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Today's News

  • Elected officials address local business leaders at Chamber breakfast

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The state of legislative affairs both on the state and federal level were the topic of conversation Friday, March 30, during the 2012 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Breakfast.
    Participating in this year’s event was U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, along with state Sens. Vincent Sheheen and Greg Gregory, state Rep. Deborah Long and South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl.

  • Tunnell: AkzoNobel will exceed its commitment to the county

    Staff Reports
    Calls to The Lancaster News on Thursday morning about layoffs at AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. were not confirmed by the local company Thursday afternoon.
    Dianne Thompson, human resource manager for AkzoNobel in Lancaster, said she had no comment.
    “I am not at liberty to discuss our corporate's internal business,” Thompson said.
    The headquarters of AkzoNobel, a paint and film plastics specialty company that produces coatings used in automobiles, marine products, furniture and architectural signs, is at 1872 S.C. 9 Bypass West.

  • Meeting Street land may be site for convienience store

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The availability of beer and wine was debated during the consideration of a property rezoning at the Tuesday, March 27, City Council meeting.
    Council voted 5-1 to pass final reading to rezone land at 1040 W. Meeting St. from MHP (manufactured home park) to B-2 (neighborhood commercial).
    The property, which has been used commercially in the past, is now vacant and is being proposed for use as a convenience store.

  • Priorities list tops meeting agenda

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Whether it’s upgrading water lines or widening roads, residents will have a chance to discuss which proposed county projects have the highest priority at Lancaster Countay Council’s Monday meeting.

  • City Council approves change order for Brooklyn sewer work

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A few thousand dollars are being saved in the continued efforts to revitalize the Brooklyn Avenue area.
    At its Tuesday, March 27 meeting, City Council unanimously approved a change order pertaining to the sewer rehabilitation for phase II of that area’s revitalization efforts.
    The change decreases the amount of money spent after two sewer line segments were removed from the project, said City Administrator Helen Sowell.

  • Third man arrested in Jenika Jones murder

    A third man was arrested Friday in the murder of 23-year-old Jenika Jones.

    Al Martinez Green, 19, 813 1/2 East Dunlap St., was arrested by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and charged with murder, according to a sheriff’s office press release. As of Friday morning, Green remained jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.  

    Two other men – Devatee Clinton, 24, 1911 Roseanna Lane and Wayne Blakeney, 20, 5987 Taxahaw Road – were arrested March 9 and both were also charged with murder. 

  • State scores an ‘F’ on integrity

    The resignation of former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, followed shortly by his indictment and guilty plea, marks another milestone in the long road of ethical lapses by public officials in South Carolina. One might have thought that Lost Trust, the 1992 sting operation wherein several legislators were caught essentially selling their votes, would have served as a corrective for future politicians, but they continue to live up (or down) to expectations.

  • Race cars don’t tell the story

    When it comes to racing, cars don’t tell the story, people do.
    Sometime this year, you will hear Lancaster Speedway announcer and track spokesman Duane Goins mention the names of Timbo Mangum, Robbie Helms and a host of other track drivers.
    But chances are you won’t hear Goins mention the names of Danny “Pee Wee” Ellis and Brandon Holmes.
    But trust me, Helms knows who Pee Wee is, and Mangum knows who Holmes is. All you have to do is ask them.

  • Tony Starnes to step down in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is now looking for a new administrator.

    Tony Starnes, who’s held the position since September 2003, announced this week that he is resigning. His last day  is April 30.

    Starnes, 62, said he’s ready to step aside. This will give him the opportunity to “either do something else” or simply enjoy himself while spending more time his family.

    “After you work so long, you get to the point where you’re ready to go,” he said.

  • Mayor calls councilwoman out of order

     

    City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace says Mayor Joe Shaw needs to grow up – an assertion that followed his dismissal of her motion to give city employees more money.

    During the Tuesday, March 27, City Council meeting, Blackmon-Brace made a motion to give each city of Lancaster employee a $75 stipend (pay supplement) each month for the remainder of the budget year, which ends June 30.

    The move came during a discussion about the 2012-13 budget-planning schedule, which was led by Finance Director James Absher.