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Today's News

  • Pet goats stolen from local farm

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    While any theft is a bad theft, there’s no getting around the fact that some are worse than others. Sometimes it’s not so much because of the value of what’s stolen, but because of who it happens to and what the items are.              
    Take, for instance, Lois and Neal Zarelli. The couple is asking for the public’s help in finding their stolen goats, two of which were only two days old.

  • City nixes raise motion

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Sara Eddins wanted city of Lancaster employees to get an immediate pay raise. But her colleagues obviously felt differently.
    Prior to voting on a mid-year budget revision at Tuesday’s meeting, the city councilwoman motioned to give all employees an immediate 4 percent raise.
    Her motion died from lack of a second.
    “It’s time we come through for our employees, because we need them,” Eddins said during Tuesday’s discussion.

  • Big Thursday raises big bucks for USCL, Clemson

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Richard Patterson, chairman of the Big Thursday of Lancaster, Inc. scholarship fund opened the annual check presentations Tuesday by giving CNN a pat on the back.
    The news network created a local firestorm with its recent report on Lancaster.
    “That was the biggest favor they could have ever done, as far as getting us to wake up and go to work to improve Lancaster,” Patterson said.

  • Habitat, YouthBuild to partner on new house

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County has been quite busy working to help local families fulfill their dreams of owning a home.
    The organization will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday to officially launch construction of a new house at 701 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.
    Members of the YouthBuild service organization will help with the project, which is being funded largely through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Coalition For Youth event features anti-underage drinking message

    Staff reports
    Lancaster Coalition for Healthy Youth will hold its bi-annual Town Hall Meeting To Reduce Underage Drinking event on Wednesday with an inspirational message by speaker Sarah Panzau.
    The perfect family event for church youth groups, other youth organizations and parents with teens, the event begins at 6:30 p.m. at University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive.

  • Candidate to host ‘meet and greet’

    Lancaster County                       Republican Women
    Ryan Payne of Heath Springs, who is seeking a seat in the S.C. House of Representatives, will visit the Lancaster County Republican Women at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a “meet and greet” with potential voters.
    The event is in the second floor assembly room at Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St. Interested women, age 18 and older, and their spouses and guests are invited to attend.

  • Drug surveillance nets arrests

    The county’s drug task force nabbed two people on drug charges last month following surveillance at a Springdale Road home.
    Bobby L. Rentz, 32, 1773 Flat Creek Road, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, third offense.
    A woman with Retz, Tia Cunningham, was arrested at the scene for driving under suspension because her license was suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket.

  • Training hard for 12 weeks: Photos show physical changes

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here is their second progress report. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.
    Katie’s story
    Four weeks down and I am so glad I did this. I have made some serious progress already, although I have a long way to go. I tend to be a little impatient, so to finally see some significant changes really helps me focus.

  • Mable Mickle

    Age: 84
    Address: East Church Street, Kershaw
    Family: Husband, the late John T. Mickle; daughters, Sharon Mickle, Andrea Mickle and Deborah Mickle Griffin; grandson, Johnathan Griffin
    Job: Retired teacher
    Church: Lifetime member of Mount Zion Baptist on Flat Rock Road, Heath Springs
    Hobbies: Traveling to new places, reading, doing crossword puzzles
    Favorite book: “Justice Older Than the Law,” by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson
    Favorite food: Crabcakes and sweet potatoes

  • Correction on headline

    The Lancaster News headline "Asbestos found in Badcock building" should have said "Asbestos found in OLD Badcock building." The story was not referencing the Badcock building on S.C. 9 Bypass.