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Today's News

  • City denies groups funds

    Three local groups’ requests for hospitality tax grant funding have been denied by the city of Lancaster.

    On April 20, the city’s Hospitality Tax Grant Advisory Committee reviewed applications from Hope on the Hill, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and United Enterprises of SC Inc.

    The Rev. Wayne Murray, on behalf of Hope on the Hill, asked for $500,000 for major renovations to the Barr Street School.

  • Career center secures legacy for Blackmon

     

  • Police Unity Tour to make stop here today

    A group of bicyclists raising awareness of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty will make a stop in Lancaster today, May 3.

    The Police Unity Tour began nationally on May 9. Bicyclists on the tour will arrive in Washington, D.C., on May 12 for a ceremony as part of National Police Week.

    The tour was organized in 1997 by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park, N.J., Police Department, with the hope of honoring and bringing public awareness of police officers who have died in the line of duty.

  • Police reports - May 6, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    - A Heath Springs man was arrested after a disturbance at the Lancaster Speedway on April 25.

    According to the report, there was a disturbance in the line-up area of the pits.

    The report said Danne Richard Greene, 55, 2779 Bobcat Road, yelled and cursed at deputies. Deputies told Greene he was under arrest, and Greene began fighting with one of the officers, the report said.

  • U.S. Rep. Clyburn to USCL grads: 'Congratulations and never give up'

    Latoya McGriff’s eyes welled with tears when she talked about her academic journey.

    There where times when she didn’t think she had what it takes to succeed in college.

    But her recently earned degree from the University of South Carolina at Lancaster has proved that belief wrong.

    McGriff was one of 157 students who graduated Saturday from USCL. Most received either associate degrees in arts or science.

    McGriff earned an associate in science. She plans to move on to USC-Aiken to study early childhood education.

  • Homecare/Hospice of Lancaster - same services but different structure

    Homecare of Lancaster and Hospice of Lancaster have undergone restructuring at the corporate level, but still provide the same quality service the community has come to expect, say staff members.

    For more than 25 years, Homecare and Hospice had been part of Springs Memorial Hospital, owned by Community Health Systems, based in Tennessee.

    But recently Community Health Systems reorganized and made its homecare and hospice entities free-standing organizations, said Stephanie Gardner, director at Homecare/Hospice of Lancaster.

    The change took effect Jan. 1.

  • S.C. town and county are setting an example

     

    What do the town of Irmo and the county of Anderson have in common? Both want taxpayers to see how their hard-earned dollars are being spent.

  • Stamp Out Hunger drive to collect food for HOPE

    The United Way of Lancaster County and local letters carriers are gearing up for the 17th annual Stamp Out Hunger drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive.

    Organizers say just a few canned goods from each household would go a long way to make this year’s local effort a success.

    The drive is Saturday, May 9.

    You’re asked to leave a sturdy bag of canned goods and other non-perishable items next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery.

  • Letters to the editor

     

    Letters to the editor

    Push for K-12 education reform

  • Census workers in the field here

    You may have noticed some people driving up and down residential roads, canvassing neighborhoods and writing down addresses.

    They’re not lost.

    They’re workers compiling preliminary information for the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Census.

    There are more than 2,000 employees working on the initial stages of the census in South Carolina, according to the Census Bureau’s Web site.

    Offices were opened in Charleston and Columbia last year to help supervise this initial stage.