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Today's News

  • It's not a very small world after all

    Each year, more than 42.8 million guests step through the gates at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla.

    That works out to an average of 117,260 visitors per day.

    Given that, what are the odds of being pulled from the throngs and selected as grand marshals to lead a parade down Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom?

    Carolyn McDow isn’t quite sure, but she said dreams can come true.

  • Preacher Mickey still has me smiling

    The late Rev. Mickey Carnes really knew how to spin a yarn.

    Every time I crossed paths with Preacher Mickey, as I fondly called him, I left laughing. To be honest, I’m grinning right now. 

    Preacher Mickey died Saturday. I miss him already, but I can’t quit smiling. 

  • Program aimed at saving teens’ lives

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County School District is gearing up for a new program next year aimed at reducing the number of teen drivers killed or seriously injured in automobile accidents.
    In an effort to encourage student participation, school board members voted unanimously Dec. 13 to peg completion of the program, called Alive at 25, to student parking permits.

  • Jobless rate in county declines

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County is following a statewide and national trend that officials see as a positive sign for the economy.
    The county posted a 12.6 unemployment rate for November, which is a significant improvement from the 14.1 percent in October. In comparison, the county’s November 2010 jobless rate was 15.9 percent, according to recent figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Teenager pleads guilty to shooting

    A Lancaster teenager received a sentence of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty last week to the shooting of another teen last summer.
    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Deshaune Tillman, 18, of 110 N. Ferguson St., pleaded guilty Dec. 16 on two charges related to the shooting of 18-year-old Shaquille Lashaun Robinson last June.

  • Heath Springs Town Park needs upgrades

    County officials say some of the playground equipment at the Heath Springs Town Park isn’t safe to use and want the issue addressed.  
    At its Tuesday meeting, Heath Springs Town Council discussed a letter it recently got from Lancaster County Parks and Recreation. In it, director Sherry Wilson asked the town if it could provide more than $11,000 to pay for improvements at the park and at the town ball fields.
    She said all of the equipment needs to follow National Recreation and Park Association guidelines.

  • Resolute shuts down production line 2 weeks

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Catawba plant of Resolute Forest Products, formerly AbitibiBowater, is shutting down one of three production lines for a two-week period beginning today.
    The company’s human resources manager, Barry Baker, said the shutdown will affect 95 employees and is a response to a traditionally slow time of year for the paper business.

  • IL girls head all-region volleyball honors

     
     

        

     

  • AJ's Cunningham in elite

     

       

    KERSHAW – The new year will present quite an opportunity for Andrew Jackson  High School junior defensive lineman William Cunningham.

  • Matt Blackwell Foundation crowns Holiday Hoops champs

     

       

    The Matt Blackwell Foundation celebrated the Christmas season with its 10th annual Holiday Hoops Classic youth basketball tournament.