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Today's News

  • Heath Springs to absorb costs for lighting at its veterans monument

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Heath Springs has decided to lend a monetary helping hand to the town's veterans association.
    Town Council voted 3-0 at its Tuesday meeting to pay the monthly electric bill for the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument, which was dedicated in November.
    Councilmen Eddie Moore and Ted Sowell weren't present at Tuesday's meeting.

  • Council to discuss firearms recommendations at meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The balance between hunters' rights, public safety and gun ownership will be front and center Monday night as Lancaster County Council discusses suggestions for a proposed negligent firearms ordinance at its meeting.

  • Foundation honors Blackwell legacy with scholarships

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Faith, hard work, academic excellence, service to others and the legacy of a young man who embodied all of those qualities was the theme Tuesday evening during the 11th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Scholarship Dinner.
    Held at the Lancaster Golf Club's Fairway Room, the event drew nearly 175 guests who joined Blackwell's parents, Jan and Larry Blackwell, to honor their son's memory with four scholarships to Lancaster County high school students.

  • Kershaw Town Council gets positive audit report

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is in good financial standing, according to the town's most recent audit report.  
    Accountant Jan Pierce presented the report for the 2010-11 budget year at council's meeting Monday night. Pierce is part of the accounting firm Cantey, Tiller, Pierce & Green, LLP, which performed the town's audit.

  • Kershaw officials say new fire station needed

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Fire Department needs more space.
    Fire Chief Tracy Caldwell appeared at Monday’s Town Council meeting to give an update on the fire department’s issues with its Hampton Street station.
    The station, built in 1980, lacks room to effectively host training sessions and community events, isn’t energy-efficient and doesn’t have enough space to comfortably store all of the department’s fire apparatus, Caldwell said.

  • 92-year-old home destroyed by fire

    A late-afternoon fire destroyed the home of an elderly Indian Land man Wednesday.
    Indian Land firefighters responded to the home at 7165 Hancock Road about 5:45 p.m. to find the interior burning, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said.
    Frank Williams, 88, who lived alone in the home, said the fire started and spread quickly.

  • Warriors net finals berth

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
     INDIAN LAND – Fifth-ranked Indian Land earned a bid to the finals of the Rose City soccer tournament with a pair of wins at IL’s Warrior Stadium.
    IL made the most of a first half goal in a 1-0 win over Lancaster on Thursday and then downed Buford 5-2.
    The Warriors, the Class AA Upper State runner-up last season, built a 5-1 lead on the way to the victory over the Jackets on Friday night.

  • Warriors’ Moore to play at Averett

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – On an unseasonably warm afternoon and proudly wearing his Indian Land High School Warriors’ football letter jacket, D.J. Moore was having a hard time from stopping the sweat beads.
    “That’s just D.J.’s trademark,” said Indian Land head football coach Mike Mayer. “He’s always sweating because he’s a hard worker.”

  • Eddins sponsors safety class

    City Councilwoman Sara Eddins is sponsoring a safety class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lancaster City Hall. Experts on safety, Maj. Matt Shaw of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard, will guide attendees through situations that may arise in parking lots, in homes, businesses or in your car. The event will teach men, women and children how to avoid dangerous situations and defend yourself if the need arises.

  • Warriors hope to earn playoff berth