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Today's News

  • Flags at half-staff today

    Flags will be flown at half-staff today, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This week, May 13-19 is National Police Week.

  • B-3 zoning back on council agenda

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The issue of commercial zoning in the Panhandle will once again be a topic of discussion during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, May 14.

  • Studies show how children suffer when parents divorce

    In 2010, about 4.2 million of our fellow citizens got married. Since legally recognized marriage exists, at present, only between two partners, that’s about 2.1 million weddings.
    Also in 2010, there were more than 870,000 divorces in the United States. It has been estimated that, conservatively, more than one million children are affected by these divorces annually.

  • Be sure to honor mother today

    No doubt you know what today is – Mother’s Day. The day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the ones who brought you into the world and tried to keep you on the right track.

  • Join us for Red Rose Festival fun

    Downtown Lancaster is celebrating the arrival of spring on May 18 and 19 with the Red Rose Festival. Now in its third year, the rain-or-shine festival offers a chance to come to relax with great music, food and activities.
    Events include outdoor concerts, arts, crafts, a kids zone, car show, karate showcase and Radio Disney fun, along with roaming entertainment and more.
    Join us from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 18, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in beautiful historic downtown Lancaster.

  • McDonald Green School presents Healthy Living workshop

    McDonald Green Elementary held a family workshop at the school on March 27.
    Workshop sessions included Healthy Living presented by Michael Owens, the school’s physical education teacher. Technology to raise academic achievement for the 21st Century was presented by Lesley Saxon, the school’s computer lab manager and Social Networking was presented by Shandra Hall, school counselor.
    The school’s Beta Club members served as greeters and assembled personal care packages, that included items donated by Gilliam Dentistry.

  • Margaret Zelphor Altman

    Age: 88
    Address: Lancaster
    Family: Husband, the late Nickolas Hagwood Altman; and three children – Nick, Judy and Larry
    Job: Retired from Springs Industries
    Church: Camp Creek United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Sewing personal pillows for family and friends
    Favorite getaways: The beach
    Who are your heroes and why? My parents were my heroes. They raised me to love everyone.
    What are you most proud of and why? My family because of what they have accomplished and what they have done for me.

  • ILHS student’s essay wins a three-peat

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    When it comes to student essayists, they don't get much better than Indian Land senior Savannah Adams and her sisters.
    While many students struggle with even the most routine class papers, Savannah's skills as a writer earned her first place in this year's state-wide student journalism contest sponsored by the S.C. Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

  • Sheriff: Double murder probable shootout

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A drug robbery and subsequent shootout may be to blame for the deaths of two men last week, as new details continue to emerge about a double murder at a Lancaster home.
    Stephen Lamont Westbrook, 39, of Rock Hill and Mardrickus Javon Belk, 25, 896 Mark Lane, Lancaster, died after they were shot late Wednesday night, May 9, at a home in the 2300 block of Old Blackmon Lane, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office  press release.

  • Recycling Ruckus

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    With zoning that dates from when Indian Land was largely rural, it’s practically inevitable there would be clashes between long-established businesses and residents of the growing community.
    Last week, we examined the residents’ side of the latest of those clashes, which pits Indian Land residents Beverly Lynch, Jane Tanner and others against Pressley’s Recycling Center Inc.