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Today's News

  • Up, up and away!

    One student asked if Debbie Keenan was going to Paris. Another asked if she was ever coming back.
    Well, Kennan didn’t make it anywhere near France, though the experience was still exciting for all who witnessed.
    Keenan, the media specialist at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, rode in a hot-air balloon Friday morning. The ride, which took place behind the school, was the result of a reading challenge Keenan posed to all the students in the school.

  • BHS Lower State Champ

     

        

     

       

  • Lady Vols 4th in final AA volleyball ratings

     

       

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers volleyball team finished the 2010 campaign ranked in the top five of the Class AA state high school poll.

  • County recreation football stars slated to kick off postseason play

     

       

    The 2010 Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth football all-stars open play Tuesday night at two different locations.

  • Blue Devils halt Red Devils' hopes

     

       

    The Great Falls Red Devils saw their 2010 high school football season end with a 78-27 loss to Williston-Elko in the second round of the Class A Division II Upper State playoffs on Friday night.

  • Council action may save church

    A local congregation is breathing a sigh of relief now that County Council has given first approval to a zoning change.
    More than 30 members of Trinity Baptist Church, who are trying to relocate their church from Fort Mill to a former Van Wyck cabinet shop on Steele Hill Road, packed the audience at County Council’s meeting Tuesday.

  • Courthouse preview

    Gazing at the restored historic courthouse through a large, arched window inside the new courthouse building, County Councilman Jack Estridge expresses his amazement.
    “It’s like a dream,” he said. “It just hasn’t hit me yet.”
    Chad Catledge, courthouse project consultant with Lancaster’s Perception Builders, led Estridge and a  few other county officials on a tour of the new courthouse Friday afternoon. It was one of two tours he offered small groups of county officials Friday.

  • Simpson withdraws from school election

    One of the candidates looking to fill the Lancaster County school board seat held by the late Dr. Peter Barry has dropped out of the race.
    Al Simpson submitted a letter of withdrawal Friday afternoon to the Lancaster County Election Commission.
    Ronald Burke and Bill Sumner are the remaining candidates. The special election for the District 4 seat will be Nov. 30.
    “I got an employment opportunity that’s not going to allow me to serve in that position,” said Simpson, who wouldn’t elaborate.

  • Police search for two men after standoff

    The search of a Culp Street home provided no leads in the whereabouts of two men who ran from police during a traffic stop on Friday.
    Capt. Harlean Howard of the Lancaster Police Department said the search began after a police officer tried to stop a purple PT Cruiser for speeding on Meeting Street about 10 a.m. on Friday.
    “This was as a result of a routine car stop,” Howard said.

  • City adopts new zoning ordinance

    The city of Lancaster is simplifying its method for dealing with annexations and zonings.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve final reading of an ordinance to consider an annexation and its accompanying zoning request at the same time. Council used to  vote on a zoning designation after the property has been annexed into the city.