center hold?
    Some years ago, I discovered the lines of William Butler Yeats in his poem, “The Second Coming,” which he wrote in 1919 just after World War I. These lines from its first stanza haunt me to this day.
    “… Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned,

  • Council debates dangerous animals

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Just one week after a series of dog bite incidents were reported throughout the county, Lancaster County Council discussed ways to enhance its dangerous dog ordinance Tuesday night.
    Council members, along with with County Administrator Steve Willis and deputy administrator Jeff Naftal, debated how to fine-tune the ordinance to protect citizens and place more responsibility on dog owners. The discussion came only days after three people reported separate dog bites or attacks to law enforcement.

  • Stimulus helps public housing

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The state of public housing in the city of Lancaster received much attention Tuesday night.
    Jerry Witherspoon, executive director of the Lancaster Housing Authority, gave City Council a report of the authority’s activity over the past year.
    The local housing authority, which oversees the Caroline Court and Frank L. Roddey neighborhoods, provides housing for low-income families. Caroline Court has 100 units and Roddey has 40.

  • Kershaw denies zoning request

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – Plans for the Dollar General store in Kershaw to move from Hampton Street have been halted, at least for now.
    Kershaw Town Council voted 2-4 on Monday against a request to rezone property on Neal Street from R-15 (residential) to B-3 (business).
    Councilmen Wade Hunter and Randy Seegars voted in favor of the measure. Councilman Eddie Coates was absent.

  • Personality spotlight - Polly Jackson

    Polly Jackson likes to say she’s “Black by nature, educated by choice and a politician by accident.”
    A retired, 32-year veteran educator, Jackson’s name has become virtually synonymous with community services in Lancaster over the course of her 75 years through her work with the school system, County Council and numerous boards and organizations.

  • Rotary clubs donate 10,000 pounds of food to HOPE

    From Release
    The Lancaster, Lancaster Breakfast and Indian Land Rotary clubs recently competed against each other in The Great 2010 Rotary Food Challenge and contributed 5 tons of food, or 10,000 pounds, to HOPE in Lancaster.
    Along with a strategic partnership with the Indian Land Walmart, Indian Land Rotary collected the most pounds during the competition.

  • Repeat performance

    History can and does repeat itself. 

    In November 2008, Robert “Robbie” Mungo and his wife, Glenda, received the Yard of the Month designation from the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs for their Craig Farm Road home.  

    Their beautiful Japanese-influenced, neatly manicured yard features a waterfall and pond filled with colorful koi fish.

    Each February, the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs committee selects a business for its Yard of the Month.