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Today's News

  • Council meeting times could change

    After concerns that its meeting schedule is inconvenient, Lancaster County Council discussed ways to accommodate both county residents and council members.
    Council discussed revising its meeting day and time, as well as a new committee review process, as possible changes to the county code at its Feb. 1 meeting.

  • FOIL seeking concrete answers

    A group of Indian Land residents met with Lancaster County Council members Feb. 1 to bring council members up to speed on the issue of concrete plants near their homes. They also expressed frustration with what they see as the county’s lack of action on the issue.
    Friends of Indian Land (FOIL) is a nonprofit advocacy group formed in 2007 by residents of the Lakeview Landing and Brookchase neighborhoods to gain relief from concrete plants located in the nearby 521 Perimeter Commerce Park.

  • Snow big deal?

    It slowed traffic, closed schools and turned parking lots into sheets of ice, but did last month’s snowstorm break the county’s bank accounts?
    Not as much as you’d think it would, say county officials.
    Despite the severity of the storm, which dropped between 6 and 10 inches across the county and created slick spots on roads that were impassable for days, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said cleaning up the snow didn’t significantly strain county finances.

  • The soundtrack of Black America

    It’s hard for Dennis Jones to explain the concept of chords and octaves. He’d rather spend that time trying to convey the immaculate feeling soul music gives him.
    Jones, a Lancaster native who’s played the keyboard for more than 30 years, breaks out into a rhythmic clap and dance routine on the spot. With no radio or instruments around, he imagines an upbeat drum cadence while pretending to play a piano melody at the same time.
    He says there’s nothing else in life that can give him such a thrill.

  • Blacks made positive impact on all races

    February is when we take time to celebrate Black History Month.      In previous editorials, we’ve said we wished there was no need to single out one month a year to recognize the accomplishments of one race who fought so long for equal rights.
    The accomplishments of blacks throughout the centuries should be integrated in history books right along with the accomplishments of others – such as Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Meriwether Lewis and  William Clark.  

  • Dog vs. human

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster woman is recovering after an attack by a pit bull mix.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred Tuesday evening about 6 p.m. as Brenda Stacks, 65, of Craig Farm Road was taking an evening walk on Tara Trail in the Hickory Estates neighborhood.
    The incident report said the attack occurred when a stray dog that had been sheltered at a home on Tara Trails Circle bolted away from its keeper as he cleaned the dog’s pen.

  • Tanner’s been bitten by a dog. He’s bleeding. Bad.

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Anne Landires was on her way home from Walmart in Tega Cay last July when she got the phone call, a horrifying end to what had been a pleasantly routine summer day.
    On the other end of the line was her mother, Deb Omans, calling near frantic from Landires’ home in Indian Land’s Arlington neighborhood. She’d been outside with the grandkids, Tanner, 5, and Tessa, 8, as they played in the front yard.

    Get home. Tanner’s been bitten by a dog. He’s bleeding. Bad.

  • City denies annex request

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Residents in the Forest Hills and Partridge Hill subdivisions got their wish Tuesday night.
    Dozens of those residents packed Lancaster City Hall to voice their concerns about an annexation request that would bring 121 acres of land into the city.
    St. Katherine Properties, which owns the land, had requested a residential zoning classification of R-10, which requires 10,000 square feet per lot. That’s opposed to an R-15, which requires 15,000 square feet per lot.

  • Expansion under way on Heath Springs Fire Department

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A lot of rocks and dirt and some construction equipment sit where the expanded Heath Springs Fire Department station will one day rest.
    It’s hard for some to envision, but planners have ensured the public that the station will be quite a spectacle once renovations are complete.
    Work got under way a few weeks ago, though officials used Wednesday to officially break ground on the expansion project.

  • Extra effort nets LHS win

     

       

    Leave it to a senior – who else – to save LHS Senior Night in a game which seemed would never end.